Weekly Book Newsletter
10 November 2010

DVD Giveaway x

From The Miegunyah Press, publisher of the bestseller First Australians, comes the lavishly illustrated art+soul, the companion book to the prime-time ABC TV series by... Read more

PM's Literary Awards 2010 winners announced x

The winners of the 2010 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards were announced on Monday 8 November in Melbourne by the Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Minister... Read more

Borders announces ebook price reductions x

Borders has begun reducing the prices on many titles in its ebooks range, in response to this week’s introduction of paid content on the Australian... Read more

Government discontinues tender process to revise Australian 'Style Manual' x

The Australian Government will not proceed with a tender process to explore options for revising and updating the Australian Government Style Manual. The Weekly Book... Read more

Fox and Courtenay remain atop PLR lending lists x

The Public Lending Rights (PLR) committee has released its annual report, showing it approved annual payments of more than $8 million for the 2009-10 financial... Read more

Cunningham speaks out about 'Meanjin' departure x

Meanjin editor Sophie Cunningham, who will not continue in the role in 2011, has spoken publicly for the first time about her shock departure from the well-known... Read more

Cathcart wins Colin Roberick Award x

Michael Cathcart is the winner of the Colin Roderick Award for the best Australian book of 2009. Cathcart was presented with the $10,000 award and... Read more

ACBA conference: Wiley, QUT Bookshop winners in annual awards x

The most pressing concern of booksellers at the 2010 Australian Campus Booksellers Association (ACBA) conference, held last week in Sydney, was the lack of a... Read more

2010 'Wall of Hands' literacy project launched x

The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation launched its 2010 Wall of Hands project last week to raise funds to improve the literacy of children in... Read more

New Edition opens in Northbridge, WA x

The New Edition bookshop in Fremantle has opened a second store in Northbridge, Perth. The new independent bookshop’s premises on William Street, Northbridge were formerly... Read more

Wettenhall launches independent publishing house x

Australian author and editor Gib Wettenhall has launched em Press Publishing, a new independent Victorian publishing venture specialising in south-east Australian landscapes and their historical... Read more

BNZ Literary Award winners announced x

Winners of the 51st BNZ Literary Award have been announced. The Katherine Mansfield Award, New Zealand’s top short fiction prize, was presented to Wellington writer... Read more

Glover elected to AEP board x

New Zealander David Glover is the first non-American to be elected to the board of the US-based Association of Educational Publishers (AEP). Glover is the... Read more

A&R opens in Busselton, WA x

Franchise owners Chris Lysaght and Taryn Hyder have opened a new Angus & Robertson in the town of Busselton, WA. Chris Lysaght told the Weekly... Read more

Gleitzman, Nix on Carnegie longlist x

The nominations for the 2011 CILIP Carnegie Medal have been announced. Australians among the nominations include Morris Gleitzman for Now (Viking) and Garth Nix for... Read more

Sci-fi and fantasy publisher Dragonfall Press launches x

New Western Australia-based science-fiction and fantasy publisher Dragonfall Press has launched its list. The first two books to be published are The Young Magician and She... Read more

In brief x

WSFA Small Press AwardWestern Australian publishing house Twelve Planet Press has accepted the Washington Science Fiction Association (WSFA) Small Press Award for Siren Beat on... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: ‘Lost Book Sales’ website launches first colour eInk... Read more

On Fancy Goods this week x

On Fancy Goods this week, Angela Meyer’s review of Eva Hornung’s Dog Boy (Text) is revisited, as the winner of the Fiction Award in the... Read more

Rights round-up x

In rights news this week: SalesFiction—Hachette Australia has sold Chinese complex character rights to Kindling (Darren Groth). HarperCollins has sold The Prodigal Mage and The... Read more

On Tour x

NovemberStacey Demarco, Rock Pool Publishing (2011 Lunar Diary) Cassandra Eason, Foulsham Publishing (Complete Book of Spells, Contact Your Spirit Guides)John Edward, Capricorn Link (What If... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘Books are way over-priced, but it’s not just books that you can get cheaper by buying online, it’s everything. If you know exactly what you... 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

The Plantation (Di Morrissey, Macmillan), the fictional story of an Australian woman who ventures to Malaysia on a quest to unlock her family’s past, is... Read more

Most mentioned: this week in Media Extra x

All the hard work ex-PM John Howard is putting in to promote his memoir is paying off, as it again topped the most mentioned chart... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: ABA NSW Branch 2010 Christmas Party: 17 November Society of... Read more

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