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FAW Awards 2013 winners announced

The Fellowship of Australian Writers (FAW) has announced the winners of its 2013 National Literary Awards. Among the winners were Hannah Kent, who received the FAW Christina Stead Award for a work of fiction first published in Australia for Burial Rites (Picador); Bob Wurth, who won the nonfiction award for The Battle for Australia: A Nation and Its Leader under Siege Read more...
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Judge rejects Apple’s motion to dismiss states’ class action in ebook pricing case

The judge in Apple’s ebook pricing case has rejected Apple’s motion to dismiss the states’ class action claims, reports Publishers Weekly. Apple’s motion, which was filed in November 2013, argued that the states lacked standing to sue for damages. On 15 April, judge Denise Cote rejected the motion, writing: ‘Apple appears on Read more...
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Indie booksellers rescue Dutch, Belgian bookstores

Following the bankruptcy of Dutch bookselling chain Polare, which represented 29 stores in the Netherlands and Belgium, the majority of stores have been purchased by independent  Read more...
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Penguin Random House results

Bertelsmann, which owns 53% of the recently merged entity Penguin Random House, has released its annual financial report. The report ‘reflects a full year of Random  Read more...
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SPN publishing conference dates, venue announced

The Small Press Network’s Independent Publishing Conference will be held in Sydney from 13-14 November. The organisation’s third annual conference, and its first outside Melbourne, will be  Read more...
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Publications Manager, MONA—Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart   MONA is seeking an experienced and professional Publications Manager to join our team. The role requires a significant amount of author management, as well as working closely with in-house curators and designers, marketing and publicity, as well
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