Weekly Book Newsletter
27 July 2011

Inside the current issue: Selling online now x

A new report from Price Waterhouse Coopers and Frost and Sullivan suggests that 95% of consumers search the web for product information before making a... Read more

Collins announces ebooks partnership with Kobo x

Collins Booksellers has announced that it has reached an agreement with Kobo which will involve the bookseller building an ebookstore powered by Kobo, as well... Read more

APA announces TitlePage update, partnership with Thorpe-Bowker x

As announced by Pan Macmillan managing director Ross Gibb at the Australian Booksellers Association conference on Monday 25 July, the Australian Publishers Association (APA) has released a... Read more

ABA conference round-up x

The 2011 Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) national conference was held on 24 and 25 July in Melbourne, attracting around 300 attendees each day, with a... Read more

2011 ABIA winners announced x

The 2011 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) were announced on Monday 25 July at a ceremony in Melbourne. Hosted by comedian Alan Brough, the awards... Read more

2011 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards shortlists announced x

The shortlists for this year’s Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards were announced in Melbourne on 26 July. This year’s finalists has been branded as ‘the Premier’s 21’,... Read more

Booksellers of the Year, Booksellers' Choice Award winners announced x

The winners of the inaugural Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) Bookseller of the Year Awards and the Nielsen BookData Booksellers Choice Award were announced at the... Read more

2011 Kibble, Dobbie winners announced x

The winners of this year’s Kibble and Dobbie Literary Awards were announced on Wednesday 27 July. The winner of the $30,000 Nita B Kibble Literary... Read more

Man Booker 2011 longlist announced x

The titles longlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize have been announced. The longlisted titles are: The Sense of an Ending (Julian Barnes, Jonathan Cape) On Canaan’s... Read more

Prosecutors serve Hicks order to restrain memoir funds x

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions served David Hicks with a notice of application for an order to restrain funds from the sale of Hicks’s... Read more

'The Relic' wins 2011 Text Prize x

Melbourne-based writer Myke Bartlett has won this year’s Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing for his manuscript The Relic. Bartlett’s novel was chosen... Read more

IndieBound launched x

The IndieBound promotional resource platform was officially launched in Australia at the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) conference on Monday 25 July. The platform, which is... Read more

Nielsen: volume up, value down; indies gaining share x

Shaun Symonds, general manager Nielsen Bookscan, presented recent Nielsen sales data at the Australian Booksellers Association conference on Monday 25 July. Data from the first 24 weeks... Read more

Hawkins to handle National Bookshop Day marketing x

Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) CEO Joel Becker announced at the ABA conference that Andrew Hawkins, former publicity director at Allen & Unwin, will be handling publicity... Read more

Ebook retailers remove buy links from Apple apps x

Apple has begun to enforce its revised in-app selling rules that require third-party sellers to give Apple a 30% revenue share on any content sold... Read more

QLD A&R franchise purchases company-owned store; stores to operate as independents x

The owners of the Angus & Robertson (A&R) franchise in Southport, Queensland have confirmed to the Weekly Book Newsletter that they have purchased the formerly... Read more

The Five Mile Press to commence trade sales and distribution x

The Five Miles Press has announced that it will commence Australian trade sales and distribution from 1 August. The publisher, whose trade titles were previously... Read more

Books at MIFF x

Books at MIFF (BaM) was held at the Forum Theatre in Melbourne on 21 July as part of the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) and... Read more

McNear retires from Collins Booksellers x

Collins Booksellers has announced that buying manager Jenny McNear is retiring from the book industry. McNear began her bookselling career in 1991 with Book City... Read more

McGlade wins 2011 Stanner Award x

Hannah McGlade, a human rights lawyer and social justice activist has won the 2011 Stanner Award. McGlade won the award, which is sponsored by the... Read more

Galley Club Awards 2011 x

The 2011 Galley Club Awards for excellence in book and magazine production were announced by the Galley Club of Sydney on 22 July. The winner... Read more

Indigenous Literary Foundation update x

In a session on the Indigenous Literary Foundation (ILF) at the Australian Booksellers Association conference on Sunday afternoon, program manager Debra Dank told the audience... Read more

In Brief x

ReadHowYouWant to launch UK titlesCustomised printing company ReadHowYouWant (RHYW) has announced that it will soon be producing titles from a number of UK publishers, as... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Bulwer-Lytton award for bad writing Books-a-Million abandons Borders... Read more

Quote of the week x

Trying to get stock numbers right is ‘technically a buggery bollocks’–Michael Moynahan, CEO HarperCollins Australia and New Zealand, during the industry Q&A session at the... Read more

On Fancy Goods x

On Fancy Goods this week Andrew Wrathall gives a wrap-up the Book Buzz session at the ABA conference and Lachlan Jobbins reviews Lost in Transit:... Read more

Rights round-up x

In rights news this week: SalesChildren’s–Random House has licensed the first six titles in the ‘Alice-Miranda’ series (Jacqueline Harvey) to Random House London (previous rights... Read more

On tour x

August Robert Adamson, UQP (Surface to Air) Sydney and Melbourne. Joseph Braude, Scribe (The Honoured Dead) Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. Paul Daley and Mike Bowers,... Read more

Got news? x

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Bestsellers this week x

Cookbooks dominate the top of the bestsellers chart this week with Jamie’s 30-minute Meals (Jamie Oliver, Michael Joseph) in first place and 4 Ingredients Kids (Kim McCosker &... Read more

Most mentioned: this week in Media Extra x

Bella Vendramini, author of Biting the Big Apple, is back with a new tale of her adventures called Naked in Public: A True Story of... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: New Voices Festival, Eltham, Vic: 30 – 31 July Authoring... Read more

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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 John Reed x

John Reed, Managing Director and founder of A.H. & A. W. Reed Pty Ltd– the Australian arm of Reed in New Zealand, has died aged... Read more



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