Weekly Book Newsletter
19 January 2011

Inside the current issue: Focus on The Pitstop Bookshop x

Inside the Summer issue of Bookseller+Publisher, Peter Lyster, owner of The Pitstop Bookshop in Perth, tells us how he built up his specialist bookshop from... Read more

WBN published Thursday next week x

Please note that due to the Australia Day public holiday next Wednesday 26 January, the Weekly Book Newsletter will be published on Thursday 27 January.... Read more

Giveaway! Double movie passes to 'True Grit' x

Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin star in the latest Coen brothers’ movie. Fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross’ father has been shot in cold blood by the... Read more

Post-Christmas Survey: final chance to contribute x

Today is the last day to contribute to the Weekly Book Newsletter‘s annual Post-Christmas Survey. Booksellers, you can complete the survey online here. Publishers can... Read more

ABA among associations calling for end to GST campaign x

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) is among the retailing associations that make up the Fair Imports Alliance, which is calling for an end to the... Read more

Qld booksellers survive floods; Victorian situation worsens x

Further to the Weekly Book Newsletter report QLD bookstores close in face of rising flood waters; QWC, SLQ and UQP also closed, the majority of... Read more

Literary community joins forces to support QLD x

As the residents of South-East Queensland begin the enormous task of cleaning and rebuilding their homes and businesses following last week’s floods, the Australian literary... Read more

Thibodeaux leaves NT Writers' Centre, awarded 2011 Australian Poetry Poet in Residence x

Sandra Thibodeaux finished up in the role of executive officer of the Northern Territory Writers’ Centre in December 2010. Robyn McLean, who has previously worked... Read more

2010 Human Rights Literature Award winner announced x

The winner of the 2010 Human Rights Literature Award was announced in December 2010. The nonfiction award, which is sponsored by The Co-op Bookshop, was... Read more

New ABA members, 2011 conference dates announced x

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) welcomed the following new members in October 2010: Bookshop members: Angus & Robertson Castle Hills – Castle Hills, NSW Angus... Read more

Curry takes up new role at Quarto x

Jane Curry, owner of Jane Curry Publishing (JCP), has started in a new role as managing director of Global Publishing and Quarto Marketing Australia. Curry,... Read more

Pepeyan to leave ABA x

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) has announced that training manager Lucie Pepeyan will leave the association in February. ABA chief executive Joel Becker told the... Read more

Concerns about future of 'The School Magazine' in NSW x

Concerns have been raised about the future of The School Magazine ahead of the completion of a restructuring of the NSW Department of Education and... Read more

ABA, Booksellers NZ in US to meet with international bookselling associations x

Representatives from the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) and the booksellers association of New Zealand, Booksellers NZ, are currently attending a global meeting of English speaking... Read more

In brief x

New location for the Northern Rivers Writers’ Centre  The Northern Rivers Writers’ Centre, home to the Byron Bay Writers Festival, has moved into new offices.... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: US ebook sales up 130% as paperback sales... Read more

Rights round-up x

SalesFiction—Jenny Darling & Associates has sold Polish rights in Dog Boy by Eva Hornung (Text) to Bellona. Send your rights news to bookseller.publisher@thorpe.com.au.

On tour x

JanuaryAlison Booth, Random House (The Indigo Sky)Katherine Howell, Pan Macmillan (Violent Exposure)Jane Hawking, Palgrave Macmillan (Travelling to Infinity)Katrina Beikoff, Finch Publishing (No Chopsticks Required: My... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘If your bookshop has any genuine belief in its cultural role it will be making available exactly those books from abroad you read about in... 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

Awakened (P C Cast & Kristin Cast, Hachette) tops both the bestsellers chart and highest new entries chart this week, with the eighth book in... Read more

Most mentioned: this week in 'Media Extra' x

Alan Frost gives his account of the beginnings of modern Australia in Botany Bay (Black Inc.). Frost goes beyond the conventional story of Australia as... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Midsumma 2011 Literature & Spoken Word, Melbourne: 16 January –... Read more

Stay in touch with us x

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