Sales Nonfiction—Black Inc. has sold world rights (ex ANZ) to Restless Continent: Wealth, Rivalry and Asia’s New Geopolitics (Michael Wesley) to Overlook. Children’s—Scholastic Australia has... Read more
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Capricorn Link (Australia) to commence distribution for the following publishers:
G2 Entertainment, formerly with NewSouth Books, effective from 1 August. Landauer Publishing, formerly with John Reed, effective from 1 September. Chelsea Green, formerly with NewSouth Books, effective from 1 September.
CSIRO Publishing are excited to announce that we have launched a children’s publishing program, with plans for high quality science books for kids.
Our first release is Phasmid: Saving the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect by Melbourne Zookeeper, Rohan Cleave with stunning watercolour illustrations by renowned artist Coral Tulloch ( DUE Sept, 9781486301126, HB, $AU24.95).
Simon & Schuster Australia has appointed Simon McDonald into the newly created position of Marketing & Publicity Executive. Previously holding positions at Quarto, The Reading Room and Pages & Pages he will commence at Simon & Schuster on August 31.
HarperCollins is pleased to announce that they have acquired the rights to Stan Grant’s book Talking to My Country. Last month, as the debate over Adam Goodes being booed at AFL games raged, getting ever more heated and ugly, Stan Grant wrote a short but powerful piece on racism in Australia for The Guardian. The article almost immediately went viral, being shared over 100,000 times on social media. Following the success of that article, Stan’s book, Talking to My Country, will be an extended personal meditation on racism, identity and what it means to be Australian. Direct, honest and forthright, Stan is talking to us all. He might not have all the answers but he wants us to keep on asking the question: how can we be better? Shona Martyn, Publishing Director, says ‘HarperCollins is proud to be the publisher of Stan Grant’s important book. Stan has touched a collective nerve with his direct response to the treatment of Adam Goodes. He has challenged us as Australians to look at ourselves and to ponder our identity. Talking to My Country will, I believe, be both a ground-breaking and historic publication.’
Stan Grant says: ‘Where do we find the words that lift us above ourselves, that ask us to be better, that challenge us to complete the unfinished page in our history? Like all indigenous people I have spent a life looking in on this country, our country, looking for an opening, a place to belong, to be truly called Australian and to feel it, to mean it. We aren’t there yet. The Adam Goodes saga reminded us we aren’t there yet. But if indeed we are a great nation and a nation of great people, we need to hold ourselves to great account. This book will be my words, my story, my people’s story and in it I hope to find a way to make the story truly ours: an Australian story.’
HarperCollins will be publishing Talking to My Country in early 2016.
MUP congratulates Paul Kelly, whose book Triumph and Demise has won the 2015 John Button Prize for writing on policy and politics, presented at the Melbourne Writers Festival on 22 August as part of the John Button Oration.
Triumph and Demise by Paul Kelly ISBN: 978-0-522-86781-7 (updated paperback) RRP: $34.99
‘Triumph and Demise is a superbly written book filled with revelations and sharp judgments that lift off the page with an authority that is characteristic of Kelly. Its revelations … are significant and its conclusions are powerful. It is a compelling book.’—The Australian
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