One of the lesser known prizes for short fiction in Spain names its winner as Australia’s high-profile Miles Franklin Literary Award issues its 2020 shortlist.
During Cannes: Australia’s Screen Queensland Enters a New Wattpad Partnership
Not a normal first-look deal, Wattpad announces a partnership with a state-owned film development company in Australia, Screen Queensland.
The Australian Book Industry Awards’ Digital Show: Undaunted by COVID-19
The transfer of the 2020 Australian Book Industry Awards arrives as a slickly edited, expertly produced video evocation of the usual onstage event, full of personality and comedy.
Coronavirus: International Publishers Make COVID-19 Research Content Freely Available
Research houses and scholarly publishers and associations are pooling their content for professional and public access free of charge.
Alex Fane: Staging Authors in Australia, New Zealand and the UK
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.
In Australia, Publishers and Readers Embrace Diverse Books
The case for publishing diverse voices is ‘self-evident’ in Australia, as books on diverse experiences become a bestselling force in the market.
Rising Traction for Australia’s Indigenous Publishing
‘There has never been a better time for Indigenous publishing’ in Australia, says one book publisher, as Indigenous writing hit the bestseller lists.
Australia’s University Presses Find a Following Off-Campus
Far from the halls of ivy, Australian university presses find favor with readers in search of authoritative information in time of fake news.
Canada’s Fraser Valley Regional Library Announces VR Partnership for ‘Inanimate Alice’
A library in Canada will include a virtual reality storytelling project, Inanimate Alice, in its youth program to encourage literacy through digital media.
Bookoli and Australia’s Hinkler Books Open a New Brand in England’s West Country
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.