‘The argument is regularly heard that the arts should pay for themselves. This misunderstands the reality of subsidy, because the fact is that there are very few areas of our society that are not subsidised’—Theatre director and Brisbane Festival artistic director David Berthold responds to the announcement of the Australia Council’s four-year funding recipients.
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A number of improvements were made to TitlePage this week including the introduction of a unified keyword search allowing users to search across ISBN, title, subtitle, author and series fields. You can find full details of the changes in the TitlePage ‘News’ item available after you log in to TitlePage. If you are attending the ABA/LEB conference trade show come and visit us on stand 36 and tell us what you think of the changes, or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to book a time for a more detailed discussion on how TitlePage can help your business.
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.
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NewSouth Books congratulates its publishers on their success in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Dark Emu (Magabala Books) was awarded Book of the Year, as well as joint winner of the Indigenous Writer’s Prize, brush (Giramondo) was the winner of the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry, The Bleeding Tree (Currency Press) was the winner of the Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting and The Life of Houses (Giramondo) was the winner of the People’s Choice Award. Further, a big congratulations to Dr Rosie Scott AM, editor of The Intervention (NewSouth, forthcoming), who received the Special Award. All titles are available from TL Distribution (P: +61(2) 8778 9999, E: email@example.com).
The Slattery Media Group wishes to advise that its distribution agreement with The Five Mile Press ceases on 18 May 2016. Australian Fishing Network (AFN) will manage distribution of titles from 18 May 2016 onwards. AFN’s contact details are as follows:
The Slattery Media Group wishes to advise that the RRP for its title Skills of Australian Football (ISBN: 9780987420503) has been adjusted from $24.95 to $14.95. Booksellers previously invoiced at $24.95 will receive a credit note and a re-invoice from Five Mile Press.
Black Inc. congratulates Alice Pung, whose book Laurinda has won the Ethel Turner Prize for Young People’s Literature in the 2016 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. The judges commented: ‘several factors made Laurinda a standout book—perhaps most notably the degree of craft and deftness with which Pung has handled the issues of character. [Laurinda] is utterly engaging and believable, and builds an extraordinary sense of empathy with its readers.’ Order through your Penguin Random House sales rep or from United Book Distributors on 1800 33 88 36.
Black Inc. is pleased to announce that we will be publishing a collection of Bob Ellis’ best writing for Christmas 2016. Bob Ellis: In His Own Words (Oct 2016), compiled in collaboration with Ellis’ widow, Anne Brooksbank, will include extracts from many of his celebrated and much-loved essays, speeches, diaries and reviews, in addition to previously unpublished work, archival photos, and reflections from close friends and family. The book honours Ellis’ illustrious and prodigious writing legacy.
A reunion is being organised for ex-Angus & Robertson Bookworld staff to reminisce about the ‘good old days’, and to honour David Conners who passed away recently. If you worked in National Office, or 107 Elizabeth Street or elsewhere please come along and share your memories over a drink and/or meal. Publishers’ connections welcome.
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When: Thursday 16 June (Blooms Day)
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