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Rusher departs MUP for Hachette

29 May 2019

Emma Rusher will leave her position as head of sales and marketing at Melbourne University Publishing for a new role as communications director at Hachette Australia. Hachette’s marketing and publicity...

Hachette acquires new Max Barry novel

1 April 2019

Hachette Australia and Hodder & Stoughton have jointly acquired British Commonwealth rights to a new ‘high-concept’ novel by Max Barry, reports the Bookseller. Hodder & Stoughton associate publisher Oliver Johnson...

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...

Lagardère’s sales drop slightly in 2018

8 February 2019

Hachette Book Group (HBG) parent company Lagardère Publishing's total consolidated sales for its publishing group fell by 1.6% in 2018 compared to the previous year, dropping to €2.52 billion (A$4bn)....

Hachette to launch ‘Fortnite’ publishing program

16 October 2018

Hachette Australia, in association with Hachette divisions in the UK, USA, France and Spain, has announced a publishing program based on the popular game Fortnite. In a deal brokered by International...

Richell Prize 2018 longlist announced

4 September 2018

Hachette Australia and the Emerging Writers’ Festival have announced the longlist for the 2018 Richell Prize for emerging writers. The longlisted works are: ‘She Is Bright Light and All Brilliance’...

Hachette adds LibraryThing reviews to US website

7 August 2018

Tens of thousands of book and audiobook reviews written by members of social book cataloging app LibraryThing have been added to Hachette’s US website. Hachette Book Group (HBG), a division...

Hachette signs FitzSimons for six-book deal 

2 July 2018

Hachette Australia has signed a six-book deal with author Peter FitzSimons. Negotiated directly with FitzSimons, the six-book deal will begin with Mutiny on the Bounty, which tells the story of...

Sherwin‐Stark appointed CEO of Hachette ANZ

22 June 2018

Hachette Australia and New Zealand (Hachette ANZ) has announced that Louise Sherwin-Stark, current joint managing director, has been appointed CEO of the publisher’s ANZ arm. In her new role, effective...

Where the Trees Were (Inga Simpson, Hachette) 

24 February 2016

Queensland writer Inga Simpson’s third novel is a moving meditation on the bonds of childhood friendship and the moral complications of atonement. The summer before they start high school, Jay...