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31 July 2019

 

Lucashenko wins 2019 Miles Franklin for ‘Too Much Lip’

Melissa Lucashenko has won the 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award for her sixth novel, Too Much Lip (UQP). Lucashenko is the third Indigenous author to... Read more
 

WA Premier’s Book Awards winners announced

The winners of this year’s Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards have been announced. The winning titles in each category are: Premier’s Prize for an emerging... Read more
 

Melbourne City of Lit Booksellers in Residence announced

The Melbourne City of Literature has announced the four Victorian booksellers who will spend a week in an overseas bookshop, as part of its Booksellers... Read more
 
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Lindfield Bookshop & Children’s Bookshop to close x

Lindfield Bookshop & Children’s Bookshop in Sydney’s North Shore will close at the end of August after 46 years of operation. Owner Scott Whitmont said... Read more
 

PRH to face Fair Work over ‘adverse treatment’

Penguin Random House Australia (PRH) will face a hearing at the Fair Work Commission after refusing to withdraw a ‘first and final warning’ to an... Read more
 

Boyd to retire as HarperCollins CFO x

HarperCollins ANZ chief financial officer Malcolm Boyd will retire in October after 32 years with the company. Boyd was appointed financial controller of Williams Collins... Read more
 
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Ned Kelly Awards 2019 longlists announced

The Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) has announced the longlists for this year’s Ned Kelly Awards for Australian crime writing. The longlisted titles in each... Read more
 

 

Hammer shortlisted for UK Dagger award for first-time authors

Chris Hammer’s novel Scrublands (A&U) has been shortlisted at the UK Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Dagger Awards. Published in the UK by Wildfire, Hammer’s novel... Read more
 

 

PANZ Book Design Awards 2019 winners announced

The Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) has announced the winners of the 2019 Book Design Awards. Tatau: A History of Sāmoan Tattooing (Sean Mallon &... Read more
 
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NT Literary Awards 2019 winners announced

The winners of this year’s Northern Territory Literary Awards have been announced. The winners in each category are: Short story award ($1000) ‘Centring’, by Glen... Read more
 

 

Dalla Rosa shortlisted for 2019 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award

Australian writer Paul Dalla Rosa has been shortlisted for the £30,000 (A$54,500) Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award. Dalla Rosa is shortlisted for his story... Read more
 

 

Disher’s ‘Bitter Wash Road’ optioned for screen

Producers Helen Leake and Gena Ashwell of Adelaide-based production company Dancing Road Productions have optioned the screen rights to Garry Disher’s Bitter Wash Road (Text), via Jenny Darling &... Read more
 

PRH acquires debut thriller in two-book deal

Penguin Random House Australia has acquired world rights to Tasmanian author Kyle Perry’s crime/suspense thriller debut, The Bluffs, in a two-book deal with the Nash... Read more
 

 

Berbay to expand publishing program in 2020

Melbourne-based children’s publisher Berbay Books will double its publishing list from eight to 16 titles in 2020, as well as publishing its first graphic novel,... Read more
 

 

Baskin wins industry recognition award at ORIAs

Booktopia deputy CEO and CTO Wayne Baskin has won in the industry recognition category at the 2019 Online Retail Industry Awards (ORIAs). Booktopia was nominated... Read more
 

ALA denounces Macmillan’s new ebook lending restrictions

‘When a library serving many thousands has only a single copy of a new title in ebook format, it’s the library, not the publisher, that... Read more
 

 

Rights round-up x

Sales Fiction Helen Leake and Gena Ashwell of Dancing Road Productions have optioned the screen rights to Bitter Wash Road (Garry Disher, Text) via Jenny Darling & Associates (see... Read more
 

 

Publicity round-up x

Books+Publishing’s weekly publicity round-up covers forthcoming publicity for Australian and internationally authored books due to appear in Australian media over the coming weeks. Nonfiction Memoir... Read more
 

 

Bestsellers: ‘One Good Deed’ at number one x

David Baldacci’s thriller One Good Deed (Macmillan) has jumped to number one on this week’s top 10 bestsellers chart, up from seventh last week. Baldacci’s novel... Read more
 

 

RiP Margaret Fulton

Scottish-born Australian cookery author, journalist and commentator Margaret Fulton has died, aged 94. First published by Paul Hamlyn in 1968, The Margaret Fulton Cookbook became... Read more
 

US student groups urge government to block Cengage and McGraw-Hill merger

In the US, more than 40 college student organisations are urging the Department of Justice (DoJ) to block the proposed merger of educational publishers Cengage... Read more
 

 

RITA Awards 2019 winners announced

The Romance Writers of America (RWA) has announced the winners of the 2019 RITA Awards, which recognise excellence in romance novels and novellas. Among the... Read more
 

 

Scholastic income down 55% despite sales rise

In the US, Scholastic has reported a 2019 fiscal year operating income of US$25 million (A$36.2m), a 55% drop on the previous year despite sales... Read more
 

Amazon UK begins releasing weekly sales charts

Amazon UK has this week launched Amazon Charts, a weekly book bestseller list tracking sales and reads of fiction and nonfiction, reports the Bookseller. Its... Read more
 

 

Publishers Weekly

Books+Publishing is partnering with US trade news magazine Publishers Weekly to provide our subscribers with exclusive access to the weekly digital edition of PW magazine for a limited time. This... Read more
 

ALIA calls for public access to Australian Standards

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has called for a non-exclusive distribution model of Standards information in Australia, in its submission to the Standards... Read more
 

SoA calls for PLR expansion amid boom in volunteer-run community libraries

In the UK, the Society of Authors (SoA) is campaigning for the Public Lending Rights (PLR) system to include loans from volunteer-run community libraries, reports... Read more
 

Macmillan puts embargo on new release ebooks to libraries

In the US, Macmillan has announced a two month embargo on all its imprints’ library ebooks effective 1 November, reports Publishers Weekly. The move comes... Read more
 

 

All hands on deck: Inside The Little Bookroom with Michael Earp

Situated in Melbourne’s inner north, The Little Bookroom is Australia’s oldest dedicated children’s bookshop. In his bookseller’s diary, children’s literature specialist Michael Earp reveals how a... Read more
 

 

It’s not easy being green: Adelaide’s Pop-up Bookshop boycots HEDS x

Adelaide’s Pop-up Bookshop co-owner Kate Treloar tells Books+Publishing why she decided to boycott a major book distributor on environmental grounds. In June, Adelaide’s Pop-up Bookshop... Read more
 

 

Book designer spotlight: Mark Campbell

Mark Campbell got his break in the book industry at Hardie Grant Books, where he worked in marketing before moving over to design. He is... Read more
 

 

The Trespassers (Meg Mundell, UQP)

Meg Mundell’s second novel has been hotly anticipated since her debut, Black Glass, showed her to be a writer of extraordinary imaginative prowess, with a... Read more
 

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