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Hachette launches modern classics list

13 March 2019

Hachette has announced its first cross-publisher modern classics list to be published in its international territories, including Australia, New Zealand, India and Ireland. Hachette Essentials comprises a curated selection of...

Penguin launches Australian Classics 

27 November 2013

Penguin has launched its first series of Australian Classics, beginning with six titles spanning several generations of Australian writers. Launched in late November, the first six titles are: The Getting...

Picador to launch Modern Classics 

4 November 2013

In the US, Macmillan imprint Picador is launching a Modern Classics list, beginning with the 25th-anniversary edition of Jonathan Franzen’s first novel The Twenty-Seventh City in November, reports Publishers Weekly....

Penguin to publish Green Popular Penguins

30 April 2013

Penguin Books Australia has announced that it will publish 50 classic crime novels in July as part of a new range of Green Popular Penguins. The new range will feature...

Penguin releases new range of classics, Drop Caps

6 February 2013

Penguin has released a new range of classics, with each book’s cover displaying a different letter of the alphabet. Drop Caps is a series of 26 hardback classics, each featuring...

Momentum launches $1.99 classics 

25 January 2013

Pan Macmillan’s digital imprint Momentum has launched a range of science-fiction, romance and erotic classics, each priced at $1.99. There are currently seven titles in the Momentum classics range: We...

Text to take Classics to UK and North America

10 January 2013

Melbourne-based publisher Text Publishing has announced that it will publish books in the UK and in North America for the first time next month. Text said in a statement that it will...

Classics for kids 

20 August 2012

Is there a market for contemporary editions of children’s classics? Publishers seem to think so. Rita Yazdani investigates. In August, Random House launched the first 23 titles in its Vintage...

Penguin to launch children’s classics list 

14 August 2012

Penguin Australia has announced it will publish a new list of children’s classics. The Penguin Australian Children's Classics ‘is a celebration of our country's most precious childhood stories, presented in...

New website to promote Australian literature

11 July 2012

The Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) has announced it will soon launch a new website to promote Australian literature. Plans for the Reading Australia project were unveiled last week at the...

Booksellers welcome classics revival 

5 June 2012

Australian booksellers have welcomed the recent wave of publishers releasing branded classics, saying they have made classic books more accessible and attractive to readers, and have provided a new angle...

Our pick of the latest Popular Penguins 

16 March 2010

Penguin Australia has just announced the next 75 titles in its Popular Penguins list, to be released in July. They got the word out with this video, but we've rounded...