Weekly Book Newsletter
20 October 2010

Movie double pass Giveaway x

Based on the novel by Peter Cameron, director James Ivory’s The City of Your Final Destination is a film about doctoral student Omar Razaghi who... Read more

BISG calling for submissions, likely to receive extension on report to government x

The Book Industry Strategy Group (BISG), announced by Innovation Minister Kim Carr earlier this year, has announced it is calling for submissions from industry practitioners... Read more

Macmillan to close NZ distribution warehouse x

Macmillan Publishers New Zealand has announced that it will close its New Zealand distribution warehouse from January 2011. The publisher will manage the New Zealand... Read more

Readings to launch pilot ebookstore with Inventive Labs platform x

Victorian bookseller Readings looks set to be one of the first independent Australian ‘bricks and mortar’ booksellers to launch an ebookstore. Readings is preparing to... Read more

Bolliger joins Australian Standing Orders, McCarthy departs x

Belinda Bolliger has joined Australian Standing Orders as editorial manager. Bolliger has previously worked as a publisher with Hodder Headline Australia and was formerly children’s... Read more

David Hicks could face legal battle over new book x

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is considering investigating whether David Hicks should be sued for any profits made from the sale of his autobiography. The Australian reported... Read more

Malouf wins Criticos Prize for 'Ransom' x

David Malouf is the first Australian author to win the Criticos Prize for his book Ransom (Random House). Malouf was awarded the prize last week in a ceremony... Read more

Carey shortlisted for National Book Award x

Australian author Peter Carey’s latest novel Parrot and Oliver in America (Penguin) has been shortlisted in the fiction category for the 2010 National Book Award... Read more

Sale of '50 Books You Can't Put Down' increase 260% during 'Get Reading!' campaign x

Sales of the titles on this year’s ’50 Books You Can’t Put Down’ Get Reading list increased by 260% during this year’s campaign, according to... Read more

Melbourne Library Service launches new ebook collection x

Melbourne Library Service has joined the growing number of Australian libraries offering ebooks. The City of Melbourne announced this week that MLS has added ebooks... Read more

Dymocks to launch chocolate range x

Dymocks bookstores will soon sell a new range of chocolate confectionary. Dymocks will partner with Australian confectionary company Paton’s Macadamia Plantations, which it acquired earlier this... Read more

Readings to launch bigger store at the State Library of Victoria x

A new Readings bookstore will be launched at the State Library of Victoria (SLV) in Melbourne in November. The new store, which will be approximately 70sqm... Read more

Speech Pathology Australia 'Book of the Year' Awards announced x

Speech Pathology Australia announced the winners of the its 2010 ‘Book of the Year’ Awards on Monday. This year’s winners in the three different age... Read more

2010 Inky Awards shortlist announced x

The shortlist for the 2010 Inky Awards was announced Tuesday 12 October. The shortlisted titles are: The Gold Inky (Australian books): Liar (Justine Larbalestier, A&U)... Read more

Western Australian retailers suffering from Sunday trading rules x

Retail stores in Western Australia are suffering from state regulations that only allow stores in special precincts to trade on Sundays. The West Australian reported... Read more

Booksellers concerned about state-based franchise regulations x

The Franchise Council of Australia and leading Australian booksellers have spoken out against the introduction of state-based franchise regulations in South Australia. Executive director of... Read more

Ford Street Publishing launches speaker's agency x

Ford Street Publishing has launched a new speaker’s agency. The Melbourne-based publisher of fiction for children and young adults launched Creative Net last week. The... Read more

In brief x

Random House and Pan Macmillan to partner with OverDrive Australian publishers Random House and Pan Macmillan have entered into partnerships to make their ebook titles... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Borders US launches self-publishing service Amazon barcode scanner... Read more

On Fancy Goods x

This week on Fancy Goods: Matthia Dempsey’s diary from the Indigenous Literacy Project’s recent ‘field trip’ to the Kimberley, WA; we take a look at... Read more

Rights round-up x

SalesChildren’s—Scholastic has licensed Canadian English and French language rights to You (Stephen Michael King) and Chinese rights to The Man Who Loved Boxes (Stephen Michael... 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

‘To ensure the book industry is sustainable and thrives in the digital economy, we need a plan that takes into account the needs and views... 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

Michael Connelly’s crime thriller The Reversal (A&U), features the teaming-up of characters from previous Connelly books–defence attorney Mickey Haller and detective Harry Bosch. It is... Read more

Most mentioned: this week in Media Extra x

It has been a huge week for book news this week. Howard Jacobson’s surprise Man Booker Prize win for The Finkler Question (Bloomsbury) was the... Read more

Forthcoming Events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: The 6th Annual World Matters Festival 2010: 27 October &... Read more

Stay in touch with us x

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RiP Belva Plain x

Bestselling author of over 20 novels, Belva Plain, has died aged 95. Her first novel Evergreen (Doubleday) was published when she was 59 years old.

 

 

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