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27 September 2017

 

The Naturalist’s Daughter

If you like The Birdman’s Wife and Remarkable Creatures, you’ll love Tea Cooper. A chance discovery sparks a chain of events that reverberates through the... Read more
 

the invisible war

 

Educational Publishing Awards 2017 winners announced

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) has announced the winners of the 2017 Educational Publishing Awards Australia. The graphic novel The Invisible War: A Tale on Two... Read more
 

 

Blanchard wins inaugural Rosanne Fitzgibbon Editorial Award

Jacqueline Blanchard has won the Institute of Professional Editors’ (IPEd) inaugural Rosanne Fitzgibbon Editorial Award, known as The Rosie, for her editorial work on All... Read more
 
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Affirm Press sells White’s VPLA-winning novel into nine territories

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
 

 

Bailey’s ‘The Dark Lake’ optioned for screen

Hopscotch Features has optioned the film and TV rights to Sarah Bailey’s crime thriller The Dark Lake (A&U), via Lyn Tranter of Australian Literary Management.... Read more
 

 

‘Guardian Australia’ expands books coverage

Guardian Australia is expanding its book coverage with two new series of commissioned works on established and emerging Australian writers, launched under a dedicated section... Read more
 
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writingWA to promote WA books at Frankfurt Book Fair x

writingWA CEO Sharon Flindell will attend this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair to promote 25 new books by WA writers and publishers. Flindell told Books+Publishing that... Read more
 

 

Over 100 Australian writers, artists sign ‘ABR’ open letter supporting marriage equality

The Australian Book Review (ABR) has published an open letter in support of marriage equality, which has been signed by more than 100 writers, artists... Read more
 

 

Australian Family Therapists’ Award for Children’s Literature 2017 winners announced

The winners of the 2017 Australian Family Therapists’ Awards for Children’s Literature have been announced. Saving Jazz by Kate McCaffrey (Fremantle Press) has won the... Read more
 
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CHASS Australia Book Prize 2017 shortlist announced

The Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) has announced the shortlist for the 2017 Australia Book Prize. The prize, worth $3500, is... Read more
 

2017 Australian Short Story Festival program announced

The program for the 2017 Australian Short Story Festival has been announced. Founded by Margaret River Press director Caroline Wood and MidnightSun publisher Anna Solding,... Read more
 

Sports Writers Festival 2017 program launched

The program has been announced for this year’s Sports Writers Festival, which runs in Melbourne from 28 October to 4 November. Among the guests speaking... Read more
 

Hardie Grant acquires Pembroke’s ‘well-timed’ book on Korea

Hardie Grant has acquired world rights (excluding the US and Canada) to Australian historian Michael Pembroke’s ‘well-timed’ book on Korea, to be published next year.... Read more
 

 

Spec-fic specialists IFWG expands as it seeks growth as ‘middle-tier independent publisher’

Spec-fiction specialists IFWG Publishing has signed a distribution deal with Dennis Jones & Associates (DJA), as it looks to entrench its brand in the industry... Read more
 

Varuna announces recipients of 2018 Residency Fellowships

Varuna, the Writers House, has announced the recipients of the 2018 Varuna Residency Fellowships. The writers and their projects are: The Mick Dark flagship fellowship... Read more
 

 

Pantera and Books on the Rail partner on nationwide ‘Rowland Sinclair’ campaign

Pantera Press and Books on the Rail are partnering on a nationwide campaign for book eight of Sulari Gentill’s ‘Rowland Sinclair’ series, A Dangerous Language,... Read more
 

Quote of the week x

‘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,... Read more
 

Rights round-up

Sales Fiction—HarperCollins has sold German rights to Tears of the Maasai and Roar of the Lion (both Frank Coates) to Weltbild Retail GmbH & Co.... Read more
 

 

Bestsellers this week x

The 91-Storey Treehouse (Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton, Pan) maintains its position as the overall bestseller in a familiar-looking top 10 bestsellers chart, while new books... Read more
 

‘Reader-powered’ publishing startup Inkitt raises US$3.9m in venture capital financing

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
 

Kirkus Prize 2017 finalists announced

The finalists have been announced for the 2017 Kirkus Prize, sponsored by the US publication Kirkus Reviews. The awards are presented in three categories—fiction, nonfiction... Read more
 

PRH Enterprises to close

In the UK, Penguin Random House (PRH) has closed its Enterprises division, which was responsible for creating commercial partnerships for the publisher’s authors and brands,... Read more
 

UK BA backs EU commission calls for fairer taxation on digital economy

In the UK, the Booksellers Association (BA) has expressed support for the EU Commission’s call for fairer taxation of the digital market, reports the Bookseller.... Read more
 

Faber & Faber announces initiatives to address under-representation

In the UK, publisher Faber & Faber has announced initiatives to reduce the under-representation of minority groups in the company, reports the Bookseller. The plan... Read more
 

ALIA board issues statement of support for same-sex marriage

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) board has issued a statement in support of a yes vote in the same-sex marriage postal plebiscite. The ALIA... Read more
 

SLNSW wins approval for redevelopment

The City of Sydney and the NSW Heritage Council has approved the State Library of NSW’s planned $15m redevelopment of its Mitchell building. As previously... Read more
 

WA state library opens co-working space for creatives, entrepreneurs

The State Library of WA has opened a co-working space for entrepreneurs and creative workers, called Studio 001. The space includes more than 10 individual... Read more
 

 

‘This One Summer’ most frequently challenged title in US libraries in 2016 x

The American Library Association (ALA) has released its list of most frequently challenged books in 2016 as part of Banned Books Week, which runs from... Read more
 

Stocking up: 2017 Christmas highlights x

With the weather warming up, it’s time to turn our attention to the books on offer this Christmas. Read Books+Publishing’s round-up of the adult highlights—from... Read more
 

 

Book blogger spotlight: Trish Talks Texts

Trish Buckley is a teacher-librarian who brings a critical perspective to YA literature. ‘I have been reading YA novels since I was a teenager, so... Read more
 

Charles Massy’s ‘Call of the Reed Warbler’ x

‘Call of the Reed Warbler has echoes of Thoreau’s Walden, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring and Jared Diamond’s Collapse, and will appeal to anyone interested in... Read more
 

Bologna Book Fair 2018: expressions of interest for combined Australian stand x

With funding from the federal Ministry of the Arts, a combined stand at Bologna is available to children’s publishers for the 2018 book fair (26-29... Read more

Australian science magazine 'Cosmos' to be distributed by Black Inc.

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... Read more

Big year of new publishing for Kate DiCamillo in 2018

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... Read more

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