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Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature 2012 - Shortlisted
08 Feb 2012

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Book Cover:  Reading by Moonlight: How Books Saved a Life
Shortlisted for the 2011 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, The Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction.
Shortlisted for the 2011 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, The Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction.
Published: 28/03/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143205227
Book Cover: The Life of a Teenage Body-Snatcher
Thomas Timewell is sixteen and a gentleman. When he meets a body-snatcher called Plenitude, his whole life changes.
Thomas Timewell is sixteen and a gentleman. When he meets a body-snatcher called Plenitude, his whole life changes.
Published: 28/06/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143203919
2011 Australian Romance Readers Awards - Finalist
30 Jan 2012

Favourite Contemporary Romance

Promises by Cathryn Hein

For more information please visit australianromancereaders.wordpress.com

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Book Cover:  Promises
A father with something to hide, a jockey with a taste for blackmail, a man with an agonising secret . . . and a young woman in love, defying them all. From an exciting new Australian voice comes this compelling story about love, loyalty and forgiveness.
A father with something to hide, a jockey with a taste for blackmail, a man with an agonising secret . . . and a young woman in love, defying them all. From an exciting new Australian voice comes this compelling story about love, loyalty and forgiveness.
Published: 29/08/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781921518676
2012 Indie Awards - shortlisted
25 Jan 2012

Debut fiction

All That I Am by Anna Funder

The Indie Awards recognise independent booksellers' favourite Australian authors from the past 12 months.

DK unveils revolutionary interactive reading experience
20 Jan 2012

DK unveils revolutionary interactive reading experience built with Apple’s innovative iBooks

DK today announced the publication of four revolutionary illustrated multimedia books using Apple's innovative iBooks, available now on the iBookstore. Heralding a new standard of illustrated eBooks, the four titles - My First ABC, Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Life, DK Natural History: Insects and DK Natural History: Mammals-Carnivores -combine video, sound, 3-D models, galleries and animations for the first time in a digital book form. These new DK books are based on titles that have sold over one million copies in more than 20 languages. A fifth title, Baking, will be launched in February with more to follow in the coming months.

Created by a team of DK award-winning editors and designers, information on the screen springs to life to bring fresh insight and excitement to a whole range of subjects and interests that encourage learning in the home.
Features include:

  • A 3-D model of a velociraptor skeleton
  • An animation showing the step-by-step formation of a fossil
  • A movie of a tiger hunting and a brown bear catching salmon
  • Microscopic images of insects’ eyes and wings
  • The sound of a Madagascan hissing cockroach

John Duhigg, Deputy CEO of DK, said: “Today represents a giant leap for how illustrated books will work in the digital world. The experience these new iBooks provide is thoroughly immersive and will encourage all those with a natural curiosity to get excited about the world around them in a bold new way. This is a significant moment for illustrated content and, particularly for DK who has always been at the forefront of digital innovation. Imaginative use of technology, design and editorial is at the heart of everything that DK does so we’re thrilled to be a part of this exciting launch”

John Duhigg, Deputy CEO of DK, is available for comment. For more information please contact, Rachel Kempster at DK US on 0011-1-646-674-4051.

Penguin To Publish Jim Stynes’ Story
16 Jan 2012

“We were honoured when in July last year, Jim Stynes chose Penguin to be the publishers of his inspirational story. Jim has made a real difference to other people’s lives throughout his football career, his work with Reach and now his journey with cancer. He always tells it like it is – he stands tall when facing life’s biggest challenges, and is generous in sharing what he has learnt along the way. This book will bring all of that and more to readers later this year.”  Andrea McNamara, Publisher

Jim Stynes’ Story, by Jim Stynes, Michael Joseph, rrp $39.95 will be published in September 2012.

For media enquiries place contact Anyez Lindop on 03 9811 2512.

Gourmand Best ​in the World competition - shortlisted
09 Jan 2012

Two Lantern titles have been shortlisted for the Gourmand Best ​in the World competition in two categories.

