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Introduction

Welcome to Think Australian 2011, your guide to the Australian book trade. Produced by industry magazine BOOKSELLER+PUBLISHER, Think Australian is an annual overview of the Australian market, providing you with the information you need to start doing business with Australian publishers, literary agents, distributors and other service providers. Now in its ninth year, Think Australian is distributed to thousands of publishers, editors, scouts and booksellers around the world in advance of the Frankfurt Book Fair. Thanks to a continuing alliance with Publishing Perspectives, 20,000 copies of Think Australian will be distributed at the fair, as a supplement to PP’s Fair Daily; and copies will be available at the Australian Publishers Association stand (8.0 B 957). Feel free to share Think Australian with your colleagues and contact us at think.australian@thorpe.com.au to be added to our email contacts list to be alerted to future editions and to receive email updates about the book market in Australia, New Zealand and the region. Think Australian is also online at www.booksellerandpublisher. com.au/thinkaustralian, where you can view this year’s edition and previous years’ as emags.

Thanks to all the contributors to and supporters of Think Australian; to Andrew Wilkins, who will be ‘our man on the ground’ this year; to Nielsen BookScan Australia and the Australian Publishers Association; and to Thomas Minkus of the Frankfurt Book Fair and Hannah Johnson, Ed Nawotka and the Publishing Perspectives team. Tim Coronel Publisher BOOKSELLER+PUBLISHER magazine www.booksellerandpublisher.com.au

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Murdoch Books is one of Australia’s leading independent publishers both in print and digital. We have an extensive range of lifestyle titles, with a particular focus on food and drink, gardening, home and craft, and a diverse range of Pier 9 narrative titles, including fiction, biography, history, travel narrative and gift books. We aim to publish books that are unique, innovative, entertaining, interesting and above all something that you want to own. We also have a vast archive of owned content that can be packaged to order.

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AUSTRALIAN book market overview The Australian book market has had a few hurdles in the past year, but overall signs are positive, Tim Coronel and Andrew Rankin report.

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ustralians are avid readers, and Australian publishers continue to increase their range of local titles. Based on figures from Thorpe-Bowker’s Australian Books in Print database, the total number of new Australian book titles published during calendar year 2010 was up 5.4% on the previous year—to 19,831, continuing a trend that has seen the number of locally published titles double in the past decade. (For the purposes of this article, we’re defining ‘an Australian book published in 2010’ as a new ISBN record added to the Australian Books in Print database in 2010 with an Australian market record: this figure includes overseas-originated titles that have been published in a separate Australian edition.) The total number of publishers releasing new titles in 2010 fell a little compared to 2009, to 4252. Interestingly, the largest publishers—the 28 companies that produce more than 100 new titles per year—increased their production while the number of single-title publishers (often self-publishers) fell somewhat. We can surmise that much of this activity by the largest publishers is in producing titles in multiple print and digital formats. After a decade of year-on-year growth, the Australian retail book market went into negative territory in 2010, with sales volumes steady, but the value of retail sales falling by over 4%.           

 



 

       

 

        

 





 



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2010 publishing output A total of 4252 Australian publishers were granted ISBNs in 2010. The majority of these were self-publishers of a single title; although interestingly the proportion of self-publishers actually fell in 2010 after being constant for most of the past decade. More than 90% of publisher entities were in the ‘small press’ category, releasing fewer than five titles each. At the other end of the spectrum, there were 28 very large publishers that released 100 or more new titles in 2010. These largest publishers in Australia are a mixture of internationally familiar trade and educational publishing names (such as Hachette, HarperCollins, Harlequin, Pan Macmillan, Penguin, Simon & Schuster, Random House, John Wiley & Sons, Cengage, Scholastic, Macmillan Education, Pearson Education, Oxford and Cambridge University Presses) and several locally grown companies including Allen & Unwin, Five Mile Press (now owned by Bonnier), Hardie Grant, Hinkler, Lonely Planet (now owned by BBC Worldwide) and Murdoch Books.

             

     

 



   

 

  

 

  

  

  

  

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But smaller and medium-sized publishers are an essential part of the Australian publishing landscape, and many of our most highly awarded and commercially successful books come from a range of well-established independent local firms including Text, Scribe, Black Inc., Giramondo, UQP, UNSW Press, UWA Press and many, many others. Over 80 (often very) small publishers are now members of the umbrella group SPUNC, the Small Press Network, which is working hard to foster and assist independent publishers with marketing and distribution (see p.21 for details on a dozen SPUNC publisher titles). 

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Changing book formats Last year, we predicted a rapid rise in the number of ebooks produced in Australia, and we were proved right: 2010 saw a 66% increase in the number of ebooks produced as publishers moved quickly to provide digital versions of both new and backlist titles.

        

 

The rise in ebook production almost exactly mirrors a fall in print books: the proportion of paperbacks has fallen to 57% of all titles produced, and hardbacks to 12%. The ebook market was somewhat slow to take off in Australia, but the last year or so has seen a real burst of activity. Ebook sales are now estimated at three or four percent of total book retail turnover and continue to grow. Kobo’s relationships with Angus & Robertson and Borders survived the REDgroup collapse and live on under the now Pearson-owned sites, and Kobo is also now partnering with the 70-plus store chain Collins Booksellers, which will sell Kobo’s ereaders in its stores as well as selling ebooks from its website. Local start-up Booki.sh has pioneered a browserbased HTML5 ebook platform that is being used by a number of wellknown independent booksellers, and another start-up, ReadCloud, is hovering in the wings waiting to launch with a number of retail partners. Australian-published titles are increasingly available internationally on Amazon’s Kindle and Apple’s iBooks, and we’re still awaiting an Australian launch for Google Ebooks. A long-anticipated revamp of industry data portal TitlePage is now underway and will help consolidate the back-end and supply chain for both print and ebook orders.

Strong exports and rights sales Australian publishing has built its strength in recent decades on a culture of rights buying and selling, valued at up to A$300 million (â‚Ź224 million) per year. Thanks to the territorial protections offered by the ‘30-day rule’, Australian publishers and distributors can secure perpetual rights to an international title by obtaining Australian rights and releasing a local edition within 30 days of its first release. As a result, a great many overseas-originated books get a uniquely Australian edition, often with new cover art, printed in Australia if mono (virtually all colour printing for Australian editions is done off-shore), and usually first released in our preferred ‘C-format’ trade paperback and sold at around A$30 (â‚Ź22). On the other side of the coin, Australian publishers develop thousands of new local titles each year and they are very successful at selling rights to many of these Australian books to the world. Australia’s domestic market is comparatively small, and for many authors a sale to the UK, US and to a range of translation territories is key to being able to make a decent income and gain a large audience for their book. See our annual rights survey starting on p.8 for more details.

