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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...





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