Overseas, Bloomsbury’s global revenue and profits were both up in 2019, however revenue was down 9% in the Australasia region. In the UK, independent publishers have spoken of their ‘huge relief’ after receiving funding from Arts Council England’s £160m emergency coronavirus package, as UK publishers prepare for a crowded autumn release schedule. In the US, the Romance Writers of America will introduce a new award—the Vivian—to replace its annual RITA awards, following the resignation of its president and board of directors earlier this year in response to accusations of racism at the organisation.
‘Kids’ minds are nimble. They quickly and easily bend to unusual styles of writing—even if they haven’t seen them before—and this in turn allows kids to see how they can explore and experiment with their own voice and their own creativity.’—author Zana Fraillon on the respect and admiration she has for young people’s ideas and their understanding of the world, and how she approaches writing for different ages.
NewSouth Books, a division of UNSW Press Ltd, welcomes Princeton University Press (PUP) to the group of publishers and other university presses it represents in Australia and New Zealand.
‘The PUP mission aligns with our university press at UNSW Sydney and we are long-time admirers and readers of this prestigious, award-winning list,’ said Kathy Bail, CEO, UNSW Press. ‘NewSouth Books’ customised sales and distribution services will ensure these books reach students, academics and a wide range of new readers in our community and region. We are delighted to be collaborating and working with this distinguished publisher.’
PUP International Sales Director Andrew Brewer said: ‘As a global publisher with an international author-base, we know how significant this market is. NewSouth Books’ trade sales reach and local marketing acumen are rightly revered. Their team, led by Sales & Marketing Director Jane Kembrey, is perfectly positioned to enhance Princeton University Press’ standing in the region.’
Based in Sydney, NewSouth Books will oversee regional marketing initiatives to trade and specialist readerships and partner closely with PUP on production for local market demands. The new partnership is effective 1 July 2020.
PUP books will continue Australia and New Zealand distribution with Footprint Books through 30 June 2020. PUP titles previously purchased from Footprint Books will not be accepted by NewSouth Books for return. Authorised returns relating to orders placed with Footprint should be sent to Footprint by 30 June 2020.
From 1 July 2020, all orders for PUP titles should be sent to ADS (email@example.com) or please contact your NewSouth Books Account Manager.
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