The retail scene Australia’s book retailers had a tough year in 2010. Nielsen BookScan’s figures show that A$1.26 billion (₏942 million) passed through the retailers’ tills, 4.2% down on the previous year. Volume of books sold was flat at 66.2 million units (although that’s not bad for a population of around 22 million!). Fiction accounted for 28% of sales, children’s books 24% and nonfiction 48%. It is difficult to give definitive reasons for this slump, but there are a number of likely factors. An extraordinarily high exchange rate for our dollar isn’t helping: against a long-term average of about 80 cents to the US dollar, the Australian dollar has soared beyond parity this year, at one stage hitting $1.10 before settling to about $1.05. This is exacerbating the perception among consumers that books are priced too high in Australia, and it makes buying online from offshore sites such as Amazon and The Book Depository very attractive, with potential savings of 30% or 40% over local prices common, even after paying for shipping. Firm figures are hard to come by, but estimates are that Australian shoppers may be spending A$150 million (₏112 million) or more each year buying books offshore. Earlier this year, Australasia’s biggest bookselling chain, REDgroup, first went into voluntary administration and eventually folded, leaving creditors millions out of pocket. REDgroup owned Angus & Robertson (A&R) in Australia, Whitcoulls in New Zealand, and Borders in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Whitcoulls found a new owner, saving most of its stores, and franchisee-owned A&R branches continue to

   

   

 



 

 



 

 

 







 

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However, the collapse of REDgroup has actually resulted in a strengthening in a sector already well-represented in Australian bookselling: independent stores. ‘The indies’, as they are known, already held a 20% market share, but in the past six months that has increased to 23%. The other part of the equation is franchisee-owned stores trading under the banner of a chain: of the two remaining large national chains, the 70-plus store chain Collins Booksellers is entirely franchisee-owned and the majority of Dymocks’ 90 or so branches are owner-operated. Almost all of the former A&R franchisees have stayed in business, half rebranding as indies and half joining Collins. Australian-based (and in a few cases trans-Tasman Australian/New Zealand-based) online booksellers are also doing well. The standout example is Booktopia: started a few years ago by two brothers and their brother-in-law as a hobby business, it now employs over 40 people and regularly features in lists of Australia’s fastest-growing companies. Boomerang Books (and its ebook arm Booku), The Nile, Fishpond and numerous other sites are successful locally based online booksellers. Dymocks has run an online business for many years and was the first mainstream Australian bookseller to offer ebooks, and while they’ve disappeared from the streets both the Borders and Angus & Robertson brands live on online, with international publisher Pearson buying the brands and retail infrastructure from REDgroup’s administrators. These retail figures concentrate on trade book sales, but educational publishing is also a very significant part of the Australian market: some 40% of titles produced annually and probably 50% or more of overall trade revenues come from educational titles, ranging from early literacy and primary school materials to university textbooks and professional resources.

Conclusion

Australia at a glance Population: 22.7 million (December 2010) Number of books published annually: 19,831 (2010; 5.4% increase on 2009) Australian titles in print: 240,000+ Number of major publishers: c. 250 Total number of active publishers: 4252 (2010; 2.3% decrease on 2009) Publishers’ turnover: approx. A$2 billion Book retail outlets: approx. 2000 Retail sales of books in 2010: A$1.26 billion (4.2% drop on 2009) Sources: Australian Bureau of Statistics; Thorpe-Bowker; Global Books in Print; Nielsen BookScan; University of Melbourne Book Industry Study Currency conversion At the time of going to press, one Australian dollar is worth approximately μ0.75, US$1.03 and £0.65.

Whichever country you are from, it is a challenging time to be involved in the publishing industry, and Australia is certainly not immune to the upheavals of a rapidly changing market. However, the Australian book industry continues to discover wonderful writing talent and to produce outstanding books of broad interest. In coming to fairs such as Frankfurt we offer our books to the world with great success, and we hope that Think Australian helps you discover some great Australian books and connect with their publishers, agents and distributors.



Aussie HQ There are more than 50 Australian companies participating in the Frankfurt Book Fair this year (see the centre pages for the Australian Publishers Association’s comprehensive listing). Australia’s headquarters at Frankfurt will be the Australian Publishers Association stand at Hall 8.0, B958. If you need to track down an elusive Australian visitor, come to the APA stand; and if you’d like to experience Australians in party mode, come to the stand after 5pm on Thursday 7 October for the annual Australia Party!

See for yourself A great way to learn more about the Australian market is to participate in the Visiting International Publisher program, sponsored by the Australian government’s Australia Council (known colloquially as ‘OzCo’). Each year OzCo brings foreign publishers, agents and rights managers to one or more Australian writers’ festivals (usually Adelaide and Sydney in alternate years), where they can meet one-on-one with local publishers, participate in well-attended industry sessions and in lively public festival discussions. To ďŹ nd out more, see www.australiacouncil.gov.au/the_arts/literature

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THE RIGHTS STUFF 2011 For the ninth year in a row, Think Australian has surveyed Australian rights managers and literary agents to gauge the health of Australian rights trading and book exports. Andrew Wrathall reports on the survey’s findings.

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Australia’s income from publishing rights deals remains fairly stable in turbulent times, according to Think Australian’s annual survey of Australian literary agents and rights managers.

Responses from Australian rights agents and managers indicate a dramatic rise in China as a viable market for rights deals. China has climbed above the United Kingdom on the list of top markets by income (see p.10), moving up to third place from seventh place, on a list the United States, Germany and United Kingdom have dominated since the 2004/05 financial year. This continues a downward trend for the United Kingdom as a source of income for rights deals, although it is up by the number of deals compared to last year. China remains at the top of the list for the number of deals (see p.10), a position it gained last year. Following China on the list are the United States, United Kingdom and Korea—three markets that dominated this list during the 2007/08 and 2008/09 financial years. Respondents noted a decline in the United Kingdom and Spanish markets.

A majority of rights managers and literary agents (54%) agree that income has remained the same in the past 12 months. Over one third (38%) reported positive income growth from rights deals, which is down on last year’s figure (50%) and continues a trend of smaller income growth since the 2007/08 financial year. Income growth of more than 10% over the past 12 months was reported by 31% of survey respondents, which is up on last year’s figure of 29%. There was a decrease in the number of respondents reporting a decline in income—8% compared to 21% last year and 28% the previous year. According to our survey, the average number of rights deals executed by an Australian publisher or literary agent during the past 12 months was a low 29, well down on last year’s spike of 74, which at the time had appeared to break the downward trend from the previous three years. The largest deal reported was worth A$270,000/€201,000, only two thirds the value of last year’s biggest deal US$440,000/€312,000. The smallest deal reported was A$430/€320, a bit up on last year’s A$300/€225. The average highest deal was worth A$35,000/€26,200, down on last year’s average of A$100,000/€74,700, and closer to the previous year’s average of A$46,000/€34,400. The average smallest deal was worth A$750/€560, again up on last year’s average of A$1600/€1200, but closer to the previous year’s A$700/€520.

Over two thirds of respondents (36%) believe the rights market for Australian books overseas has remained the same over the past 12 months, with 14% feeling an improvement (down on last year’s figure of 23%), 43% suggesting it has become slightly worse (down from last year’s 53%) and another 7% feeling it has become much worse (similar to last year’s figure of 6%). Most rights deals (77%) were for markets with languages other than English, with an increase on last year (60%), which had remained constant over the previous two years. The most lucrative foreign language territories were identified as China, Germany, Korea, the Netherlands, Poland, France, Brazil and Spain, which is quite similar to last year’s list, except for the addition of Poland.

