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Australia Council suspends, cuts programs following funding cuts

The Australia Council has cancelled its June grant round and suspended its six-year funding for organisations program, among other changes following $110m in funding cuts announced in the 2015-16 federal budget. The Australia Council has also cut its ArtStart, Creative Communities Partnerships Initiative and Artists in Residence programs, while existing grant applications will be assessed in the September round. As previously reported by Read more...

Pan Mac wins publisher and book of the year at 2015 ABIAs

The winners of the 2015 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) were announced in Sydney on 21 May. Pan Macmillan was one of the big winners of the night, taking out the awards for publisher of the year, book of the year for The 52-Storey Treehouse (Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton) and biography Read more...

 
 
Copyright Agency Fellowships announced

The Copyright Agency has announced the recipients of its inaugural Publisher Fellowships, to ‘conduct study or research into digital publishing, emerging business models and technologies’.The recipients  Read more...
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Sampson wins 2015 Finch Memoir Prize

Alan Sampson has won the 2015 Finch Memoir Prize for his entry Schools of Fish.Sampson, a Queensland high-school principal renowned for ‘transforming weak schools into centres of academic  Read more...
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Close to 60 indie bookstores attend 2015 Leading Edge Conference

Representatives from close to 60 independent bookstores from across Australia attended this year’s Leading Edge Book conference, held in Melbourne from 15-16 May.Leading Edge marketing manager  Read more...

Book Buyer & Fulfilment Officer, Bookery, Fitzroy, Melbourne   Bookery is Australia’s leading ESL text book supplier with an envious reputation for service and trendsetting initiatives. We have gone through exciting changes over the past few years, particularly around the way we hold stock and process
Experienced Booksellers, Harry Hartog Bookstore, Sydney   We are currently seeking experienced full time and part time booksellers to join our team at the new Harry Hartog Bookstore, Westfield Bondi Junction. Experience within the book industry and the ability to work part of the
Marketing Manager, Magabala Books, Broome   Magabala Books is a leading independent publisher of books by Indigenous authors across all genres. We are a not-for-profit Aboriginal owned and governed organisation based in Broome, in the remote Kimberley region of Northwestern Australia. We are
Bestsellers

Memory Man, David Baldacci, Macmillan

The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins, Doubleday

The Liar, Nora Roberts, Hachette