Weekly Book Newsletter
26 May 2010

Reader giveaway: 'The Lost Mother' x

To celebrate the paperback release this month of The Lost Mother: A Story of Artand Love by Anne Summers, the Weekly Book Newsletter has 10... Read more

Inside the current issue: Kate Eltham on digital publishing x

Inside the combined May/June issue of Bookseller+Publisher magazine, Angela Meyer talks to Queensland Writers Centre CEO Kate Eltham about digital publishing, the Tools of Change... Read more

ABIA 2010 shortlists announced x

The shortlists for 18 of this year’s Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) have been announced. Shortlisted and winning entries for these 18 awards were chosen... Read more

APA Book Design Awards winners announced x

The winners of this year’s Australian Publishers Association Book Design Awards were announced on Thursday 20 May at a special event in Sydney. The winning... Read more

2010 Nielsen BookData Booksellers Choice Award shortlist announced x

The shortlist titles for the 2010 Nielsen BookData Booksellers Choice Award, for the book booksellers have most enjoyed handselling in 2009, have been announced. The... Read more

SWF: Issues-based program a success x

This year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival wrapped up on Sunday 23 May, having begun on 15 May. It was the first festival under the artistic directorship... Read more

Scarlett to Weldon Owen, Coupe to retire x

Weldon Owen has announced the retirement of publisher and chief executive Sheena Coupe. Coupe, who will retire in August after 25 years with the company,... Read more

Easton launches Alpa Books x

Andrew Easton, sales and marketing manager at Bookwise for over 10 years, has launched a new distribution company, Alpa Books. Easton began Alpa Books to... Read more

Allen & Unwin launches 'Underbelly' app x

Allen & Unwin has announced the launch of an iPhone app for the three bestsellers in the ‘Underbelly’ series, written by Andrew Rule and John... Read more

Pearson launches 'all-encompassing online learning platform' x

Pearson has announced the launch of ‘its first all-encompassing online learning platform for primary and secondary students and teachers’ at www.pearsonplaces.com.au. The Pearson Places website,... Read more

NZ Post Children's Book Award winners announced x

The winners of the 2010 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards were announced at an awards Ceremony in Auckland on 19 May. The winning titles... Read more

'It's Still in My Heart, This is My Country' wins Margaret Medcalf Award x

It’s Still in My Heart, This Is My Country: The Single Noongar Claim History (John Host & Chris Owen, UWAP) has won the Margaret Medcalf... Read more

Libraries campaign for 'Year of Reading' in 2012 x

A National Year of Reading will be officially launched in the week of 11 July, to coincide with the Australian Booksellers Association national conference, with... Read more

Lonely Planet trials website for bookshops in Europe x

A beta version of Platinum Planet, a website aimed at helping independent booksellers, is being trialed by Lonely Planet Europe and UK for booksellers in... Read more

'Masterpieces from Paris' exhibition results in record book sales x

The recent exhibition, Masterpieces from Paris: Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and beyond – Post Impressionism from the Musée d’Orsay, at the National Gallery of Australia,... Read more

In brief x

Mordue wins Pascall PrizeJournalist and author Mark Mordue is the winner of this year’s Pascall Prize for a critic ‘whose work over the previous 12... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: UK Booksellers Association announces Google Editions deal Shatzkin:... Read more

On Fancy Goods x

New on the Fancy Goods blog this week–the best designed Australian books and covers of the year, as recognised in last Thursday’s Australian Publishers Association... 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

Quote of the week x

‘The vast majority of consumers (68%) are unlikely to or dead set against buying an ebook reader’–so finds a UK survey of readers, ‘Reading the... 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

Four books in Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse series, Club Dead, Definitely Dead, All Together Dead and From Dead to Worse (Hachette), have appeared in the... Read more

Most mentioned: this week in 'Media Extra' x

Political writer Christopher Hitchens, author of God Is Not Great, has written a memoir entitled Hitch-22 (A&U), which has gained top place in our most mentioned chart this... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Emerging Writers’ Festival, 21-30 May Book Expo America, 25-27 May... Read more

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RIP Jim Griffin x

Author and teacher James Thomas Griffin has died, aged 80. He was the author of the revisionist biography John Wren (Scribe) and a frequent contributor... Read more

RIP Geoffrey Chapman x

Publisher Geoffrey Robinson Chapman has died, aged 80. Born in Melbourne and later moving to London, he founded Christian publishing house Geoffrey Chapman Ltd and... Read more



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