The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) has announced the 2022 Blake-Beckett Trust Scholarship shortlist. The shortlisted applicants, chosen by authors Shankari Chandran and Jennifer Mills,... Read more
This week, Scott Pape’s new financial guide for children, Barefoot Kids, debuted at number one on the Australian bestsellers chart, breaking several records along the way. Sales were propelled by Booktopia, which, in partnership with HarperCollins, launched an exclusive pre-sale period where the book was solely available for consumers to buy via the online retailer. During this period, according to Booktopia, Barefoot Kids sold more than 120,000 copies through the Booktopia website, with Booktopia achieving a market share of more than 93% for first week Nielsen BookScan results.
Historian Caitlin Mahar’s The Good Death Through Time joins previous works exploring euthanasia—see, for example, Assisted by Stefanie Green—but it is unique in its approach to the story. Mahar’s... Read more
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