Weekly Book Newsletter
23 June 2010

Reader Giveaway: 'The Hedgehog' x

Coming to cinemas on 8 July is The Hedgehog, freely inspired by Muriel Barbery’s bestselling novel The Elegance of the Hedgehog (Gallic). With thanks to... Read more

Inside the current issue: ABA conference guest Mitch Joel on digital marketing x

In the July issue of Bookseller+Publisher, digital marketing expert Mitch Joel answers some questions ahead of his appearance at the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) national... Read more

'Truth' wins 2010 Miles Franklin Literary Award x

As reported in a Weekly Book Newsletter special bulletin last night, Truth by Peter Temple (Text) is the winner of the 2010 Miles Franklin Literary... Read more

Walker to leave Penguin New Zealand x

Geoff Walker, publishing director at Penguin New Zealand, has announced he is leaving the position to ‘pursue other opportunities’. A statement from Penguin New Zealand... Read more

Kindle reduced to A$215 x

Amazon has reduced the price of its Kindle ereader from US$279 (A$320) to US$189 (A$215). The reduced price, which applies to Australian purchases, brings the... Read more

Colmer shares IMPAC Dublin award x

Amsterdam-based Australian translator David Colmer is the co-winner of this year’s International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for his translation of The Twin by Gerband Bakker... Read more

Book City rebranding begins x

Collins Booksellers has confirmed that its Book City stores in Orange, Wagga Wagga, Griffith and Echuca recently commenced trading as Collins Booksellers. ‘An additional four... Read more

CBCA Imagine This! Imagine That! conference attracts 400 x

The two-day conference Imagine This! Imagine That! held on 18 and 19 of June in Sydney, by the NSW branch of the Children’s Book Council... Read more

2010 SLV Creative Fellowships announced x

The recipients of the 2010 State Library of Victoria Creative Fellowships have been announced. The recipients were: Luke Beesley, who is researching a manuscript of... Read more

In brief x

Wyld wins Betty Trask award for ‘After the Fire, A Still Small Voice’London-based Australian author Evie Wyld has won a £7,000 (A$11,800) Betty Trask award... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the last week: are Kindle ebook prices edging up? Apple sells... Read more

On Fancy Goods x

On the Fancy Goods blog this week Barbara Cullen reviews Rodney Hall’s Popeye Never Told You (Pier 9); Blair Mahoney reviews The Thousand Autumns of... Read more

Rights round-up x

For a round-up of rights sales over the past month, see the July issue of Bookseller+Publisher magazine, now with subscribers. In subsequent recent rights sales:... 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

‘Hand-sell this book until your hands bleed’–Peter Temple on what booksellers should do with his 2010 Miles Franklin Literary Award-winning novel Truth (he also thanked... 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

Bookshop customers continue to have the taste for blood as vampire books disappear from shelves and creep to the top of the bestseller chart. The... Read more

Most mentioned: this week in 'Media Extra' x

It’s now been 50 years since Harper Lee’s classic To Kill a Mockingbird (various imprints) was published. The hype in America surrounding this literary anniversary... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Australian Book Industry Awards: 30 June Walkley Book Award first-round... Read more

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RIP Jose Saramago x

José Saramago, Portuguese writer and winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize for Literature, has died aged 87.

 

 

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