Weekly Book Newsletter
26 October 2011

Weekly Book Newsletter published Thursday next week x

Please note that, due to the Melbourne Cup public holiday in Victoria next Tuesday, the Weekly Book Newsletter will be published on Thursday 3 November.... Read more

DVD Giveaway x

In times of war two centuries apart, two distinct worlds are linked by a single family and the house in which they live. Based on... Read more

Inside the current issue: Contracts in the digital age x

Digital publishing is challenging business models, the relationships between publishers and authors–and the contracts that govern them. In the November issue of Bookseller+Publisher magazine Andrea... Read more

Sherwin-Stark appointed Google ebookstore merchandiser x

Google has confirmed that Louise Sherwin-Stark, formerly Hodder sales and marketing director at Hachette, has been appointed to the position of ebookstore merchandiser for Australia.... Read more

Scribe to reduce prices by publishing B+ format paperbacks x

Scribe Publications has announced that it will publish most of its trade paperbacks in B+ format instead of C format from January 2012, in a... Read more

Kobo devices now available at JB HiFi; Collins launch to follow this week x

Kobo ereading devices are now available from JB HiFi. The retailer is selling the Kobo Wireless Ereader for $138, and the new Kobo Touch Ereader... Read more

Niven joins Wheeler Centre x

The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas in Melbourne has announced that Jenny Niven has been appointed to the newly created position of associate... Read more

'Worst of Days' wins Colin Roderick Award x

Worst of Days: Inside the Black Saturday Firestorm by Karen Kissane (Hachette) has won this year’s Colin Roderick Award. Kissane will be presented with the... Read more

Wild wins 2011 Lady Cutler Award x

Margaret Wild is the recipient of the 2011 Lady Cutler Award. South-African born Wild, who moved to Australia in the early 1970s, has written more... Read more

Shiff appointed SWF chair x

Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF) has announced that Deena Shiff, group managing director of Telstra Applications and Ventures Group, will replace Sandra Yates AO, as chair of... Read more

2012 Adelaide Festival program launched x

The program for the 2012 Adelaide Festival, to be held between 2 and 18 March 2012, was launched on 19 October. Among the international authors... Read more

2011 Inky Awards winners announced x

The winners of the 2011 Inky Awards were announced on Tuesday 25 October. The Gold Inky (Australian books) was awarded to James Moloney for Silvermay... Read more

200 attend EWF in Brisbane x

The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) event in Brisbane in October attracted an audience of 200, with organisers describing the event as going ‘remarkably well’. EWF... Read more

2012 Residential Editorial Program details announced x

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) and the Literature Board of Australia Council for the Arts have announced details about the 2012 Residential Editorial Program (REP),... Read more

In Brief x

Screen Australia funding for book adaptationsScreen Australia has approved funding for the development of a number of feature films based on Australian books in its... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Javier Moro wins 600,000 Euro Planeta Prize Apple... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘Something has to give. We can’t keep pumping out books at prices that seem high by international standards, and that consumers aren’t prepared to pay…... Read more

On Fancy Goods x

On Fancy Goods this week, Andrea Hanke reviews On Shakespeare (John Bell, A&U), Heath Graham interviews Miles Franklin winner Andrew McGahan on his first YA novel The... Read more

Rights round-up x

In rights news this week:  AcquisitionsHarperCollins Australia and UK have acquired The Shining Girls (Lauren Beukes) in a two-book deal including serial and audio rights, from Oliver... 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.  

Most mentioned: this week in Media Extra x

Jeffrey Eugenides’ The Marriage Plot (HarperCollins), the third novel from the Pulitzer prize-winning author of Middlesex, is about a love triangle between three Ivy League undergraduates... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Australian Copyright Council 2011 Seminars – Melbourne: 24-28 Oct 2011... Read more

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