Weekly Book Newsletter
13 October 2010

Win a Double Movie Pass to 'Let Me In' x

John Ajvide Lindqvist’s chilling vampire tale Let The Right One In is about to explode across cinema screens as the US-adaptation ‘Let Me In’. Directed... Read more

Inside the current issue: Q+As with Brendan Cowell, Trent Jamieson and Peter Robb x

The November issue of Bookseller+Publisher includes 25 reviews of forthcoming Australian and New Zealand titles, book news, event reports, category round-ups and interviews with authors... Read more

'The Finkler Question' by Howard Jacobson wins 2010 Man Booker Prize; A&U thrilled at 'unexpected win' x

Howard Jacobson has won the £50,000 (A$80,000) 2010 Man Booker Prize for his novel The Finkler Question (Bloomsbury). The award was announced at a presentation... Read more

Frankfurt 2010 wrap-up: the buzz is back x

The 2010 Frankfurt Book Fair ended on Sunday, with a consensus from all quarters that this year’s fair was a particularly ‘buzzy’ and successful one.... Read more

ANZ forum at Frankfurt x

Erin L. Cox from Publishing Perspectives reports: Tim Coronel, the publisher of Bookseller + Publisher, hosted a panel on Thursday at the Frankfurt Book Fair on the... Read more

Vargas Llosa wins Nobel Prize for Literature x

The 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature has been awarded to Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa. The prize was announced in Stockholm on 7 October by... Read more

REDgroup appoints group commercial director to drive growth in non-book categories x

REDgroup Retail, owner of Borders, Angus & Robertson and Whitcoulls, has appointed Adrian Jones as group commercial director. Jones will be responsible for growing ‘new... Read more

Former President of Independent Chinese PEN wins Nobel Peace Prize x

The 2010 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Chinese academic and writer Liu Xiaobo. Liu, who is currently serving an 11-year jail sentence in... Read more

Price wins 2011 Mansfield Literary Prize x

Wellington poet and creative nonfiction writer Chris Price has been awarded the 2011 New Zealand Post Mansfield Prize. The prize enables a New Zealand writer to... Read more

Hamilton opens new children?s books cottage x

Former bookseller and publisher Margaret Hamilton has opened a new centre for children’s books in New South Wales. Pinerolo, The Children’s Book Cottage, is located... Read more

Australian Poetry Centre and Poets Union to join forces x

The Australian Poetry Centre and the Poets Union will merge to form a national organisation at the start of 2011. The two organisations will join... Read more

Attendence up at 2010 Ubud writers festival x

The 2010 Citibank Ubud Writers and Readers Festival in Bali, Indonesia last week was the largest in the festival’s history. The four-day festival was attended... Read more

The Nile gets a new look; will launch ebook store in 2011 x

Online book retailer The Nile has relaunched its Australian and New Zealand websites. The new-look websites, TheNile.com.au and TheNile.co.nz, feature improved functionality, increased presence of social... Read more

In brief x

Lighting Source Australian location likely to be Melbourne Ingram president David Taylor has indicated that the Australian operation of the company’s Lightning Source business is likely... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade articles added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Walker Books expands into India How green is... Read more

On Fancy Goods x

UQP’s Kirty Burow attended the Brisbane ‘Women of Letters’ event last week and summed up the experience with a letter of her own, for the... Read more

Rights round-up x

As we await the finalisation of Frankfurt rights deals, Scholastic reports the company has licensed the UK rights to three titles: You (Stephen Michael King),... 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

‘Who thought all us English majors would be spending all our time on metadata?’–Doninique Raccah of US-based independent publisher Sourcebooks, speaking at the Frankfurt Tools... 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

Torment (Lauren Kate, Doubleday), the young adult paranormal romance novel and sequel to Fallen (Doubleday), is first on the bestseller chart and highest new entries... Read more

Most mentioned: this week in 'Media Extra' x

Ex-Good News Week panellist Corinne Grant has put her pen to paper to describe a messy year of her life in her new book Lessons... Read more

Forthcoming Events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Queensland Writer’s Week: 11-17 October Submissions close for 2011 Finch... 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 David Rowbotham x

Queensland poet, writer, journalist and theatre critic David Rowbotham AM has died, aged 86. Rowbotham received the Patrick White Award in 2007.

RIP Cyril Renwick x

Cyril Renwick AO, professor and co-author of The Economic Pattern (Longmans Green), has died aged 90.



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