Weekly Book Newsletter
29 July 2009

Coetzee on Man Booker longlist x

Australia-based author J M Coetzee is on the 2009 Man Booker longlist, for Summertime (Knopf), which is released in Australia in September. Coetzee is one... Read more
 

Scribo Group appoints sales and marketing team x

The Scribo Group yesterday announced the appointment of its sales and marketing team, in line with the recent announcement of the integrated warehousing operation in... Read more
 

Whelan appointed Dymocks New Zealand operations executive x

Anne Whelan has been appointed operations executive for Dymocks New Zealand. From 1 August, she will assume responsibility for all activities of the Dymocks network... Read more
 

Porter and Jones in the running for UK poetry prize x

Australians Peter Porter and Emma Jones have made the shortlist for Britain’s Forward Prizes for Poetry. Porter is nominated for the best poetry collection (worth... Read more
 

Scribe/CAL launch fiction prize for over-35s x

The CAL Scribe Fiction Prize is a new unpublished manuscript prize for writers over 35, who may or may not have been published before. The... Read more
 

Lindfield Bookshop fire x

Lindfield Bookshop in Lindfield, NSW was the target of vandalism in the past week. A wheelie bin was set alight and placed next to the... Read more
 

Cotterill wins CWA Dagger in the Library x

Colin Cotterill, who lived and taught in Australia for many years, has been awarded the UK Crime Writers Association (CWA) Dagger in the Library Award,... Read more
 

2009 Booksellers New Zealand conference wraps up x

The Booksellers New Zealand national conference wrapped up on Monday, having run from Sunday 26 July at Auckland’s Crowne Plaza Hotel. The theme of the... Read more
 

Thorpe-Bowker 2009 Industry Awards: winners announced x

The winners of this year’s Thorpe-Bowker 2009 Industry Awards were announced at a gala dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Auckland on Sunday night,... Read more
 

2009 Montana New Zealand Book Awards winners announced x

This year’s Booksellers New Zealand national conference closed with the presentation of this year’s Montana New Zealand Book Awards at a gala dinner at Auckland... Read more
 

Keane appointed BPANZ president x

At the Book Publishers Association of New Zealand (BPANZ) AGM held on Sunday as part of the Booksellers New Zealand national conference, Adrian Keane was... Read more
 

New appointments to Booksellers New Zealand board x

Mary Sangster of the Children’s Bookshop, Christchurch; Jerome Gauder of Whitcoulls’ and Emma Radcliffe of Craig Potton Publishing joined the board of Booksellers New Zealand at... Read more
 

Larbalestier responds to 'white washed' cover controversy x

YA author Justine Larbalestier has responded to controversy surrounding the US cover of her new book, Liar, which features the face of a white girl,... Read more
 

Wiley signs with Attributor x

John Wiley has signed up with Attributor, an online tracking service which helps to prevent unlawful use of its authors’ content on the web. Wiley’s... Read more
 

Books at MIFF x

The third MIFF (Melbourne International Film Festival) 37 South Market Books at MIFF was held on Thursday 23 July at the Forum Theatre in Melbourne. Books... Read more
 

Scholastic reports 'significant sales gains in Australia' for 2009 x

Scholastic Corporation, the parent company of Scholastic Australia, has announced that operating income in its ‘international’ segment, which includes Australia, has declined from US$42.3 million... Read more
 

APA attends the Hong Kong Publishing Copyright Fair x

Hong Kong Book Fair finished yesterday, 28 July, having run from 22 July. The Australian Publishers Association (APA), with assistance from CAL, Austrade and the... Read more
 

In brief x

Hollier appointed new manager of Monash University ePressNathan Hollier has been appointed the new manager of Monash University ePress. Hollier has extensive experience in the... Read more
 

Around the world x

Among the stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Booksurge and Amazon to sell 400,000 titles scanned by Google UK... Read more
 

On tour x

Authors on tour in July, August, September and October: JulyRupert Isaacson, Text Publishing (The Horse Boy)Scott Frost, Hachette (Don’t Look Back)Stuart MacBride, HarperCollins  (Blind Eye)Emma... Read more
 

Quote of the week x

‘One bookseller in Australia took the children’s book award sticker off The Red Tree as he felt he could sell more that way, and sold... Read more
 

Bestsellers this week x

Household names Kim McCosker and Rachel Bermingham have done it again. 4 Ingredients Gluten Free has hit the top of the Fastest Movers chart this... Read more
 

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Closing date–submissions for the Text Publishing Young Adult Prize, 31... Read more
 

RiP John Ryan x

British author, illustrator and animator John Ryan has died, aged 88. He wrote 24 books in the ‘Pugwash‘ series and 11 in the ‘Noah’s Ark’... Read more
 

RiP E Lynn Harris x

American author E Lynn Harris has died, aged 54. His books included Invisible Life, A Love of My Own, and What Becomes of the Brokenhearted.
 

 

 

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