Weekly Book Newsletter
25 August 2010

New reviews: sign up for a preview x

For a sneak peek at what books are being reviewed in the next issue of Bookseller+Publisher (and what our reviewers think of them) sign up... Read more

CBCA Book of the Year 2010 winners announced x

As reported in a Weekly Book Newsletter Special Bulletin on Friday, the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards were announced... Read more

Get Reading! 2010 campaign kicks off x

The 2010 Get Reading! campaign kicks off today. This year’s ‘50 Books You Can’t Put Down’ includes 28 books available in ebook format, as well... Read more

Brooks wins 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize x

Australian author Geraldine Brooks has been named the winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Lifetime Achievement Award for 2010. Brooks’ most recent novel, People... Read more

Monash ePress to become Monash University Publishing x

Monash University’s publishing unit, currently known as Monash University ePress, is set to change its business plan with the launch of Monash University Publishing on... Read more

Concert garners strong coverage for ILP ahead of Indigenous Literacy Day x

The feedback from the Indigenous Literacy Project’s Songs for Stories event held at Melbourne Town Hall on Sunday night has been ‘absolutely fantastic’, event organiser... Read more

Storylines Festival 'tours' New Zealand x

The 17th annual Storylines Festival of NZ Writers and Illustrators has completed a whirlwind tour of New Zealand, reaching thousands of New Zealanders, young and... Read more

Children's Book Week celebrating 65 years x

Children’s Book Week running from 21 to 27 August, with the theme of ‘across the story bridge’, has children participating in classrooms Australia-wide. The Book... Read more

Lagardere to sell books in re-developed Canberra airport x

Lagardere will open a news and books store in Canberra airport next month.  The store, under the Relay brand, will be located in the airport’s... Read more

New Zealand ebook converter and retailer 'MeBooks' launches x

New Zealand ebook converter MeBooks has launched at www.mebooks.co.nz. The site has been created by Jason Darwin, who told the Weekly Book Newsletter he had... Read more

Bookshop sites dominate AMBER 'media and entertainment' web awards x

Bookshop websites dominate the ‘online retail (media and entertainment)’ category shortlist for the 2010 AMBER Awards. The websites for Booktopia, Dymocks, Fishpond and the ABC... Read more

Lessac awarded 2010 Muriel Barwell Award x

Australia-based children’s author Frane Lessac has been awarded the 2010 Muriel Barwell Award. The Muriel Barwell Award for Distinguished Service to Children’s Literature is a... Read more

In brief x

Possession wins 175th Melbourne Anniversary Prize Possession by Bain Attwood (MUP) has won the 175th Melbourne Anniversary Prize, a special one-time award presented at the... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: UK ebook price war ‘absurd’; ‘industry populated by... Read more

On Fancy Goods x

On Bookseller+Publisher‘s Fancy Goods blog this week Andrea Hanke recommends some picture books for Father’s Day, Lachlan Jobbins reviews The Genesis Flaw (L A Larkin,... Read more

Rights round-up x

In rights news this week: Children’s—Hardie Grant Egmont has sold UK rights to The Phoenix Files (Chris Morphew); Simplified Chinese language rights to Zac Power... Read more

On tour x

August Jake Adelstein, Scribe (Tokyo Vice: A Western Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan) Joe Bageant, Scribe (Rainbow Pie: A Redneck Memoir)Jon Bauer, Scribe... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘We’re in effect being intellectually impoverished by the way ebook market is evolving. An American reader has more access to much more reading (listening) than... 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

There was a time a couple of years back when this book wouldn’t leave the top 10 bestseller charts, and now Eat, Pray, Love (Elizabeth... Read more

Most mentioned: this week in 'Media Extra' x

Well, the weekend’s election result (or lack thereof) may have taken some by surprise, but it’s not exactly a shock that an election-related title topped... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Children’s Book Week: 21-27 August ABA Training—Hobart: 23-26 August ILP:... Read more

Stay in touch with us 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 Edwin Morgan x

Poet Edwin Morgan has died, aged 90. He was appointed the first Scots Makar (national poet of Scotland) in 2004 and won the Queen’s Gold... Read more

RIP Alec Choate x

Western Australian poet Alec Choate has died. Fremantle Press writes: ‘Alec’s first volume, Gifts Upon the Water, was published by Fremantle Press in 1978, one... Read more

RIP Frank Kermode x

Literary critic Frank Kermode has died, aged 90.

 

 

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