Weekly Book Newsletter
1 December 2010

DVD + Book Giveaway x

While out collecting bottle tops at the beach, a boy discovers an enormous, bizarre and lonely creature that nobody else appears to notice. Feeling a... Read more

Next week: Last 'Weekly Book Newsletter' for 2010 x

Next week’s Weekly Book Newsletter (8 December) will be the last for 2010. The first Weekly Book Newsletter for 2011 will be 12 January 2011.... Read more

Christmas closing list: Closes this Friday 3 December x

Publishers/distributors are asked to advise the Weekly Book Newsletter of their Christmas closing dates by COB this Friday 3 December. A full list will appear once only... Read more

Hardie Grant re-releases former criminal lawyer's book x

Hardie Grant Books announced today that it has re-released former criminal lawyer Andrew Fraser’s book Snouts in the Trough in Victoria. As reported by the... Read more

REDgroup redeems NZX-listed Retail Notes x

As a legacy of its acquisition of New Zealand bookselling chain Whitcoulls, REDgroup Retail has continued to be listed on the New Zealand stock exchange... Read more

Australian 'Style Manual' under government review; 6th edition to be available until 2013 x

Further to the Weekly Book Newsletter article Government discontinues tender process to revise Australian ‘Style Manual’, the Department of Finance and Deregulation has told the... Read more

CAL increases Cultural Fund allocation, appoints Fisher to Board x

Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) has announced it will increase the allocation to its Cultural Fund, from 1% to 1.5% of the amount of its income... Read more

Concerns growing over future of Victorian TAFE professional writing and editing course x

Professional writers and editors have expressed concerns over pending changes to the Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing offered at Victorian TAFE institutions following a... Read more

2010 Inky Awards winners announced x

The winners of the 2010 Inky Awards have been announced. The Gold Inky (Australian books) was awarded to Lucy Christopher for Stolen (Chicken House). Maggie... Read more

Changes to public holiday trading in VIC and ACT x

The newly elected Victorian Liberal National Coalition Government is likely to remove the ban on Easter Sunday trading in the state. In a statement released... Read more

2011 CAL Scribe Fiction Prize longlist announced x

The longlist for the 2011 CAL Scribe Fiction Prize has been announced. The longlisted authors are: Sally Bothroyd (A Cocoa Jackson Mystery) Courtney Collins (The... Read more

Behrendt named 2011 NSW Australian of the Year x

Professor Larissa Behrendt has been named as the 2011 NSW Australian of the Year. Behrendt is a law professor at University of Technology Sydney and... Read more

2011 Tasmania Book Prizes shortlist announced x

The shortlist for the 2011 Tasmania Book Prizes has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Best book with Tasmanian content in any genre ($25,000): In... Read more

2011 Ten Days on the Island festival launched; Walsh's last festival x

The program for the 2011 Ten Days on the Island arts festival in Tasmania was officially launched last week. The 2011 festival will take place... Read more

Bosco wins inaugural Ngaio Marsh Award; Christchurch writers festival re-scheduled for May x

Alix Bosco is the winner of the inaugural Ngaio Marsh Award for New Zealand Crime Fiction. The pseudonymous writer won the award for Cut and Run... Read more

Jones wins 2010 Janet Frame Memorial Award x

Tim Jones is the winner of the 2010 NZSA Janet Frame Memorial Award for Literature. Jones is a Wellington-based poet and author of science and... Read more

Jane Curry Publishing to partner with Exisle Publishing x

Exisle Publishing has announced that it will become the publishing and distribution partner for Jane Curry Publishing (JCP) from 1 December 2010. The publishing house... Read more

CUP records eighth year of successive growth; sales up 5% for Australia and NZ x

Cambridge University Press (CUP) has recorded sales growth for the eighth successive year, announcing overall international sales growth of 11.5% in books and journals for... Read more

Marney wins 2010 Scarlet Stiletto x

Eleanor Marney is the winner of the 2010 Sisters in Crime Scarlet Stiletto Award. The 17th Scarlet Stiletto Awards were presented by actress Nadine Garner on... Read more

In brief x

Whitcoulls to sponsor new book awardWhitcoulls has announced that it will sponsor a new annual book award from next year. Entries are now open for... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Authors accuse Project Gutenberg of ‘wholesale kidnapping’ of... Read more

On Fancy Goods x

On the Fancy Goods blog this week our reviewer Hannah Cartmel interviews Juliet Marillier on her new novel The Seer of Sevenwaters (Macmillan); Lucy Meredith... Read more

Rights round-up x

In rights news this week: SalesNonfiction—HarperCollins has sold Fast Fresh Simple (Donna Hay) to Germany; Seasons (Donna Hay) to Italy and Get Over It! (Bev... Read more

On tour x

DecemberGraeme Base, Penguin (The Legend Of The Golden Snail) Richard Blackburn, Zeus Publications (‘Gatekeeper’ trilogy)Kay Danes, Big Sky Publishing (Beneath The Pale Blue Burqa) Elizabeth... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘I understand why people make these buying decisions, as consumers thinking purely about money, but if you care about making ethical buying decisions (and have... 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 Ugly Truth:Diary of a Wimpy Kid, (Jeff Kinney, Puffin) is top of the bestsellers chart this week followed by Australian footballer Ben Cousins’ memoir,... Read more

Most mentioned: this week in Media Extra x

Back in the most mentioned chart is Hand Me Down World (Lloyd Jones, Text), about a North African woman who washes ashore in Sicily and... Read more

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