Weekly Book Newsletter
21 April 2010

Reader giveaway: win a copy of 'Cold Souls' x

Thanks to Madman Entertainment the Weekly Book Newsletter has 10 copies of Cold Souls to give away. In Cold Souls, Paul Giamatti appears as a... Read more

'Weekly Book Newsletter' published Thursday next week x

Due to the Anzac Day public holiday on Monday, next week’s Weekly Book Newsletter will be published on Thursday 29 April.   The deadline for classified... Read more

Inside Bookseller+Publisher: Krissy Kneen on the relationship between writers and their favourite bookshop x

There are more than 70 reviews of forthcoming Australian and New Zealand books in the May/June issue of Bookseller+Publisher magazine, due to reach subscribers next... Read more

Miles Franklin shortlist announced; Miller warns impact of award is 'slipping away' x

The shortlist for the 2010 Miles Franklin Literary Award was announced today. The shortlisted books are: Lovesong (Alex Miller, A&U) The Bath Fugues (Brian Castro,... Read more

Becker appointed ABA CEO x

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) has announced the appointment of Joel Becker as its new chief executive officer. Becker, currently director of the Victorian Writers’... Read more

LBF: 'a very weird and quiet fair' x

With the Bookseller reporting agent meetings are down 50%, the London Book Fair (LBF) this year is, in the words of Text Publishing’s rights manager... Read more

Penguin apologises for cookbook error, outlines reader return option x

As reported in last week’s Weekly Book Newsletter, Penguin has confirmed it has pulped 7000 copies of its cookbook the Pasta Bible due to a... Read more

APA: presidency election 'the sign of a healthy organisation' x

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) will hold its annual general meeting next Thursday 29 April in Sydney. The result of elections to appoint APA board members will... Read more

Crowther appointed NZ Book Month project director x

New Zealand Book Month has announced the appointment of Nikki Crowther as project director for the 2010 event. Crowther, who has over 15 years’ experience... Read more

In brief x

Allen & Unwin launches UK listAllen & Unwin will publish up to 12 titles a year on its new UK list, with sales and marketing... Read more

Around the world x

Among the international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Nielsen sells The Bookseller Orange Prize shortlist US ‘traditional’... Read more

On Fancy Goods this week x

This week on our Fancy Goods blog we had several comments on Tim Coronel’s article ‘Why can’t Australians buy the ebooks they want?’. We also... Read more

On tour x

April Anthony Puttee, Sid Harta (Dream Raider: A Johnny Marsh Adventure)Carole Wilkinson, Black Dog Books (‘Dragonkeeper’ and ‘Ramose’ series)Chris Bryett, A&U (Over The Top)Clive Small,... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘As a bookseller, we approach book reviews very differently because for us it’s more an exercise in matchmaking and helping each reader figure out what... 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

Since becoming Australia’s first MasterChef Julie Goodwin has been writing and testing recipes for her new cookbook Our Family Table (Random House), which has gained... Read more

Media Extra: What's Hot? x

In So Much for That (Lionel Shriver, Fourth Estate), Shep Knacker decides to retire on a tropical island, but then his wife is diagnosed with... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Williamstown Literary Festival: 26 April-2 May 2010 Australian Publishers Association... Read more

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RIP Gerard Reid x

The New Zealand publishing professional Gerard Reid has died. He was a director of the Book Publishers Association of NZ in the 1980s and a... Read more



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