Weekly Book Newsletter
2 June 2010

Reader giveaway! x

Thanks to Madman Entertainment, the Weekly Book Newsletter has five copies of the SBS series Empire of the Word to give to five lucky readers.... Read more

Inside the current issue: Phelan on writing YA x

Inside the current combined May/June issue of Bookseller+Publisher is the latest Junior Bookseller+Publisher, with news, reviews and interviews from the world of children’s and YA... Read more

BISG: first meeting held Yesterday x

The Book Industry Strategy Group held its first meeting in Canberra yesterday to discuss items including an interim report on the industry prepared for the... Read more

Tanner moves to Google Books x

Mark Tanner has been appointed to the newly created position of strategic partner development manager for Google Books in Australia and New Zealand. Tanner is... Read more

RHA launches ebook list x

Random House Australia (RHA) has confirmed the launch of its Australian ebook list. ‘A wide selection of our local Australian ebook titles and ebook titles... Read more

Wakefield Launches Ebook List x

Wakefield Press has announced the launch of its ebook list. The Adelaide-based publisher has signed to provide ebooks via REDgroup Retail’s Kobo publisher and plans... Read more

REDgroup launches Kobo in Whitcoulls stores; A&R launch 'imminent' x

REDgroup Retail launched its Kobo ebook platform in its New Zealand Whitcoulls stores on Thursday 27 May and an Angus & Robertson launch in Australia... Read more

iPad launches in Australia; no local iBooks content yet x

The Apple iPad launched in Australia last Friday 28 May. Apple, which also launched the device in the UK, Canada, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, Spain... Read more

Sony Reader to launch in Australia x

Sony Australia intends to make its ebook reader available in Australia later this year. Paul Colley, the company’s technology communications manager told the Age the... Read more

Book Expo America 2010: 'a historic moment' x

Arcade Publishing’s Dale Campisi and Michael Brady report from this year’s Book Expo America:After a certain Icelandic volcano eruption kept many publishers away from the... Read more

Smart to consult for APA x

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) has announced Richard Smart will consult for the organisation.   Smart, who recently stepped down from the APA board after... Read more

Walker appointed food publisher at Murdoch Books x

Murdoch Books has announced the appointment of Kylie Walker as food publisher.   ‘Kylie is incredibly well respected in the food industry, having most recently... Read more

Brook appointed head of publishing at HarperCollins New Zealand x

HarperCollins New Zealand has announced the appointment of Alison Brook as head of publishing.   In the newly created role Brook, who is joining the... Read more

Akle to host monthly TV book segment on 'The Circle' x

Cheryl Akle, project director for Get Reading!, will present a monthly book segment on the Channel 10 program The Circle.   Akle, who encourages publishers... Read more

In brief x

Fellowship for HeissAuthor and social commentator Anita Heiss has been announced as the recipient of a two-year fellowship for literature as part of the Australia... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Keillor op-ed provokes debate Mankell detained in Israel... Read more

On Fancy Goods x

Our publishing assistant Andrew Wrathall reports from the Emerging Writers Festival; Bookseller+Publisher columnist Portia Lindsay reviews The Quest for Justice (Ken Crispin, Scribe); and former... Read more

On Tour x

JuneBenjamin Law, Black Inc. (The Family Law)Jeff Goodell, Scribe (How to Cool the Planet: Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth’s Climate)Loani Prior, Murdoch... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘Two Australian booksellers were in my office last week. The trauma they face is even worse than it will be here. Geography has protected Australia... 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

Richelle Mead’s fifth novel in her ‘Vampire Academy’ series, Spirit Bound (Razorbill), has appeared at number one in this week’s Top 10 bestsellers chart, also... Read more

Most mentioned: this week in 'Media Extra' x

David Mitchell has garnered himself much acclaim and many admirers since being named by Granta among its pick of the best young British novelists back... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: •    CAL 2010 Seminar Series – Melbourne, 2 June•    Kibble... Read more

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RIP Randolph Stow x

Award-winning Australian author Randolph Stow has died, aged 74. Penguin Australia writes:‘Penguin Books acknowledge with sadness the passing of Randolph (‘Mick’) Stow (74), one of... Read more



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