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Black Inc. is delighted to be the new distributor for Melbourne Books following the closure of Dennis Jones & Associates. Melbourne Books new release and key backlist titles are available now for order from United Book Distributors or via Penguin Random House sales representatives. Any orders that are currently active and have not been filled will need to be cancelled and reordered via UBD.
National Geographic Kids (NGK) and HarperCollins Publishers (HCP) announce that from 3 September 2018, sales and marketing of NGK titles in Australia and New Zealand will be performed by HarperCollins with distribution undertaken by Harper Entertainment Distribution Services (HEDS).
HCP will commence by offering a select range of backlist titles from early September and new releases will be sold as part of our usual forward publishing program. Booksellers are encouraged to contact their HCP Local Sales and Marketing Manager for title details. Alternatively, contact HEDS Commercial Services:
Call 1300-551-721 (Australian customers) or 0800-766-569 (New Zealand customers)
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 September 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.
Exisle Publishing, who have a well-established global presence in the children’s publishing market, with their award-winning picture book imprint, EK Books, will distribute Little Pink Dog Books effective 1 September. The arrangement will give Little Pink Dog Books access to markets across the English speaking world including the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
EK Books Publisher, Anouska Jones, said EK Books was delighted to welcome Little Pink Dog Books to the Exisle/EK Books family, assisting them to bring their Australian-produced picture books to the world.
Little Pink Dog Books were previously distributed by Dennis Jones and Associates.
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