This year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival, which emphasised live events alongside some digital sessions, achieved sales and attendance levels ‘that would have been significant even in a non-pandemic year’, with the fourth high paid attendance in the festival’s history. Meanwhile, the Brisbane Writers Festival—which ran under the hybrid physical/digital model—rebuilt its audience with sell-out events while expanding its reach through its digital programming.
Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton’s ‘Treehouse’ series—which celebrates 10 years in print this year—has topped the Australian children’s fiction chart (The 130-Storey Treehouse) and Australian... Read more
Brio Books has announced that its distribution will move from Hardie Grant Publishing (HEDS) to BPS (Booktopia Publisher Services) from July.
HEDS will continue to receive orders for Brio Books until 30 June 2021, with unsupplied orders/backorders to transfer to BPS from 1 July. HEDS will authorise returns on behalf of Brio until 29 October 2021. (All returns to be physically received at HEDS by 30 November 2021.) BPS will authorise all returns after 29 October 2021.
Please contact your Hardie Grant representative should you require further details.
Scribe has acquired UK & Commonwealth rights in Zero Fail: the rise and fall of the Secret Service, by Carol Leonnig. On release last week in the United States it became a #1 Amazon bestseller, and has since generated widespread publicity.
Ms Leonnig is the co-author of A Very Stable Genius and a foremost investigative reporter at the Washington Post, where she has won numerous awards for her work, including three Pulitzer Prizes.
Scribe’s publisher, Henry Rosenbloom, said, ‘Zero Fail is a unique, deeply researched, and riveting account of what’s gone on and what’s gone wrong at the US Secret Service. It’s revelatory, in the deeply immersive investigative-journalism tradition of major books such as Dark Money by Jane Mayer and Billion Dollar Whale by Tom Wright and Bradley Hope.’
Scribe acquired the rights in a pre-empt from Natasha Fairweather at the RCW Literary Agency. It will publish Zero Fail in early July.
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