Weekly Book Newsletter
13 July 2011

Inside the current issue: Father's Day picks x

Brush up on your knowledge of the Father’s Day titles on offer this year. From page 20 of the August issue, Andrew Wrathall rounds up... Read more

2011 PM's Lit Awards winners announced x

As reported in a Weekly Book Newsletter special bulletin, the winners of this year’s Prime Minister’s Literary Awards were announced at the National Library in Canberra on... Read more

Collins Booksellers to acquire 'group of' A&R franchises x

Collins Booksellers has announced that it has secured agreement with REDgroup administrators Ferrier Hodgson to acquire an undisclosed number of Angus & Robertson (A&R) franchise stores.... Read more

Close to 30 bookstores signed with ReadCloud x

ReadCloud has announced that it has 27 independent Australian bookstores signed to use its ebook platform. ReadCloud co-founder and CEO Jeremy LeBard told the Weekly... Read more

BBC Worldwide books $50 million write down of Lonely Planet x

BBC Worldwide has revealed a £33.8 million (approximately A$50.6 million) write down of Lonely Planet in its latest financial results. In its annual report for the... Read more

2011 ABIA finalists announced x

As reported in a Weekly Book Newsletter special bulletin, the finalists for this year’s Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) have been announced. The winners of the... Read more

NewSouth Books announces new distribution division x

NewSouth Books has announced the formation of a new division of its distribution business this week. The new division, which will be called TowerToo, will... Read more

Independent bookstores in NT, VIC to close x

Absolutely Books in Darwin and Seagulls Bookshop in Melbourne will close within the next three months. Absolutely Books, which is located in Larrakeyah in Darwin’s west, will... Read more

Assange memoir in doubt x

The publication of Julian Assange’s memoirs is now in doubt following indications from the WikiLeaks founder that he no longer wishes to write the kind... Read more

Eureka Street/Reader's Feast Award announced; Reader's Feast writers festivals to continue x

Lea McInerney has been announced as the winner of this year’s Eureka Street/Reader’s Feast Award. The award, worth $5000, is supported by Reader’s Feast general... Read more

BWF: International authors announced x

Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) has announced that international authors Jonathan Franzen, Ann Patchett, Eva Gabrielsson and Simone Felice will appear at the 2011 festival, which... Read more

Gecko Press partners with Lerner to enter North American markets x

Independent New Zealand publisher Gecko Press has announced a new partnership with Lerner Publishing Services, the book distribution division of Lerner Publishing Group, which will... Read more

Printing and retailing associations express concerns about carbon price x

The Printing Industries Association of Australia and national retailing organisations have expressed concerns about the carbon price announced by the Federal Government on the weekend.... Read more

In Brief x

CAL celebrates 20,000 membersCopyright Agency Limited (CAL) has celebrated a new membership record this week, with 20,000 authors, publishers, photographers and visual artists now members... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Hachette acquires 25% stake in Russian publisher should... Read more

Quote of the week x

  ‘We’re certainly hoping the parallel importation restrictions will be removed and removed quickly so we can bring cheaper prices to books in this country... Read more

On Fancy Goods x

On Fancy Goods this week, we take a look inside the August issue of Bookseller+Publisher, Max Oliver reviews Rome: A Personal, Visual and Cultural History... Read more

Rights round-up x

In rights news this week: SalesChildren’s—Fremantle Press has sold simplified Chinese language rights in a four-book deal to 21st Century Publishing House, through Andrew Nurnberg... 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

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

Lauren Kate’s Passion (Doubleday) retains first place on the bestsellers chart for the third week in a row, while Jamie’s 30-minute Meals (Jamie Oliver, Michael... Read more

Most mentioned: this week in Media Extra x

The winning titles of the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards were among this week’s most mentioned. Traitor (Stephen Daisley, Text), which took the fiction prize, is... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Mildura Writers Festival: 14-17 July Booksellers NZ 90th Annual Conference:... Read more

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