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24 April 2019


Something To Believe In x

A memoir of music, madness and love from the author of the cult classic Pig City. For Andrew Stafford, music was a way up and a way... Read more
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IPEd announces shortlist for Rosanne Fitzgibbon Editorial Award 2019

The Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) has announced the shortlist for the Rosanne Fitzgibbon Editorial Award 2019, known as the ‘Rosie’. The shortlisted editors are:... Read more


McConnochie wins Green Earth Book Award for Children’s Fiction

Australian author Mardi McConnochie’s book The Flooded Earth (Pajama Press) has won the Best Children’s Fiction category of the US-based Green Earth Book Awards. Each... Read more
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Norma K Hemming Award 2019 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the 2019 Norma K Hemming Award have been announced. The award is presented by the Australian Science Fiction Foundation for a work... Read more


NT Writers’ Festival 2019 program announced

The program for the 2019 NT Writers’ Festival, to be held from 16-19 May, has been announced. The annual festival alternates between Darwin and Alice... Read more
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‘Steve Smith’s Men’ wins the Cricket Society & MCC Book of the Year

Geoff Lemon’s Steve Smith’s Men (Hardie Grant) has won the Cricket Society and MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club) Book of the Year award, presented at a... Read more

Walsh, Kozlowski to be inducted into ABIA Hall of Fame; Chapman wins 2019 Rising Star award

Publisher and author Richard Walsh and children’s book specialist Kathy Kozlowski will be inducted into the ABIA Hall of Fame at the Australian Book Industry... Read more

Local writers awarded Krakow City of Literature residency

Two Australian authors, one New Zealand author and another from the UK have been awarded a two-month residency in Krakow, Poland as part of a... Read more


HarperCollins acquires Waterland’s commercial fiction debut in two-book deal

HarperCollins has acquired world rights to the commercial fiction debut by author and comedian Rosie Waterland, in a two-book deal. Waterland’s yet-to-be-titled first novel tells... Read more

Deakin University replaces Scribe as partner for Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers

Express Media has partnered with Deakin University to present the 2019 Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers. The prize began as a joint venture between Scribe... Read more


Russell Prize for Humour Writing 2019 shortlist announced

The State Library of NSW has announced the shortlist for the 2019 Russell Prize for Humour Writing. The shortlisted works are: The Hunter and Other... Read more

UK publishers report uplift in non-traditional outlet sales

In the UK, publishers have reported an uplift in sales from non-traditional outlets, reports the Bookseller. While Nielsen’s Books and Consumers research has found that... Read more

PRH US introduces reader loyalty program

In the US, Penguin Random House has introduced a loyalty program for customers to earn points that can be redeemed for free books, reports Publishers... Read more

Hachette UK releases results of ethnicity pay gap report

Hachette UK has published an ethnicity pay gap report that compares the average wage earnings of the company’s Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic (BAME)... Read more


Bestsellers: ‘Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid’ debuts at number one x

With school holidays in full swing, as well as the Easter long weekend, this week’s bestseller chart is dominated by children’s titles. In the top... Read more

Jocelyn Moorhouse’s ‘Unconditional Love: A Memoir of Filmmaking and Motherhood’ x

‘Moorhouse has the storyteller’s powerful memory for detail and the filmmaker’s eye for the emotionally imbued image, whether describing the intense girl she once was... Read more

Book buyer spotlight x

‘Store events with visiting authors not only help book sales but if done well, can take a bookshop from just a retail outlet to a central part of the community, where people can get together socially and discuss different issues.’Diana Johnston discusses her role as Collins Booksellers national buying manager as part of our new ‘Book buyer spotlight’ series



Waging battles: Author income in Australia x

The book industry begins with authors. They toil for hours to release their ideas on the page, but each day they also struggle with making... Read more


Book buyer spotlight: Collins Booksellers’ Diana Johnston

Collins Booksellers national buying manager Diana Johnston ran the Collins Bairnsdale store in regional Victoria for over 15 years before becoming a buyer in the... Read more

Ben Ball has joined Simon & Schuster Australia

Ben Ball has joined the newly created position of publishing director Scribner at Simon & Schuster Australia in Melbourne. Ben Ball begins the position on... Read more

Varuna: Poetry masterclass residency with Vanessa Kirkpatrick

Varuna has announced a six-day residency that allows for all participants to be immersed in the writing and crafting of poetry, aiming to extend and... Read more

Cambridge University Press: Annual stocktake

Cambridge University Press warehouse will be closed on Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th April as we are conducting our annual stocktake.

For all enquiries please contact our customer service department on 03 8671 1400 or via email enquiries@cambridge.edu.au




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