Weekly Book Newsletter
27 October 2010

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We want to know what you think of our publications, what’s useful to you and what you’d like to see change in future. To help... Read more

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In the tradition of the great screwball comedies of the 50s and 60s comes Toni Jordan’s Fall Girl, a sparkling, sexy read to follow her... Read more

Report recommends changes to Literature Board publisher funding x

A new report prepared for the Literature Board of the Australia Council of the Arts by researchers at the Writing and Society Research Group at... Read more

Cowley, McNeish and McQueen win 2010 NZ PM's Literary Awards x

The winners of the 2010 New Zealand Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement were announced in Wellington last week. Joy Cowley was awarded the prize... Read more

Cunningham to step down at 'Meanjin' x

Melbourne University Publishing has announced that Sophie Cunningham, editor of the literary journal Meanjin, will not continue in the role after her current contract expires... Read more

Penguin and Pearson to move to new Melbourne premises x

Pearson Australia Group has announced that it will relocate its Melbourne operations in April 2012. Pearson Australia Group, which includes Pearson Australia and Penguin Australia,... Read more

Benda replaces Dorrington at Perth Writers Festival x

Danielle Benda has replaced Katherine Dorrington as program manager of the Perth Writers’ Festival. Benda has been appointed until March 2012 to manage the 2011... Read more

2010 Walkley Nonfiction Award longlist announced x

The longlist for the 2010 Walkley Award for Best Nonfiction Book was announced on 20 October. The longlisted titles are: Changing Stations: The Story of... Read more

ReadHowYouWant partners with NZ publishers x

Customised printing company ReadHowYouWant has formed partnerships with several New Zealand publishers to provide Large Print titles. The Australian company will work with NZ publishers... Read more

Steve Parish Publishing to launch Apps, ebooks x

Australian publisher Steve Parish Publishing has announced that it has entered into a partnership with software company Brisware Pty Ltd to produce a range of... Read more

Easter Sunday public holiday in NSW receives mixed response x

The announcement by the NSW Government this month that Easter Sunday will be a public holiday from 2011 has received a mixed response from booksellers and... Read more

In brief x

River Tales Bookshop in WA for saleThe River Tales Bookshop in Margaret River, Western Australia is for sale. The owners of the independent bookstore, which is... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: B&N announces colour Nook ereader Random signs Rushdie... Read more

On Fancy Goods x

On the Fancy Goods blog this week, Lyndal More reviews MacRobertsonland (Jill Robertson, Arcade Publications), Chris McDonough speaks to Trent Jamieson about the second book... Read more

Rights round-up x

In rights news this week: SalesFiction—Fremantle Press has sold Kim Scott’s debut novel True Country to Germany (Araki Verlag). Jenny Darling & Associates has sold... 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

‘Penguin has a multimillion-dollar annual turnover and can afford to take risks and make some mistakes–the taxpayer should have no role in that’–Penguin Australia publishing... 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

Sugar and Spice (HarperCollins), American reality TV star Lauren Conrad’s third instalment of the ‘L.A. Candy’ series is top of the highest new entries chart... Read more

Most mentioned: this week in Media Extra x

The wait for the release of ex-Prime Minister John Howard’s memoir is over. Lazarus Rising (HaperCollins) has hit the shelves and the controversy has hit... 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 & 29-30... Read more

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RiP Eva Ibbotson x

Eva Ibbotson, award-winning author of romance novels and children’s books, including the recently released children’s book The Ogre of Oglefort (Macmillan), has died, aged 85.

RiP Robert Katz x

Robert Katz, author and screenwriter who wrote many books based on 20th century Italian history, including the book Death in Rome, has died, aged 77.

 

 

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