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Each year the RZS NSW hosts the Whitley Awards for outstanding publications (print or electronic) relating to the documentation and conservation of Australasia’s fauna. Entries range from the academic to general readership, including children’s books. The Awards include the prestigious Whitley Medal and Special Commendation Certificate as well as a number of Certificates of Commendation.
One copy of the publication together with a cover sheet (see web site) should be sent to:
Executive Officer, Royal Zoological Society NSW
PO Box 20 MOSMAN 2088
Simon & Schuster Australia has restructured its sale force, adding three additional positions to increase its reach into the independent sector and service more accounts face-to-face.
The addition of two field account managers, one in NSW and one in Victoria will enable an additional 150 accounts previously serviced via digital catalogue and telesales, to be managed regularly, and in person.
Liz Murphy, previously with Penguin Random House will join Simon & Schuster as Victorian Key Account Manager servicing parts of Melbourne metro and regional Victoria as well as Tasmania.
Kay Drury, previously at Allen & Unwin, will take on the position of NSW Key Account Manager, servicing parts of Sydney metro and regional NSW.
Melinda Beaumont, previously NSW Key Account Manager has been promoted to the newly created and additional position of National Account Manager and will service a number of head office accounts including QBD, WHSmith, NewsLink, Costco, Coles, Australia Post, David Jones and Aldi.
Anna Stelter, currently working at head office in the role of Product Coordinator has been promoted to NSW Key Account Manager and will service parts of Sydney metro and regional NSW as well as the ACT.
Simon & Schuster Australia has also appointed Karen Ferns to the newly created position of New Zealand Sales Agent. Based in Auckland, Karen will service the head offices of Whitcoulls, Paper Plus, The Warehouse, and progressively over the next few weeks other accounts . Karen brings a tremendous amount of publishing experience in both New Zealand and Australia having previously worked at Penguin Random House, most recently as joint Managing Director of Random House in Australia and New Zealand.
The sales restructure has been designed to expand servicing to the independent market and to maximise the sales of new distribution clients including Affirm Press, Viz Media, Ventura Press, Smith Street Books, Gallup Press, Regan Arts, Fox Chapel Publishing, The Entourage and Paleo Café.
‘The addition of these distribution clients has given our list a depth which offers a great range of quality books for all channels,’ said Dan Ruffino, Managing Director of Simon & Schuster Australia.
‘The recent relaunch of the Scribner imprint by our sister company in the UK has put some amazing literary gems in our hands including The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende, Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift and North Water by Ian McGuire. The growth of our sales force will mean we can put more of our books into the hands of influential booksellers and work with them to generate word of mouth and increased sales.’
After twenty five plus years in Penguin (Random House) management, latterly as National Field Sales Manager, the recently ‘retired’ Ian McCarthy has had enough of daytime television. Based in Melbourne and/or Gippsland, he can pick them, pack them, sell them, distribute them, deliver them; and, on a good day, write them and illustrate them. Cost efficient and affordable, computer savvy, able and willing to slot in at any level in the industry and unafraid of hard work, he is looking, ideally, for a three day a week role but is willing to consider all, or any, offers—short or long term.
In need of a bit of quality experience at very reasonable rates? Why not give Ian a call on 0417540958?
NewSouth Books congratulates its publishers included in the 2016 Australian Book Industry Awards shortlist. The Art of Free Travel (NewSouth) is up for Small Publishers’ Adult Book of the Year, and Kookoo Kookaburra (Magabala Books) and Numerical Street (NewSouth) are in the running for Small Publishers’ Children’s Book of the Year. These titles are available from TL Distribution (P: +61(2) 8778 9999, E: email@example.com).
MUP congratulates Sarah Ferguson on winning her fifth Logie award at the 58th TV Week Logie Awards. Ferguson and the team at ABC won in the category of Most Outstanding Public Affairs Report for ‘The Killing Season’ (ABC).
Sarah’s book, The Killing Season Uncut, written with Patricia Drum, has been reprinted and is available now. To order (ISBN 9780522869958) please contact United Book distributors on 1800 33 88 36 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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