The Australian Publishers Association (APA) has announced the shortlists for the 2016 Educational Publishing Awards Australia. The shortlists in each category are: Primary Student Resource—Mathematics... Read more
‘It’s great to have that one book bringing people into bookshops, it has a real knock-on effect to other books’—Pages & Pages co-owner Jon Page tells SmartCompanyhow the release of the latest Harry Potter book is contributing to a ‘good little period’ for the local book industry.
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has awarded the prestigious Redmond Barry Award to National Library of Australia (NLA) director-general Anne-Marie Schwirtlich. Schwirtlich will be... Read more
Genre specialist Clan Destine Press, based in regional Victoria, first began publishing in 2010. Publisher Lindy Cameron told Books+Publishing: ‘Many author friends had experienced—from their... Read more
Simon & Schuster Australia congratulates Ian McGuire (The North Water) and Virginia Reeves (Work Like Any Other) on being longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016. The shortlist will be announced 13 September.
We also congratulate Ann Turner (The Lost Swimmer) and Sue Smethurst (Behind Closed Doors) for their longlist nominations in the Debut and Nonfiction categories for the Sisters in Crime’s 16th Davitt Awards. The awards will be announced 27 August.
Mark Tedeschi (Kidnapped) and Rebecca Poulson (Killing Love) have also been shortlisted for the Best True Crime Award for the 2016 Ned Kelly Awards. The winner will be announced on 28 August.
Allen & Unwin has acquired a new junior fiction basketball series by NBA star and Olympian Patty Mills. Launching in August 2017, the three-book series is loosely based on Patty’s experiences as an Indigenous kid who dreamt of playing professional basketball.
‘We are so excited to be publishing this terrific new series from such an ambassador for the game,’ says publisher Jodie Webster. ‘Patty is an amazing role model for children everywhere.’ The series will be co-written by Jared Thomas, and aims to inspire kids to achieve their goals through sport. The deal was brokered with the assistance of Curtis Brown Australia and HIBIS Sports Marketing.
NewSouth is delighted to congratulate its authors shortlisted for the 2016 Educational Publishing Awards. Ned Kelly (Hugh Dolan) is shortlisted in the Student Resource—Junior category, and The Australian Schoolkids’ Guide to Debating and Public Speaking (Claire Duffy) is shortlisted for the Reference Resource award.
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