Weekly Book Newsletter
20 July 2011

For the chance to win one of 20 Madman DVD packs, complete our survey! x

For the chance to win one of 20 DVD packs from Madman Entertainment, simply take a few minutes to complete our Readers’ Survey, online here.

Giveaway! Double Movie Pass to 'The Illusionist' x

In the late 1950s an out-dated and aging magician travels the globe in search of work, forced to accept increasingly obscure engagements to get by.... Read more

Inside the current issue: reviewers' top picks x

Among the top picks from the August issue of Bookseller+Publisher are Anna Funder’s debut novel All That I Am (Hamish Hamilton, September), Empire Day (Diane... Read more

NZ book industry awards winners announced x

The winners of this year’s New Zealand book industry awards, sponsored by Thorpe-Bowker, were announced on 17 July at the 2011 Booksellers New Zealand Conference... Read more

ACCC to undertake 'informal review' of Pearson's REDgroup online acquisition x

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced last week that it will undertake an ‘informal review’ of the proposed acquisition of the REDgroup online... Read more

Demetriou to join A&U x

Allen & Unwin has announced that former HarperCollins chief operating officer Jim Demetriou will join the publisher in the role of sales and marketing director at... Read more

Gleebooks and Fullers sign with Booki.sh x

Independent bookselling chains Gleebooks and Fullers could begin selling ebooks as early as next month, following the news last week that the two stores have... Read more

Australia Post making 'a substantial loss' delivering overseas parcels x

Australia Post has confirmed that it ‘incurs a substantial loss’ on the processing of inbound international parcels. In a submission to the Productivity Commission Retail... Read more

Booksellers NZ conference: ebooks, Indiebound, PANZ elections, sales stats x

The 2011 Booksellers New Zealand conference, held in Wellington on 17 and 18 July, attracted almost 130 attendees, up on 2010 figures. ‘Times are tough... Read more

Dymocks Elsternwick, World Square close; Castle Hill to open next week x

Dymocks has confirmed to the Weekly Book Newsletter that its stores in Elsternwick, Victoria, and the World Square shopping complex in Sydney, have closed down. Steve... Read more

HarperCollins alters indent pricing structure x

HarperCollins Australia has announced this week that it will be altering its ‘indent pricing structure’. HarperCollins Australia and New Zealand CEO Michael Moynahan said in... Read more

Milne retires from Abbey's Bookshop x

Sydney bookseller Peter Milne has announced his retirement this week. Milne has 50 years’ experience in the Australian book trade, beginning his career with Golden... Read more

2011 Text prize shortlist announced x

Text Publishing has announced the shortlist for the 2011 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing, presented to an unpublished manuscript by an Australian... Read more

2011 Deadly Awards shortlists announced x

The shortlists for this year’s Deadly Awards, presented to Indigenous Australians for excellence in the areas of music, sport, entertainment and community, have been announced.... Read more

AWA Press Young Designer of the Year shortlist announced x

Book designers Pieta Brenton, Sarah Healey and Spencer Levine have been shortlisted for the 2011 New Zealand AWA Press Young Designer of the Year Award.... Read more

Local operations contribute to strong financial results for Wiley x

International publisher John Wiley & Sons has recorded a three percent increase in total revenues and a 20% increase in net income for the fiscal year ending... Read more

Faber Academy to launch Melbourne program x

The Faber Academy at Allen & Unwin has announced that it will offer creative writing courses in Melbourne this year. The Academy, which launched in... Read more

In Brief x

Google Books status conference rescheduled for SeptemberIn the US, Judge Denny Chin has rescheduled a status conference for the Google Books Settlement for a third... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Borders US to be liquidated: 400 stores to... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘Australia Post estimates that it will make a loss of A$1.06 per inbound international airmail packet (parcels less than 2 kilograms) on a volume of... Read more

On Fancy Goods x

On Fancy Goods this week, we check out who to follow on Twitter during the ABA Conference, Dave Martus reviews 1835: The Founding of Melbourne... 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

4 Ingredients Kids (Kim McCosker & Rachael Bermingham, 4 Ingredients), the latest cookbook in the series, containing 270 ‘child-friendly’ recipes, tops the fastest movers chart... Read more

Most mentioned: this week in Media Extra x

James Boyce’s 1835: The Founding of Melbourne and the Conquest of Australia (Black Inc.) considers the illegal squatter camp that was established on the banks... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Whitsunday Writers Festival: 22-24 July 87th ABA Conference & Trade... 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 Dame Katerina Mataira x

Dame Katerina Mataira, an influential figure in the revival of the Maori language, has died in New Zealand at the age of 79. Made Dame Companion... Read more

 

 

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