Weekly Book Newsletter
17 November 2010

Chaser pack Giveaway x

Christmas is fast approaching and it just wouldn’t be the same without a review of the year that was–and wasn’t–with The Chaser Annual 2010. This... Read more
 

Foster wins 2010 Patrick White Literary Award x

David Foster is the winner of this year’s Patrick White Literary Award. Foster is the author of more than 12 novels, as well as nonfiction... Read more
 

Australian, NZ authors make 2011 IMPAC longlist x

A number of Australian and New Zealand authors are among those whose works have been longlisted for the 2011 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Australian... Read more
 

Kroetsch appointed to head Adelaide Writers' Week; event to go annual from 2012 x

The Adelaide Festival announced last week that Laura Kroetsch has been appointed as the new executive producer of Adelaide Writers’ Week. Festival organisers also announced that Writers’... Read more
 

Johnston, Genat to take up new roles on ABA Management Committee x

Duncan Johnston and Patricia Genat have been appointed to the positions of first vice president and second vice president of the Australian Booksellers Association Management... Read more
 

New Zealand customers unable to access iBookstore paid content x

Paid content on the Apple iBookstore is yet to be launched in New Zealand, despite thousands of titles available for sale in Australia from the... Read more
 

Hardie Grant to reduce US agency prices in line with strong Australian dollar x

Publisher Hardie Grant has announced that it will reduce the Australian prices of books from a number of US publishing agencies in response to the current... Read more
 

2010 Braille Book of the Year Award winner announced x

The winner of the inaugural national Vision Australia Braille Book of the Year Award has been announced. Carpentaria by Alexis Wright (Giramondo) was announced as the... Read more
 

2010 YABBA winners announced x

The winning titles for the 2010 Young Australian’s Best Book Awards have been announced. The winning titles are: Fiction Years 7-9: Boy Overboard (Morris Gleitzman,... Read more
 

NSW retail changes 'spell bad news' for small businesses x

Changes to retailing trading regulations announced last week by the NSW Government will have a detrimental effect on small businesses across the state, according to... Read more
 

Concerns growing over WA franchise regulations; QLD could be next x

Concerns are growing among Australian booksellers and franchising bodies about the potential introduction of state-based franchise regulations across the country, with Western Australia and Queensland... Read more
 

In brief x

HarperCollins to move in 2011HarperCollins plans to move its Sydney operations to a CBD location by mid-2011. The publisher is currently located in the Sydney suburb of Pymble. New Asia... Read more
 

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: agent speaks out against agency model NYT will... Read more
 

On Fancy Goods this week x

On Fancy Goods this week, Avid Reader’s Paul Landymore reviews How It Feels (Brendan Cowell, Picador) as well as When Colts Ran (Roger McDonald, Vintage),... Read more
 

Rights round-up x

In rights news this week: SalesFiction—HarperCollins has sold The Innocent Mage (Karen Miller) to Poland and Belinda Alexandra’s Wild Lavender, White Gardenia, Silver Wattle and... 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

‘Nowadays hardbacks that are produced in the UK and here are glued to the spine and often the hardback and trade paperback are from the... 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

Di Morrissey’s novel, The Plantation (Macmillan), is top of the bestsellers chart again this week followed by Towers of Midnight (Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson,... Read more
 

Most mentioned: this week in Media Extra x

Roger McDonald’s When Colts Ran (Vintage) is an epic Australian tale of friendship, toil, hope and history, which is number one on our most mentioned... Read more
 

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: ABA NSW Christmas Party: 17 November Society of Editors Dinner... 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 James Freud x

James Freud, Australian musician and author of two memoirs, I Am the Voice Left from Drinking (2002) and I Am the Voice Left from Rehab... Read more
 

RiP Roberta Sykes x

Campaigner and author Roberta Sykes has died, aged 67, following a long illness.  An activist and campaigner for Aboriginal rights and education, Sykes was awarded... Read more
 

 

 

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