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Developing markets Each year, respondents are asked to nominate the territories that they feel are increasing in importance. Up-and-coming markets most commonly nominated were China, Brazil, Poland and Korea. This is similar to last year, except for the addition of Poland, which replaces other Eastern European markets on the list. Brazil continues to become more significant. Less commonly mentioned countries, reflecting last year’s results, include Taiwan, India and Portugal.

Which categories are selling? The highest-selling category for rights sold overseas this year was nonfiction books, which was slightly above children’s books and well above fiction. In the nonfiction category, biographies were the most popular, followed by cookbooks, health and self-help. In children’s books, picture books were the most popular, which was followed by junior fiction and young adult. Survey respondents said adult nonfiction has shown a surge of interest. Some respondents suggested a decline in history and science, but many reported that there was no real decline for any particular category.

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RIGHTS SURVEY dropped in importance in this year’s rankings (see table below). Taipei International Book Exhibition was mentioned by some as an important conduit for selling rights. On the question of what the Australian government should do to encourage exports, respondents asked for increased sponsorship of Australian publishers’ stands and the Australian Publishers Association stand at international book fairs, sponsorship of authors to attend international writers festivals, more subsidies for the translation of Australian books into other languages and funding for an Australian portal to advertise book rights.

THE DIGITAL ERA Ebooks and digital rights continue to grow in importance. Responding to the survey questions on digital rights, half of rights managers and literary agents agreed that retaining geographic/territorial restrictions on ebooks is essential and that obtaining separate Australian/ANZ digital rights is crucial. Another half said that obtaining world digital rights is crucial and that when selling Australian titles overseas publishers demand digital rights along with print.

THE TOP MARKETS FOR AUSTRALIAN RIGHTS SALES 2011 By income 1. United States 2. China 3. Germany 4. United Kingdom 5. Korea 6. The Netherlands 7. Poland 8. France 9. Brazil 10. Spain

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(Last year’s ranking is in brackets.)

Source: Think Australian survey of Australian literary agents and rights managers, August 2011.

A majority of respondents agreed with the statement ‘established contractual conventions have to be changed to match the new digital world’.

FUTURE PROSPECTS Australian rights managers and literary agents are not so positive about the prospects for growth in rights sales over the next 12 months, with only 25% believing the rights market will improve, down from last year’s spike of optimism 50%, but similar to the previous year’s 27%. Almost half of respondents (42%) expect the market to stay the same (up from 34%). Another 25% believe it will become slightly worse (up from last year’s 8%) and another 8% feel it will become much worse. When asked why they felt this way about future prospects, survey participants pointed to the economic downturn in Europe, a focus toward Asian markets, that closing a deal on the same books is becoming harder and that the high Australian dollar is hurting businesses. We’ll be back in 12 months to see how they’ve gone.

MOST IMPORTANT CONDUITS FOR SELLING INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS 2011 1. 2.

Frankfurt Book Fair (1) Formal arrangements with (3) overseas rights agents 3. London Book Fair (2) 4. The Australia Council’s Visiting (6) International Publishers program 5. Bologna Book Fair (4) 6. Literary Scouts (7) 7. Internet-based rights marketplaces (8) 8. Think Australian export magazine (9) 9. BookExpo America (5) 10. Formal arrangement with sister (10) companies overseas

(Last year’s ranking is in brackets.)

Source: Think Australian survey of Australian literary agents and rights managers, August 2011.

PAST AND EXPECTED FUTURE GROWTH IN THE RIGHTS MARKET

Great improvement Little improvement About the same Slightly worse Much worse

Past 12 months 0% 14% 36% 43% 7%

Source: Think Australian survey of Australian literary agents and rights managers, August 2011.

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Hema Maps www.hemamaps.com.au Hinkler Books www.hinklerbooks.com Ice Water Press www.icewaterpress.com Jenny Darling & Associates www.jd-associates.com.au John Wiley & Sons www.johnwiley.com.au Knowledge Books and Software www.kbs.com.au Melbourne University Publishing www.mup.com.au Murdoch Books www.murdochbooks.com.au NewSouth Books and NewSouth Publishing www.unswpress.com.au Pantera Press www.panterapress.com Penguin Group (Australia) www.penguin.com.au Publish Your Passion Pelusey Publishing www.pelusey.com R & R Publications www.randrpublications.com.au R.I.C. Publications www.ricgroup.com Random House Australia www.randomhouse.com.au Scholastic Australia www.scholastic.com.au Scribe Publications www.scribepublications.com.au Seashell Publishers www.seashell.com Spinifex Press www.spinifexpress.com.au St Pauls www.stpauls.com.au The Book Company Publishing www.thebookcompany.com.au The Choicemaker Pty Ltd

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EVENT: THE AUSTRALIA PARTY Come and meet the Australian publishing community at Frankfurt Book Fair. 5.00pm Thursday 13th October 2011 APA stand: Hall 8, Stand B958

WRITERS’ FESTIVALS IN AUSTRALIA

OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES

There are literary festivals – large and small – happening throughout Australia featuring the nation’s best established and emerging writing talent. Don’t miss the major festivals in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney throughout the year.

Australia has many industry associations that support Australian writers and publishers.

The Australia Council’s popular Visiting International Publishers program, also known as VIP – hosts a number of international publishers, literary agents and scouts at a festival each year. Adelaide Writers’ Week www.adelaidefestival.com.au Brisbane Writers’ Festival www.brisbanewritersfestival.com.au Byron Bay Writers’ Festival www.byronbaywritersfestival.com.au Melbourne Writers’ Festival www.mwf.com.au Mildura Writers’ Festival www.mwaf.com.au Perth Writers’ Festival www.perthfestival.com.au Sydney Writers’ Festival www.swf.org.au

Australian Publishers Association The Australian Publishers Association (APA) is the peak industry body for Australian book, journal and electronic publishers. For more information on its membership, visit www.publishers.asn.au Each year the APA hosts a collective of Australian publishers at Frankfurt Book Fair. They display award-winning books and showcase other titles from Australian publishers who cannot attend the fair. The Literature Board of the Australia Council To find out more information about the support available to overseas publishers for the publication and/or translation of works by living Australian writers, visit www.australiacouncil.gov.au/literature The annual Visiting International Publishers program (VIP) involved eight to twelve overseas guests hosted at one of Australia’s prominent literary festivals, such as Adelaide Writers’ Week or the Sydney Writers’ Festival. To find out more about the VIP program, visit www.australiacouncil.gov.au/vip For more information on Australian writers, visit www.ozarts.com.au Australian Society of Authors www.asauthors.org Children’s Book Council of Australia www.cbc.org.au

AWARD WINNERS

And the winner is… Australia has many book awards, and every year there are standout titles that collect multiple prizes. Andrew Rankin highlights some of the most-awarded Australian books in 2010 and 2011. FICTION

