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Nero will be publishing in May, the much-talked about, incendiary book by Alan Levinovitz called The Gluten Lie and Other Myths About What You Eat.This book debunks and exposes all the myths and points the way to a truly healthy life, free from anxiety about what we eat.
Bring back the bread!
Orders for The Gluten Lie (ISBN 9781863957632) can be placed with United Book Distributors on 03 9811 2555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Books will be available from 1 May, 2015.
A reprint of A Short History of Richard Kline by Amanda Lohrey will be available from Wednesday 6 May. Orders for A Short History of Richard Kline (ISBN 9781863957182, $29.99) can be placed with United Book Distributors on 03 9811 2555 or email email@example.com
‘Lohrey’s language is a searing delight … Without patronising, disparaging or becoming a sentimental accomplice, she gets inside the head of a serious man congenitally on the brink’—The Age
‘The story of Richard Kline is marked by a luminous wit, along with the quiet courage of a mind willing to countenance mysteries that our secular age refuses to broach’—The Australian
HarperCollins Children’s Books congratulates Jackie French for the shortlisting of The Road to Gundagai for the Ethel Turner Prize for Young Adult’s Literature in the 2015 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.
The judges commented ‘What is most remarkable about Jackie French’s legendary output is the quality of her work and the depth of the research in her historical fiction. The Road to Gundagai is arguably the finest example yet of her ability to take the reader to another time and place.’
Congratulations to Jackie, who is also the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2014 – 2015 and the Senior Australian of the Year for 2015.
To order copies of The Road to Gundagai (ISBN 9780732297220) please contact HarperCollins customer service on 1300 551 721.
Hachette Australia is very proud to publish Maxine Beneba Clarke and are thrilled to see her work Foreign Soil recognised in this year’s shortlist for the Glenda Adams Award for New Writing.
We are equally thrilled to congratulate Favel Parrett for When the Night Comes and Inga Simpson for Nest on being longlisted for the 2015 Australian Literature Society (ALS) Award.
To order copies of Foreign Soil (ISBN: 9780733632426), When the Night Comes (ISBN: 9780733626586) and Nest (ISBN: 9780733632341) please contact Alliance Distribution Services customer service on toll-free fax 1800-664-477 or tel (02) 4390 1300.
HarperCollins is thrilled to announce that we have acquired Kelly Doust’s debut novelin a two-book deal for ANZ rights via Gregory and Company, UK.
Precious Things, to be published in May 2016, is a sweeping, absorbing and lush work of commercial fiction, telling the story of a beautiful embroidered collar and its journey through time in the hands of the women who created it, loved it, wore it and lost it—and the modern-day woman who can’t help but be intrigued by its mysterious past.
HarperCollins Publisher Catherine Milne says: ‘Kelly is well-known to booksellers as the author of the Crafty Minx books, and it’s wonderful to see this talented writer move into fiction—which as it turns out is her natural home.’
Kelly says: ‘I am delighted to be publishing my fiction with HarperCollins and thrilled to be working with Catherine Milne and the rest of the HCP team.’
Kelly Doust is the author of five non-fiction books including the fashion memoir, A Life in Frocks. With a career spanning book publishing and publicity in the UK, Hong Kong and Australia, she has written for Vogue, Australian Women’s Weekly and The South China Morning Post, and currently lives in Sydney with her husband and daughter.
Leading international independent publisher Bloomsbury and innovative Australian independent publisher Pantera Press today announce their new partnership.
From June 1, Bloomsbury Australia and Pantera Press will be working closely together to strategically grow Pantera Press’s readership and sales across Australia and New Zealand, including through distribution.
Pantera Press, shortlisted twice for Small Publisher of the Year, is focused on discovering and nurturing the next generation of talented Australian storytellers. They include the award-winning Sulari Gentill, political journalist Simon Benson and, appearing at next month’s Sydney Writers’ Festival, B. Michael Radburn, Wanda Wiltshire, J. M. Donellan and Melanie Casey. Other authors-to-watch include Graham Potts whose debut novel is being released by Pantera Press/Bloomsbury later this year.
Kate Cubitt, Managing Director of Bloomsbury Australia says ‘We are very excited by the dynamism and integrity of Pantera Press which echoes the spirit of a young Bloomsbury, established nearly 30 years ago. Being able to create a partnership with Pantera Press has opened a whole new dimension to Bloomsbury in the Australian market.’
Alison Green, CEO and founder of Pantera Press, says: ‘We’re thrilled about the potential for our new partnership with Bloomsbury. Our two companies have many wonderful synergies, so Bloomsbury is a perfect strategic partner for us in our next phase of growth. We both see this as more than a traditional distribution relationship.
‘We will soon be relaunching Pantera Press, taking our exciting list of home-grown Australian authors to an even wider dedicated readership and working even more closely with our committed independent booksellers and the industry. This is a very exciting time for Pantera Press, with more news to come. Stay tuned,’ says Green.
‘It’s been a delight working with our friends at Simon & Schuster Australia since Pantera Press’s launch in 2010,’ added Green, ‘and we are looking forward to seeing the great things Dan Ruffino has coming up for S&S AU.’
Dan Ruffino, Managing Director of Simon & Schuster Australia, says ‘We have very much enjoyed working with Pantera as they established themselves as an innovative and entrepreneurial publisher in the Australian book industry. We are proud to have worked in partnership with such a passionate and hardworking company and look forward to seeing their continued growth and success.’
All trade orders for Pantera Press will switch seamlessly from Simon & Schuster Australia to Bloomsbury supply by UBD on June 1.
All returns to UBD for Pantera titles invoiced by Simon and Schuster Australia will need to be at UBD by Friday 31 July.
Titles received after this date will be treated as firm sale and will not be credited.
Any returns for Pantera titles not invoiced by Simon & Schuster Australia will be not be credited by UBD for Simon & Schuster Australia but will be under Bloomsbury returns terms.
Due to the recent earthquake in Nepal the 10th edition of Lonely Planet’s Nepal (9781743210079) guidebook, set for release in July 2015, has been postponed. All existing back-orders will stand. Once a new publication date is ascertained this will be presented to you via your Lonely Planet representative or agent.
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