The APA launched a series of rights networking events to help Australian publishers connect with international publishers, beginning with an event run in conjunction with Livres Canada Books in late January. Meanwhile, the Small Press Network announced the dates of this year’s Independent Publishing Conference, which includes the return of the Industry Research Day, and the federal government announced it will increase the amount of funding available through its Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) fund from $75 million to $200 million.
Through signing the compact, UQP pledges to champion the 17 Sustainable Development Goals that were adopted by world leaders at the Sustainable Development Summit in 2015.
These goals align with UQP’s commitment to publish books that reflect the SDG themes, such as equality, sustainability, justice, and safeguarding and strengthening the environment, to inform, develop and inspire action.
Ben James, director, UQP says: ‘Joining the compact connects UQP with a coalition of publishing houses across the globe that explicitly acknowledge their responsibilities to promote change and create a better world. UQP already launched its own sustainability team in 2020 to develop sustainable business practices from an environmental and social perspective; our commitment to the compact is an extension of our existing organisational culture.’
The UQP Sustainability Team has introduced sustainable practices within the UQP workplace, including using 100 percent recycled paper for in-office printing and recyclable packaging for all book orders, and actively reducing paper and energy usage.
UQP engages with organisations that share our values and operate to the highest ethical and environmental standards. As part of this, we have requested the environmental credentials of our current and future business partners.
For more information about UQP’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, please contact Louise Cornegé, marketing and publicity manager, UQP, on email@example.com.
With the announcement of the 2021 CBCA Book of the Year shortlists, the team at HarperCollins Children’s Books is delighted to see Freya Blackwood’s The Unwilling Twin (ISBN 9781460757536, $24.99, A&R) shortlisted in the Picture Book category and Katrina Nannestad’s We Are Wolves (ISBN 9780733340888, $19.99, ABC Books) shortlisted in the Younger Readers category.
Congratulations, Freya and Katrina!
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Nominations are invited for two biennial maritime history prizes—the Frank Broeze Memorial Maritime History Book Prize of $6000 and the Australian Community Maritime History Prize of $2000. Nominations close on 30 April 2021. For details and entry forms, see www.sea.museum/historyprizes
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