Weekly Book Newsletter
15 September 2010

Inside the current issue: Food, glorious food! x

Inside the October issue of Bookseller+Publisher you’ll find a round-up of all those glorious cook books coming our way for Christmas. If you missed the... Read more

WA Premier's Awards 2008 and 2009 winners announced x

Due to a technical error, the following story appeared on the Bookseller+Publisher website but not in last week’s Weekly Book Newsletter.Our apologies. West Australian Premier... Read more

Bolinda digital for libraries, plans for bookshops and ebooks x

Bolinda has launched an audiobook download solution for libraries, with plans to offer the solution to retailers next year, and to incorporate ebook downloads in... Read more

'The Gene Thieves' wins inaugural Norma K Hemming Award x

The late Australian author Maria Quinn has won the inaugural Norma K Hemming Award for excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, class... Read more

Inaugural Queensland Writers Week in October x

The Queensland Writers Centre (QWC) has announced it will implement the inaugural Queensland Writers Week (QWW) from 11 to 17 October. The week-long event will... Read more

Booktopia in 'BRW' Fast 100 for second year x

Online Australian bookseller Booktopia reports that it has made it onto the BRW Fast 100 list for the second year in a row. The announcement... Read more

Publishing Technology expands into Australia x

Publishing software and services company Publishing Technology has expanded into Australia, to service the Australian and New Zealand publishing markets. Previously represented in Australia by... Read more

Wiley reports Asia-Pacific Higher Ed revenue up 13% x

Revenue in Wiley’s Higher Education category for the Asia-Pacific region grew by 13% in the 2009/10 financial year. In its global annual report, Wiley said... Read more

Ace Press launches x

New ‘boutique publishing’ company Ace Press has launched at www.acepress.com.au. Founded by former librarian and teacher Adrienne Sallay, the company launches with five titles: two... Read more

In brief x

Borders launches FourSquare promotionBorders has launched a promotional campaign using the location-based social network Foursquare. The Borders campaign will offer a 10% discount to every... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: backlist gets a digital afterlife Highton to launch... Read more

On Fancy Goods x

On the Fancy Goods blog this week, the first of the election titles goes to print, B Owen Baxter reviews Anh Do’s The Happiest Refugee... Read more

Rights round-up x

In rights news this week: SalesFiction—Jenny Darling & Associates has sold Hungarian rights to Dog Boy (Eva Hornung, Text). Nonfiction—Black Inc. has sold North American... Read more

On Tour x

September Jake Adelstein, Scribe (Tokyo Vice: a Western reporter on the police beat in Japan)Joe Bageant, Scribe (Rainbow Pie: A Redneck Memoir)Elif Batuman, Text (The... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘My idea of hell is a website with 80,000 self-published works on it–some of which might be jewels, but, frankly, who’s got the time? What... 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

Murder, mystery and mayhem seem to be the running themes dominating the top of the bestsellers chart this week with the crime novels Postcard Killers... Read more

Most mentioned in 'Media Extra' x

Vicki McAuley’s Solo (Macmillan) was number one on the most mentioned chart this week. Andrew McCauley set off from Tasmania in a sea kayak in... Read more

Forthcoming Events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: The 9th Overload Poetry Festival: 10-19 September Sony ebook forum:... 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 Elizabeth Jenkins x

Novelist and biographer Elizabeth Jenkins has died recently, aged 104. Jenkins was a notable biographer of Jane Austen, Lady Caroline Lamb, Henry Fielding and Elizabeth... Read more

RIP Joan Steiner x

Joan Steiner, author and illustrator of the children’s picture book series ‘Look-Alikes’ (Little, Brown), has died. Steiner used common household items to create three-dimensional scenes... Read more

 

 

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