NONFICTION

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(KIM SCOTT, PICADOR) Awards include: • Miles Franklin Literary Award • Victorian Prize for Literature e • ALS Gold Medal • Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book (Southeast Asia and Pacific) • Victorian Premier’s Literary Award

(ANH DO, ALLEN & UNWIN) Awards include: • ABIA Book of the Year • ABIA Newcomer of the Yearr • ABIA Biography of the Year (joint winner) • Indie Book of the Year Overall erall Winner • Nielsen BookData Booksellers’ (ABA) Choice Award

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(CHRIS WOMERSLEY, SCRIBE) Awards include: • Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Literary Fiction Book of the Year • Indie Book of the Year Best Novel • The Age Book of the Year (shortlisted) • Miles Franklin Literary Award (shortlisted) • Ned Kelly Award Best Fiction (shortlisted)

INDELIBLE INK (FIONA MCGREGOR, SCRIBE) Awards include: • The Age Book of the Year • The Age Fiction Book of the Year • Indie Book of the Year (shortlisted) • Western Australian Premier’s Fiction Award (shortlisted)

(ANNA KRIEN, BLACK INC.) Awards include: • Victorian Premier’s Nettie Palmer Prize for NonFiction (shortlisted) • Western Australian Premier’s Non-Fiction Award (shortlisted) • Queensland Premier’s Non-Fiction Award (shortlisted) • New South Wales Premier’s Non-Fiction Award (shortlisted)

HOW TO MAKE GRAVY A Y AV (PAUL KELLY, HAMISH HAMILTON)) Awards include: • ABIA Biography of the Year (joint winner) • Prime Minister’s Literary Award Non-Fiction (shortlisted)

(CATH CROWLEY, PAN MACMILLAN) Awards include: d • Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction • Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Older Readers Book of the Year (honoured) • New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award for Young People’s Literature • Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for Young Adult Books (shortlisted) • Victorian Premier’s Literary Award Writing for Young Adults (shortlisted)

NONI THE PONY (ALISON LESTER, ALLEN & UNWIN) Awards include: • ABIA Book of the Year for Younger Children • CBCA Award Early Childhood Books (shortlisted)

THE MIDNIGHT ZOO (SONYA HARTNETT, PUFFIN) Awards include: • Australian Publishers Association (APA) Best Design Children’s Fiction • Aurealis Award Young Adultt Division (shortlisted) • CBCA Older Readers Award (shortlisted) • Western Australian Premier’s Young Adult Book Award (shortlisted)

These are just a few of the many award-winning books published in Australia each year. To keep track of all the awards and award-winners, see www.booksellerandpublisher.com.au and search for ‘awards’

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1 Fortune Cookie

117,000

Bryce Courtenay, Viking ($49.95 hb)

2 The Plantation

1 Fast, Fresh, Simple

104,000

Donna Hay, HarperCollins ($39.99 pb)

116,000

Di Morrissey, Macmillan ($32.99 pb)

3 At Home with the Templetons

96,000 52,000 43,000 41,000

Marcus Zusak, Picador ($19.95 pb)

7 Truth*

41,000

Peter Temple, Text ($32.95/$23.95 pb)

8 Caleb’s Crossing

40,000

Geraldine Brooks, Harper Collins ($32.99 pb)

9 The Slap

32,000

Christos Tsiolkas, Allen & Unwin ($24.99 pb)

10 Shall We Dance?

28,000

Maggie Alderson, Michael Joseph ($32.95 pb)

11 The Delta

20,000

Tony Park, Macmillan ($32.99 pb)

12 Breath

19,000

Tim Winton, Hamish Hamilton ($24.95 pb)

13 Shantaram

18,000

Gregory David Roberts, Picador ($35.00 pb)

14 Blossoms and Shadows

18,000

Lian Hearn, Hachette ($34.99 pb)

15 I Came to Say Goodbye

17,000 16,000 14,000 14,000

Rachael Treasure, Penguin ($24.95) *Multiple editions/formats released – sales totals combined

Kim McCosker, Hay House ($19.99 pb)

7 True Spirit

57,000

Jessica Watson, Hachette ($35.00 pb)

8 Standing My Ground

45,000

Matthew Hayden, Michael Joseph ($49.95 hb)

9 How to Make Gravy

44,000

Paul Kelly, Hamish Hamilton ($49.95 hb)

10 Losing the Last 5 Kilos

43,000

Michelle Bridges, Viking ($29.95 pb)

11 A Simpler Time

41,000

Peter FitzSimons, HarperCollins ($35.00 pb)

12 Your Place or Mine?

41,000

Gary Mehigan & George Calombaris, Lantern ($49.95 hb)

13 Curious and Curiouser

38,000

14 Batavia

35,000

15 Guantanamo

32,000

16 Poh’s Kitchen

31,000

17 Our Family Table

31,000

Julie Goodwin, Ebury ($49.95 hb)

14,000

Liz Byrski, Macmillan ($32.99 pb)

20 The Cattleman’s Daughter

73,000

Poh Ling Yeow, ABC Books ($39.99 pb)

Di Morrissey, Pan ($19.99 pb)

19 Last Chance Café

6 4 Ingredients: Fast, Fresh and Healthy

David Hicks, Random House ($49.95 hb)

Tara Moss, Macmillan ($26.99 pb)

18 The Silent Country

77,000

John Howard, HarperCollins ($59.99 hb)

Peter FitzSimons, William Heinemann ($49.95 hb)

Alex Miller, Allen & Unwin ($26.99 pb)

17 The Blood Countess

90,000

Ben Cousins, Macmillan ($35.99 pb)

Karl Kruszelnicki, Macmillan ($32.99 hb)

Caroline Overington, Bantam ($32.95 pb)

16 Lovesong

96,000

HarperCollins ($39.99 pb)

5 Lazarus Rising

Kate Morton, Allen & Unwin ($39.99 hb)

6 The Book Thief

3 Masterchef Australia: The Cookbook (Volume 2) 4 Ben Cousins: My Life Story

Craig Silvey, Allen & Unwin ($23.99 pb)

5 The Distant Hours

99,000

Anh Do, Allen & Unwin ($32.99 pb)

Monica McInerney, Michael Joseph ($32.95 pb)

4 Jasper Jones

2 The Happiest Refugee

18 Delicious More Please

31,000

Valli Little, ABC Books ($39.99 pb)

14,000

19 The Sweet Poison Quit Plan

29,000

David Gillespie, Viking ($29.95 pb)

20 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2011 James Halliday, Hardie Grant ($34.95 pb)

29,000

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CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOKS

CHILDREN’S FICTION

YOUNG ADULT BOOKS

(ILLUSTRATED AND TEXT-BASED) 1 Where is the Green Sheep?*

63,000

Mem Fox & Judy Horacek, Puffin ($14.95/$19.95/$29.95 hb)

2 Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

2 The Emperor of Nihon-Ja 25,000

Graeme Base, Viking ($29.95 hb)

20,000

Mem Fox, Omnibus ($15.99)

12,000

6 Game Over!

11,000

7 Zac Power: Ultimate Mission

11,000

8 Bushfire!

11,000

9 The Bad Book

11,000

10 Camouflage

Jackie French, HarperCollins ($14.99 hb)

