Independent Australian publisher Lothian Books has been sold to the giant US Time Warner conglomerate. The Lothian imprint will be kept.
Allen & Unwin has announced a new imprint with a strong emphasis on commercial fiction and non-fiction. The publishers of the new imprint will be Louise Thurtell and Jude McGee.
Aurealis Award winner Margo Lanagan has been awarded two World Fantasy Awards!
Margo picked up the Best Collection award for "Black Juice" and Best Short Story for "Singing My Sister Down", which also appeared in the Black Juice collection.
Congratulations to Margo from all of us at Aurealis and Chimaera Publications!
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Aurealis Award-winner, Margo Lanagan, has sold a YA novel and story collection to Rosalind Price at Allen & Unwin (Australia).
Former ad-man John Flanagan has had the first book in his YA RANGER'S APPRENTICE series, The Ruins of Gorlan, published by Penguin in the US. The Sydney-sider wrote the first book in the RANGER'S APPRENTICE series to encourage his 12-year-old son to enjoy reading, and then went on to write three further volumes.
Aurealis Award-winning author, Sean Williams, has sold his Astropolis trilogy, a "pan-galactic gothic space adventure" to Ginjer Buchanan at Berkley (US) via agent Richard Curtis.
Multi-award winning Australian science fiction writer, Damien Broderick, has been appointed fiction editor of Cosmos magazine. Some of the biggest names in SF have been commissioned by Broderick to write short fiction for Cosmos, which will be paying some of the highest rates for original science fiction in the world. For further details see www.cosmosmagazine.com.
Come and talk to the Aurealis and Chimaera Publications team in the dealers' room at the Continuum 3 convention in Melbourne, Australia on 15-17 July. Richard Harland will at our table at various times to sign your copy of The Black Crusade.
The Guests of Honour for Continuum 3 will be Neil Gaiman, Poppy Z Brite, Robin Hobb and Richard Harland. Continuum 3 Speculative Fiction and Pop Culture Convention is at Hilton on the Park Hotel and Convention Centre, 198 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne.