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Text acquires Savage’s debut essay collection 

10 May 2018

Text Publishing has acquired world rights (ex UK) to Ellena Savage’s debut essay collection, Blueberries, via Daisy Parente at Lutyens & Rubinstein. Blueberries is a collection of essays exploring themes...

Christian wins 2016 Text Prize

11 May 2016

Playwright and former teacher Claire Christian has won the 2016 Text Prize for YA and Children’s Writing for her manuscript Beautiful Mess. The winning manuscript, which was shortlisted under the...

Text acquires new novel from Simsion, Buist 

31 March 2016

Text has acquired world rights to a new novel co-written by husband and wife authors Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist. The novel Left Right, which does not yet have a...

Starr wins 2015 Text Prize

29 May 2015

Author and teacher Kimberley Starr has won the 2015 Text Prize for YA and Children’s Writing for her manuscript The Book of Whispers.The winning manuscript, a historical fantasy novel set...

Staff changes at Text

8 August 2014

Text has announced a number of staff changes.Rights manager Anne Beilby is now on maternity leave. Alice Cottrell, previously administration coordinator, has been promoted to rights and administration, and will attend...

Text Publishing celebrates 20 years 

15 April 2014

Text Publishing is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.The Melbourne-based publisher will mark the occasion at its Melbourne Writers Festival party, which publisher Michael Heyward told Books+Publishing has ‘become a...

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)...

Your store: Sticky situation 

7 October 2013

‘Great Book Great Price’, ‘Read It, Love It or Your Money Back!’, ‘The Australian Women’s Weekly Great Read’. Publishers’ promotional stickers can provide a catchy sales pitch, promote an unknown...

Second (shelf) life 

15 July 2013

Portia Lindsay finds out what publishers can do to give underperforming titles a second chance. For a book that doesn’t capture the audience’s attention through positive (or with shrinking literary...