Weekly Book Newsletter
17 August 2011

Inside the current issue: Christmas preview x

In the September issue of Bookseller+Publisher magazine, Andrea Hanke rounds up the best of the Christmas titles on offer from Australian and New Zealand publishers.... Read more

ACCC 'not opposed' to Pearson acquisition of REDgroup online businesses x

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced that it will not oppose the acquisition of REDgroup Online by Pearson Australia Group. In its... Read more

Collins Booksellers acquires 20 former A&R stores x

Collins Booksellers has confirmed to the Weekly Book Newsletter that 18 former Angus & Robertson (A&R) franchise stores and two former A&R company-owned stores have... Read more

More than 200 stores signed with ReadCloud; colour ereaders to be sold in participating stores x

ReadCloud has confirmed to the Weekly Book Newsletter that it now has more than 200 Australian and New Zealand bookstores signed to use its ebook... Read more

Lines joins Murdoch Books x

Murdoch Books has announced that Tracy Lines will join the company in the role of lifestyle publisher in October. Lines replaces former lifestyle publisher Lynn... Read more

Books for Cooks signs with Booki.sh to sell ebooks x

Books for Cooks, the Melbourne-based bookshop that was named the state specialist bookshop of the year at this year’s Australian Book Industry Awards, has signed with... Read more

REDgroup administration: Australian creditors must lodge claims by September; final dividends to be paid in October x

REDgroup Retail administrators Ferrier Hodgson has called for creditors of the group’s Australian companies to submit claims against the companies if they have not yet... Read more

'Meanjin' to make all content free online x

The literary journal Meanjin has confirmed it will be publishing all content free online. Deputy editor Zora Sanders told the Weekly Book Newsletter that ‘the... Read more

2011 Asher Literary Award shortlist announced x

The shortlist for this year’s Asher Literary Award, presented to a female writer whose work carries an anti-war theme, has been announced. The shortlisted titles... Read more

2011 Romantic Book of the Year Award winners announced x

The winners of this year’s Romantic Book of the Year Awards, known as the R*BY Awards, were announced on 13 August at the annual Romance... Read more

NZ Copyright Licensing Limited Writers' Awards 2011 finalists announced x

The finalists for the 2011 Copyright Licensing Limited (CLL) Writers’ Awards have been announced in New Zealand. The awards, which celebrate their 10th anniversary this year, are... Read more

Random House joins growing list of publishers providing ebooks for review x

Random House Australia is the latest local publisher to offer electronic advance reading copies (ARC) to booksellers and reviewers. Random House Australia marketing and publicity... Read more

APA accreditation for Uni of Sydney publishing course x

The Masters of Publishing course at the University of Sydney has received accreditation from the Australian Publishers Association (APA), making it the third tertiary publishing... Read more

Scholastic reports international sales growth for 2010-11 fiscal year x

Scholastic has reported sales growth for its international divisions for the fiscal year ending 31 May 2011. In its latest financial results, released in July,... Read more

In Brief x

WA regional writers’ festivalsAuthors Alan Carter and Judy Nunn were among the special guests at the 2011 Kimberley Writers Festival, which took place between 29... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Evanovich and Stockett join the ‘Kindle million club’... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘In "streamlining" entry arrangements for low-value imports, Australia Post is playing a key facilitative role in the growth of foreign online retailers at the expense... Read more

On Fancy Goods x

On Bookseller+Publisher’s Fancy Goods blog this week, Jarrah Moore reviews RPM (Noel Mengel, UQP); Margaret Hamilton reviews For All Creatures (Glenda Millard, illus by Rebecca... Read more

Rights round-up x

In rights news this week: SalesChildren’s—Scholastic Australia has sold German translation rights to You (Stephen Michael King) and Chinese translation rights to The Pocket Dogs... 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

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

James Patterson’s action thriller Now You See Her (Century) has made its way to the top of both the bestsellers chart and fastest movers chart this... Read more

Most mentioned: this week in Media Extra x

Sophie Cunningham’s Melbourne (NewSouth) appears on the most mentioned chart for a second week. Cunningham delves into Melbourne’s culture in her analysis of the city,... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Edinburgh International Book Festival: 13-29 Aug National Bookshop day: 20... Read more

Stay in touch with us x

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