The Australia Council has launched three new literature initiatives aimed at engaging with overseas readers and increasing international demand for Australian literature. The opportunities, aimed... Read more
‘As publishers we should be publishing political books from the left, from the right, from the centre. It’s important we’re not retreating back to publishing the sort of liberal books that fit the views of most of the people who work in publishing.’—HarperCollins UK CEO Charlie Redmayne on the effects of political and economic instability on the UK publishing industry.
RELX Group—formerly known as Reed Elsevier—has been named the world’s largest publishing company on Livres Hebdo/Publishers Weekly’s annual ranking for 2018. RELX posted publishing revenue... Read more
The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) invites booksellers and publishers to attend Christmas parties in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide. Victorian party Date: Monday, 11 November, 6:30pm... Read more
Herron is receiving substantial orders this year as the impulse and value offers are more important than ever.
If your store needs a simple, last minute Christmas pack solution with an attractive, fresh and irresistible offer, go to our website at herronbooks.com and click on your required pack size. POS is also available. It’s easy.
This new one-day symposium created by Faber Writing Academy and Murdoch Books brings together leading lifestyle publishers and authors to offer aspiring writers frank advice on how to become a successful lifestyle author.
Date: Saturday, 16 November 2019, from 10am to 4pm, on The Terrace at Allen & Unwin.
After 30 years in the trade, the iconic Hobart Bookshop is for sale.
Owners Christopher Pearce and Janet Grecian are retiring and offer this rare opportunity to acquire both a long established and successful business, as well as a much loved and esteemed bookshop that continues to play a significant role in Hobart’s rich cultural life.
Perfectly situated in the historic Salamanca precinct and serving a wide customer base of local, interstate and international visitors, it carries a wide range of quality books, including Tasmanian history and literature, and an extensive children’s list that supplies numerous local schools.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to secure a dream Hobart lifestyle.
Sony Pictures Television and Eleventh Hour Films have unveiled a first look at the Alex Rider TV adaptation, which they are distributing worldwide. The eight-part coming-of-age series centres on Point Blanc, Anthony Horowitz’s second novel in the Alex Rider collection, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year.
This first look comes in the lead up to the release of the TV show (date still TBC). This coincides with the 20th anniversary of Stormbreaker in 2020, as well as the highly anticipated release of a brand new Alex Rider adventure, Nightshade in April 2020. The Alex Rider collection is one of Walker Books’ bestselling series, selling over 13 million copies worldwide and over one million copies in the ANZ market. For more information visit the website.
As of 1 December, Pan Macmillan Australia will begin distributing all Sounds True titles, including distributed clients Eckhart Teachings, Inc., The Relaxation Company and NE Press. The previous distributor, NewSouth Books have ceased responsibility for selling these titles.
The cut-off date for returns for Sounds True titles invoiced by NewSouth Books via ADS will be the 30 November.
At Murdoch Books, we pride ourselves on having our finger on the pulse, staying ahead of emerging trends and publishing books with conviction and flair.
Everything we do at Murdoch Books is driven by our mission to share new conversations and fresh ideas for living life well, and every single book we publish in our highly curated publishing program is approached with the aim to add some value to the world.
In that spirit we want to do everything in our power to support our planet. We have been really excited to see the steps taken by the UK Booksellers Association and local retailers like Fullers Bookshop and we want to do our bit.
Like most publishers we print on FSC certified renewable paper for all new books and we are currently reviewing our whole production supply chain to see where we can make any other improvements. Ceasing any production of unnecessary point of sale and selling material including blads, samplers, presenters and proofs is a simple and tangible step we are taking immediately. If and when we do produce any supporting material it will be recyclable and made-to-order, so there is no waste.
From now on we are asking that our books speak for themselves, and that you will know that every book published with the Murdoch Books logo is on trend, quality assured, professionally produced and commercially exciting.
Please let us know if you have any other ideas on positive actions we can take to touch our wonderful world more lightly.
Hachette Australia CEO and chair of the ARH committee Louise Sherwin-Stark said: ‘The ambassadors and their books were the catalysts for the massive campaign growth we’ve seen this year, and we are looking to take what we’ve learnt this year to drive even more engagement and awareness in 2020.’
This year’s Australian Reading Hour featured more than 240 official events with 60 authors, as well as other locally organised celebrations.
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