Weekly Book Newsletter
28 July 2010

Inside the current issue: Where's your app? x

There are thousands of book apps on offer in Apple’s App Store. In the August issue of Bookseller+Publisher, editor Andrea Hanke spoke to some Australian... Read more

Tsiolkas, Carey on Man Booker longlist x

Australian authors Christos Tsiolkas and Peter Carey are on the longlist for the 2010 Man Booker Prize. The longlist of 13 titles, announced overnight in... Read more

New Zealand Book Design Awards 2010 winners announced x

The winners of this year’s Publishers Association of New Zealand Book Design Awards were announced in Auckland on 22 July. The winners were: Gerard Reid... Read more

BWF program launched x

The program for this year’s Brisbane Writers Festival, which runs from 1 to 5 September, has been announced. E C Osondu, the 2009 winner of... Read more

John Button Prize 2010 shortlist announced x

The shortlist for the $20,000 2010 John Button Prize has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Quarterly Essay35: Radical Hope: Education and Equality in Australia... Read more

Silvey, Catton on longlist for 2010 Dylan Thomas Prize x

The longlist for this year’s £30,000 (A$52,000) University of Wales Dylan Thomas Prize has been announced. Among the titles shortlisted for the biennial prize for... Read more

Random Aust joins Andrew Wylie Agency boycott over Amazon deal x

Random House Australia, as part of a worldwide Random House policy, ‘will not be entering into any new English-language business agreements with the [US] Wylie... Read more

Dymocks Hamilton closes x

Dymocks Hamilton, which opened in New Zealand in 2007, has closed. Dymocks CEO Don Grover told the Weekly Book Newsletter it was ‘disappointing that the... Read more

Nielsen to launch ebook chart in 'months rather than years' x

Ebooks in Australia must be consistently identified by ISBN before an ebook bestseller chart service can be created, according to Nielsen BookScan Australia spokesperson Shaun... Read more

Galley Club Awards 2010 shortlists announced x

The books shortlisted for this year’s Galley Club Awards have been announced. Titles have been shortlisted in 17 categories, including case bound book with RRP... Read more

Craig Potton Publishing to distribute Lonely Planet in NZ x

Lonely Planet has announced a new distributor for its products in New Zealand. From 5 September 2010 Craig Potton Publishing will be the publisher’s exclusive... Read more

ILP launches Book Buzz program in Wilcannia x

The Indigenous Literacy Project (ILP) celebrated the launch of its Book Buzz early literacy project in the New South Wales community of Wilcannia on Tuesday... Read more

SLQ awards announced x

Historian, author and University of Queensland librarian Dr Jeff Rickertt has been awarded the 2010 State Library of Queensland John Oxley Fellowship, worth $20,000. The... Read more

In brief x

iPad launches in NZ; ‘Hairy Mclary’ app at #1Apple has launched its iPad in New Zealand. Since the release of the iPad on Friday 23... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: US Authors Guild on Wylie: ‘publishers have brought... Read more

On Fancy Goods x

On our Fancy Goods blog this week Dani Soloman interview’s Shaun Micallef, whose novel Preincarnate is due in November (Hardie Grant); Annelise Balsamo reviews A... Read more

Rights round-up x

In rights news this week: Nonfiction—Murdoch Books has sold North American rights to Stéphane Reynaud’s Rôtis. Children’s—Scholastic has licensed the Taiwanese rights to Shrieking Violet... Read more

On tour x

July Deborah Abela, Random House (Grimsdon) Ayaan Hirsi Ali, HarperCollins (Nomad: A Personal Journey through the Clash of Civilizations) Blanche d’Alpuget, MUP (Robert J. Hawke)Joe... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘Are we comfortable with it? No. At the same time, we need to keep it in perspective […] I’m concerned about the principles involved here... 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

Hawke: The Prime Minister (Blanche D’Alpuget, MUP) is number one on the highest new entries chart, after a flurry of media attenion as reported by... Read more

Most mentioned: this week in 'Media Extra' x

A J Mackinnon secured two places in our most mentioned chart this week for The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow (Black Inc.) and, most... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: ABA Training—Perth: 28 July National Poetry Day NZ: 30 July... Read more

Socialise with Bookseller+Publisher Online x

Sign up for The Bookseller+Publisher Newsletter–delivered free to your inbox once a fortnight. You can also follow Bookseller+Publisher online on Twitter, become a Facebook fan or... Read more

RIP Jon Cleary x

Award-winning Australian author Jon Stephen Cleary, best known for writing The Sundowners, has died aged 92. HarperCollins writes: ‘HarperCollins is sad to report that author... Read more

 

 

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