June 18, 2018

2018 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist unveiled

The announcement of the shortlist for the prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award 2018 includes two former winners, Kim Scott and Michelle de Kretser, and four other authors, all of whom have received literary accolades and are strong contenders to receive the $60,000 literary prize in August. On Sunday 17 June trustee of the award, Perpetual, […]

June 15, 2018

UQP celebrates 70th anniversary with anthology and events

The University of Queensland Press (UQP) is celebrating its 70th birthday this year. Established in 1948, UQP was originally founded as a traditional university press, but it later branched out into trade publishing. To mark the occasion, the independent publisher will release an anthology featuring fiction, nonfiction and poetry from 25 past and present UQP […]

March 7, 2018

Parliamentary launch for Library Lovers Day

On Tuesday 13 February, the second Parliamentary Friends of Australian Books and Writers gathering was held at Parliament House, Canberra for the the launch of Library Lover’s Day. Graham Perrett MP and Senator Linda Reynolds were on hand to hear authors, Alison Lester and Aunty Joy Murphy, illustrator Lisa Kennedy and education expert Laureate Professor John Hattie, highlight […]

March 6, 2018

Where There’s a Will There’s a Way – Why Wills Matter for Authors

Could it be possible that the Will had set things right at last, and that Richard and Ada were going to be rich? It seemed too good to be true. Alas, it was! “Mr Kenge,” said Allan, appearing enlightened all in a moment. “…Do I understand that the whole estate is found to have been […]

March 5, 2018

Yale School of Management course enriches local publisher

In 2017, the Managing Director of Insight Publications, Mizz De Zoysa-Lewis, received an IGNITE grant of $4000 to attend a Leadership Strategies in Book Publishing course at the Yale School of Management. The intensive week-long program helps publishing professionals understand the challenges and opportunities created in an increasingly global and digital publishing landscape. “By attending this […]

March 5, 2018

Celebrating 110 years of Oxford University Press in Australia

In 2018, Oxford University Press is celebrating 110 years in Australia. To give that some context, when the office was opened in 1908: Women had just won the right to vote in Victoria Canberra didn’t exist The recorded Australian population was 4,232,278, around 20 million fewer people than today. The Australian branch of OUP now […]

February 14, 2018

2016 Publisher Fellowship report: Alexandra Payne

The non-fiction publisher (trade) at UQP, Alexandra Payne, received a Copyright Agency Publisher Fellowship in 2016 to find out, “How the practice and future of the contemporary publisher or commissioning editor will evolve with the opportunities presented by ongoing digital disruption?” Read her report: How do trade publishers innovate in a time of digital evolution, and what form […]

January 29, 2018

2016 Publisher Fellowship report: Louise Cornegé

The Head of Publicity at Allen & Unwin, Louise Cornegé, received a Copyright Agency Publisher Fellowship in 2016 to “…identify challenges, trends and innovations in the way books are promoted in a digital-first media environment by meeting with publicity and marketing specialists at publishing houses in the United States.” Read her report: How has the digital revolution […]

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Image Credit: Image courtesy of Australian Publishers' Association. Photo: Irene Lorberg Photography.

Image Credit: Akil Ahamat, So the spaces between us can stay soft, 2018. Single channel video, stereo sound; installation, 3D printed resin, chrome, concrete, 80 x 50 x 45cm. © Akil Ahamat | Licensed by Copyright Agency

Image Credit: CREATE judges left to right: Geordie Williamson, Terri Bird and Gail Jones. Photo: Copyright Agency.

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