Weekly Book Newsletter
12 May 2010

Inside the current issue: Publishing in India x

In the combined May/June issue of Bookseller+Publisher magazine, Kabita Dhara reports on four months spent immersed in the Indian publishing industry. She attended book fairs... Read more

Apple announces local iPad launch, prices; Australians to access iBookstore x

Apple has announced that its iPad will be released in Australia on 28 May, with prices ranging from A$629 to A$1049. The company has also... Read more

Borders announces 'online price guarantee' for Australia x

Borders Australia has announced an ‘online price guarantee’ on its Australian online store, which it says will ensure ‘Australians will always buy books cheaper online... Read more

Dymocks adds DNL and ePub formats to its ebook offering x

Dymocks has announced it has added titles in the ebook formats DNL and ePub to its ebook range. The bookselling chain, which has offered ebooks... Read more

Boomerang Books claims carbon neutrality x

Australian online bookstore Boomerang Books claims to have become Australia’s first carbon-neutral online bookstore. The company has stated that ‘from May 2010, Boomerang Books will... Read more

'The Boat' wins 2010 Kathleen Mitchell Award x

Nam Le’s The Boat (Penguin) has won the biennial Kathleen Mitchell Award. The award, for young Australian authors who are 29 years or less at... Read more

Big W launches website x

Big W has become the first Australian-based discount department store to launch a major e-commerce website. The site will offer online purchasing of a wide... Read more

HarperCollins Varuna Awards for Manuscript Development x

HarperCollins has choosen the five winners of the HarperCollins Varuna Awards for Manuscript Development. Authors of the following manuscripts–potentially to become published works– will be... Read more

China's HIV travel ban lifted after Australian authors protest decision to deny Dessaix visa x

In March, the Weekly Book Newsletter reported on a petition and letter signed by around 100 prominent Australian authors against China’s decision to refuse Robert... Read more

In brief x

Darwin Wordstorm Festival The 2010 Darwin Wordstorm festival kicks off today, including guests such as Tim Flannery, Germaine Greer, Wendy Harmer, Morris Gleizman. The festival runs from... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Macmillan faces World Bank ban over Sudan ‘bribery’... Read more

On 'Fancy Goods' this week x

On Fancy Goods this week Bookseller+Publisher reviewer Meredith Tate attends the Sydney launch of Beautiful Malice (Rebecca James, A&U); Katie Horner interviews Susan Maushart on... 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... Read more

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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

Cookbooks are very popular in the charts this week, as can be seen from Margaret Fulton, who has been publishing cookbooks since 1968. Fulton’s name... Read more

Most mentioned: this week in 'Media Extra' x

Three-time author Wendy James wrote an interesting article in the Australian Literary Review this week about how she felt to be overshadowed by her younger... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Auckland Writers & Readers Festival: 12-16 May WordStorm: Festival of... Read more

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