Bindi Irwin, Random House ($9.95 pb)

*Multiple editions/formats released – sales totals combined

40,000

John Marsden, Pan ($16.99/$18.99 pb)

38,000

John Marsden, Pan ($16.99/$18.99 pb)

28,000

Alexandra Adornetto, HarperCollins ($24.99 pb)

9,000

Rebecca Lim, HarperCollins ($19.99 pb)

10 Embrace

12,000

41,000

John Marsden, Pan ($16.99/$18.99 pb)

9 Mercy 13,000

Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton, Pan ($14.95 pb)

Bindi Irwin, Random House ($9.95 pb)

5 Burning for Revenge*

8 Halo

14,000

46,000

John Marsden, Pan ($16.99/$18.99 pb)

7 The Other Side of Dawn* 14,000

53,000

John Marsden, Pan ($16.99/$18.99 pb)

6 The Night is for Hunting* 15,000

H.I. Larry, Hardie Grant Egmont ($19.95 pb)

Marcia Vaughan, Scholastic ($15.99 pb)

10 Diary of a Wombat

15,000

65,000

John Marsden, Pan ($16.99/$18.99 pb)

4 Darkness, be My Friend*

Bindi Irwin, Random House ($9.95 pb)

Jane Tanner, Puffin ($14.95 pb)

9 Wombat Stew

15,000

94,000

John Marsden, Pan ($16.99/$18.99 pb)

3 The Third Day, The Frost*

Andy Griffiths, Pan ($14.99 pb)

Colin Buchanan, Scholastic ($19.99 hb)

8 Isabella’s Secret

27,000

Anna Fienberg & Barbara Feinberg, Allen & Unwin ($29.99 pb)

5 What Body Part is That?

ABC Books, ($12.99 hb)

7 Santa Koala

4 The Great Big Enormous Book of Tashi

1 Tomorrow, When the War Began* 2 The Dead of the Night*

Bindi Irwin, Random House ($9.95 pb)

14,000

Mem Fox, Puffin ($14.95 pb)

6 Hoot’s Lullaby

35,000

John Flanagan, Random House ($17.95 pb)

3 Trouble at the Zoo

3 The Legend of the Golden Snail 23,000

5 Koala Lou

38,000

Andy Griffiths, Pan ($14.99 pb)

Mem Fox, Puffin ($16.95 hb)

4 Possum Magic

1 The Very Bad Book

9,000

Jessica Shirvington, Hachette ($24.99 pb) *Multiple editions/formats released – sales totals combined

A NOTE ON PRICES

Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sale monitoring system. © Nielsen BookScan 2011. The figure in the right-hand column is the approximate sales volume.

All prices given are the recommended retail price (RRP) set by publishers. Under Australian law, this is only a recommended price and retailers are free to discount (or in some cases mark up) prices at their discretion. At the time of going to press, one Australian dollar is worth approximately Υ0.75, US$1.03 and £0.65.

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Titles to look out for Australian publishers and agents have an exciting and eclectic array of titles on offer at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair. Andrew Rankin looks at some of the highlights.

perennial favourite at Frankfurt, Murdoch Books will be featuring two new bakery books to add to its impressive cookbook range. Bread Revolution is from two up-and-comers on the UK food scene, Duncan Glendinning and Patrick Ryan, from the award-winning eco-artisan bakery, The Thoughtful Bread Company. Mastering the Art of Bakery by Anneke Manning is another book set to make mouths water with dishes including strawberry macaron mousse cake and caramelised tomato tart. Also from Murdoch is Nomad from stylist Sibella Court, who inspires fellow travelers to integrate mementos from their travels in room settings at home. Black Inc. is excited to announce the release of a new nonfiction book from David Malouf, one of Australia’s most popular and well-respected authors. The Happy Life explores new and old ways to find contentment in a world becoming ever larger and more impersonal. Black Inc. CEO Sophy Williams calls it ‘sparkling with Malouf ’s trademark erudition and wisdom’, and explains ‘it should appeal to literary publishers around the world’. Anyone who has told a funny story about what they overheard on their travels will appreciate Overheard by Oslo Davis. With over 100 beautiful and quirky illustrations to giggle and cringe at, it is no wonder that Arcade Publications are delighted to be releasing this gorgeous palm-sized volume. Another irreverent title from Arcade is the down-and-dirty guide to parenthood, Sh*t on My Hands by Madeleine Hamilton and Bunny Banyai. This one should appeal to the thousands

of parents who had a giggle at Go the F*ck to Sleep. While we’re talking quirky books, Arrabella Candellarbra & the Questy Thing to End All Questy Things by A K Wrox would have to come close to winning the ‘silliest title’ award at this year’s fair. Thankfully this book from Clan Destine Press isn’t taking itself too seriously. There’s plenty of love, lust, action and inaction, sexual shenanigans and high-kicking sing-a-longs in this adult fantasy spoof. From Ford Street publishing, Paul Collins’ science-fiction thriller Mole Hunt has been receiving some very positive reviews. Trade magazine BOOKSELLER+PUBLISHER called it ‘a psycho thriller with a difference. A cross between The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Total Recall and Dexter’, while newspaper the Sunday Age stated, ‘You’ll be glad Mole Hunt is the first in a trilogy that ends as satisfyingly as it begins’. Transit Lounge’s publicist Barry Scott says, ‘We are keen to sell rights to a suite of three books by Patrick Holland’. The titles in question are The Mary Smokes Boys, a novel which The Age called ‘fiercely relevant to contemporary Australia’ and has also been compared to the writing of Cormac McCarthy; Riding Trains in Japan, a compelling travel narrative in the tradition of William Dalrymple; and The Darkest Little Room, Holland’s latest novel, which is due to be published in Australia in 2012. One need only read the press release to get an understanding of Sleepers Publishing’s excitement for Miles Vertigan’s Life Kills. ‘A unique work in the mode of Hunter S Thompson and Kinky Friedman,’ writes editorial director Louise Swinn. ‘Life Kills ridicules the many contradictions in

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the way people live their lives, with an authentic humour that belies the anger burning beneath the surface. It’s for hipsters, boomers and anyone in-between.’ Author Emmett Stinson shares the publisher’s enthusiasm, calling it, ‘as vital as any Australian writing since Ned Kelly’s “Jerilderie Letter”’.

will be promoting this title at Frankfurt along with Gentill’s follow-up, A Decline in Prophets. The third and fourth books in this series, set in 1930s Australia, will be in out in February and August next year. Not content with having just one critically acclaimed series on the go, Sulari Gentill (writing as S D Gentill) is also working on a new youngadult series called ‘The Hero Trilogy’. Based on the ancient Greek classic, Chasing Odysseus is the first in this trilogy which The Sun-Herald has called ‘gripping’ and ‘utterly enthralling’. Gentill studied astrophysics and then law before throwing in her law career to commence a career as a writer, so we can look forward to more complex and intelligent prose from this young Aussie author.

