Weekly Book Newsletter
8 April 2010

Inside this issue: pre-publication reviews galore! x

Subscribers to Bookseller+Publisher magazine received our April issue in early March, containing pre-publication reviews of 45 new Australian books, as well as our Shelf Talk... Read more

Random House Australia: local ebooks due 'within weeks' x

Random House Australia (RHA) will release ‘a wide range of specifically Australian titles’ as ebooks in the ePub format ‘within weeks’. RHA MD Margie Seale... Read more

NSW Premier's Literary Awards Shortlist 2010 x

The shortlists for this year’s NSW Premier’s Literary Awards have been announced. Shortlisted titles are: Christina Stead Prize for Fiction ($40,000) Summertime (J M Coetzee,... Read more

Shaun Tan nominated for Hugo Award x

Shaun Tan is among the nominees for the 2010 Hugo Awards, to be announced at Aussiecon 4, the 68th World Science Fiction Convention. First presented... Read more

Hachette to release new Stephenie Meyer on 5 June x

Hachette Australia has confirmed that the new book from ‘Twilight’ creator Stephenie Meyer will be released worldwide on 5 June. The Australian release of The... Read more

FAW awards x

The winners of the Fellowship of Australian Writers (FAW) awards for 2009 have been announced. The Christina Stead Award for fiction went to Liar by... Read more

Shadows awards winners x

The Australian Horror Writers Association has announced the winners of the Australian Shadows Awards. All this year’s winning authors are female, a historic first for... Read more

Random annual results: 'substantial growth' in Australia x

Random House has released its annual results, and while globally the company was flat, the figures show ‘substantial growth’ in Australia. Random House Australia (RHA)... Read more

Wiley redundancies: correction x

Further to last week’s story about a number of redundancies at John Wiley & Sons, Wiley has issued a clarification that the job losses will... Read more

Dymocks Top 101 x

Dymocks has announced the results of a survey of its Booklover loyalty scheme customers, who were asked to nominate their favourite books for a ‘Top... Read more

QWC/A&U emerging children's writer program x

The Queensland Writers Centre (QWC) and Allen & Unwin have announced a national program for manuscript development for children’s fiction writers. Up to ten emerging children’s... Read more

Stead wins 25,000 Pound short story prize x

NZ author C K Stead has been announced as the winner of one of the world’s richest prizes for short stories, the inaugural Sunday Times... Read more

Overland poetry prize winners x

The winner of the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets is Derek Motion, for his poem ‘Forest Hill’. The runner-up for... Read more

US award for WilkinsFarago title x

The Enemy by Davide Cali and Serge Bloch, first published in English by Melbourne-based independent publisher Wilkins Farago, has been included in the 2010 ‘list... Read more

Spinifex re-releases feminist classics as ebook-only series x

Spinifex Press has announced the release of a new ebook-only edition of Remember the Tarantella by Finola Moorhead, the first in a series of ebook re-issues... Read more

NZ Book Trade Liaison Committee: publishers and booksellers to work together on 'common issues' x

The inaugural meeting of the NZ Book Trade Liaison Committee was held in Auckland last week. The Committee comprises representatives from the Publishers Association of... Read more

Klenbort wins UK short story competition x

Sydney-based writer Sarah Klenbort has won the Mslexia Short Story Competition, run by the UK women’s writing magazine Mslexia. Winning the top prize of £2000... Read more

In brief x

Local romance authors on RITA shortlist Two Australian authors, Elizabeth Rolls (Lord Braybrook’s Penniless Bride) and Kelly Hunter (‘Revealed: a Prince and a Pregnancy), are... Read more

Fancy Goods x

New posts on our Fancy Goods blog this week include reviews of Branda Walker’s Reading by Moonlight and Miscellaneous Voices: Australian Blog Writing No.1. Visit... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: ‘but I paid for the hardback’: the ethics... Read more

On tour x

Authors on tour in April and May include: April Nicole Alexander, Random House (The Bark Cutters) Julie Goodwin, Random House (Our Family Table) Carole Wilkinson,... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘We are particularly committed to developing viable ebook supply channels for independent booksellers’–Random House Australia MD Margie Seale, announcing Random’s local ebook roll-out.

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

When a teenage boy with Asperger’s is arrested for murder, can his family prove him innocent? Find out in Jodi Picoult’s book House Rules (Allen... Read more

Most mentioned: this week in Media Extra x

Michael Robotham’s Bleed for Me (Sphere) took out the most mentions in Media Extra this week with five citings. Kate Howarth’s Ten Hail Marys (UQP)... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Winners of Commonwealth Writers’ Prize announced 12 April 2010 Closing... Read more

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