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To plant 800 trees. Does anyone from Melbourne publishing fancy joining us on Friday, 11 September? All welcome. Transport from South Melbourne, BBQ, beers and trees are on us. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.
The Guardian is thrilled to be taking its masterclasses to Ubud Writers & Readers Festival. This festival attracts renowned international and Australian authors as well as enthusiastic audiences. The full program is launched soon, but the first release of writers and thinkers reveals names such as Nam Le, Moshin Hamid, Emily Bitto and Sofie Laguna.
The masterclass consists of structured time and lessons in the morning with Brigid Delaney, (Guardian features editor and author) with the afternoons and evenings free to enjoy the festival. The participants will be invited to exclusive VIP events such as the gala opening at Ubud Palace and a special dinner with festival guests hosted by Janet de Neefe, the director of the festival. Janet is well known for not only establishing this festival but for her cooking school and a special cooking class is included for our course participants.
The package includes accommodation in a large Balinese house shared with other like-minded souls, each having their own room to retreat to after a day of learning and festival activities. The lovely pool, garden and verandah will offer lots of nooks to write but also to sleep and read. It is a holiday after all!
This course will fill up fast so spread the word, tell your friends or book now for yourself! For more information and to book, click here.
Simon and Schuster Australia Pty Ltd will commence distribution for Angry Robot titles (a division of Watkins Publishing UK) from 1 September 2015. Capricorn Link will continue to be responsible for sales until 31 August 2015.
Authorised returns for Capricorn Link titles need to be receipted into their warehouse by 30 November 2015. Returns to Simon and Schuster for stock sold by Capricorn Link will not be processed for credit and the stock will be returned at the customer’s expense.
Any backorders for active Angry Robot titles (aside from OP titles) accrued to 31 August 2015 will be transferred to Simon and Schuster Australia to supply.
All orders from September 1 2015 are to be directed to United Book Distributors.
ABC Books is delighted to announce that it will publish the debut picture book from David Hunt, author of the award-winning and bestselling Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia. Publisher Chren Byng says, ‘The Nose Pixies is a charming and hilarious cautionary tale and we are overjoyed to be welcoming David to the ABC Children’s Books family.’
Award-winning illustrator Lucia Masciullo will lend her talents to the project, with publication slated for spring 2016. A second picture book will be published in 2017.
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