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Jill Bruce wins 2014 Lady Cutler Award

Children’s book author and former teacher-librarian Jill Bruce is the winner of this year’s Lady Cutler Award, presented by the New South Wales branch of the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) for distinguished service to children’s literature. Bruce has been an ‘enthusiastic advocate for children’s books, literacy and literature’ for over 40 years, the NSW CBCA said in a statement. As Read more...
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Hachette Australia promotes staff in management restructure

Hachette Australia has promoted a number of staff in its sales and product, marketing and publicity, and Australian publishing divisions. In sales and product, Daniel Pilkington, currently national accounts manager with responsibility for Little, Brown, Orion and Octopus, has been promoted to head of national accounts; Elise Winton, product manager for Orion Read more...
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Sometimes in Australia, people pay far too much for books and that’s not very clever for what’s supposed to be the Clever Country

- Dymocks owner John Forsyth discusses parallel importation, GST, franchising and robotics

Clunes Booktown for Kids festival this weekend

Clunes’ inaugural Booktown for Kids festival will be held this weekend in the central Victorian town of Clunes with a Schools’ Day on Friday 31 October and  Read more...
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Macquarie Uni project to explore changes to the book industry

A new three-year research project funded by the Australian Research Council and undertaken by academics at Sydney’s Macquarie University will examine the impact of the changing  Read more...
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SPN conference academic program finalised, award date announced

The Small Press Network (SPN) has confirmed the final program for the academic day of its 2014 conference, to be held in Sydney on Thursday 13  Read more...
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Bookseller, Better Read Than Dead, Sydney   Better Read Than Dead are looking for an full-time bookseller beginning November. Position is 5 days a week Sunday-Thursday. Minimum 5 years experience required with back office experience & familiarity with ebility preferred. Send applications to
National Accounts Assistant, HarperCollins, Sydney   Due to an internal promotion, HarperCollins Publishers has an exciting opportunity in our Head Office sales team. Reporting to the Sales Operations Manager, this role will see you providing sales support for Divisional Sales Managers and
Publishing Assistant, Text Publishing, Melbourne   Text Publishing is looking for an enthusiastic person to join its energetic, highly effective team in a full-time, one-year contract position.  Duties include doing mailouts, producing marketing materials, database maintenance, coordinating epub production, issuing stock reports and arranging reprints,
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