Weekly Book Newsletter
17 February 2010

Macquarie Dictionary reader giveaway! x

To celebrate the announcement of Macquarie Dictionary’s Word of the Year 2009, the Weekly Book Newsletter is giving away five six-month subscriptions to the Macquarie Dictionary... Read more

Inside the current issue: reviewers' top picks x

The March issue of Bookseller+Publisher reached subscribers last week. Among the top picks in the reviews pages this issue were: Below the Styx (Michael Meehan,... Read more

'Fancy Goods': Bookseller+Publisher launches new blog x

Bookseller+Publisher Online has launched a new books blog, Fancy Goods. Fancy Goods, which can be found at http://www.fancygoods.com.au/, will include occasional reviews and select industry news,... Read more

McCaskill: Newly established Strategy Group could consider 'voluntary reduction' in 90-day rule x

Innovation Minister Kim Carr has announced the federal government will establish a new Book Industry Strategy Group. Making the announcement at the opening of the... Read more

Digital publishing symposium: special report x

Readers will pay more than they currently do for ebooks, but not much more; ebook publishing and digital marketing are not so scary once you... Read more

Google Editions: Palma outlines Google's ebook plans x

As an addendum event to Monday’s digital publishing symposium in Melbourne, a ‘digital chat’ session featuring New Zealand Digital Publishing Forum founder Martin Taylor and... Read more

Finch Publishing reports illegal downloads from scribd site x

Finch Publishing will be seeking compensation for a breach of copyright on the US website scribd. ‘An illegal digital version of one of our books,... Read more

'Torpedo' becomes first Australian literary journal on Kindle x

The literary journal Torpedo has becme the first Australia-based journal to be made available to purchase through the Kindle store. Torpedo editor Chris Flynn told... Read more

Writers at the Convent x

Writers at the Convent, held at Melbourne’s Abbotsford convent from 12 to 14 February, increased its audience numbers this year. ‘This year’s festival proved what... Read more

'Every Secret Thing' wins NT 'Book of the Year' x

Every Secret Thing by Marie Munkara (UQP) is the winner of the 2010 NT Book of the Year Award. The novel, which won the David Unaipon... Read more

Blake Dawson Prize for Business Literature shortlist announced x

The titles shortlisted for the 2009 Blake Dawson Prize for Business Literature have been announced. The four titles are: Gordon Barton: Australia’s Maverick Entrepreneur (Sam... Read more

In brief x

Wheeler Centre opens; first event raises $20,000 for Indigenous Literacy ProjectThe Wheeler Centre officially opened on Friday night, with the Centre’s first event, A Gala... Read more

Around the World x

Among the international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Oxfam bookshops raise the ire of UK booksellers and... Read more

Quote of the week x

Actually, it’s more like phrases of the week this time. From Monday’s digital publishing symposium in Melbourne, we couldn’t help but notice the following terms:... Read more

Got news? x

If you’ve got news you think would be of interest to Weekly Book Newsletter readers, let us know by emailing bookseller.publisher@thorpe.com.au.

Bestsellers this week x

It’s a Stieg Larsson trifecta in the Bestsellers this week with all the ‘Millennium’ trilogy books appearing in the top three spots. Erica Spindler’s Blood... Read more

Most mentioned: this week in 'Media Extra' x

Author Xinran captured the attention of many a reader with her bestselling book The Good Women of China about Chinese mothers who had lost, or... Read more

On tour x

Authors on tour in February include: Patrick Ness, Walker Books (Monsters of Men)Katherine Howell, Macmillan (Cold Justice)Michael Goldfarb, Scribe (Emancipation: How Liberating Europe’s Jews from... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: APA Digital Publishing Seminar in Australia, Sydney 17 February Room... Read more

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RiP Dick Francis x

Penguin Australia writes: ‘A regular visitor to our shores during his writing career, Dick had a special relationship with Australian readers and the Australian horse... Read more

RiP Alfred Gregory x

Penguin Australia writes: ‘Photographer Alfred Gregory passed away last week just before his 97th birthday. "Greg" as he was known to his friends, was the... Read more



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