Pantera Press is one of the new kids on the Australian publishing block, bringing with it a passion for discovering and nurturing talented new authors. These include John M Green, who P J O’Rourke called ‘the new Michael Crichton … but better’. Green has a new book which Pantera will be promoting at Frankfurt, called Born to Run, set during the next US presidential election in which an Hispanic woman is running for office amidst treason, terror and murder.

Spinifex Press is another independent Australian publisher that will again have a strong presence at Frankfurt. ‘What we stand for is having a chance to hear diverse and marginal voices’, explain the team at Spinifex. This is evident in one of

Another Pantera author, Sulari Gentill, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize this year for Best First Book with her historical crime novel, A Few Right Thinking Men. Pantera

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their lead titles, Big Porn Inc, an insight into the social harms of the pornography industry, which publisher Susan Hawthorne calls ‘a shocking and fearless book’. Continuing Spinifex’s theme of innovative and controversial feminist books is Judy Foster’s Invisible Women of Prehistory, which points to historical evidence that there was far less violence in ancient societies in which women held greater power; Francesca Rendle-Short’s fictionalised memoir, Bite Your Tongue, the story of a young woman coming of age in patriarchal 1980s Queensland; and Merlinda Bobis’s Fish-hair Woman, a heartfelt novel set in the Philippines in the 1980s. From independent publishing house Melbourne Books comes Michael O’Connell: The Lost Modernist by Harriet Edquist, a beautifully produced paperback on the life and work of this major figure in Australian and UK design history. The Lost Modernist features over 100 works from private and public collections, each illustrated and discussed. One of the titles to look out for from University of Western Australia Publishing (UWAP) is The Allergy Epidemic, a guide for parents and allergy sufferers from Dr Susan Prescott, an internationally renowned specialist in immunology. Fishing enthusiasts will also be keen to check out Adam Kerezsy’s Desert Fishing Lessons: Adventures in Australia’s Rivers, which marketing manager Jade Knight has called ‘a rollicking journey’. Another independent from Australia’s west, Fremantle Press is bringing a particularly strong

list to Frankfurt this year. Media and promotions manager Claire Miller points out that Alan Carter’s Prime Cut has already gathered plenty of interest from a number of international publishers and filmmakers. This gritty thriller, which The Sunday Times called ‘confident’, ‘witty’ and ‘entertaining’, won the 2011 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction. Also on Fremantle’s list and attracting strong interest for screen rights is The Waterboys by Peter Docker. ‘Early national reviews have favourably compared the book to the work of George Orwell, Irvine Welsh and Aldous Huxley,’ says Miller. The weird and wonderful world of Tom Cho is showcased in his collection of fictions and fantasies, Look Who’s Morphing, from Giramondo Publishing. Editor Fiona Wright says his stories are ‘tremendously witty, riffing off pop culture, films, music and video games’. Lie Catcher: Become a Human Lie Detector in Under 60 Minutes by Dr David Craig is the fascinating new book from Big Sky Press. Fans of the TV hit Lie to Me will be keen to get their hands on this light-hearted and academically credentialed guide, which publisher Diane Edwards says has already had a ‘huge amount of interest’ from the media. Gretchen Shirm won the Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist of the Year 2011 for her collection of stories, Having Cried Wolf. Publisher Affirm Press describes this book as ‘a contemplative and affecting work from a remarkable new Australian writer’.

These are only a few of the very many books Australian publishers will be bringing to the world at Frankfurt. Make sure to call in to the Australian stand headquartered at Hall 8.0 B958 to see a broad range of Australian exhibitors, and consult the comprehensive guide to Australian exhibitors at the fair in the centre pages of Think Australian, provided by the Australian Publishers Association.

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Reminiscent of Tim Winton and Helen Garner, this cycle of stories revolves around Alice and Grace, friends since childhood, drawn back to the small coastal town of Kinsale. **Winner SMH Best Young Novelist of the Year; shortlisted NSW Premier’s Award for Best New Fiction.**

International Covert Operations expert Dr David Craig provides an easy-to-read guide on applying cutting-edge lie detecting skills to your everyday life. Supported with colour photographs and practical examples.

CLAN DESTINE PRESS

DRAGONFALL PRESS

FORD STREET PUBLISHING

ARRABELLA CANDELLARBRA & THE QUESTY THING TO END ALL THE QUESTY THINGS

THE ANCIENT ONES

MOLE HUNT – BOOK #1 IN THE MAXIMUS BLACK FILES

MICHAEL FOSTER

RIGHTS: World (ex UK/Commonwealth and Italian translation) GENRE: Non-fiction PH: +61 3 9486 0288 FAX: +61 3 9486 0244 EMAIL: sophyw@blackincbooks.com WEB: www.blackincbooks.com Amid the constant chatter of today’s world, with its 24-hour news cycles, Twitter and mobile communications, David Malouf returns to the ancient question of what makes us happy.

PAUL COLLINS

A. K. WROX RIGHTS: World (ex Australia) GENRE: Fiction, adult

RIGHTS: World (ex Australia) GENRE: Fiction

RIGHTS: World (ex Australia) GENRE: Dystopian fiction

PH: +61 3 5635 4290 FAX: +61 3 5625 3756 EMAIL: lindycameron@own.net.au WEB: www.clandestinepress.com.au

PH: +61 8 6102 6291 EMAIL: info@dragonfallpress.com WEB: www.dragonfallpress.com

PH: +61 3 9481 1120 FAX: +61 3 9481 1123 EMAIL: fordstr@internode.on.net WEB: www.fordstreetpublishing.com

Arrabella and her band of adventurers are like no one you’ve met before, even though their quest is the stuff of legend. Okay, a hilarious epic-fantasy spoofery kind of legend.

The Legacy Trilogy ends in spectacular fashion as Samuel, last of the Magician Lords, embarks on his final adventure to save mankind from the savage demon hordes. Classic fantasy.

In a galaxy of cutthroat companies, shadowy clans and a million agendas, spy agency RIM barely wields enough control to keep order. Maximus Black is RIM’s star cadet. But he has a problem. One of RIM’s best agents, Anneke Longshadow, knows there’s a mole in the organisation. And Maximus has a lot to hide . . .

GIRAMONDO PUBLISHING

MELBOURNE BOOKS

PUNCHER & WATTMANN

LOOK WHO’S MORPHING

MICHAEL O’CONNELL: THE LOST MODERNIST

THE PUNCHER & WATTMANN ANTHOLOGY OF AUSTRALIAN POETRY

TOM CHO

HARRIET EDQUIST

JOHN LEONARD (ED) Rights: Europe: Debbie Golvan Management GENRE: Fiction

RIGHTS: UK/Europe/US GENRE: Non-fiction

RIGHTS: World (ex Australia) GENRE: Poetry, Anthology

PH: +61 3 9622 2051 EMAIL: info@melbournebooks.com.au WEB: www.melbournebooks.com.au

PH: +61 438 002 513 EMAIL: office@puncherandwattmann.com WEB: www.puncherandwattmann.com

Beautifully produced book; the first about this major figure in Anglo-Australian art/design history. Includes over 100 works from private and public collections.

