Weekly Book Newsletter
9 June 2010

Inside the current issue: Reviewers top picks x

The July issue of Bookseller+Publisher magazine reaches subscribers this week. Inside, you’ll find the usual news, interviews, charts, category round-ups and almost 50 reviews of forthcoming... Read more
 

'Weekly Book Newsletter' published Thursday next week x

Due to the Queen’s Birthday public holiday on Monday 14 June, next week’s Weekly Book Newsletter will be published on Thursday 17 June. The deadline... Read more
 

Reader Giveaway: 'Italian Food Safari' x

The popular Food Safari series on SBS presented by Maeve O’Meara is a glorious adventure through world cuisine. The success of the television series translated... Read more
 

'The Ghost at the Wedding' wins the 2010 Kibble; 'The Book of Emmett' wins Dobbie x

Shirley Walker has won the $30,000 2010 Nita B Kibble Literary Award for Women Writers for her novel The Ghost at the Wedding (Penguin). Judge... Read more
 

Romantic Book of the Year Award shortlist announced x

The finalists for this year’s Romantic Book of the Year Award have been announced by the Romantic Writers of Australia, with the winner to be... Read more
 

St Leger to leave McGraw-Hill Education x

Murray St Leger, managing director of McGraw-Hill Education (MHE) in Australia has decided to move back to the United Kingdom for family reasons.  Cindy Jones,... Read more
 

Text confirms 'almost 150' ebooks soon to be available x

Text Publishing has confirmed it has ‘almost 150 titles either currently available or about to be listed’ as ePub format ebooks. ‘In the beginning we... Read more
 

BISG to meet again in September x

Following the recent meeting of the Book Industry Strategy Group (BISG), group chair Barry Jones told the Weekly Book Newsletter the BISG would meet again... Read more
 

BBWF 2010 program announced x

A full program for this year’s Byron Bay Writers’ Festival (BBWF) has been announced. The main program runs from 6-8 August, with workshops from 2... Read more
 

AWA Press Young Designer of the Year Award shortlist announced x

Designers Sarah Healey, Kalee Jackson and Keely O’Shannessy have been shortlisted for the NZ AWA Press Young Designer of the Year Award. The award is... Read more
 

A&U: Changes to the Vogel award x

Allen & Unwin has announced changes to the Australian/Vogel Literary Award. The winner of the award, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, will not... Read more
 

'ABR' will not award a Young Calibre Prize winner x

The Australian Book Review (ABR) has confirmed it will not award a winner in its inaugural Young Calibre Prize. ‘We reached this decision very reluctantly,’... Read more
 

MWF announces Schools Program x

The Melbourne Writers Festival has announced this year’s Schools’ Program. This year, writers such as Cath Crowley, John Danalis, Shirley Marr, Shaun Tan, Neil Murray... Read more
 

John Dennithorne to leave Thames & Hudson x

Thames & Hudson has announced that sales and marketing manager John Dennithorne has resigned. Dennithorne, who is leaving to establish a new book business, has... Read more
 

Indigo literary magazine to close x

The Western Australian literary magazine Indigo Journal has announced it will close after the final issue, Volume 6, is published in December this year. ‘In... Read more
 

BWF 'Word Play' children's event program announced x

Details of this year’s Brisbane Writers’ Festival (BWF) event for young readers, writers and illustrators, ‘Word Play’–including an online program and booking forms–are now available... Read more
 

In brief x

New iPhone to feature increased ereading abilitiesApple has announced the forthcoming release of its iPhone 4, which tech reporters say will give users access to... Read more
 

Around the world x

Among the many stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: ebooks 29% of US sales for Larsson in first week... Read more
 

On Fancy Goods x

On the Fancy Goods blog this week, we introduce publishing assistant Andrew Wrathall, who tells us what he’s been reading; we celebrate the arrival of... Read more
 

On tour x

June Benjamin 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,... Read more
 

Quote of the week x

‘Historically speaking there have always been novels that have captivated a very broad audience […] More books are being sold today per capita than at... 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

Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie used their own bodies as laboratories when writing about pollution in the modern world. The result is Slow Death by... Read more
 

Most mentioned: this week in 'Media Extra' x

Reviewers continue to pore over David Mitchell’s The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (Sceptre), which gained top spot in our Media Extra most mentioned... Read more
 

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Henry Lawson Festival of Arts: 9-14 June ABA Training–Brisbane: 14-17... Read more
 

RIP Maria Quinn x

Writer Maria Quinn has died. Quinn was author of The Gene Thieves (HarperVoyager), winner of the 2007 Todhunter Literary Award and recipient of a Varuna... Read more
 

RIP Peter Orlovsky x

Poet Peter Orlovsky, who was Allen Ginsberg’s partner for more than 30 years, has died aged 76.
 

RIP Andrei Voznesensky x

Andrei Voznesensky, one of Soviet Union’s most celebrated poets of the 1950s and 60s, has died aged 77.
 

 

 

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