As tickets go on sale for Margaret Atwood’s tour in Australia and New Zealand, Alex Fane speaks at FutureBook in London about staging and paying authors.
The case for publishing diverse voices is ‘self-evident’ in Australia, as books on diverse experiences become a bestselling force in the market.
‘There has never been a better time for Indigenous publishing’ in Australia, says one book publisher, as Indigenous writing hit the bestseller lists.
Far from the halls of ivy, Australian university presses find favor with readers in search of authoritative information in time of fake news.
A library in Canada will include a virtual reality storytelling project, Inanimate Alice, in its youth program to encourage literacy through digital media.
In a 50-50 cooperative venture called Curious Universe UK, Melbourne’s Hinkler Books and the new Somerset-based startup Bookoli will work the UK, Iriish, and co-edition markets.
Based in Adelaide, the book packager Peter Murray this week begins selling rights online to roughly a dozen of his titles, with special emphasis on anniversary titles around the moon landing and music of 1969.
Building on the success of Australia-based physicist Chris Ferrie’s ‘Baby University’ series, Sourcebooks pre-empts world English rights from China’s CCPPG to begin publishing ‘Red Kangaroo’ books in 2019.
The London Book Fair introduces a fair illustrator and a fair poet in April, for special recognition and appearances. And tranlsation press Tilted Axis forms a partnership for rights in Australia, New Zealand.
Two previously longlisted authors and one twice-shortlisted writer, Kamila Shamsie, are on this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist of 16 novels. The winner takes home £30,000 and a bronze figurine, the ‘Bessie.’