Weekly Book Newsletter
21 September 2011

Inside the current issue: Reviewers' top picks x

In the October issue of Bookseller+Publisher Magazine we review 21 titles due for publication in November. You can read about the ones our reviewers particularly... Read more

Changes to Commonwealth Writers' Prize announced x

The Commonwealth Foundation has announced that the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (CWP) and the Commonwealth Short Story Competition will be re-launched in October 2011, with a... Read more

Whitcoulls withdraws from BookScan panel x

New Zealand bookselling chain Whitcoulls will no longer participate in the country’s Nielsen BookScan panel. In a message sent to subscribers and retailers last week,... Read more

BBWF looks for new director x

The Northern Rivers Writers’ Centre (NRWC) has announced that it is looking for a new director for the 2012 Byron Bay Writers’ Festival (BBWF). Sarah Ma,... Read more

Google Books case headed for litigation in 2012 x

US Judge Denny Chin has adopted a pre-trial schedule for the Google Books case which, if followed, will result in the case being ready for trial in mid-2012.... Read more

2011 Blake Poetry Prize winner announced x

‘Via Negativa, The Divine Dark’ by Robert Adamson has won this year’s Blake Poetry Prize, presented by the NSW Writers’ Centre and the Blake Society.... Read more

New-look Book Show to focus on fiction, new Saturday night program planned x

Radio National manager Michael Mason has stated that the ABC radio station’s planned changes to its Book Show program will ‘refocus the program on to... Read more

Readings opens pop-up discount store x

Melbourne bookseller Readings has opened a pop-up discount store in Lygon Court, Carlton. Readings Bargains is located opposite the former Borders Carlton store and across the... Read more

HathiTrust 'suspends' orphan works project indefinitely x

In the US, digital repository HathiTrust has announced that it has suspended its orphan works initiative indefinitely following the filing of a copyright infringement lawsuit... Read more

In Brief x

Dymocks wins online retail awardDymocks has won the Online Retail (Media & Entertainment) category at the 2011 Amber Awards, presented for excellence in online services... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many international news stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: ‘Amazon is nobody’s friend’ novelist leaves HarperCollins over... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘We have made great progress as an industry in the last couple of years in working together and developing the sort of information that we... Read more

On Fancy Goods x

On Fancy Goods this week, Kate O’Donnell reviews Nanberry: Black Brother White (Jackie French, Angus & Robertson), Andrew Wilkins reviews Interferon Psalms (Luke Davies, A&U)... Read more

Rights round-up x

In rights news this week: SalesChildren’s—Hardie Grant Egmont has sold US rights to the ‘Billie B Brown’ series (Sally Rippin) and ‘The Phoenix Files’ series... Read more

On tour x

September Diane Armstrong, HarperCollins (Empire Day) NSW, Queensland and Victoria. Jay Bahadur, Scribe (Deadly Waters) Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Peter Baines, Macmillan (Hands across the... 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

Kathy Reichs’ Flash and Bones (William Heinemann), the latest thriller in the ‘Temperance Brennan’ investigative series, is top of the bestsellers chart, followed by James Patterson’s... Read more

Most mentioned: this week in Media Extra x

Novelist Richard Flanagan’s collected short pieces of nonfiction called And What Do You Do, Mr Gable? (Random House) received the same number of mentions as... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Brimbank Literary Festival: 12-23 September Sisters in Crime, Melbourne: 22... Read more

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