‘I became a writer because I couldn’t find stories that spoke to me about me and my life. But also because I didn’t want anyone else to speak for me’—Sunil Badami delivers the Australian Society of Authors’ 2017 Colin Simpson Memorial Lecture
Alliance Distribution Services wishes to advise the following changes to assist customers in maximising opportunities in the period leading up to Christmas.
ADS will reduce the normal minimum order value to $175 RRP from Wednesday 29 November until Wednesday 20 December. This will enable customers to have their orders despatched prior to Christmas without needing to reach the higher minimum.
ADS will expand the customer service department hours to open from 7.30 am to 5.30 pm AEST weekdays for the same period. Further extensions of service may be added should activity demand.
ADS has commenced an additional picking shift to ensure orders are despatched to maintain our usual high average daily turnaround throughout this busy period.
The ADS Customer Service and warehouse operations will be open on all days throughout the Christmas and New Year period other than public holidays.
Allen & Unwin is thrilled to announce that they will publish Tales from the Inner City, a stunning new book by Shaun Tan, in October 2018.
A companion edition to Tan’s internationally acclaimed Tales from Outer Suburbia, Tales from the Inner City will include 25 thought-provoking illustrated short-stories, each featuring a different animal and unique relationships between humans and animals living together in urban environments.
Describing the book, A&U publisher Jodie Webster says, ‘Tales from the Inner City is Shaun Tan at his best. The superb illustrations and haunting stories are wonderfully captivating, and also challenge us to think about our world a little differently. This is a perfect Christmas gift and will delight Shaun Tan fans of all ages.’
The Nash Agency has sold world rights to Joanna Nell’s debut novel The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village to Rebecca Saunders at Hachette Australia in a two-book deal.
To be published in October 2018, The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village is a sharp, funny and life-affirming novel about ‘women of a certain age’, inspired by the lives of GP Joanna Nell’s older patients.
Joanna’s inimitable voice coupled with the strong emotional foundation of the novel make The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village a truly memorable book for readers young and old.
Group Professional Development packages are available to this year’s Independent Publishing Conference, which runs from this Thursday 16 November, to Saturday 18 November at the Wheeler Centre, Melbourne.
The discounted packages are:
Micro Professional Development Package $605 (inc GST): 5 x one-day conference passes to any day of the conference.
Mini Professional Development Package $968 (inc GST): 10 x one-day conference passes to any day of the conference.
Professional Development Package $1210 (inc GST): 15 x one-day conference passes to any day of the conference.
Individual tickets are also available to each day of the conference.
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