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Controversy Courts Several Australian Cookbook Publishers

Bubba Yum Yum

Controversy has courted a pair of Australian cookbooks this week, with one being scrapped after claims that a recipe therein might be dangerous.

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Are the US and UK Children’s Publishers Getting Stale?

Titles from Europe and Asia, such as this one, The Day I Turned Into a Bird (Chabbert/Guridi) published by Tres Tristes of Spain, and generating more and more interest across the globe.

Global children’s publishers are turning away from the US and UK and toward Asian, French, Italian, Portuguese or Eastern European publishers for fresh content.

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How Independent Publishers Can Stay Profitable

Sandy Grant

The CEO of Australia’s Hardie Grant Publishing urges independent publishers to embrace “transformational solutions” to stay profitable in the years to come.

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Aussie Kids Publisher Wilkins Farago on a Mission to Market “Emotions”

One Red Shoe

Andrew Wilkins of Melbourne’s WilkinsFarago discusses how the publisher’s mission extends beyond convention to explore cultural exchange and emotion.

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Ebook Pricing in Australia, Germany, India: Infographic from ePub Direct

Australian Ebook stats

How much does an ebook cost in Australia, Germany or India? EPub Direct offers an infographic with key statistics on ebook pricing and more.

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The Australian Insults Colleen McCullough in Obit, Inciting Ire

Australian Obit

The Australian opened its obituary for the country’s bestselling author, Colleen McCullough, with this: “Plain of feature, and certainly overweight…”

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Bringing the Love of Books to Indigenous Australians

Karen Williams en route to Alice Springs

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation has spent a decade leveraging the skills of publishing pros bring the love of books to remote communities in Australia.

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Independent Publishing as the Source of Bibliodiversity

Susan Hawthorne is director of

Susan Hawthorne argues that independent publishing is the source of cultural diversity, bringing bibliodiversity to confront megapublishing and bookselling.

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HarperCollins Tests Bundling Packs With Australian Booksellers

Ebook bundling

The Bookseller notes that HarperCollins Australia and Kobo have teamed with two indie Australian booksellers to sell print and digital titles together.

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Australia’s Richard Flanagan Wins Man Booker Prize

The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Though this was the first year that Americans competed, the Man Booker Prize was awarded to an Australian, for his novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North.

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