Weekly Book Newsletter
20 April 2011

Weekly Book Newsletter published Thursday next week x

Please note that, due to the Easter and Anzac Day public holidays next Monday and Tuesday, the Weekly Book Newsletter will be published on Thursday... Read more

Inside the current issue: Adsett reports on the 2011 Tools of Change conference x

Alex Adsett attended this year’s Tools of Change conference in New York. Increasingly, as more and more start-ups, developers and entrepreneurs took the stage at... Read more

2011 Miles Franklin shortlist announced x

As reported in a special bulletin of the Weekly Book Newsletter, the shortlist for this year’s Miles Franklin Literary Award was announced in Sydney on Tuesday... Read more

REDgroup administration: A&R franchises withdraw termination notices; Ferrier Hodgson discontinue court proceedings x

The administrators of REDgroup Retail, Ferrier Hodgson, announced this morning that they have reached a ‘truce’ with the 25 Angus & Robertson franchises that announced their... Read more

PEP-nominated REDgroup directors step down ahead of possible DOCA or sale x

REDgroup Retail owners Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) has confirmed that its nominees to the board of directors at REDgroup have resigned ‘with effect from 31... Read more

Australian wins Pulitzer Prize x

Australian art critic Sebastian Smee has won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for criticism. Smee, who is the former national art critic for The Australian, was... Read more

2010 Australian Shadows Awards winners announced x

The winners of the 2010 Australian Shadows Awards have been announced. Bob Franklin has won the long fiction category for Under Stones (Affirm Press) and Kirstyn... Read more

Mortenson's books under scrutiny after US news report x

The content of a number of books written by American philanthropist Greg Mortenson has been called into question by a news report which accused the writer... Read more

Local Random House office to publish titles under Hogarth imprint x

Random House Australia has confirmed that it plans to publish titles under the newly created Hogarth imprint. Random House Australia marketing and publicity director and... Read more

In Brief x

The Nile offers free shipping in Oz, NZOnline bookseller The Nile announced this week that it is offering free shipping in Australia on all orders under... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: UK booksellers experience ‘worst March in six years’... Read more

On Fancy Goods x

On Fancy Goods this week Scott Whitmont reviews Batavia (Peter FitzSimons, Random House), Portia Lindsay reviews Caleb’s Crossing (Geraldine Brooks, Fourth Estate), publishing assistant Andrew... 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 WA.... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘We judges frankly read too many submitted books that did not have enough textual and structural editing … [many books] were being published too early,... 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

Rights round-up x

In rights news this week: SalesFiction—Random House has sold When it Rains (Maggie MacKellar) to Taiwan (Complex Character Rights); and The Cleaner (Paul Cleave) to... Read more

Most mentioned: this week in Media Extra x

The first three books topped the most mentioned chart with equal mentions this week. Leslie Cannold’s The Book of Rachael (Text) continues to generate interest... 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

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

The top two spots on the bestsellers chart are taken up by Sing you Home (Jodie Picoult, A&U), in first place, and Land of the... Read more



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