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HarperCollins congratulates Anthony Doerr on winning the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, with his novel, All the Light We Cannot See.
The judges have called All the Light we Cannot See: ‘an imaginative and intricate novel inspired by the horrors of World War II and written in short, elegant chapters that explore human nature and the contradictory power of technology.’
HarperCollins ANZ CEO, James Kellow says: ‘We are thrilled to see Anthony Doerr’s illuminating and elegant novel recognised with a Pulitzer Prize. We only hope this encourages more readers to discover a book we believe will become a modern classic.’
To order copies of All the Light We Cannot See (ISBN 9780007548675) please contact HarperCollins customer service on 1300 551 721.
A reprint of the bestselling Quarterly Essay 57, Dear Life: On Caring for the Elderly by doctor and writer Karen Hitchcock is now available. Orders for Quarterly Essay 57, Dear Life (ISBN 9781863957168) can be placed with United Book Distributors on 03 9811 2555 or email email@example.com
Black Inc. congratulates our talented in-house designer Peter Long for the shortlisting of Laurinda by Alice Pung and Gazing at the Stars: Memories of a Child Survivor by Eva Slonim in the 2015 Australian Book Design Awards.
Orders for Laurinda (ISBN 9781863956925) and Gazing at the Stars (ISBN 9781863956543) can be placed with United Book Distributors on 03 9811 2555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to the Allen & Unwin authors and illustrators whose books have been shortlisted in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards.
Our shortlisted titles are currently closed for invoicing while we ensure that we have adequate stock levels to supply ALL customers. All of our shortlisted titles are being reprinted. We expect to begin supplying stock as follows.
David Metzenthen & Michael Camilleri, One Minute’s Silence (9781743316245 $29.99 hc)—part supply of orders will be supplied on 20 April for ANZAC day. Reprint due and all outstanding orders to be supplied from 12 June
Bill Condon & Beth Norling, The Simple Things (9781743317242 $12.99 pb)—reprint due and all orders to be supplied from 24 April
Demet Divaroren & Amra Pajalic, Coming of Age (9781743312926 $18.99 pb)—reprint due and all orders to be supplied from 24 April
Glenda Millard & Stephen Michael King, The Duck and the Darklings (9781743312612 $24.99 hc)—reprint due and all orders to be supplied from 12 June
Alison Lester, Noni the Pony Goes to the Beach (9781743311141 $24.99 hc)—reprint due and all orders to be supplied from 12 June
Libby Gleeson & Freya Blackwood, The Cleo Stories: The Necklace and the Present (9781743315279 $16.99 hc)—reprint due and all orders to be supplied from 12 June
Trace Balla, Rivertime (9781743316337 $24.99 hc)—reprint due and all orders to be supplied from 19 June
(Crichton shortlisted) Paul Seden & Karen Briggs, Kick with My Left Foot (9781743313442 $19.99 hc)—reprint due and all orders to be supplied from 12 June
Australian First World War History Prize (commemorative medallion)
General History Prize ($15,000)
New South Wales Community and Regional History Prize ($15,000)
Young People’s History Prize ($15,000)
Multimedia History Prize ($15,000)
The winner of the Australian First World War History Prize will be chosen from a major published work submitted for the Australian History Prize, and no additional entry fee is required for this award.
All works nominated for the NSW Premier’s History Awards 2015 must be first published, screened, broadcast or made publicly available between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015. Authors/creators must be Australian citizens or permanent residents.
Our congratulations to Judith Rossell on her most recent shortlistings—in both the CBCA Awards and the ABIAs—for the magnificent Withering-by-Sea (9780733333002, ABC Books). This exciting news comes on the back of Judith’s Indie Award win and her Aurealis shortlisting.
Stock of Withering-by-Sea is currently frozen while we ensure we have sufficient stock to supply all customers. Orders will be filled in early June.
Congratulations also to our authors and illustrators whose books were named CBCA Notables: Rod Clement for Top Dog (9780732298760, A&R); Jen Storer and Claire Robertson for Truly Tan: Freaked! (9780733333187, ABC Books); Pamela Rushby for The Ratcatcher’s Daughter (9780732297138, A&R); Jackie French for I Am Juliet (9780732297985, A&R).
Don’t miss out on the latest book trend—adult colouring books are best-sellers all over the world. Hardie Grant Books has a huge range including the international best-sellers Creative Colour Therapy (9781782433002) and Colour Yourself Calm (9781849495141). Contact your Hardie Grant Books sales rep for the full range and ordering or call Random House customer service for more details. Ph: 1800 222 444 or email@example.com
This May, Hardie Grant is bringing you the first ever book of selfies from one of the world’s biggest celebrities—Kim Kardashian Selfish (Rizzoli, $29.95, 9780789329202). The global On Sale Date for this title is 5 May 2015. The book is EMBARGOED and must not be put on shelves before this date. Ph: 1800 222 444 or firstname.lastname@example.org
From the 1st May, 2015 Taylor & Francis will become the distributor of a select list of titles from Pearson USA Higher Education. This list represents a small set of titles within the following subject areas: Anthropology, Communications, Music, Religion, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology. The full list of affected titles is available to view from the Pearson Australia Bookseller Website. Pearson will accept returns only for books purchased prior to April 30, 2015, subject to Pearson’s standard returns policy.
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