Carmel MacDonald-Grahame has won the 2014 Melbourne Poets Union International Poetry Competition for her poem ‘Wreck’. MacDonald-Grahame was presented with a cash prize of $1500 at Collected... Read more
The Children’s Publishing Committee of the Australian Publishers Association is holding its Annual Christmas get-together. When: 5-7pm, Thursday 11 DecemberWhere: Penguin Group Australia, 707 Collins Street,... Read more
It Happened in a Holden is proving to be a favourite gift this Christmas. It has just gone out of stock, but a local reprint is landing at Random House on Wednesday 10 December. It Happened in a Holden is the third title Affirm Press have reprinted this year, along with Bully for Them and The Strays. We want to thank all our fabulous booksellers for their support this year, and wish you a happy and successful Christmas.
Allen & Unwin share Faber’s sadness at the loss of one of the world’s finest writers. We grew to know her through the great pleasure of bringing her later work to market throughout Australia and New Zealand, including her most recent novel Death Comes to Pemberley, the BBC TV adaptation of which is currently screening on ABC One on Friday evenings. Spreading the word of the delights and satisfaction to be had in reading a P D James book has been a privilege and it has been an honour to have been of service to this acclaimed Faber author and her marvellous creation, Inspector Adam Dalgliesh.
In August 2010, Allen & Unwin celebrated her 90th birthday with bookseller events across Australia and New Zealand and P D James was particularly delighted to receive photographs from a celebratory event in the heart of Australia in Alice Springs.
Nero is proud to announce a two-book deal with the Western Bulldogs’ captain, Robert “Bob” Murphy. Murphy has been aptly described as: “An elite rebounding defender with silky skills and a big heart for his football club”. The popular veteran player will enter his 16th season as the new skipper of a club he has served for more than half his life. His regular column in The Age has illustrated his strong pedigree as a writer with his poetic, entertaining and whimsical reflections on football, teammates, music, his family and everything else in between. Murphy is one of those rare players who is adored by supporters of all teams and by those who simply love the game and its characters.
Bob Murphy’s first book, Murphy’s Lore: Tales from the West, a collection of Bob’s much-loved columns from The Age, will be published in April 2015.
Peter Phillips has been appointed by Virtusales Publishing Solutions to represent the company in Australia and New Zealand for all matters relating to Biblio3 and BiblioLIVE. Current Australian publishers using the Biblio suite of software include Penguin Random House, Hachette and Pan Macmillan. Peter’s role will be to provide a local contact to existing customers and develop the market for Virtusales.
Peter, who previously worked on the Pan Macmillan BiblioLIVE project, said “I was impressed with Biblio the minute I first saw it, the more I got to know it the more I realised what an easy to use and flexible system it is. Its modular structure makes it suitable for all sizes of publisher.”
Phil Turner, CEO of Virtusales, said “We worked very successfully with Peter during the Macmillan project and when he showed interest in representing us in the Australian and New Zealand markets we jumped at the chance. Pan Macmillan implemented the Bibliographic, Production, Contracts, Rights and Royalties modules, which gave Peter an excellent, first hand understanding of Biblio’s capabilities in the marketplace.”
Enquiries about Virtusales various solutions can be directed to Peter at firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 0414 888 421
Dromkeen Homestead’s new owners and Books Illustrated Gallery are celebrating the history of Dromkeen and Australia children’s literature with the opening of an exhibition of The John Barrow Collection of Australian Children’s Book Illustration on Sunday December 7.
This will be the first showing of the John Barrow collection which includes original artworks by some of Australia’s well-known illustrators including Graeme Base, Ann James, Alison Lester, Bob Graham, Terry Denton, Jane Tanner, Julie Vivas and many more. The collection features work from the modern classic era of Australian Children’s Literature, 1980-2004.
This is an opportunity for creators, publishers, booksellers, teachers, librarians and other children’s literature enthusiasts to revisit Dromkeen, reminisce with some vintage books and illustration and gain insight into the future vision for the homestead.
The John Barrow Collection Australian Children’s Book Illustration collected between 1988 and 2004 To be opened at 2 pm Followed by refreshments and a tour of Dromkeen Homestead with Bernadette Joiner
Dromkeen Homestead 1012 Gisborne-Kilmore Rd Riddells Creek VIC 3431
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