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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...

Hachette US and UK sales drop in 2015

12 February 2016

Hachette parent company Lagardere Publishing has reported a rise in sales for 2015, despite a drop in sales at Hachette US and UK that was attributed to declining ebook sales. Overall,...

Hachette signs Richell Prize winner, shortlisted writer 

15 January 2016

Hachette has acquired titles from the winner of the inaugural Richell Prize for Emerging Writers, Sally Abbott, and shortlisted writer Brodie Lancaster. Hachette publisher Robert Watkins told Books+Publishing that Abbott’s...

Hachette launches mentorship program with SAWC

17 April 2015

Hachette Australia has launched a new professional mentorship program in partnership with the South Australian Writers Centre (SAWC). The South Australian Hachette Mentoring Program offers an opportunity for one South Australian...

Print sales steady at Hachette Australia in 2014 

27 February 2015

Print sales at Hachette Australia have stayed at the same level from 2013 to 2014, which joint managing directors Louise Sherwin-Stark and Justin Ractliffe have described as ‘a very good...

Hachette launches audiobook list 

23 February 2015

Hachette Australia has launched its own audiobook list under the Hachette Audio imprint.  Hachette joint managing director Justin Ractliffe told Books+Publishing that the publisher will produce a selection of audiobooks using ‘Australian talent’. The titles will be available as...

Hachette to trial book sales via Twitter

9 December 2014

In the US, Hachette will sell a limited number of its titles directly through Twitter in partnership with ecommerce venture Gumroad, reports Publishers Weekly. From 11 December, three books will be...

Hachette signs multi-book deal with FitzSimons

5 December 2014

Hachette Australia has announced it has signed a ‘multi-book publishing deal’ with bestselling nonfiction author Peter FitzSimons.‘This signing reunites Peter with one of his very first publishers, Hachette’s Non-Fiction Publisher...

Hachette to buy Black Dog & Leventhal

24 November 2014

In the US, Hachette (HBG) has agreed to buy independent publisher Black Dog & Leventhal (BD&L), reports Publishers Weekly. Black Dog & Leventhal, which specialises in ‘creative’ nonfiction and illustrated titles,...

Hachette US and Amazon sign trading deal 

14 November 2014

Hachette US and Amazon have ended their long-running dispute over trading terms and signed a new multi-year deal for print and ebook sales in the US, reports Publishers Weekly. The...

Hachette Australia appoints fiction publisher 

6 November 2014

Hachette Australia has appointed Rebecca Saunders to the newly created role of fiction publisher.Saunders is currently based in the UK as deputy publisher of the Sphere imprint at Little, Brown...

Hachette UK to merge children’s divisions

29 September 2014

Hachette UK will merge its three children’s divisions into the one business on 1 January 2015, reports the Bookseller. The new Hachette Children’s Group will combine Hachette Children’s Books, Orion...

Foley to leave Hachette 

17 September 2014

Bernadette Foley, publisher at Hachette Australia, has announced she is leaving the company. Foley told Books+Publishing that, after 10 years at Hachette and 25 in the publishing industry, she was...