Guillaume: Food for Friends by Guillaume Brahimi has been shortlisted in the Australia/Pacific category, while The Art of Pasta by Lucio Galletto and David Dale has been shortlisted in the Italian Cuisine category.

Winners will be announced 6 March 2012 in Paris.

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Book Cover:  Guillaume: Food for Friends
In his long-awaited debut cookbook, celebrated chef Guillaume Brahimi creates exceptional food for friends in some of Australia's most beautiful houses.
In his long-awaited debut cookbook, celebrated chef Guillaume Brahimi creates exceptional food for friends in some of Australia's most beautiful houses.
Published: 28/03/2011
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781921382291
Book Cover: The Art of Pasta
For the more adventurous cook, Lucio's executive chef Logan Campbell has contributed some contemporary interpretations of classic pasta dishes, including rabbit cannelloni with Jerusalem artichoke sauce and beetroot gnocchi with pancetta and goat's cheese.
For the more adventurous cook, Lucio's executive chef Logan Campbell has contributed some contemporary interpretations of classic pasta dishes, including rabbit cannelloni with Jerusalem artichoke sauce and beetroot gnocchi with pancetta and goat's cheese.
Published: 03/10/2011
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781921382284
The Power of One Australian Hero Award
21 Dec 2011

Celebrating people who are dedicated to helping others in our community

The Power of One Australian Hero Award rewards and recognises one special person whose commitment to the great er good is an inspirat ion to those around them. A prize of $50,000 will be presented by Bryce Courtenay to the winner of The Power of One Australian Hero Award to assist that person to continue their work in the community. This annual award is a joint initiat ive between Bryce Courtenay and Penguin Books Australia.

'The power of one is the decision to make a difference without expecting recognition.' Bryce Courtenay

Nominations open - 21 December 2011
Nominations close - 5pm Friday 2 March 2012
Shortlist notified - Friday 30 March 2012
Winner announced - Friday 27 April 2012

Download the application form here

2011 WAYRBA Winners
07 Dec 2011

Younger Readers Award

The Ugly Truth: Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Older Readers Award

Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

For more information about the awards, visit www.wayrba.org.au

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Book Cover: The Ugly Truth: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Greg Heffley has always been in a hurry to grow up. \r\nBut is getting older really all it's cracked up to be?\r\nVisit the Australian Diary of a Wimpy Kid Facebook page
Greg Heffley has always been in a hurry to grow up. \r\nBut is getting older really all it's cracked up to be?\r\nVisit the Australian Diary of a Wimpy Kid Facebook page
Published: 10/11/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143304999
2011 Cool Awards - Winner
30 Nov 2011

Fiction for year 7-9

Now by Morris Gleitzman.

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The gripping finale to the dramatic series that began with Once, continued with Then and is . . . Now.\r\nAuthor interview
The gripping finale to the dramatic series that began with Once, continued with Then and is . . . Now.\r\nAuthor interview
Published: 03/05/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780670074372
The Cilip Carnegie Medal - Nominated
14 Nov 2011

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Book Cover:  Between Shades of Gray
A long overdue voice for the hundreds of thousands of Lithuanians, Latvians and Estonians who will never have the chance to tell their stories.
A long overdue voice for the hundreds of thousands of Lithuanians, Latvians and Estonians who will never have the chance to tell their stories.
Published: 28/03/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143205418

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03 Aug 2015
BOOKTOPIA ACQUIRES BOOKWORLD AND ANGUS & ROBERTSON ONLINE
 Melbourne 11.30am, 3 August 2015: Penguin Random House Australia CEO Gabrielle Coyne today announced the sale of Bookworld, the online book retailer that operates bookworld.com.au and angusrobertson.com.au, to Booktopia.The transaction will bring together Australia’s two largest online book businesses.Coyne said “As publishers, connecting authors with readers is at the core of what we do and a strong online player is but one of the many ways this happens.

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