Weekly Book Newsletter
13 April 2011

Inside the current issue: 'Excessive power of internet retailers' publishers' No. 1 concern x

The University of Melbourne Book Industry Study (UMBIS), which is currently compiling its second report, says the power of internet retailers has been ranked most... Read more

REDgroup Administration: Administrators take 25 A&R franchises to court; 16 Borders stores to close; NZ airport stores sold; Cain, Smith leave REDgrou x

The Supreme Court of New South Wales is expected to announce a hearing date tomorrow in the legal case between REDgroup Retail administrators Ferrier Hodgson and the... Read more

Osborne wins 2011 Barbara Jefferis Award x

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) has announced that the 2011 Barbara Jefferis Award has been awarded to G L Osborne for Come Inside (Clouds of... Read more

2011 National Biography Award shortlist announced x

The shortlist for this year’s National Biography Award has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Alan ‘The Red Fox’ Reid: Pressman Par Excellence (Ross Fitzgerald... Read more

Oz authors make 2011 IMPAC shortlist x

Australian authors David Malouf, Craig Silvey and Evie Wyld have been shortlisted for the 2011 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Malouf has been nominated for... Read more

2011 CBCA Awards shortlists announced x

As reported in a special bulletin of the Weekly Book Newsletter, the shortlists for this year’s Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the... Read more

2011 BBWF: Early bird tickets available, guest authors announced x

Early bird tickets are now on sale for the 2011 Byron Bay Writers Festival (BBWF), which will run between 5 and 7 August. Festival organisers... Read more

Writers on Rafts flood appeal raises more than $25,000 x

The Queensland Writers Centre (QWC) has announced that its Writers on Rafts appeal has raised more than $25,000 for the Queensland Premier’s Disaster Appeal. Operations... Read more

Show & Tell Promotions closes down x

Speaker’s agency Show & Tell Promotions has announced on its website that it has ceased operating. Company director Bronwen Bennett told the Weekly Book Newsletter... Read more

In brief x

New Collins store for SA Collins Booksellers has announced that a new Collins bookstore will open in the Adelaide suburb of Kilkenny this month. The... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Orange Prize shortlist Amazon launches cheaper, ad-supported Kindle... Read more

Fancy Goods x

On Bookseller+Publisher‘s Fancy Goods blog this week, Andrew Wilkins reviews Cate Kennedy’s forthcoming poetry collection The Taste of River Water (Scribe); and Kate O’Donnell reviews... Read more

Rights round-up x

In rights news this week: SalesNonfiction—Exisle Publishing has sold UK rights to Release Your Worries (Cate Howell & Michele Murphy) and Under a Bombers Moon (Stephen Harris);... Read more

On tour x

April Tricia Brennan, Rockpool Publishing (The Map of the Soul) Sydney, Melbourne and the Sunshine Coast . Cristy Burne, Walker Books (Takeshita Demons) Perth and... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘We are determined no book should cross more than one ocean unless it is in a cruise liner book shop’–group chairman of freight forwarder SBS... 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

Most mentioned: this week in Media Extra x

As the title indicates, David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King: An Unfinished Novel (Hamish Hamilton) remained unfinished at the time of his death. Wallace’s last... 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

Bestsellers this week x

At the top of the highest new entries chart this week is The Land of Painted Caves (Hachette), the sixth and final book in the... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: ‘The Waterhole’ – An exhibition of original artwork by Graeme... Read more

RiP Denis McLean x

Author and former diplomat, Denis McLean, has died in Wellington NZ, aged 80. McLean wrote The Long Pathway: Te Ara Roa, a book about walking in... Read more

RIP Sidney Lumet x

Holywood director Sidney Lumet, best known for the films Network, The Verdict, 12 Angry Men and the Al Pacino movies Dog Day Afternoon and Serpico,... Read more

 

 

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