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Hoy joins Murdoch Books

6 May 2014

Murdoch Books has announced the appointment of Matt Hoy to the newly created role of sales and marketing director. Hoy joins the company from Hachette Australia, where he was sales...

New publishers join Murdoch Books 

9 July 2013

Allen & Unwin has continued to expand the Murdoch Books publishing team, with Diana Hill, Jane Morrow and Corinne Roberts joining Murdoch Books as publishers. A&U publishing director Sue Hines...

Handbury, Ashbridge launch online food community 

23 April 2013

Former Murdoch Books owner Matt Handbury and digital director Mark Ashbridge have partnered to launch a new website dedicated to food and cooking. Eatlove, which launched in October 2012, features...

Farmer joins Murdoch Books 

5 March 2013

Christine Farmer has joined Allen & Unwin in the role of publicity manager for Murdoch Books. Farmer, who previously worked for HarperCollins Australia and New Zealand in the role of...

Farmer joins Murdoch Books 

5 March 2013

Christine Farmer has joined Allen & Unwin in the role of publicity manager for Murdoch Books. Farmer, previously publicity and communications director at HarperCollins Australia and New Zealand, started at...

Murdoch Books distribution to move to UBD 

5 December 2012

Murdoch Books has announced that distribution of its titles will move from Harper Entertainment Distribution Services (HEDS) to United Book Distributors (UBD) in January. The move follows the acquisition of...

A&U advertises for new Murdoch Books staff 

10 October 2012

Allen & Unwin is advertising for four new staff members, including two publishers, to work within the Murdoch Books business, which it acquired this month. A&U is advertising for a...

Granger, Murdoch Books settle legal battle 

10 October 2012

The legal case between Australian chef Bill Granger and Murdoch Books was settled in August, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. Granger initiated a lawsuit against the publisher, which is now...

A&U acquires Murdoch Books

3 October 2012

Allen & Unwin has acquired Murdoch Books. A&U and Murdoch Books announced the finalisation of the sale in a joint statement on 3 October. As previously reported by Bookseller+Publisher, the...

Murdoch Books in sale negotiations with A&U

11 September 2012

Murdoch Books owner and chief executive Matt Handbury has confirmed to Bookseller+Publisher that the publisher is in negotiations to sell the business to Allen & Unwin. Handbury said Murdoch Books...

Pfaff to join HarperCollins 

22 August 2012

Karin Pfaff, currently digital account manager at Murdoch Books, will join HarperCollins in the role of digital business executive on 27 August.

Granger, Murdoch Books in legal battle 

20 June 2012

Australian chef Bill Granger is suing Murdoch Books ‘for misleading and deceptive conduct, infringement of copyright and infringement of moral rights’ in the Federal Court of Australia over the publication...

Rogers to launch new business by Christmas 

20 June 2012

Former Murdoch Books CEO Juliet Rogers will launch a new business before the end of the year called the Wild Colonial Company. Rogers, who is currently chair of the Indigenous...

Nguyen shortlisted for UK food and travel awards 

14 June 2012

Indochine by Vietnamese-Australian chef Luke Nguyen (Murdoch) has been shortlisted in the Food and Travel Reader Awards, run by the UK’s Food and Travel magazine. The cookbook is in the...

Lines joins Murdoch Books 

16 August 2011

Murdoch Books has announced that Tracy Lines will join the company in the role of lifestyle publisher in October. Lines replaces former lifestyle publisher Lynn Lewis, who recently left Murdoch...