Weekly Book Newsletter
22 June 2011

Inside the current issue: Cull on book design x

‘Considering how long I’ve been at it, there’s really only a handful of covers that I’m one hundred percent happy with’–find out which covers they... Read more

2010 WA Prem's Awards shortlists announced x

The shortlists for the 2010 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards have been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Nonfiction A Three-Cornered Life: The Historian W K... Read more

Black Dog Books to become Walker Books imprint x

Walker Books Australia has announced that it has acquired the Black Dog Books imprint. Effective 1 July, Black Dog Books will be an imprint of Walker... Read more

REDgroup administration: NZ sale complete; NZ Borders likely to be rebranded as Whitcoulls x

James Pascoe Group has confirmed this week that its purchase of the Whitcoulls and Borders businesses in New Zealand from REDgroup Retail has been finalised.... Read more

Booksellers to meet with Minister Sherry x

A delegation of booksellers will travel to Canberra this week to speak with Small Business Minister Nick Sherry following his recent comments about the future... Read more

2011 SLV Creative Fellowships announced x

The State Library of Victoria (SLV) has announced the recipients of its 2011 Creative Fellowships. The $20,000 Redmond Barry Fellowship has been awarded to Jim... Read more

More than 300 expected to attend ABA conference x

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) has confirmed that in excess of 300 members of the Australian bookselling community are expected to attend this year’s ABA... Read more

Australian Christian Book of the Year shortlist announced x

The shortlist for this year’s Australian Christian Book of the Year Award has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Bible bites: 365 devotions for Aussie... Read more

Retailers soon able to cut casual shifts x

A decision by Fair Work Australia (FWA) this week means that retailers across the country will soon be able to offer young casual workers shorter... Read more

WA Govt to introduce changes to Sunday trading rules x

The Western Australian Government has announced plans to introduce changes to the state’s retail trading regulations which will allow more stores to trade on Sundays.... Read more

Children's authors, illustrator launch Literature Live! x

Five children’s book creators have joined together to form Literature Live!, an organisation which provides virtual creative writing and illustration workshops to Australian schools through... Read more

In Brief x

Miles Franklin winner announced tonightThe winner of this year’s Miles Franklin Literary Award will be announced at an awards ceremony at the State Library of... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: UK agents’ association defends agents-as-publishers sales up at... Read more

On Fancy Goods x

On Fancy Goods this week, Jarrah Moore interviews Jennifer Rowe aka Emily Rodda on Love, Honour and O’Brien (A&U) and Meredith Tate reviews Mole Hunt:... 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

‘The comment left independent booksellers reeling not from the visionary, crystalline truth of the utterance, but by the sheer lack of forethought and understanding behind... 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

Passion (Lauren Kate, Doubleday), the third book in the ‘Fallen’ series and the latest installment in the love story of mortal Lucinda and fallen angel Daniel, is top of the... Read more

Most mentioned: this week in Media Extra x

The Steampunk Bible: An Illustrated Guide to the World of Imaginary Airships, Corsets and Goggles, Mad Scientists, and Strange Literature (Jeff VanderMeer & S J... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up, as shown on our events calendar, include: The Noosa Longweekend Festival: 17-26 June 6th Children’s and Young Adult Literature Festival: 25... 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 Tom Hungerford x

Renowned Western Australian author Tom Hungerford has died, aged 96. Hungerford wrote novels, poetry, short stories, children’s fiction, plays and articles. His best known work... Read more

 

 

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