Weekly Book Newsletter
6 October 2010

Win double movie passes to 'The Tree' x

The Tree, a film based on Judy Pascoe’s Australian novel Our Father Who Art in the Tree, is the story of an Australian family dealing... Read more
 

Inside 'Think Australian 2010': Market overview and annual rights survey results x

As the 2010 Frankfurt Book Fair kicks off the eighth annual edition of Bookseller+Publisher‘s guide to Australian publishing, Think Australian, is reaching publishers, agents and... Read more
 

Frankfurt 2010 kicks off; TOC conference x

The 2010 Frankfurt Book Fair gets underway today and runs through until Sunday 10 October. With close to 300,000 visitors expected and over 7500 exhibitors... Read more
 

HarperCollins offers exchange for Franzen novel x

HarperCollins Australia and New Zealand have announced that they will reprint a new edition of Jonathan Franzen’s novel Freedom (Fourth Estate) following the identification of... Read more
 

Literature Board considers overhaul of publisher funding x

The Literature Board of the Australia Council for the Arts is considering an overhaul of the way funding is allocated to local publishers. Director of... Read more
 

ACT Book of the Year and Judith Wright Prize shortlists announced x

The shortlisted titles for this year’s Australian Capital Territory Book of the Year Award and Judith Wright Prize have been announced. The shortlisted titles for the... Read more
 

Former criminal lawyer's new book recalled in Victoria x

Hardie Grant Books has confirmed to the Weekly Book Newsletter that it will be recalling former criminal lawyer Andrew Fraser’s new book Snouts in the... Read more
 

Bolinda Audio partners with ABC Commercial x

Audiobook publisher Bolinda has announced it will join forces with ABC Commercial to produce a new range of Australian audiobook titles. The partnership, announced last... Read more
 

NZ Translation Grants Scheme Announced x

Creative New Zealand has announced that it will support a new Translation Grant Scheme to encourage the translation of New Zealand literature into foreign languages.... Read more
 

NZ GST increase takes effect, causing some problems x

The increase in GST from 12.5% to 15%, which came into effect on 1 October in New Zealand was ‘causing problems in the book trade... Read more
 

Penguin product recall x

Penguin Australia has announced that is voluntarily recalling all copies of the books My First Animals: Let’s Squeak and Squawk and My First Numbers: Let’s... Read more
 

University of Adelaide to replace textbooks with iPads x

The University of Adelaide’s Faculty of Sciences has announced that it will provide all first year students in 2011 with a free iPad in a... Read more
 

Melbourne Uni launches new discount online store x

Melbourne University Bookshop has recently launched a new online discount bookstore. Bookshop Bargains was launched last month and offers shoppers heavily discounted fiction, nonfiction and... Read more
 

Retail sales show modest increase for August, but booksellers face 'difficult time' x

Retail Trade figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics this week show an increase of 0.3% in seasonally adjusted retail sales for August, compared... Read more
 

In brief x

Nielsen BookScan launches in IndiaNielsen Book has announced the launch of BookScan India. The Indian panel will release its first week’s charts on Friday 15... Read more
 

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Frankfurt Book Fair launches fair app Rowling tells... Read more
 

On Fancy Goods x

On the Fancy Goods blog this week, Toni Whitmont reviews Kim Scott’s That Deadman Dance (Picador), Chris Harrington reviews Ramona Koval’s Speaking Volumes: Conversations with... Read more
 

Rights round-up x

In rights news this week: SalesChildren’s–On behalf of Little Hare Books, Australian Licensing Corporation (ALC) has sold rights to Chill (Carol Thompson) in the US,... Read more
 

On Tour x

OctoberIan Britain, Text (Donald Friend Diaries)Brendan Cowell, Pan Macmillan (How It Feels)Michael Chugg, Pan Macmillan (Hey, You in the Black Shirt)Sally Dingo, Hachette (Unsung Ordinary... Read more
 

Quote of the week x

‘Publishing is no longer a growth business: what we are contending with is the fact that not as many of us are needed as used... 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

Topping the fastest movers chart this week is Akermanis: Open Season (Jason Akermanis & Guy Smart, Hardie Grant), the memoir and behind-the-scenes story of ex-AFL... Read more
 

Most Mentioned in 'Media Extra' x

Who is left behind when a family falls apart? Caroline Overington explores this question in her latest book I Came to Say Goodbye (Bantam), which... Read more
 

Forthcoming Events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: UBUD Writers and Readers Festival: 6-10 October Frankfurt Book Fair:... 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 Pat Cody x

Pat Cody, co-founder of the iconic ‘Cody’s Books’, has died aged 87.  Cody wrote two books: the memoir Cody’s Books: The Life and Times of a... Read more
 

 

 

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