Weekly Book Newsletter
7 July 2010

Inside the current issue: Reviewers' top picks x

The August issue of Bookseller+Publisher contains more than 40 reviews. Among our reviewers’ top picks were Chris Womersley’s Bereft (Scribe, September), Like Being a Wife... Read more
 

'Jasper Jones' wins 2010 Nielsen BookData Booksellers Choice Award x

Craig Silvey has won another award for his novel Jasper Jones (A&U), this time taking out the 2010 Nielsen BookData Booksellers Choice Award, for the... Read more
 

ABIAs announced x

As reported in a Weekly Book Newsletter special bulletin last Wednesday night, the 2010 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) were announced on Wednesday 30 June... Read more
 

SWF: Were will not return x

The Sydney Writers Festival (SWF) chair Sandra Yates has announced that Wendy Were will not be returning to the festival after her extended maternity leave. Were,... Read more
 

Text Prize shortlist announced x

Text Publishing has announced the shortlist for its 2010 prize for YA and children’s writing. The titles shortlisted for the prize for an unpublished manuscript are:... Read more
 

'Atlas Monographs' wins best photography prize x

Atlas Monographs by Australian photographer Max Pam (T&G Publishing) has won the 2010 ‘Best Photography Book Prize (International Category)’ at the PHotoEspaña photography festival in... Read more
 

Fremantle Press launches ebook site x

Fremantle Press has launched an ebook section on its website. The publisher, which has made ebooks available for some time through ebooks.com, added a new... Read more
 

Lonely Planet moves into profit as digital grows x

Lonely Planet has ‘moved from a loss of £(3.2)million [$A5.7 million] last year to a profit of £1.9million [A$3.4 million] ‘, according to the 2009/10... Read more
 

Stephanie Alexander named Victorian of the Year x

Stephanie Alexander OAM, author of bestselling cookbook Stephanie Alexander’s Kitchen Garden Companion (Lantern), has been named Victorian of the Year. The award was presented in... Read more
 

Collins Warrnambool reopens x

Collins Booksellers Warrnambool has reopened under new ownership. ‘Collins Booksellers is pleased to announce Collins Warrnambool has recently been purchased by Lyle, Tracey and Rowan... Read more
 

McLaren launches Cockatoo Books x

Author Philip McLaren has launched the new publishing business Cockatoo Books. A family company run by McLaren and his partner Roslyn and their son and... Read more
 

In brief x

if:book Australia launches new site and seminar seriesif:book Australia has launched a new website at www.futureofthebook.org.au and kicks off a new series of seminars tonight... Read more
 

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Amazon offers small publishers 70% royalty rate Ringle... Read more
 

On Fancy Goods x

On the blog this week, we spoke to Fullers Bookshop owner Clive Tilsley about his current reading choices, we celebrate the arrival of the August... Read more
 

Rights round-up x

In rights news this week: Fiction—Allen & Unwin has sold Chinese complex character rights for One Foot Wrong (Sofie Laguna); French rights for Lovesong (Alex... Read more
 

On tour x

July Ayaan Hirsi Ali, HarperCollins (Nomad: A Personal Journey through the Clash of Civilizations) Blanche d’Alpuget, MUP (Robert J. Hawke)Joe Bennett, S&S (Hello Dubai)Isobelle Carmody,... Read more
 

Quote of the week x

‘Readings–like many of the other booksellers present tonight–enjoys tremendous relationships with you, our suppliers, but let’s face it, we all together have to continue to... 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

Sizzling Sixteen (Janet Evanovich, Hachette) is the latest romance-mystery-thriller from the series featuring bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. Sizzling Sixteen is number one on the highest... Read more
 

Most mentioned: this week in 'Media Extra' x

The Passage (Justin Cronin, Orion) certainly came with some compelling publicity–movie rights picked up by Ridley Scott before the book was even finished–but it wasn’t... Read more
 

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Redmond Barry Lecture: 7 July Association for the Study of... Read more
 

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RIP Russell Ash x

UK writer and publisher Russell Ash has died aged of 64. Ash worked at Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Pavilion and his own company Ash & Grant,... Read more
 

RIP Beryl Bainbridge x

Dame Beryl Margaret Bainbridge DBE, author of Master Georgie and An Awfully Big Adventure, has died, aged 75. Bainbridge was shortlisted for the Booker Prize... Read more
 

 

 

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