Weekly Book Newsletter
29 June 2011

Inside the current issue: Too many prizes? x

As Kim Scott takes out one of the country’s best known prizes, Fairfield Books’ Heather Dyer and Allen & Unwin publisher Jane Palfreyman address the... Read more
 

'That Deadman Dance' wins 2011 Miles Franklin Award x

As reported in a Weekly Book Newsletter special bulletin on 22 June, That Deadman Dance by Kim Scott (Picador) has won this year’s Miles Franklin... Read more
 

Flannery longlisted for Winton Prize for Science Books x

Australian author Tim Flannery has been longlisted for the 2011 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books. Flannery’s Here on Earth: An argument for hope (Text)... Read more
 

Minister Sherry, booksellers hold 'constructive' talks x

Federal Minister for Small Business has described his meeting with members of the Australian bookselling community last week as ‘constructive’ and ‘a good opportunity to... Read more
 

CAL survey finds 26 percent of publishers have no digital strategy x

A recent survey conducted by the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) has found that 26% of local publishers admit to having no digital strategy. The survey on... Read more
 

2011 PANZ Book Design Awards shortlists announced x

The shortlists for this year’s Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) Book Design Awards have been announced. The titles shortlisted in the best designed cover... Read more
 

Tan wins Locus Award x

Australian illustrator Shaun Tan has won the best artist category in the 2011 Locus Awards for science-fiction and fantasy writing, presented by the Locus Science... Read more
 

2011 Carnegie, Greenaway Medals winners announced x

Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness (Walker Books) has won this year’s Carnegie Award, presented each year for outstanding writing in children’s books. The Kate... Read more
 

'Power and Majesty' wins David Gemmell Legend Award x

Power and Majesty by Australian author Tansy Rayner Roberts (Voyager) has won the Ravenheart Award for best fantasy book jacket at this year’s David Gemmell... Read more
 

Show & Tell Promotions to repay authors for speaking events x

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) has advised that former speaker’s agency Show & Tell Promotions has designed a ‘repayment schedule’ to repay authors for... Read more
 

Books at MIFF: publishers and titles announced x

Melbourne International Film Festival’s (MIFF) 37º South Market has announced the publishers attending and tiles to be pitched at Books at MIFF (BaM) on Thursday... Read more
 

Dunne to leave REDgroup x

Acting CEO of REDgroup Retail Australia Gary Dunne will finish in his position with the company at the end of next month. Dunne has been... Read more
 

Spineless Wonders launches Carmel Bird Short Fiction Award x

New publisher Spineless Wonders, which launched with the short story collection Permission to Lie (Julie Chevalier) in April, has announced the establishment of the Carmel... Read more
 

In Brief x

New name for ABR poetry prize The Australian Book Review (ABR) has announced its Poetry Prize has been renamed the Peter Porter Poetry Prize in... Read more
 

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Pottermore website to sell Harry Potter ebooks exclusively... Read more
 

On Fancy Goods x

On Fancy Goods this week Toni Whitmont interviews Kim Scott on That Deadman Dance (Picador) and we take a look at the shortlisted titles for... Read more
 

Rights round-up x

In rights news this week: SalesFiction–The Mary Cunnane Agency has sold US and Canadian rights to That Deadman Dance (Kim Scott, Picador) to Bloomsbury.Nonfiction—Hachette Australia... Read more
 

On tour x

July Tristan Bancks, Random House (My Life and Other Stories I Made Up) Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Peter Bernhard, Footprint Books (Rose’s Kiss)... Read more
 

Quote of the week x

‘We are a long way from being a post-reconciliation society’–Miles Franklin winner Kim Scott responds to judges comments that That Deadman Dance is a ‘post-reconciliation’... 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 third book in the ‘Fallen’ series, Passion (Lauren Kate, Doubleday), has risen to the top of the bestsellers chart, in first place, and has... Read more
 

Most mentioned: this week in Media Extra x

Melanie Joosten’s Berlin Syndrome (Scribe), Malcolm Knox’s The Life (A&U) and Kim Scott’s That Deadman Dance (Picador) received equal mentions this week. Kim Scott is... Read more
 

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: 18th Scarlet Stiletto Awards Closing: 30 June 2011 Prime Minister’s... Read more
 

Stay in touch with us x

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RiP Sabina Wolanski x

Sabina Wolanski, Holocaust survivor and author of the memoir Destined to Live (HarperCollins), has died aged 84. Amruta Slee, associate publisher at HarperCollins, writes: ‘Long... Read more
 

RiP Robert Kroetsch x

Canadian novelist and poet Robert Kroetsch has died, aged 83. Kroetsch wrote 14 poetry collections, seven non-fiction works and nine books of fiction including the novel The... Read more
 

RiP Kerry Leves x

Poet Kerry Leves has died, aged 63. Leaves’ most recent poetry collection, A Shrine to Lata Mangeshkar, was shortlisted for the 2009 Kenneth Slessor Prize and... Read more
 

 

 

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