Weekly Book Newsletter
16 November 2011

Giveaway: double movie pass! x

We Need To Talk About Kevin, an adaptation of Lionel Shriver’s bestselling novel, is told through the eyes of Eva, an anguished mother who struggles... Read more

Inside the current issue x

The Summer issue of Bookseller+Publisher includes 37 reviews of Australian and New Zealand titles published in December to April 2012 and a feature on forthcoming... Read more

2011 Walkley Award for Best Nonfiction Book shortlist announced x

The shortlist for the 2011 Walkley Award for Best Nonfiction Book has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Abandoned: The Sad Death of Dianne Brimble... Read more

Mary Ryan's, Avid Reader sign with Booki.sh x

Ebook platform provider Booki.sh has announced that the Mary Ryan’s bookselling chain and the Avid Reader bookshop in Brisbane have signed with the company to... Read more

Fishpond adds local content to ebookstore x

Online retailer Fishpond has added local content to its ebookstore by working directly with local publishers. The trans-Tasman retailer, which sells books, DVDs and other... Read more

2012 CAL Scribe Fiction Prize shortlist announced x

The shortlist for the 2012 Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) Scribe Fiction Prize has been announced. The shortlisted authors are: Amy Espeseth (Trouble Telling the Weather)... Read more

Review of NSW Premier's Awards underway x

The New South Wales government has announced that it has appointed a panel to review the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and the NSW Premier’s History... Read more

Industry, politicians respond to BISG recommendations x

The Book Industry Strategy Group’s final report to government, which was handed over to the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Senator Kim Carr last... Read more

ABIAs to move to SWF x

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) has confirmed to the Weekly Book Newsletter that the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) will be held during the Sydney... Read more

ILF: more than $420,000 raised this year; ILD 2012 date confirmed x

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) has raised more than $420,000 this year to fund efforts to improve literacy levels and the lives and opportunities of... Read more

2011 KROC Awards winners announced x

The winners of this year’s Kids Reading Oz Choice (KROC) Awards, the children’s choice book awards for the Northern Territory, have been announced. The winning... Read more

'Arnie Avery' wins Children's Peace Literature Award x

Arnie Avery by Sue Walker (Walker Books) has won this year’s Children’s Peace Literature Award. The biennial award, worth $2000, is presented by the Psychologists... Read more

In Brief x

New pop-up stores from Arcade teamDale Campisi and Michael Brady from Arcade Publications have launched a new retail venture and postal service in Melbourne, called Melbournalia.... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Kobo launches ad-supported Touch reader in the US... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘This report will not reduce the price of books and will not improve supply chain efficiencies to the extent required to keep customers coming into... Read more

On Fancy Goods x

On Bookseller+Publisher‘s Fancy Goods blog this week Eloise Keating reviews Women of Letters (ed by Michaela McGuire & Marieke Hardy, Viking); Max Oliver reviews Jane... Read more

Rights round-up x

In recent rights news: SalesFiction—Scribe has sold German and Croatian rights in Bereft (Chris Womersley) to DVA, an imprint of Random House and Fraktura respectively;... Read more

On tour x

November John Birmingham, Pan Macmillan/Get Reading (Angels of Vengeance) Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Hobart and Perth. Grahame Bond, NewSouth (Jack of all Trades) Sydney and... 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

In Michael Connelly’s latest novel, The Drop (A&U), LAPD detective Harry Bosch is not far from retirement when he’s handed two cases to solve. In... Read more

Most mentioned: this week in Media Extra x

All five books on the most mentioned chart received equal mentions this week. Former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating has published a volume of speeches and... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: National Novel Writing Month: 1-30 November ABA NSW Branch Christmas... Read more

Stay in touch with us x

Sign up for The Bookseller+Publisher Newsletter–delivered free to your inbox once a fortnight. You can also follow Bookseller+Publisher online on Twitter, become a Facebook fan or... Read more

RiP John Ivimey x

John Ivimey, founder and proprietor of Boat Books (opened 1965) and The Cookery Book (opened 1985) has died. Jennifer Ivimey, his daughter, writes: ‘Dad was entrepreneurial in... Read more

RiP Peter Roebuck x

Peter Roebuck, ABC cricket commentator, newspaper columnist and author, has died in South Africa, aged 55. Patrick Gallagher, Allen & Unwin chairman and publisher of... Read more

RiP Barbara Grier x

Barbara Grier, co-founder of Naiad Press, has died aged 78. Naiad Press (sold to Bella Books in 2003) was once the world’s largest publishing house... Read more

 

 

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