Weekly Book Newsletter
27 January 2011

Gaunt among book industry figures named in Australia Day Honours list x

Gleebooks owner and chair of the Indigenous Literacy Project (ILP) David Gaunt was among those recognised in this year’s Australia Day Honours. Gaunt received the... Read more

Readings, SPUNC launch ebookstore; 120 SPUNC titles go live x

Independent Melbourne bookseller Readings launched an ebookstore this week, becoming the first independent bookseller in the country to offer locally published ebooks. The Readings ebookstore... Read more

2011 Indie Awards shortlist announced x

The shortlisted titles for this year’s Indie Awards have been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Fiction: Bereft (Chris Womersley, Scribe) Indelible Ink... Read more

Macmillan leaves Hardie Grant x

Jenny Macmillan has finished in her role as publicity manager for Hardie Grant Books. A spokesperson for Hardie Grant told the Weekly Book Newsletter that... Read more

Rowe to join Ice Water Press x

Ice Water Press has announced that Janet Rowe will join the company in the role of publisher at the end of the month. Rowe, who... Read more

Indigenous Literacy Project raises $607,000 in 2010 x

The Indigenous Literacy Project (ILP) has announced its 2010 fundraising results. The Project, which aims to improve literacy rates in remote Indigenous communities in partnership... Read more

ABC Books launches ebook list x

ABC Books, which is published by HarperCollins, launched its ebook program this week with 27 titles from a range of authors including Sally Wise, Steve... Read more

NewSouth titles available through Apple iBookstore x

NewSouth Books announced last week that a selected number of NewSouth Publishing titles are now available through the Apple iBookstore. Director of NewSouth Books Nella... Read more

ABC to open four new stores in 2011; seven stores opened in 2010 x

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is planning to open four new retail stores this year. The Weekly Book Newsletter understands that there are currently plans... Read more

2011 Writers at the Convent guest list, program released x

The guest list and daily program for this year’s Writers at the Convent event have been released. The 2011 event, which will be held at... Read more

Melbourne college bookshop to close in March x

The Ridley Melbourne Bookshop has announced that it will close its doors in March. The theological bookshop, which is part of Ridley residential College in... Read more

NZ translation grants scheme recipients announced x

The first recipients of funding from Creative New Zealand’s Translation Grant Scheme have been announced. Norwegian publishing house Cappelen Damm will receive funds to translate... Read more

Hunter appointed publisher at UQP x

University of Queensland Press (UQP) has announced that John Hunter has been appointed to the position of publisher for the next 12 months. Hunter will... Read more

In brief x

WAYRBA reading lists released  The reading lists for this year’s West Australian Young Readers’ Book Award (WAYRBA) have been released. The lists for the younger... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: ebooks and territorial rights debated at DBW DRM... Read more

On Fancy Goods x

On the Fancy Goods blog this week, we revisit some of the books shortlisted for this year’s Indie Award, with new review posts of Rocks... Read more

Rights round-up x

In rights news this week: SalesNonfiction–Black Inc. has sold North American rights to The Well at the World’s End (AJ Mackinnon). Random House has sold... Read more

On tour x

January Katrina Beikoff, Finch Publishing (No Chopsticks Required) Sydney, Brisbane and Gold Coast.Immodesty Blaize, Random House (Ambition) Sydney and Melbourne.Alison Booth, Random House (The Indigo... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘When I began HEAT I thought that the community of readers to which it appealed would also ensure its financial success. The community would grow... 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

Secrets to the Grave (Tami Hoag, Hachette), the second book in the ‘Deeper than the Dead’ crime fiction series, tops the highest new entries chart followed... Read more

Most mentioned: this week in 'Media Extra' x

Lucy Jarrett returns home to upstate New York from Japan, only to find herself haunted by her father’s unresolved death a decade ago in Kim... 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

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 Penny Tweedie x

British photojournalist and Walkley award winner, Penny Tweedie, has died aged 70. Tweedie produced the 1998 book, Spirit of Arnhem Land, in which she captured... Read more



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