Weekly Book Newsletter
19 October 2011

Inside the current issue: Whither the sales rep? x

Sales reps are one of the critical links between booksellers and publishers. In the current issue of Bookseller+Publisher magazine Eloise Keating looks at how this... Read more

'The Sense of an Ending' by Julian Barnes wins 2011 Man Booker Prize x

Julian Barnes has won the 2011 Man Booker Prize for his novel The Sense of an Ending (Jonathan Cape). Barnes, who was the bookies’ favourite... Read more

'Happy campers' at Frankfurt dispel global gloom x

Andrew Wilkins reports: As the stands were being dismantled in Hall 8 last Sunday afternoon and German shoppers starting to swarm in search of last-minute... Read more

Oz, NZ authors nominated for 2012 Astrid Lindgren Award x

Three Australian authors and two New Zealand authors have been nominated for the 2012 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the world’s largest prize for children’s and... Read more

2011 Walkley Nonfiction Award longlist announced x

The longlist for the 2011 Walkley Award for Best Nonfiction Book was announced on 17 October. The longlisted titles are: Abandoned: The Sad Death of... Read more

Penguin to cease publishing new Aussie Bites and Aussie Chomps titles x

Penguin Australia has announced that it will stop producing new titles in the Aussie Bites and Aussie Chomps series after 2012. Penguin children’s books publisher... Read more

Phaidon Press announces price reductions x

Visual arts publisher Phaidon Press has announced that it will reduce the Australian and New Zealand prices of ‘the majority’ of its list. Phaidon sales... Read more

Fuse enters book distribution business x

Music distributor Fuse Group Australia has entered into the local book distribution market, taking on a number of international publishers. Fuse Group represents Taschen Books,... Read more

Sisters in Crime celebrates 20 years at SheKilda 2011 x

Sisters in Crime Australia celebrated its 20th anniversary at the 2011 SheKilda Australian Women Crime Writers’ Convention, held in Melbourne between 7 and 9 October.... Read more

National Year of Reading state reading shortlists announced, Dymocks announces partnership x

The National Year of Reading 2012 initiative has announced a shortlist of titles in each Australian state and territory that will be voted on in... Read more

2011 Speech Pathology Australia 'Book of the Year' Awards announced x

The winners of the 2011 Speech Pathology Australia ‘Book of the Year’ Awards have been announced. The winning titles in each of the categories are:... Read more

Tredinnick wins 2011 Newcastle Poetry Prize x

Mark Tredinnick has won first place in this year’s Newcastle Poetry Prize, presented in September. Tredinnick’s poem ‘The Wombat Vedas’ was selected from a shortlist... Read more

Overdrive to sell ebooks via public libraries in US x

Overdrive, distributor of ebooks and audiobooks to libraries, has announced it will soon launch ‘WIN catalogs’ in the US. The catalogue will feature longtail collections of... Read more

In Brief x

ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize winners announcedCarrie Tiffany and Gregory Day are the joint winners of the 2011 Australian Book Review (ABR) Elizabeth Jolley... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Pan Mac team with Curtis Brown for digital... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘All other things being equal, I can see a global ebook marketplace that some years from now is 90-95% controlled by Amazon, Apple, Kobo, and... Read more

On Fancy Goods x

On Fancy Goods this week, we take a look at the November issue of Bookseller+Publisher, Marion Rankine reviews Autumn Laing (Alex Miller, A&U), Margaret Hamilton reviews... Read more

Rights round-up x

In rights news this week:  SalesFiction—HarperCollins Publishers has sold The Wounded Guardian (Duncan Lay, Voyager) to Germany. Nonfiction—HarperCollins Publishers has sold Gods and Diseases: Making... 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

The love between schoolgirl Nora and fallen angel Patch has transcended the boundary between heaven and earth. After overcoming the secrets of Patch’s dark past... Read more

Most mentioned: this week in Media Extra x

Eighty-five-year-old Autumn Laing is moved to write about her affair with Australian artist Patrick Donlon and the near-catastrophic effects their relationship had on those closest... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Nelson Arts Festival, NZ: 7-24 Oct ‘The Writer’s Journey: Mythic... Read more

Stay in touch with us x

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