Weekly Book Newsletter
1 June 2011

Inside the current issue: Second 'Junior' for the year looks at publishers' children's and YA picks for the second half x

The June issue of Bookseller+Publisher contains the Term 2 edition of Junior Bookseller+Publisher, covering forthcoming titles from K to 12. In the Term 2 issue,... Read more

REDgroup administration: stores to stop accepting orders from today as administrators 'urgently' seek buyers x

Administrators ‘urgently seeking’ buyers Stores no longer accepting new stock; online business continues to accept orders Further 34 head-office staff redundancies Negotiations with creditors over... Read more

2011 PM?s Literary Awards shortlists announced x

As reported in a special bulletin of the Weekly Book Newsletter, the shortlisted titles for this year’s Prime Minister’s Literary Awards were announced on 26 May.... Read more

Sharp to leave Wheeler Centre x

The Wheeler Centre announced on 26 May that director Chrissy Sharp will finish in her position later this year. Sharp has informed the centre’s board that... Read more

Handbury takes on CEO role at Murdoch Books x

Murdoch Books has announced that owner Matt Handbury has taken on the roles of executive chairman and chief executive officer, replacing outgoing CEO Bruce Hallett.... Read more

2011 NZ Post Book Awards shortlists announced x

The shortlists for this year’s New Zealand Post Book Awards have been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Fiction: The Hut Builder (Laurence Fearnley, Penguin NZ)... Read more

Government approves changes to PLR, ELR schemes x

The federal government has made a number of changes to the Public Lending Rights (PLR) and the Educational Lending Rights (ELR) schemes which could influence... Read more

ERA journal rankings to be removed x

Responding to ‘concerns within the sector’ about the ranking of journals as part of the ERA (Excellent in Research for Australia) initiative, Senator Kim Carr,... Read more

BISG likely to recommend Australia Post discount for Australian booksellers x

The Book Industry Strategy Group is likely to endorse ‘a better postal deal for domestic booksellers’ in its report to government, reports the Age. Reporting... Read more

Brooks to deliver ABC lectures x

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has announced that author Geraldine Brooks will deliver this year’s Boyer Lectures. Brooks will present four lectures on ABC Radio... Read more

In Brief x

Printing Industries argues for carbon tax compensation In a recent submission to the federal government’s Multi-Party Climate Change Committee, the Printing Industries Association of Australia... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: 2011 Audie award winners UK digital market grows... Read more

On Fancy Goods x

On Fancy Goods this week Jo Case reviews The Life (Malcolm Knox, A&U) and Katie Horner reviews The Amateur Science of Love (Craig Sherborne, Text).

Rights round-up x

In rights news this week: Fiction—Allen & Unwin has sold French rights to The Life (Malcolm Knox); The Distant Hours (Kate Morton) to Bulgaria and... Read more

On tour x

June Kevin J Anderson, Orbit (‘Terra Incognita’ series) Sydney and Perth. Alan Bissett, Newsouth (Boyracers) Melbourne and Brisbane. Tim Bonyhady, A&U (Good Living Street) Melbourne,... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘People go to bookstores for ideas, to see what’s available. If there are no stores they will go online. And with the strength of the... 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

The 17 Day Diet (S&S), the weight-loss book by US physician Mike Moreno that sparked international interest after appearing on the TV show Dr Phil, is... Read more

Most mentioned: this week in Media Extra x

Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad (Corsair) circles the lives of Bennie Salazar, an ageing former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha,... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: 32nd New Zealand National SF Convention in 2011: 3 –... Read more

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