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Barker appointed Hardie Grant Egmont MD 

28 January 2016

Hardie Grant Egmont (HGE) has appointed Annabel Barker as its MD from 1 February. Barker is currently HGE’s rights manager, and has previously worked at Pan Macmillan Australia and at...

Ampersand Project not awarded in 2014

27 October 2014

Hardie Grant Egmont has announced that its Ampersand Project for unpublished YA authors will not be awarded this year. The publisher said in a statement that the project, which opened...

Licensed to thrill: Publishers’ licensed lists 

7 February 2014

With brand licensing proving to be a growing area in book publishing, Kate Blackwood asks three local publishers about their licensed lists. Hardie Grant EgmontThere are 12 brands on Hardie Grant...

Keen for 2014: A preview of forthcoming junior titles 

7 October 2013

Publishers tell Brad Jefferies about their favourite forthcoming children’s and YA books. Allen & Unwin  Redgum’s popular Vietnam War song I Was Only Nineteen (John Schumann, illus by Craig Smith)...

HGE signs two new Ampersand novels 

13 June 2013

Hardie Grant Egmont (HGE) has signed two new novels in the second round of its Ampersand Project for unpublished YA authors. HGE will publish The Flywheel, a contemporary novel by...

HGE acquires Transformers license 

20 March 2013

Hardie Grant Egmont (HGE) has been appointed licensee of the Transformers brand in Australia and New Zealand. The publisher acquired the license after former licensee Ice Water Press was placed...

HGE opens up Ampersand Project to all YA genres 

26 September 2012

Hardie Grant Egmont (HGE) has announced that its Ampersand Project will accept manuscripts across all young adult genres this year. The publisher launched the project at the end of 2011,...

HGE launches new imprint Chirpy Bird 

17 January 2012

Children's publisher Hardie Grant Egmont (HGE) has announced the launch of a new imprint called Chirpy Bird. The publisher said in a statement this week that the new imprint will...

In Brief 

16 May 2011

Local publishers release fixed-layout ebooks HarperCollins Publishers, Murdoch Books and NewSouth Books have announced the release of fixed-layout ebooks in the Apple iBookstore this week. Fixed-layout ebooks replicate the design and layout of...

Besliev appointed MD at Hardie Grant Egmont 

22 February 2011

Hardie Grant Egmont has announced the appointment of Natasha Besliev to the position of Australian and New Zealand managing director this week. The publisher said in a statement that Besliev,...

McFarlane launches LemonFizz Media 

14 July 2009

Susannah McFarlane, former co-owner and publisher of Hardie Grant Egmont, has announced the launch of her new company LemonFizz Media (LFM). The business, which McFarlane said would ‘not be a...