From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

Publishing changes. A literary mole has asked some questions about the departure of Maree McCaskill, CEO of the Australian Publishers Association. She resigned as of last Friday; our mole claimed it was abrupt and said it was a sensitive time for the APA because it "is currently launching the long-awaited and much delayed TitlePagePlus, an extension of the successful TitlePage bibliographic service. TitlePagePlus will enable shoppers to order out of stock titles at a bookshop or through a bookseller’s website and have them delivered direct to their door. If the initiative succeeds as intended it will help bring shoppers back to Australian bookstores."