Weekly Book Newsletter
1 February 2012

Bloomsbury to launch new literary imprint x

Bloomsbury Publishing will launch a new literary imprint called Bloomsbury Circus in Australia and New Zealand this year. Bloomsbury Australia managing director Kathleen Farrar told... Read more

Gleeson to be awarded Dromkeen Medal, Librarian's Medal to Heraud x

Children’s author Libby Gleeson will be the recipient of the 2011 Dromkeen Medal. The Dromkeen National Centre for Picture Book Art described Gleeson as ‘a worthy... Read more

Adaptations win at AACTA Awards x

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards, formerly the AFI Awards, have been announced in Sydney, with many of the awards going... Read more

Authors among those named in Australia Day Honours list x

Australian authors were among those recognised in this year’s Australia Day Honours. Stuart Macintyre was made an Officer in the General Division of the Order... Read more

Readings Port Melbourne to close x

Readings has announced that its Port Melbourne store will close. Readings managing director Mark Rubbo said in a statement that Readings had been ‘unable to... Read more

2012 Adelaide Writers' Week program launched x

The program for the 2012 Adelaide Writers’ Week, to be held between 3 and 8 March during the Adelaide festival, has been released. Among the... Read more

Campisi appointed 'Island' editor x

Dale Campisi, publisher at Arcade Publications, has been appointed editor of Tasmanian literary journal Island. Campisi, who will also continue in his role as publisher... Read more

NewSouth announces new science writing prize x

NewSouth Publishing has launched a new prize for science writing called the Bragg UNSW Press Prize. The prize, which is named after Australia’s first Nobel... Read more

Pear Jam Books launches full-service publishing house x

New Zealand publisher Pear Jam Books is now a full-service publishing house. Pear Jam Books was originally established last year by author Jill Marshall to... Read more

2012 Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellows announced x

New Zealand fiction writers David Lyndon Brown and Anna Taylor are the recipients of the 2012 Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellowship. Brown and Taylor will each... Read more

In Brief x

Text to launch $12.95 Australian classics listText Publishing will publish a list of low-price classics similar to Penguin’s Popular Penguin series and Random House’s $12.95... Read more

Around the World x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: B&N won’t stock Amazon titles in stores Nielsen... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘You will not see flat pricing under agency (not if the publisher has half a retail mind). There will be days, weeks or even months... Read more

On Fancy Goods x

On Fancy Goods this week, we take a look at Text Publishing’s new ‘Australian Classics’ list; Jon Page talks about ebooks, the agency model and ‘predatory... Read more

On tour x

February Katherine Howell, Pan Macmillan (Silent Fear) Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane (including regional). Carrie Tiffany, Picador (Mateship with Birds) Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. Janette... Read more

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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

Think Big (HarperCollins), Donald Trump and Bill Zanker’s self-help book filled with personal stories from the authors’ rise to the top of their fields, is... Read more

Most mentioned: this week in Media Extra x

For a second week Peter Carey’s The Chemistry of Tears (Hamish Hamilton) has received the most mentions in Media Extra. Author Alain de Botton, who... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up, as shown on our events calendar, include: Midsumma Festival: 15 January to 5 February Perth International Arts Festival, WA: 10 February to 3... Read more

Stay in touch with us x

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RiP Andrew McMillan x

Andrew McMillan, Northern Territory author and journalist, has died aged 54. McMillan wrote for The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and NT News.... Read more



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