Weekly Book Newsletter
2 February 2011

Rogers leaves Murdoch Books x

Juliet Rogers has stepped down from her position as CEO of Murdoch Books. Murdoch Books announced today that Rogers, who has already finished in her role, will... Read more

BISG: more than 90 submissions received, workshops to commence x

The Book Industry Strategy Group (BISG) has received ‘more than 90 submissions about the future of books in Australia’. Submissions to the group closed on... Read more

Brash to leave Penguin x

Penguin Australia has announced that art director Deb Brash will finish in her position in February. Penguin publishing director Bob Sessions said this week that... Read more

Grijalbo, Matthews join Five Mile Press x

The Five Mile Press has announced that Poppy Grijalbo and Nick Matthews have joined the company in the roles of publisher and finance and operations... Read more

Wright wins 2010 T.A.G. Hungerford Award x

Broome-based author Jacqueline Wright has been announced as the winner of the 2010 T.A.G. Hungerford Award. Wright received the award, which includes a $12,000 cash... Read more

Becker, Gould return from US industry meetings; NZ to adopt 'IndieBound' x

CEO of the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) Joel Becker and CEO of Booksellers New Zealand Lincoln Gould have returned from visiting a number of industry conferences and... Read more

2011 Perth Writers Festival program launched x

The program for the 2011 Perth Writers Festival was launched last week. The festival, which will be held between Friday 4 March and Monday 7... Read more

Lonely Planet to expand to India x

Lonely Planet has announced today that it plans to establish operations in India in the next 12 months to ‘develop local content written by Indian... Read more

Kobo launches social ereading platform 'Reading Life' x

Kobo has launched a social ereading platform called Reading Life which allows users to share what they are reading through social networking sites. The international... Read more

QLD bookstore releases iPhone App x

Independent Queensland bookstore TLC Books has created and released an iPhone application. Bookstore owner and creator of the app Tanya Caunce told the Weekly Book... Read more

The GHR Press to co-publish Arcadia titles in ANZ x

Independent Australian publishing house The GHR Press has announced that it has entered into a co-publishing agreement with Arcadia UK. The GHR Press, which was... Read more

Oz self-publishers to attend London Book Fair x

A group of Australian self-publishers are calling for local authors to participate with them in this year’s London Book Fair (LBF), which will take place between... Read more

In brief x

SLQ, QWC remain closed The State Library of Queensland (SLQ) and the offices of the Queensland Writers Centre (QWC) remain closed this week, following the... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Borders US delays January payments Kindle ebook sales... Read more

On Fancy Goods x

On the Fancy Goods blog this week, David Gaunt reviews Five Bells (Gail Jones, Vintage) and Sharon Athanasos reviews The Very Bad Book (Andy Griffiths,... Read more

Rights News x

SalesFiction—Scribe has sold UK rights for Indelible Ink (Fiona McGregor) to Atlantic Books. Allen & Unwin has sold Spanish, Norwegian, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Chinese Simplified, Chinese... Read more

On tour x

February Daniel Akst, Scribe (We Have Met the Enemy) Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Sara Foster, Random House (Beneath the Shadows) Regional WA. Jacqueline Harvey, Random... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘The question is really when, not if, most ebooks will move to the cloud’–Martin Taylor, director of the New Zealand Publishing Forum, praising the new Readings... 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

Robert Sutton’s Good Boss, Bad Boss (Hachette), a corporate guide book that delves into the nitty-gritty of what the best (and worst) bosses do, tops... Read more

Most mentioned: this week in Media Extra x

Annie Proulx, author of The Shipping News and Brokeback Mountain, has turned to literary nonfiction to write the memoir Bird Cloud (Fourth Estate) about her... 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 to... Read more

Stay in touch with us x

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RiP Pierce Brooke Anderson x

Former president of Booksellers NZ, Pierce Brooke Anderson, has died aged 81. Booksellers New Zealand writes: ‘Pierce was a highly regarded bookseller, firstly in Opotoki... Read more

 

 

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