The federal government has established a new fund for regional publishers, small publishers and content providers that produce ‘public-interest journalism with an Australian perspective’. The... Read more
‘I’m here to tell you it is possible to change the world. And it really is in your power as children’s booksellers. We don’t just need diverse books. We need gatekeepers like yourself to get books in kids’ hands’—YA author Angie Thomas addresses how booksellers can combat discrimination in her closing keynote at the American Booksellers Association’s 2018 Children’s Institute.
Books+Publishing’s latest Reviews newsletter contains five reviews of books publishing in September. Reviewer Simon McDonald gave 4.5 stars to Stephanie Bishop’s third novel, Man Out of Time... Read more
Walker Books Australia is delighted to announce the appointment of award-winning illustrator and designer, Sarah Davis, as Associate Art Director. Leading the in-house design team, her mission is to help craft the look of Walker books, vital for a creatively lead company known for outstanding picture books and illustration-rich fiction. ‘Sarah’s new role reaffirms our commitment to truly great publishing,” says Linsay Knight, Walker’s Head of Australian Publishing, “and our collaboration has already borne fruit.’
Busy, independent city based bookshop is for sale in sunny Townsville. Has solid trading figures, an established reputation and a loyal customer base. There is a long lease and lots of room for expansion and new ideas.
Scribe Publications has acquired rights in New Yorker magazine staff writer Paige Williams’ The Dinosaur Artist: obsession, betrayal, and the quest for Earth’s ultimate trophy. This remarkable narrative nonfiction delves into the riveting and perilous world of fossil collectors and is the true tale of one man’s attempt to sell a dinosaur skeleton from Mongolia (October). Other recent acquisitions include Corey Pein’s Live Work Work Work Die—a searing examination of the Silicon Valley tech culture (September)—and David E. Sanger’s The Perfect Weapon: war, sabotage, and fear in the cyber age (July). Scribe has exclusive ANZ—as well as UK & Commonwealth (excluding Canada)—territory rights to all three titles.
After 11 years, Book Bonding Bookstore Gisborne, Victoria for sale. Solid loyalty base & emphasis on children’s books, adult fiction and smaller array of non-fiction, PLUS very strong commercial school customer base. Current bookstores keen to purchase just the school side of business also welcome.
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