Fremantle Press has sold US rights to Moira Court’s forthcoming picture book Antarctica to Massachusetts-based children’s publisher Charlesbridge. ‘Charlesbridge’s roots are in nature nonfiction, which... Read more
Chinese-Australian writer and former Chinese diplomat Yang Hengjun has been formally charged with espionage in Beijing, reports the Guardian. Yang has been detained in China since January,... Read more
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‘There are dark hints that the hand of Amazon is at work in the current tensions over library ebook lending, including reports that Amazon reps have been showing publishers data to portray library ebook lending in a negative light’—Author and librarian Joseph Janes considers how tension in the ebook market has strained relationships between libraries and publishers.
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NewSouth Books Victorian account manager Geoff Nelson will be retiring on 30 August 2019 after 14 years in this role. Geoff will be missed very much by the NewSouth Books team and his customers. We wish him all the very best and a huge thank you for the important role he has played in the growth of NewSouth Books.
We welcome Andrew Robertson into the role of account manager Victoria from 26 August 2019. Andrew knows the NewSouth Books lists well as he has been the manager of Collins’ Hill of Content Bookshop in Bourke Street, Melbourne since 2005. Andrew previously worked as a sales representative at Oxford University Press.
Walker Books Australia has signed a third book in the highly successful Elizabella series by writer, comedian and TV host Zoë Norton-Lodge.
‘I absolutely adore writing new adventures for Elizabella, and I’m so excited to share this new spooky caper with the world!’ says Zoe.
‘We are delighted that Elizabella and her cast of supporting characters at Bilby Creek Primary are coming back soon! Their adventures are captivating and this time Larry the Frillneck Lizard is the star. The creative partnership between Zoë and Georgia Norton Lodge dials up to rollercoaster mode,’ says Linsay Knight, head of Australian publishing at Walker Books Australia.
Elizabella and the Haunting of Lizard Lake will be available in May 2020.
As we heard at the ABA Conference this year, ‘the purpose of bookselling … is not only commercial but also cultural, societal, educational, aspirational and moral’.
Extinction Rebellion Australia needs venues for introductory talks about climate change and climate action. The focus of these events is education and community connection, but there will also be the opportunity for book sales.
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