Affirm Press has sold rights to Christian White’s forthcoming The Nowhere Child, previously called Decay Theory, into nine overseas territories. As previously reported by Books+Publishing,... Read more
‘I’ve got a real view about bureaucrats and politicians talking about literacy all the time, and at the same time libraries and librarians are disappearing, sort of seemingly one after another’—Australian Children’s Laureate and author Leigh Hobbs on his national tour of schools and libraries.
Berlin-based publishing startup Inkitt, which calls itself a ‘reader-powered book publisher’, has raised US$3.9m (A$4.95m) in venture capital financing, reports Tech Crunch. Inkitt members can... Read more
Black Inc. is delighted to distribute Australian science magazine Cosmos to the trade, starting with the Spring issue which will be released on Thursday 5 October. Place your order with your Penguin Random House sales representative or United Book Distributors today.
Now in its 12th year, Cosmos is a beautifully designed, perfect-bound full-colour science magazine covering everything from biology, space, mathematics, physics, technology, palaeontology, climate, social sciences, archaeology and more.
Each issue includes in-depth articles on cutting-edge science and research, shorter updates on science from around the world, profiles, book reviews and puzzles. Cosmos is released quarterly in January, April, July and October.
The Walker Books Group announces that an exciting follow-up novel to Kate DiCamillo’s 2016 #1 New York Times bestseller, Raymie Nightingale, is to be released by the author in 2018. While fans often ask DiCamillo to write more about their favourite characters, she has never been compelled to revisit the world of a previous novel—until now. In October 2018, for the first time ever, DiCamillo will return to unravel the story of Raymie’s friend and beloved ranchero, Louisiana Elefante. In its 2016 review of Raymie Nightingale, the New York Times noted that Louisiana ‘is one of DiCamillo’s most singular and arresting creations’ and that she ‘delights on every page.’ About the new book, author Kate DiCamillo says: ‘While I had no intention of writing another novel about those rancheros, Louisiana’s voice was so strong and insistent, and her need to tell her story was so profound, that I gave in. And boy, am I ever glad that I did. I loved spending time with her again.’ DiCamillo is also partnering on an illustrated book with cartoonist and illustrator Harry Bliss for another new 2018 release, Good Rosie. The story will explore what it means to be both a dog and a friend.
Congratulations to John Murphy, author of Evatt: A Life, and Elizabeth Tynan, author of Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga Story, on being shortlisted for the 2017 CHASS Australia Prize for a Book. The prize is awarded to an Australian author whose nonfiction book contributes most to Australian cultural and intellectual life.
RMIT and Editors Victoria will present a panel discussion on Macquarie University’s recent report on Australian book readers on Wednesday 18 October. The panel discussion—called ‘Reading the future: Navigating the Australian publishing landscape’—will be moderated by Bonnier Publishing’s Angela Meyer. Panellists include:
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