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Penguin UK to relaunch Pelican imprint 

9 December 2013

In the UK, Penguin is set to relaunch its nonfiction imprint Pelican, reports the Bookseller. Pelican will return in May 2014 with the publication of five ‘concise introductory books’ aimed...

Penguin launches Australian Classics 

27 November 2013

Penguin has launched its first series of Australian Classics, beginning with six titles spanning several generations of Australian writers. Launched in late November, the first six titles are: The Getting...

Penguin creates free Teachers’ Academy iPad app 

22 October 2013

Penguin Australia has created a Penguin Teachers’ Academy app for iPad, which is available as a free download from Apple’s Newsstand and iTunes. The app, which has been designed in-house by...

Bob Sessions: Farewell to the book trade 

7 October 2013

In September, Bob Sessions retired from the book trade after more than 27 years at Penguin Australia, including 22 years as head of publishing. This is his parting letter to...

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....

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)...

Orion to publish ‘A Suitable Boy’ sequel 

17 September 2013

Orion has acquired the rights to publish A Suitable Girl, the sequel to Vikram Seth’s bestselling A Suitable Boy, after it was originally signed to Penguin, reports the Bookseller. The announcement...

Penguin launches teen readers website

22 August 2013

Penguin Australia has launched a new website for teenage readers. Penguin Teen Australia, which was launched this month, replaces teen blogs that Penguin has been running for the past six...

Penguin launches True Stories website

31 July 2013

Penguin Australia has launched a new website for ‘immersive reading experiences based on real life Australian stories’, called True Stories. The site launched this week with an ‘online portrait’ of Father Bob...

Gibbs recognised at Australian Produce Awards 

17 July 2013

Lantern publishing director Julie Gibbs has been awarded the Maggie Beer Award for Outstanding Contribution to Australian Food at this year’s Produce Awards, presented by ABC magazine delicious. Gibbs received...