Comprehensive Anthology of Australian Poetry from 1788-2010.

THE RED ROOM COMPANY

SLEEPERS PUBLISHING

TRANSIT LOUNGE

POEMS TO SHARE

LIFE KILLS

PUBLISHED BY CORBAN & BLAIR

MILES VERTIGAN

RIDING THE TRAINS IN JAPAN: TRAVELS IN THE SACRED AND SUPERMODERN EAST

PH: +61 2 9772 6350 FAX: +61 2 9419 7934 EMAIL: books@giramondopublishing.com WEB: www.giramondopublishing.com A collection of bizarre, funny, often menacing fictions in which the central character undergoes a series of transformations, shape-shifting through figures drawn from film and television, music clips and video games, porn flicks and comics.

PATRICK HOLLAND RIGHTS: World (ex Australia) GENRE: Poetry

Rights: World (ex Australia) Genre: Fiction

RIGHTS: World (ex Australia) GENRE: Nonfiction

PH: +61 2 9319 5090 EMAIL: programs@redroomcompany.org WEB: www.redroomcompany.org

PH: +61 3 8520 6444 FAX: +61 3 8520 6422 EMAIL: sleepers@sleeperspublishing.com.au WEB: www.sleeperspublishing.com

PH: +61 3 9332 7847 FAX: +61 3 9689 8100 EMAIL: info@transitlounge.com.au WEB: www.transitlounge.com.au

A unique work of dark and comedic avant-garde literary fiction, in the mode of Hunter S Thompson. In it, our protagonist is out to kill some noxious rockstars.

Arriving late in Kyoto Patrick Holland cannot find a room for the night. In a place where loitering is not encouraged his only solution is to ride the trains. An evocative new travel book.

A pack of cards featuring Australian Poets of all generations with activities to explore the poems for more enjoyment.

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SPINIFEX PRESS

SPINIFEX PRESS

BIG PORN INC: EXPOSING THE HARMS OF THE GLOBAL PORNOGRAPHY INDUSTRY

INVISIBLE WOMEN OF PREHISTORY: THREE MILLION YEARS OF PEACE, SIX THOUSAND YEARS OF WAR

FISH-HAIR WOMAN

MELINDA TANKARD REIST AND ABIGAIL BRAY (EDS)

JUDY FOSTER WITH MARLENE DERLET

RIGHTS: World (ex Australia) GENRE: Current Affairs

RIGHTS: World (ex Australia) GENRE: History

PH: +61 3 9329 6088 FAX: +61 3 9329 9238 Email: hawsu@spinifexpress.com.au Website: www.spinifexpress.com.au

PH: +61 3 9329 6088 FAX: +61 3 9329 9238 EMAIL: hawsu@spinifexpress.com.au WEB: www.spinifexpress.com.au

With contributions from leading world experts and activists, Big Porn Inc offers a cutting-edge exposé of the hidden realities of a multi-billion dollar global industry that promotes itself as a fashionable life-style choice. Big Porn Inc reveals the shocking truths of an industry that trades in violence, crime and degradation.

Based on many years of research into ancient history and prehistory, Judy Foster takes on the world. She argues that three million years of peace, a period where women’s position in society was much higher than it is now, preceded the last six thousand years of war in which men have come to hold power.

From the Philippines to Australia, Hawaii, to evocations of colonial Spain, this transnational novel spins a dark, epic tale. Its storytelling is expansive, like the heart – how much can the heart accommodate? … Only four chambers but with infinite space like memory, where there is room even for those whom we do not love.

ARCADE PUBLICATIONS

ARCADE PUBLICATIONS

WILKINS FARAGO

OVERHEARD

SH*T ON MY HANDS: A DOWN-AND-DIRTY GUIDE TO EARLY PARENTHOOD

TEACHING KIDS TO READ: BASIC SKILLS FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS

MADELEINE HAMILTON & BUNNY BANYAI

FAY TRAN

OSLO DAVIS

Rights: World (ex Australia) Genre: Humour

Rights: World (ex Australia) Genre: Humour

PH: +61 430 149 549 EMAIL: info@arcadepublications.com WEB: www.arcadepublications.com

PH: +61 430 149 549 EMAIL: info@arcadepublications.com WEB: www.arcadepublications.com

Internationally renowned illustrator Oslo Davis is the eyes and ears of Melbourne – Australia’s true cultural capital. Gain new insight on the human condition and enjoy hours, if not years, of voyeuristic delight. www.arcadepublications.com/overheard

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An irreverent agony aunt replete with advice for sleep-deprived new parents and hormonally unbalanced expectants, Sh*t On My Hands provides a witty commentary on the twists and turns of parenting the under-twos. www.arcadepublications.com/somh

MERLINDA BOBIS

RIGHTS: World & Philippines GENRE: Fiction PH: +61 3 9329 6088 FAX: +61 3 9329 9238 EMAIL: hawsu@spinifexpress.com.au WEB: www.spinifexpress.com.au

RIGHTS: World (ex ANZ) GENRE: Parenting/literacy PH: +61 3 9636 3026 EMAIL: andrew@wilkinsfarago.com.au WEB: www.wilkinsfarago.com.au As experienced literacy specialist Fay Tran argues, no child should leave school without satisfactory English and numeracy skills. The key is to teach them using PHONICS. Armed with the skills and techniques covered in this book, any adult can teach the kids in their care to read English.

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AUSTRALIAN PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION

ARCADE PUBLICATIONS

ERA PUBLICATIONS

CONTACT: Maree McCaskill

CONTACT: Rose Michael ADDRESS: RM 2, Level 7, The Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 PH: +61 430 149 549 EMAIL: info@arcadepublications.com WEB: www.arcadepublications.com

CONTACT: Rodney Martin POSITION: Managing Director ADDRESS: PO BOX 231, Brooklyn Park SA 5032 PH: +61 8 8352 4122 EMAIL: rod@erapublications.com WEB: www.erapublications.com

Launched in 2007, Arcade publishes short reads about Australia’s past. Always inexpensive, usually irreverent, Arcade’s titles are comprehensive but idiosyncratic, full of feisty opinion and original argument, creatively expressed and presented.

Specialising in K-8 literacy: levelled readers, big books, children’s picture books, fiction and nonfiction and interactive books online. Era, an international award-winning publisher celebrating its 40th year in business and currently in 30 countries and 19 languages, is seeking co-publishers and distributors globally.

POSITION: CEO ADDRESS: 60/89 Jones Street, Ultimo NSW 2007 PH: +61 2 9281 9788 EMAIL: apa@publishers.asn.au WEB: www.publishers.asn.au The Australian Publishers Association is the peak industry body representing the publishers of books, scholarly journals and educational materials.

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FREMANTLE PRESS

HACHETTE AUSTRALIA

CONTACT: Clive Newman POSITION: Sales, Distribution & Rights Manager ADDRESS: PO BOX 158, North Fremantle WA 6159 PH: +61 8 9430 6331 / +61 408 949 961 FAX: +61 8 9430 5242 EMAIL: cnewman@fremantlepress.com.au WEB: www.fremantlepress.com.au Fremantle Press is an independent publisher established to identify and develop Western Australian authors and artists. Since 1976 the Press has promoted Australian stories to audiences world-wide. It was the first to publish works by poets, scholars and novelists who have gone on to national and international success. The Press is well known for its authentic Indigenous stories, its award-winning poets, its culturally significant works of history and fiction, its engaging children’s literature and its beautifully illustrated and produced volumes of cookery, travel, art and photography.

CONTACT: Fiona Hazard POSITION: Publishing Director ADDRESS: Level 17, 207 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000 PH: + 61 2 8248 0800 FAX: + 61 2 8248 0810 EMAIL: rights@hachette.com.au WEB: www.hachette.com.au Hachette Australia is a leading Australian trade publishing house, based in Sydney, and owned by Hachette Livre, one of the largest publishers in the world. We publish high-quality commercial fiction and nonfiction for adults and children, across a wide range of subject areas, covering biography, memoir, health and self-help, travel, history, Australiana, popular culture, lifestyle and sport.

Pnina Jacobson & Judy Kempler

CONTACT: Pnina Jacobson and Judy Kempler POSITION: Publisher ADDRESS: 20 Salisbury Road, Rose Bay NSW 2029 PH: +61 2 9327 3330 EMAIL: info@oneeggisafortune.com WEB: www.oneeggisafortune.com

ONE EGG IS A FORTUNE

Fifty well-known Jewish people from around the world have contributed recipes, biographies and anecdotes to ‘One Egg Is A Fortune’, showcasing the diversity of contemporary Jewish life. And while each person tells a unique story, their anecdotes reveal that the enjoyment of food is the common thread that binds people together. This elegant book presents over 100 recipes with food photography by Craig Cranko, food styling by Michele Cranston and book design by Melanie Feddersen.

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PERIBO

PANTERA PRESS

CONTACT: Cara Codemo POSITION: Sales Manager ADDRESS: GPO BOX 4115, Sydney NSW 2001 PH: +61 2 8220 2000 FAX: +61 2 8220 2558 EMAIL: carac@murdochbooks.com.au WEB: www.murdochbooks.com.au

CONTACT: Alison Green POSITION: CEO ADDRESS: PO BOX 1989, Neutral Bay NSW 2089 PH: +61 2 8096 5192 FAX: +61 2 8096 5192 EMAIL: info@panterapress.com WEB: www.panterapress.com

Murdoch Books is one of Australia’s leading independent publishers both in print and digital. We have an extensive range of lifestyle titles, with a particular focus on food and drink, gardening, home and craft, and a diverse range of Pier 9 narrative titles, including fiction, biography, history, travel narrative and gift books. We aim to publish books that are unique, innovative, entertaining, interesting and above all something that you want to own. We also have a vast archive of owned content that can be packaged to order.

Pantera Press is an Australian independent book publisher with some big differences. Our passion is for publishing books that foster debate and for nurturing talented new authors that readers rave about. Pantera’s motto: ‘Good books doing good things’ outlines the company’s philosophy of profits for philanthropy.

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PUBLISH ON DEMAND AUSTRALIA

COMPILED BY

memories and recipes to share

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MURDOCH BOOKS

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CONTACT: Jane Coffey POSITION: Director ADDRESS: 58 Beaumont Road, Mount Kuring-Gai NSW 2080 PH: +61 2 9457 0011 FAX: +61 2 9457 0022 EMAIL: info@peribo.com.au WEB: www.peribo.com.au Peribo is an Australian book distribution company dedicated to representing leading and emerging independent publishers from the UK, USA, Europe, Asia and Australia. Established in 1986, Peribo provides exclusive sales, marketing and distribution services to all key markets including booksellers, art galleries, libraries, schools, specialist and gift retailers in Australia and New Zealand. With an exceptional range of imported and local books, Peribo is proudly one of Australia’s premier distributors of high-quality fiction, art, architecture, fashion and design books. Our exceptional range of international children’s books places us at the forefront of children’s bookselling.

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SPINIFEX PRESS

SPUNC INC.

SPUNC THE SMALL PRESS NETWORK

CONTACT: Fraser McEwing ADDRESS: 4/18 - 22 Bundarra Road, Bellevue Hill, NSW 2023 PH: +61 2 9130 6035 EMAIL: fraser@publishondemandaustralia.com WEB: www.publishondemandaustralia.com Publish on Demand Australia is a subsidiary of Publish On Demand Global (PODG), which is opening facilities in Australia, China, and Eastern Europe. PODG, through its partners and affiliates, currently provides services to approximately 10,000 authors and publishers around the world.

CONTACT: Susan Hawthorne POSITION: Publisher ADDRESS: 504 Queensberry St, North Melbourne VIC 3051 PH: +61 3 9329 6088 EMAIL: hawsu@spinifexpress.com.au WEB: www.spinifexpress.com.au

CONTACT: Zoe Datner POSITION: General Manager ADDRESS: 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 PH: +61 3 9094 7896 EMAIL: zoe@spunc.com.au WEB: www.spunc.com.au

Spinifex Press is an independent Australian feminist press that was co-founded in 1991 by Susan Hawthorne and Renate Klein. We publish innovative and controversial feminist books with an optimistic edge.

SPUNC (The Small Press Network) is a representative body for small and independent Australian publishers. It was formed in 2006 to promote independent publishing and support the principle of diversity within the publishing industry as a vital component of Australian literary culture.

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THORPE-BOWKER

CONTACT: Tim Coronel POSITION: Publisher ADDRESS: Level 1, 607 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004 PH: +61 3 8517 8343 FAX: +61 3 8517 8399 EMAIL: tim.coronel@thorpe.com.au WEB: www.booksellerandpublisher.com.au Thorpe-Bowker is the key supply-chain solutions and industry intelligence provider for Australia and the Australasian region. Thorpe-Bowker’s trade magazine BOOKSELLER+PUBLISHER is the publisher of Think Australian 2011.

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UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND PRESS

UWA PUBLISHING

CONTACT: Greg Bain POSITION: CEO ADDRESS: PO BOX 6042, St Lucia QLD 4067 PH: +61 7 3365 7244 FAX: +61 7 3365 7579 EMAIL: uqp@uqp.uq.edu.au WEB: www.uqp.edu.au

CONTACT: Terri-Ann White POSITION: Director ADDRESS: University of Western Australia, M419, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009 PH: +61 8 6488 6370 FAX: +61 8 6488 1027 EMAIL: admin-uwap@uwa.edu.au WEB: www.uwap.uwa.edu.au

Since 1948, the University of Queensland Press has been at the forefront of innovative Australian publishing. It has launched the careers of many great Australian novelists, published contemporary Australian poets, been a pioneering force in children’s and youngadult publishing and has set the benchmark for award-winning scholarly and Black Australian writing. UQP is a dynamic university press known for its risk-taking philosophy and commitment to publishing works of high quality and cultural significance.

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Producers of fine books and new ideas, UWA Publishing (UWAP) has been publishing important books since 1935, expanding the boundaries of academic publishing, striving for social, cultural and intellectual renewal.


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