‘You are storehouses for the kernels not only of our literary culture but our history, our music, our food culture, our health and legal and technological culture, our visual arts, our politics’—author Charlotte Wood likens Australia’s independent booksellers to seed vaults in her acceptance speech at this year’s Indie Awards
This is an important announcement regarding the transfer of Ivy Press titles from Thames & Hudson and Alliance Distribution Services (ADS) to Murdoch Books and United Book Distributors (UBD).
Following the acquisition of Ivy by Quarto, Murdoch Books will be taking on the sales, marketing and distribution of the Ivy Press list, with effect from 1st April 2016. The arrangements concerning the transfer are as follows:
Outstanding back orders for customers, placed with TH, will be transferred to Murdoch Books, and supplied at Murdoch Books terms, unless customers advise ADS that they wish backorders to be cancelled.
Returns of all Ivy titles invoiced by ADS prior to 1st April 2016 (i.e. on behalf of TH) will be authorised under the prevailing ADS/TH returns terms until 31st May and such authorised returns will be credited provided they are received at ADS in mint/resalable condition no later than 30June. After this date, ADS cannot accept returns of books invoiced prior to 1 April 2016.
The Murdoch Books teams in Australia and New Zealand will sell-in new titles from April publication onwards, and new titles invoiced from the April cycle onwards will be supplied at existing Allen and Unwin trading terms.
Ivy Press would like to take this opportunity to thank Thames & Hudson and ADS for their commitment to the Ivy list.
Allen & Unwin are delighted to have obtained the ANZ rights for New York Times-bestselling author Garth Nix’s Frogkisser! (publishing February 2017).
Written in the spirit of The Princess Bride, Frogkisser! is the story of fierce and feisty Princess Anya who embarks on a perilous, but often hilarious quest to save her kingdom from her villainous step-step-father.
North American rights have gone to Scholastic and UK rights to Bonnier Zaffre.
Nix has been busy—Goldenhand, the fifth book in his internationally bestselling ‘Old Kingdom’ series, will be published by A&U this October.
NewSouth Books congratulates its publishers included in the 2016 Australia Book Industry Awards longlist for the following titles: Numerical Street (Antonia Presenti & Hilary Bell, New South), Australia Remember When (Bob Byrne, New South), The Art of Free Travel (Patrick Jones and Meg Ullman, New South), Kookoo Kookaburra (Gregg Dreise, Magabala Books), Horace the Baker’s Horse (Jackie French, National Museum of Australia), One Step at a Time (Jane Jolly & Sally Heinrich, MidnightSun Publishing), Global Megatrends: Seven Patterns of Change Shaping Our Future (Stefan Hajkowicz, Csiro Publishing). All titles available from TL Distribution (P: +61(2) 8778 9999, E: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Walker Books Australia congratulates Frane Lessac for A is for Australia, and Gillian Mears and Dinalie Dabarera for The Cat With the Coloured Tail on their recent longlisting for the 2016 ABIA Awards.
To order copies call Harper Entertainment Distrubution Services on 1300 551 721.
The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) would like to thank all the members who responded to our survey about the ASA’s services, resources, communications and role within the industry. The information collected from nearly one third of the our total membership will prove invaluable as the ASA reviews its services and future direction over the coming months.
The ASA would also like to acknowledge the financial support of Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund in conducting this survey, and thank the Australian Booksellers’ Association for donating the $200 Australian Book Voucher offered in the survey respondents’ prize draw.
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