Weekly Book Newsletter
5 May 2010

Reader giveaway: 'New York, I Love You' x

With thanks to Madman Entertainment, the Weekly Book Newsletter has 10 double-passes to New York, I Love You to give away.  Says Madman: ‘New York,... Read more

Inside the current issue: ebooks on the rise in Taiwan x

The combined May/June issue of Bookseller+Publisher includes a report from Scholastic rights manager Claire Pretyman on the publishing climate and trends apparent at this year’s... Read more

May elected APA president x

As reported in a Weekly Book Newsletter Special Bulletin last week, at the Australian Publishers Association (APA) AGM, held in Sydney on Thursday 29 April, Stephen... Read more

Fraser to hand over to Paterson at Pan Mac x

James Fraser, publishing director at Pan Macmillan Australia, has announced he is stepping down from the role and handing over to his deputy Cate Paterson.... Read more

Scribe launches e-list, Harlequin, New Holland, Fremantle build ebook offering x

Scribe Publishing has announced the launch of its ebooks list. The publisher has launched its list with new-release titles I Say Tomato (Katie Wall), The... Read more

Dymocks acquires chocolate and nut confectioner x

Dymocks has announced it has acquired the chocolate and nut confectioner Paton’s Macadamias. The acquisition follows the bookselling chain’s purchase, last year, of the sandwich... Read more

Blackwood shortlisted for Greenaway x

Australian illustrator Freya Blackwood has been shortlisted for this year’s CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for ‘distinguished illustration in a book for children’ for Harry and... Read more

National Biography Award shortlist announced x

The shortlist for this year’s $20,000 National Biography Award has been announced. The shortlisted titles, chosen from a record 62 entries, are: Andrew Fisher: Prime... Read more

George Robertson 2010 awards announced x

Following the Australian Publishers Association AGM in Sydney on Thursday 29 April, this year’s recipients of the George Robertson Awards for distinguished service to the... Read more

Second Book Industry Study survey launched x

The University of Melbourne Book Industry Study (UMBIS) is now beginning its second online survey of publishing activity and expectations. Book publishers are encouraged to... Read more

Dates for Booksellers NZ 2010 conference announced x

The Booksellers New Zealand annual conference will be held in Auckland on Sunday 29 August. The event follows the New Zealand Post Book Awards, to... Read more

New website brings together top Australian literary magazines x

An initiative of the Australia Council, the newly launched website www.litmags.com.au brings together details about 10 Australian literary magazines. The titles featured on the website,... Read more

Le Cordon Bleu World Food Awards winners announced x

The winners of the Le Cordon Bleu World Food Awards were announced on Monday 2 May at a gala presentation evening in Adelaide. Sixty judges... Read more

Constant Reader Bookshop and Stanton Library celebrate a 20-year partnership x

This year marks the 20 anniversary of the Writers at Stanton program, a partnership between Stanton Library and Constant Reader Bookshop in the North Sydney... Read more

Lawrence wins ABR Poetry Prize; Hallahan, Hansen, jointly awarded Calibre Prize x

Anthony Lawrence, author of Bark (UQP), has won the Australian Book Review (ABR) Poetry Prize of $4000 for his poem ‘Domestic Emergencies’. Five shortlisted poems... Read more

La Trobe announces Clunes Back to Booktown partnership x

The 2010 Back to Booktown event attracted 15,000 visitors and 60 booksellers to the small town of Clunes, Victoria, over the weekend of 1 and... Read more

PANZ book design shortlist announced x

The shortlist for this year’s Publishers Association of New Zealand Book Design Awards has been announced. Shortlisted titles are: Scholastic New Zealand Award for Best... Read more

In brief x

Indigenous Literacy Project ‘Songs for Stories’ benefit concert at SWFThe Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF), in conjunction with The Indigenous Literacy Project (ILP), will host a... Read more

Around the World x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Mieville wins Clarke Award for third time Amazon... Read more

On Fancy Goods this week x

On Fancy Goods this week we introduced the new editor of Bookseller+Publisher magazine Andrea Hanke via this book questionnaire; Tim Coronel wrote about last week’s... Read more

On tour x

May John Connolly, Hachette (The Whisperers)Neil Cross, S&S (Captured) Bob Franklin, Affirm (Under Stones)Julie Goodwin, Random House (Our Family Table) David Levithan, Text (Will Grayson,... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘While there’s no clear way forward, we’ve come to the conclusion that we know as little about it as anyone else does, so we might... 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

The return of the television series Masterchef seems to be helping Our Family Table (Random House), the cookbook by series one-winner Julie Goodwin; Goodwin’s book... Read more

Most mentioned: this week in 'Media Extra' x

Yann Martel, winner of the Man Booker Prize for his novel Life of Pi (Canongate) has just published a new book Beatrice and Virgil (Text),... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Rhythm of the Wild: 7-8 May 2010 PANZ workshop–Upskilling Opportunity... Read more

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