25 May 2015

On ya bus … to Sydney

For many years, Scholastic has kept its Omnibus imprint running from its original home in Adelaide. Now, after the better part of two decades, the Omnibus Books imprint is to join its fellow imprints (Scholastic Australia, Scholastic Press and Koala Books) at the Scholastic Australia publishing office in Sydney.

The Adelaide office of Omnibus Books will be open until the end of this year, and books currently in production will continue to be expertly curated by the present staff, editors Celia Jellett and Gina Inverarity and art director, Patricia Howes, with administrative support from Beverley Williams.

Omnibus Books looks forward to a continued bright future, and to publishing many more books of quality for young readers.

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23 May 2015


Omnibus books Figgy in the World by Tamsin Janu and Crossing by Catherine Norton were joint winners of the Patricia Wrightson Award in the NSW Literary Awards this week. Congratulations to the authors and all involved in the production of these two worthy winners.

Another winner we have amongst us is our senior editor Celia Jellett who took home the Pixie O’Harris award for ‘distinguished and dedicated service to the development and reputation of Australian children’s books’. Recipients will have ‘worked consistently in children’s literature [and] demonstrated a commitment beyond the call of duty'. Anyone who knows Celia will know this is well-deserved recognition. We’re proud to call her our colleague and friend.