Catch up on all the latest news from Penguin Random House Australia including award winning authors, illustrators, designers, publishers and other publishing industry and book related news.
The Australian Book Industry Awards were held in Sydney on Friday night. It was a great night for Penguin with our books taking the top honors in four book categories including the prestigious Book of the Year. Congratulations also to Peg McColl, Kate McCormack and the rights team who won the International (Rights) Award for the second year running for Paul French's book Midnight in Peking. United Book Distributors were again named Distributor of the Year.
Illustrated Book of the Year
Literary Fiction Book of the Year
Overall Book of the Year
Internation Bestseller of the Year
International Success of the Year
Congratulations to Text Publishing who were named Small Publisher of the Year.
More information about the ABIAs, including the complete shortlist, is available on the Australian Publishers Association website.
Breaking news: Diary of A Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel, Book 7 In The #1 Bestselling Series By Jeff Kinney will be released in Australia on 14 November 2012.
Here is the cover image for Diary of A Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel
Each year, Speech Pathology Australia selects children’s books based on their appeal to children, educational value, graphics and design, as well as their ability to facilitate communication, interaction and discussion.
The full list of shortlisted titles can be found on their website http://www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au
Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Arts Minister Simon Crean have announced the shortlists for the 2012 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and congratulated the shortlisted authors and producers.
Young Adult Fiction
The award is offered annually for “the best novel written by an Australian author that depicts women and girls in a positive way or otherwise empowers the status of women and girls in society”.
Anna beat fellow Miles Franklin contenders Foal's Bread and Cold Light.
Last night marked the 60th anniversary of the APA Design Awards. It was a great night for Penguin with our designers taking home awards in four categories. Congratulations to the following designers past and present:
Allison Colpoys, Winner Best Designed Children’s Fiction Book for Alaska
Clair Tice, Winner Best Designed Reference & Scholarly Book for Swainston’s Fishes of Australia
Daniel New Winner of Best Designed Cookbook and Best Designed Cover of the Year for The Art of Pasta
Congratulations also to our colleagues at Pearson Australia for winning
Best Designed Primary Education Book – Echidna
For more information and the complete list of winners see: www.publishers.asn.au
The prize winner will be announced at the John Button Oration to be held with the Melbourne Writers' Festival in August.
For more information please visit: http://johnbuttonprize.org.au
Herald and Weekly Times brands the Herald Sun and The Weekly Times have been honoured at world's most prestigious newspaper marketing awards.
Competing against the world's most famous titles, HWT received two awards at the International News Media Marketing Awards in Los Angeles.
The Herald & Weekly Times on behalf of the Herald Sun, The Daily Telegraph and the Hobart Mercury won first place for the Mini Cookbooks Collection circulation building campaign & The Weekly Times finished second with its five week “Greatest Country Australians” magazine series.
For more information please visit http://www.inma.org/blogs/main/post.cfm/world-s-top-newsmedia-marketing-campaigns-announced-in-inma-awards-2012-competition