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WA Tourism grants help visitor centre self-publish

30 October 2018
The Dryandra Country Visitor Centre in Western Australia has revealed refurbishments and technology updates, including a newly self-published guidebook, after receiving two grants worth nearly $90,000, reports the West Australian....

ALLi launches new self-publishing campaign

30 October 2018
The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), a UK-based non-profit independent author organisation, has launched a new campaign called Self-publishing 3.0, according to a press release about their forthcoming white paper on the concept....

Upcoming events

30 October 2018
October Digital Writers’ Festival, (30 Oct-3 Nov) online November Feminist Writers Festival, (1-3 Nov) Sydney, NSW Supanova, (2-4 Nov) Adelaide, SA West Coast Fiction Festival, (3 Nov) Perth, WA Quantum...

Upcoming events

26 September 2018
October Tasmanian Poetry Festival, (5-8 Oct) Launceston, Tas. Crush Festival, (5-14 Oct) Bundaberg, Qld. Unleash the Beast: Writing and Wellness Symposium, (10 Oct) Toowoomba, Qld. Frankfurt Book Fair, (10-14 Oct) Frankfurt, Germany....

Prizes round-up

26 September 2018
Two self-published titles have won awards in the 2018 Romance Writers of Australia (RWA) Romantic Book of the Year awards, known as the ‘RUBYs’. Ruining Miss Wrotham by Emily Larkin won...

Reading the audience: the LoveOzYA readership survey

26 September 2018
In 2017, the LoveOzYA committee conducted a survey into the reading habits of the Australian YA community. Committee chair Stacey Malacari reports on the survey’s findings. The LoveOzYA movement was...

Amazon to merge CreateSpace and KDP

31 August 2018
Amazon has announced that its print-on-demand platforms CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) will merge, reports the Digital Reader. The announcement follows staff layoffs at CreateSpace in March and the closure of...

Shut down Oceanofpdf piracy website returns

31 August 2018
US-hosted ebook piracy website Oceanofpdf, which was recently shut down, has returned under a .net domain, reports the Bookseller. The Bookseller reported on 22 August that the website was offering free copies of books by...

Upcoming events

31 August 2018
September BAD: Sydney Crime Writers Festival, (1-2 Sept) Sydney, NSW Indigenous Literacy Day, (5 Sept) nationwide Heroines Festival, (5-8 Sept) Thirroul and district, NSW Write Around the Murray, (5-9 Sept)...

Small Press Network announces staff changes

30 July 2018
The Small Press Network (SPN) has announced the appointment of Tim Coronel as general manager. Coronel, who was previously communications manager for SPN, takes over from Matthia Dempsey, who has...

Upcoming events

30 July 2018
July ALIA/LIANZA joint 2018 Conference, (30 July–2 Aug) Gold Coast, Qld. Indie Publishing Forum, (31 July) Melbourne, Vic. August Indie Publishing Forum, (1 Aug) Brisbane, Qld. Red Dirt Poetry Festival,...

Bookings open for inaugural Indie Publishing Forums

27 July 2018
Bookings are now open for the inaugural Indie Publishing Forums, a series of events aimed at small publishers, self-publishers, aspiring writers, established authors, students of publishing and creative writing, and those...

Upcoming events

29 June 2018
June Kids and YA Festival, (30 June) Sydney, NSW July Children’s and Young Adult Writers and Illustrators (CYA) Conference, (7 July) Brisbane, QLD Telling Tales in Balingup, (7-8 July) Balingup,...

Amazon launches Prime in Australia

27 June 2018
Amazon has launched its subscription service Prime on the company’s Australian website, offering users free delivery and subscription access to ebooks, videos and games. The service will include free ‘expedited...

Upcoming events

25 May 2018
May NT Writers Festival, (24-27 May) Darwin, NT. Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival, (25-27 May) Geraldton, WA. Feminist Writers Festival, (25-27 May) Vic. Latrobe City Literary Festival, (25-27 May)...

EWF 2018 program launched

25 May 2018
The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) has announced its 2018 program, which runs from 19-29 June in venues across Melbourne’s CBD and surrounding suburbs. Timmah Ball, Tony Birch and Neil Morris...

Subbed In Chapbook Prize expands in 2018

26 April 2018
Sydney-based literary organisation Subbed In is expanding its Chapbook Prize—previously open to NSW residents only—to writers across Australia. Launched last year, the Subbed In Chapbook Prize aims to support emerging...

Upcoming events

26 April 2018
April Unearthed Pemberton, (26 April – 6 May) Pemberton, WA. Supanova, (27-29 April) Gold Coast, Qld. Speculate: the Victorian speculative writers festival, (28 April) Melbourne, Vic. Sydney Writers Festival, (30...