Weekly Book Newsletter
28 April 2011

Double Movie Pass Giveaway! x

The HR Manager of Jerusalem’s largest bakery is in trouble. He’s separated from his wife, distanced from his daughter and stuck in a job he... Read more

Vic Prem's awards now richest in Australia, will include extra $100,000 for overall winner x

Changes to the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards announced by Premier Ted Baillieu on 21 April, mean the awards are now the most valuable literary awards in Australia. The... Read more

Collins Booksellers acquires Seek Media, plans to sell ebooks in eight to 10 weeks x

Collins Booksellers has announced it has acquired online bookseller Seek Media and its franchise stores will likely have the ability to sell ebooks in ‘eight... Read more

'The Roving Party' wins 2011 Vogel Award x

The 2011 winner of The Australian/Vogel Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript by a writer under the age of 35 is The Roving Party by... Read more

Brash to join Murdoch Books x

Murdoch Books has announced that Deborah Brash will join the publisher’s design team at the beginning of May. Brash, former art director at Penguin Australia,... Read more

Publishers use Booki.sh to provide 'complimentary copies' for review x

Australian publishers signed with the Booki.sh program can make ebook proofs available to booksellers and reviewers. Allen & Unwin has announced it will be making... Read more

Borders no longer part of Westfield online x

Westfield has confirmed that Borders is no longer part of the Westfield online shopping mall which launched late last year. A spokesperson for Westfield told... Read more

Committee hopes to launch prize for women writers by 2012 x

Australia could have an equivalent of the Orange Prize by as early as 2012. Sophie Cunningham, former Meanjin editor and spokesperson for the as yet... Read more

Swancon36 / Natcon50: attendance up, national and WA awards presented x

Science fiction and fantasy fans attended the 36th Western Australian Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention (Swancon36) and the 50th National Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention... Read more

In Brief x

BISG membership to maintain ‘retailing perspective’ following Cain’s departureAn official from the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research has told the Weekly Book Newsletter... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: will Waterstone’s be sold to Russian billionaire? Hugo... Read more

On Fancy Goods x

On Fancy Goods this week Portia Lindsay reviews Caleb’s Crossing (Geraldine Brooks, Fourth Estate) and Heather Dyer reviews Past the Shallows (Favel Parrett, Hachette).

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

‘Two market segments for the future of publishing: mass market ebooks and stuff for your shelf’–Caroline Hamilton (aka @goodthinking99) summing up one of the most... 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

Chasing Fire (Hachette), Nora Roberts’ standalone novel about fictional firefighter Rowan Tripp, is top of the highest new entries chart followed by The Twilight Saga:... Read more

Most mentioned: this week in Media Extra x

It’s no surprise that war-related titles dominated book pages over the Anzac Day holiday. Receiving the most mentions was Crack Hardy: From Gallipoli to Flanders... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: ABA Conference and Trade Exhibition – Super Early Bird registration... 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 Craig Thomas x

Welsh writer Craig Thomas has died, aged 68. The author of 18 bestselling espionage thrillers and two works of philosophical and political theory, Thomas was... Read more

 

 

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