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Read ahead: Preview of 2014 titles 

7 October 2013

Kate Blackwood rounds up publishers’ top picks for 2014. Fiction Maxine Beneba Clarke’s debut short-story collection is Hodder and Headline sales and marketing director Justin Ractliffe’s top pick for 2014....

Hardie Grant launches free newspaper

28 May 2013

Hardie Grant Books has launched a free newspaper-style publication that features book extracts and author interviews, called First Pages. The first edition of First Pages was distributed to cafes in Melbourne...

Hardie Grant stationery competition winner announced 

22 February 2013

Hardie Grant has announced that Cate Furey is the winner of its first stationery design competition. Furey’s design features vintage illustrations with the words ‘love’, ‘note’, ‘make’ and ‘word’. The...

Hardie Grant stationery competition finalists announced 

1 February 2013

Hardie Grant has announced the finalists in its stationery competition. As reported by Books+Publishing, the publisher called for designers, illustrators and artists to submit a concept for three stationery pieces—a...

Hardie Grant launches stationery competition 

9 January 2013

Hardie Grant has launched an annual stationery competition. On its Facebook page Hardie Grant is calling for designers, illustrators and artists to submit a concept for three stationery pieces—a journal...

Diary of a sales rep: Mandy Wildsmith 

13 December 2012

Hardie Grant Books sales rep Mandy Wildsmith has spent 18 years on the road in Victoria and Tasmania. She shares five days from her diary.  MONDAY  The alarm screams although...

Changes at Hardie Grant Publishing 

28 August 2012

Ian Webster will step down from his role as managing director of Universal Publishers in September, but will continue his involvement with Hardie Grant Publishing as a non-executive director. Astrid...

In Brief 

26 September 2011

New Brisbane bookstoreA new bookstore opened in Brisbane's South Bank in August. Scrumptious Reads is a temporary installation shop that sells food and drink titles as well as homewares. The...

Thames & Hudson announces price changes 

30 August 2011

Thames & Hudson Australia has announced this week that it will introduce 'significant changes to the pricing of all imported books'. The publisher said in a statement that 'the changes...

Murray apologises to Neill for book allegations 

5 July 2011

Author Les Murray has apologised to Socceroos captain Lucas Neill for allegations about Neill's leadership which appear in Murray's new book. Reprints of Murray's The World Game: The Story of...

Simon & Schuster revise prices 

8 March 2011

Simon & Schuster is the latest publishing house to announce a revision of its Australian pricing schedules. Simon & Schuster managing director Lou Johnson told the Weekly Book Newsletter that the publisher...

Capacity crowds at 2011 Writers at the Convent 

15 February 2011

The Reader's Feast Writers at the Convent festival has continued to increase its year-on-year audience numbers, with audience numbers for the 2011 festival up on 2010 figures. Festival founder and...