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Upcoming Events

23 March 2018
March Swancon, (29 March – 2 April) Perth, WA. Conclave 3, (30 March – 2 April), Auckland, NZ. April Editors NSW: Unreadability, (3 April), Sydney, NSW. Newcastle Writers Festival, (6-8...

SWF 2018 program announced

23 March 2018
The program has been announced for this year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF), which runs from 30 April to 6 May. Sixty international guests and 400 Australian writers, academics and public...

Lending rights title claims closing soon

22 February 2018
Australian book publishers or creators—including self-publishers—can be compensated for the loss of income through the free multiple use of their work in Australian public and educational lending libraries through the...

Barnes & Noble announces large cuts to store positions

22 February 2018
US book retailer Barnes & Noble has announced large cuts to store positions as part of a ‘new labour model’ after reporting disappointing holiday sales results in early January. ‘The new...

Adult sales up, kids sales down in US

22 February 2018
In the US, estimates from the AAP’s StatShot program show that sales of adult trade books increased slightly (0.4%) in the first nine months of 2017 compared to the same...

Sue Liu on ‘Accidental Aid Worker’

22 February 2018
Author and communications professional Sue Liu self-published her travel memoir in 2015. She has since released two new editions of her book, and has run self-publishing workshops through the State...

Upcoming events

22 February 2018
February Perth Writers Week, (19-25 February) Perth, WA. Woollahra Poets’ Picnic, (27 February) Sydney, NSW. March Dunedoo Bush Poetry Festival, (1-4 March) Dunedoo, NSW. Adelaide Writers' Week, (3-8 March) Adelaide,...

Adelaide Writers’ Week 2018 program announced

22 February 2018
The full program for Adelaide Writers’ Week, which runs from 3-8 March, has been announced. This year’s festival is dedicated to children’s author Mem Fox, who will be in conversation...

Full program announced for 2018 Perth Writers Week

24 January 2018
The full program has been announced for the 2018 Perth Festival Writers Week, which runs from 19-25 February. Events at the festival include the pairing of 'literary giants' Kim Scott...

Upcoming events

24 January 2018
January ABPA Golden Damper Awards Bush Poetry Performance Competition, (23-27 January) Tamworth, NSW. February Association for the Study of Australian Literature Conference, (8-9 February) Darwin, NT. Australian Comic Arts Festival,...

Self-publishing podcast ‘Go Publish Yourself’ launched

24 January 2018
IngramSpark has launched the first season of its self-publishing podcast Go Publish Yourself. The podcast was launched earlier this month to provide self-publishing information in an alternative format, with four episodes...

Upcoming events

18 December 2017
December Gulgong Folk Festival (28-31 December) Gulgong, NSW. January ABPA Golden Damper Awards Bush Poetry Performance Competition, (23-27 January) Tamworth, NSW. Watch for SCBWI Books From Your Backyard February Association...

New Goodreads giveaways program in 2018

18 December 2017
Goodreads has introduced a new US giveaways program which will replace the current giveaways program on 9 January 2018. Under the new program, giveaway entries are only open to US...

ipage® to launch in Australia in early 2018

18 December 2017
In exciting news for Australian authors and self-publishers, IngramSpark is set to officially launch ipage® in Australia early next year. ipage is an online platform that allows retailers and libraries...

US self-publisher ISBNs up 8% in 2016

9 November 2017
In the US, ISBNs for self-published books have grown eight percent from 2015-2016, according to a new report from ProQuest affiliate Bowker. In total, 786,935 ISBNs were assigned to self-published...

Prizes round-up

6 November 2017
Self-published title Woven Landscape: Connections in the Tasmanian Midlands (Peter E Davies) was longlisted for the Margaret Scott Prize for the Best Book by a Tasmanian Writer as part of...

Upcoming events

4 November 2017
November NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month (1-30 November) International. untitled Literary Festival (16-20 November) Stonnington, Vic. Girls Write Up (24 November) Brisbane, Qld. Wollongong Writers Festival (24-26 November) Wollongong, NSW. Clare Readers and Writers Festival (25-26...

 

 

 

 

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