This week the Australian Society of Authors alerted authors and publishers that the decision by the National Library of New Zealand to donate more than 400,000 books to the Internet Archive may affect their Australian books still in copyright, and that the onus will be on authors to file opt-out requests.
Varuna, the National Writers’ House launched the Pitch Me! program to connect Australian writers with the publishing industry, and Queensland Writers Centre revealed the full program for its 2022 GenreCon conference. Also announced this week was Kobo and Booktopia’s ebook subscription service Kobo Plus, while the Australian Publishers Association confirmed its Residential Editorial Program will run again in 2022, with two new scholarships for First Nations editors.
After 12 years as a valued member of the Hardie Grant sales team, Tim Armstrong will be retiring on December 9. Tim has been a passionate reader and advocate of our books, and a much loved member of our team and of the broader HG community. We congratulate Tim on his long career with Hardie Grant and his contribution to the publishing industry, and we wish him the best in his well-earned retirement.
‘I first worked with Tim around 1990 at Reed Books and have been able to enjoy a long and mutually rewarding time working together. He’ll be missed by all of us at HG.’ – Sandy Grant
We are currently advertising for a key account manager in Sydney.
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