Ashton wins 2014 RITA Award

The Romance Writers of America (RWA) has announced the winners of the 2014 RITA Awards. Among the winners was Australian author Leah Ashton, who picked up the prize for Short Contemporary Romance for her novel Why Resist A Rebel? (Harlequin). As previously reported by Books+Publishing, a number of Australian and NZ authors were named finalists across three categories: Historical Romance, Short Contemporary Romance Read more...
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Australian writers shortlisted for Sri Lankan writing fellowship

Eleven Australian writers have been shortlisted for the 2014 Templeberg Residential Writing Fellowship. The fellowship, which is offered by Writers Victoria and Templeberg Villa, will send an Australian writer to Galle in the southern province of Sri Lanka for 2-4 weeks to work on a writing project. This year’s shortlisted writers are:  Read more...

A bookshop should be a bookshop, right? If you walk in and don’t see books, you lose your faith in the business

- Craig Hildebrand-Burke argues against a radical reinvention of the bookshop

WA prem’s awards 2014 shortlists announced

The titles shortlisted for the 2014 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards were announced on 28 July by State Library of Western Australia CEO and state librarian  Read more...
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Samsung closes Australian book content business

Samsung has closed its Australian book content business as part of a company-wide move.  ‘Globally, Samsung Electronics closed Samsung Books in Samsung Hub,’ a company spokesperson told  Read more...

Wellington independent Capital Books to close

Capital Books in Wellington, New Zealand, will close at the end of August, reports the Dominion Post. The store, which has traded for 18 years, is  Read more...

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