Weekly Book Newsletter
12 October 2011

Inside the current issue x

The November issue of Bookseller+Publisher includes nine reviews of forthcoming Australian and New Zealand titles and a preview of the best biographies and nonfiction titles... Read more
 

Frankfurt: International exhibitor numbers up x

Andrew Wilkins reports for Bookseller+Publisher: While the world’s largest book fair opens officially for business today (Wednesday) in Frankfurt, thousands of trade visitors have already... Read more
 

Transtromer wins Nobel Prize for Literature x

Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer has been awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature. The Swedish Academy announced this year’s prize on 6 October in Stockholm.... Read more
 

Addenda Publishing enters voluntary liquidation x

New Zealand publisher and book distributor Addenda Publishing has been placed into voluntary liquidation and has ceased trading. The board and shareholders of the company... Read more
 

Australia Post changes parcel services in response to online 'shopping boom' x

Australia Post has announced a number of changes to its parcel delivery services this week, in response to what it calls ‘the internet shopping boom’.... Read more
 

'Island Magazine' to continue in 2012 with one-off Australia Council grant x

Island Magazine will continue to be produced in 2012 following the announcement by the Australia Council’s Literature Board that it will fund the publication in... Read more
 

UNSW Bookshop survey finds 56% of students prefer printed textbooks x

A survey conducted by UNSW Bookshop has found that more than 50% of students prefer to purchase printed textbooks when given the choice between printed... Read more
 

Bloomsbury launches digital imprint x

Bloomsbury Publishing has launched a new digital imprint designed to resurrect out-of-print titles. The first titles from Bloomsbury Reader have been released and are available... Read more
 

NZ booksellers win 2011 Storylines Betty Gilderdale Award x

Wellington booksellers Ruth and John McIntyre have won this year’s Storylines Betty Gilderdale Award. The McIntyres, who have run the Children’s Bookshop in Wellington since... Read more
 

Ubud writers festival: 20% audience growth x

Organisers report that audience figures grew by 20% at the 2011 ANZ Ubud Writers & Readers Festival in Bali, Indonesia, compared to the 2010 festival. Festival... Read more
 

'Aurealis' re-launched as emagazine x

Australian fantasy and science-fiction magazine Aurealis has been re-launched as a free epublication. The latest issue of the magazine, Aurealis #45, has been released and... Read more
 

2011 Davitt Awards winners announced x

The winners of the 2011 Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards were announced at this year’s SheKilda Australian Women Crime Writers’ Convention in Melbourne on 8... Read more
 

2011 CLL Educational Publishing Awards shortlists announced x

The shortlists for the 2011 New Zealand Copyright Licensing Limited Educational Publishing Awards have been announced. The shortlisted titles in each of the categories are:... Read more
 

In Brief x

NZ country of honour website launchedA website for New Zealand’s Frankfurt country of honour project has been launched. The NZ At Frankfurt site includes information... Read more
 

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Amazon launches sci-fi and horror imprint Nielsen reports... Read more
 

Quote of the week x

‘It is not "privileged whining" to point out statistics relevant to gender bias in the literary world’–author Tara Moss, responding to Age arts critic Cameron... Read more
 

On Fancy Goods x

On Fancy Goods this week, Tim Coronel reviews The Cook (Wayne Macauley, Text), Heath Graham reviews Goliath: Leviathan Book 3 (Scott Westerfeld, illus by Keith... Read more
 

On tour x

October Belinda Alexandra, HarperCollins (Golden Earrings) NSW, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia. Peter Corris, NewSouth (Mad Dog) Sydney and Melbourne.  John Edward, Sterling Publishing (What... 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

After a woman is found gruesomely murdered in a small town situated near a large military base, Major Jack Reacher is sent in undercover to find... Read more
 

Most mentioned: this week in Media Extra x

Charlotte Wood’s Animal People (A&U), an urban love story set over 24 hours, and Alex Miller’s Autumn Laing (A&U), a novel about love, loyalty and creativity, made... Read more
 

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Queensland Writers Week: 10-16 Oct Litquake 2011 – San Francisco’s... Read more
 

Stay in touch with us x

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Vale Diana Gribble x

Publisher Diana Gribble, co-founder of Text Publishing and McPhee Gribble, has died. Text Publishing writes: ‘There would be no Text Publishing Company without Diana Gribble. She... Read more
 

Vale Ruby Langford Ginibi x

Award-winning aboriginal author and historian Ruby Langford Ginibi has died aged 77. University of Queensland Press writes: ‘Our staff here at University of Queensland Press... Read more
 

 

 

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