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The fifth annual Get Reading! campaign kicks off this week, hoping to get people reading one or more of 50 books throughout the month of September. Get Reading! is a month-long, nationwide campaign - formerly known as Books Alive - to encourage more Australians to discover or rediscover the pleasure of reading books. There’s a free reading guide (50 Books You Can’t Put…
Amazon Courts Young Adult Author
Amanda Hocking, author of paranormal romance young adult fiction, has earned her place in publishing history. Last week, Amazon made a $2 million bid to publish a four-book series by the 26 year-old self-publishing wunderkind. The bid was unsuccessful - St Martin’s Press was the successful bidder - but Amazon’s bid was the highest in dollar terms. The move signals a shift in Amazon’s…
Indie Booksellers to Sound the Gong
It’s been a busy week for Wheeler Centre presenter Fiona McGregor. An exhibition of her performance work ‘Vertigo’ opened at Sydney gallery MOP. And on Monday, she’s up for an Indie Book Award in the fiction category for her novel Indelible Ink. She writes about the book here.
Another past Wheeler Centre presenter, Chris Womersley, is also nominated for his novel Bereft…
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