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Australian author Colleen McCullough dies

Australian author Colleen McCullough has died aged 77. The author died on 29 January in hospital on Norfolk Island. McCullough’s publisher HarperCollins has released a statement paying tribute to ‘one of Australia’s most prolific and successful authors’. ‘Colleen McCullough’s contribution to Australian writing—and to readers around the world—has been immense. She was one of the first Australian writers to succeed on the world stage: Read more...

Pickering appointed digital affairs manager at Exisle

Exisle Publishing has appointed Matthew Pickering to the newly created role of digital affairs manager. Pickering, who will be based in Exisle’s Auckland office, will manage the publisher’s digital data and oversee digital operations in all markets, including Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the US. Exisle publisher and president Gareth St John Thomas said the new Read more...
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Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2015 winners announced; ‘The Europeans in Australia: Volume Three: Nation’ wins Victorian Prize for Literature

Writer and historian Alan Atkinson has won the Victorian Prize for Literature, worth $100,000, for his book The Europeans in Australia: Volume Three: Nation (NewSouth). Atkinson’s book  Read more...
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Indie Awards 2015 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the 2015 Indie Awards, presented by Leading Edge Books, have been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Fiction When the  Read more...
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Fagan appointed head of marketing and publicity at Nero

Kelly Fagan has been appointed to the newly created role of head of marketing and publicity for Black Inc. mass-market imprint Nero. Fagan, who was previously publicity manager at  Read more...

Publicist, MUP, Melbourne   MUP (Melbourne University Publishing) is looking for a motivated and committed Publicist to join their busy publicity department. Reporting to the Marketing and Publicity Manager, the successful candidate will have at least one year's experience in managing effective
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School Sales Representative, Educational Concepts, NSW   We are one of Australia’s leading suppliers of children’s books to libraries. We pride ourselves on the delivery of good quality literature and a high level of personal service to our schools. You are an experienced school
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