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Harper Entertainment Distribution Services [HEDS] will be closed on the afternoon of Friday 4 December. All orders received up to and including Thursday 3 December will be processed and despatched on the morning of Friday 4 December. All orders received during Friday 4 December will be despatched on Monday 7 December, which is in accordance with our normal despatch timetable. For price and availability of titles, please visit www.harperhq.com.au – www.harperhq.co.nz or www.titlepage.com.au.
NewSouth Books will be distributing the bestselling parenting series of books by Thomas Phelan PhD from 1st January 2016. A new edition of 1-2-3 Magic, Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 (9781492629887) will be available in April with the backlist of existing editions available from mid-January. A full list of titles can be found on the NewSouth website.
HarperCollins General Books is pleased to announce the appointment of Jaki Arthur to the newly created role of Head of Marketing Communications—HarperCollins General Books.
This is an important new role in the General Books division which encompasses local and international fiction and non-fiction as well as our agency businesses. Jaki will work closely with Publishing Director Shona Martyn in developing a strategic vision for this important list and with the Campaign Managers and Publicity team to execute world-class marketing and publicity campaigns. The General Books MarComms team will report in to Jaki.
HarperCollins General Books Publishing Director Shona Martyn says: ‘I am thrilled that Jaki is bringing her energy, experience and creativity to HarperCollins. Jaki has worked closely with us recently managing major publicity projects such as the David Walliams tour and was also an impressive contributor to our recent author workshops in Sydney and Melbourne. I am looking forward to her being part of our team.’
Jaki Arthur says: ‘I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the HarperCollins General Books team and their wonderful stable of authors and books. I really couldn’t be happier. I have the chance to do what I love with a team I respect and admire.’
We are delighted to congratulate Ross Coulthart, Darleen Bungey and Judith Rossell, whose books have been shortlisted for the 2015 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.
Ross Coulthart’s Charles Bean, a timely biography of the iconic Australian war correspondent, is shortlisted in the Australian History category. It has just been released in B format (ISBN 9780732297886 rrp $22.99). Darleen Bungey’s landmark biography John Olsen is shortlisted in the Nonfiction category and was also shortlisted for The Nib Literary Award 2015 (ISBN 9780733331138 rrp $59.99). Judith Rossell’s Withering-By-Sea is shortlisted in the Children’s Fiction category (ISBN 9780733333002 rrp $19.99). Withering-By-Sea was awarded the Children’s and YA Indie Award and was also shortlisted for the CBCA awards, ABIAs and Aurealis Awards.
Black’s debut novel, an untitled YA sci-fi thriller, tells the story of a 15-year-old stowaway called Tam who is caught in a war between humanity and a brutal alien race of ‘crowpeople’. It will publish in September 2016.
Shona Martyn, Publishing Director says: ‘All of us at HarperCollins were proud of our long association with Colleen McCullough and deeply saddened by her death earlier this year. She was one of the best storytellers Australia has produced – and The Thornbirds made her our first international bestseller. The opportunity to put Tim back into print is hugely exciting; many people remember only the movie starring Mel Gibson. This book has stood the test of time and the new edition introduces it to a brand new readership.’
Colleen’s original publisher at Angus & Robertson, Richard Walsh recalls: ‘Years before anyone had heard of The Thorn Birds, I was excited to be publishing Colleen McCullough’s first novel, Tim. She seemed like a young author who might go far.’
Tim was first published in 1974 and will now be available in print (ISBN: 9781460751497; rrp: $24.99) and ebook.
Timmy Failure, CEO of Total Failure Inc., has won the hearts and minds of readers across Australia. Created by award-winning cartoonist Stephan Pastis, the series has sold over 100,000 books in Australia since February 2014. Over four installments to date, Timmy and his 1500 pound polar bear sidekick Total have cemented themselves as firm favourites for readers aged 9+. For more information, click here.
Hachette Australia announces that from 1 January 2016 distribution of titles for Constable & Robinson and Black Dog & Leventhal will move to Alliance Distribution Services (ADS) from United Book Distributors (UBD).
Hachette Australia would like to thank all the Allen & Unwin, Murdoch Books and UBD staff for the excellent service provided to Constable & Robinson and Black Dog & Leventhal and the relationships built over the years.
Orders: All orders should be placed with UBD until 29 December 2015 after which orders should go to ADS. EDI order feeds will automatically be switched to ADS on 31 December 2015.
Dues: All outstanding dues will be transferred to ADS by 13 January 2016.
Credit Control: Customers should make payments for accounts due to the originating distributor.
Returns: Authorised returns relating to orders placed prior to 1 January 2016 should be sent to UBD. The cut off date for returns being sent to UBD is 31 March 2016
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