Australian retailer Booktopia has announced it will be the exclusive Australian distributor for German-based Thieme Medical Publishers, under a new distribution division. The Australian retailer... Read more
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The Australian Publishers Association (APA) strongly encourages members to participate in a short survey coordinated by the International Publishers Association. Survey responses will guide the APA’s work... Read more
Berbay Publishing is delighted to announce it has acquired the publishing licence for the award winning Australian classic Nobody Owns the Moon by Tohby Riddle and will re-release a 10th anniversary edition in early 2019.
Nobody Owns the Moon, an award-winning Australian classic, is considered one of the most important children’s picture books to have been published in Australia in the last ten years, and the passing of time has confirmed its status as a modern classic picture book.
Berbay Publishing managing director Alexandra Yatomi-Clarke said ‘A story of friendship and belonging, this is created by a master story teller and it’s an absolute honour to have Nobody Owns the Moon as part of Berbay’s list’.
A huge thank you from Affirm Press to all Australian booksellers who’ve got behind Christian White and his brilliant debut novel The Nowhere Child.
Thanks to you all, after six weeks The Nowhere Child is the fastest selling Australian fiction debut since Bookscan began tracking sales in 2003. With 20,542 in its first six weeks of sales it’s surpassed the first six weeks of any other Australian debut novel including previous VPLA stars and other recent hits. It seems readers are embracing local debut authors like never before. What an exciting time for Australian fiction!
Big congratulations from NewSouth Books to their authors and publishers included in the NSW Premier’s History Awards Shortlist. For the Australian History Prize is The Battle Within by Christina Twomey (NewSouth) and Slow Catastrophes by Rebecca Jones (Monash University Publishing). For the NSW Regional and Community History Prize is Hidden in Plain View by Paul Irish (NewSouth) and River Dreams by Ian Tyrrell (NewSouth). And for the Young People’s History Prize is Marvellous Miss May by Stephanie Owen Reeder (NLA Publishing). To order please contact TL Distribution (P: 02 8778 9999, E:firstname.lastname@example.org).
Simon & Schuster Australia is proud to announce its acquisition from Finch Publishing of all rights in four of Steve Biddulph’s bestselling, category leading titles including the recently revised and updated Raising Boys in the 21st Century; Raising Girls; The New Manhood and Ten Things Girls Need Most. Ownership of the four titles will transfer from Monday, 1 October 2018.
S&S have also acquired the existing ISBNs so booksellers can easily continue to reorder the titles from HEDS where the stock is currently and will continue to be housed. All four titles will be available via S&S’ existing terms of trade, regardless of whether the stock was ordered via Finch Publishing/Harper Collins or from S&S.
HEDS advises the deadline for returns requests is 3 December. The deadline for return of stock is 17 December for all Finch stock except the Biddulph titles. For inquiries about purchasing the publishing rights of any Finch backlist title please contact Samantha@finch.com.au
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