Weekly Book Newsletter
6 June 2012

Will Elliott’s ‘Nightfall’ x

Aden wakes up in a blood-filled bathtub in a strange place. He knows he has killed himself, but remembers only fragments of his life. As... Read more

Susan Johnson’s ‘My Hundred Lovers’ x

You may know of Susan Johnson for her brave memoir of motherhood, A Better Woman, or her novel about writer Charmian Clift, The Broken Book,... Read more

Cosmo Fun Fearless Female Awards voting open x

The semi-finalists for Cosmopolitan‘s Fun Fearless Female Awards have been announced and voting is now open. The Author category includes: Lili Wilkinson (Love-shy, A&U), Loretta Hill... Read more

Booktopia makes NSW people’s choice award shortlist x

Online bookseller Booktopia has been named as one of the NSW finalists for the People’s Choice Award in this year’s Telstra Business Awards. Booktopia is... Read more

ACCC approves service agreement between CAL and Viscopy x

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has approved a service agreement between the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) and Viscopy Limited, the not-for-profit rights management... Read more

Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowships—applications open x

Applications are now open for the Wheeler Centre’s Hot Desk Fellowships initiative, funded by the Readings Foundation. As previously reported by Bookseller+Publisher, the fellowships grant... Read more

2013 IPEd National Editors Conference announced x

Details for the 2013 IPEd National Editors Conference have been announced. The biennial conference will be held in Fremantle, WA, from 10-12 April 2013, and... Read more

Bridgetown Words in the Valley Writers Festival announced x

The 2012 Bridgetown Words in the Valley Writers Festival in south-west Western Australia will run from 28-29 July with a focus on ‘crime and intrigue’.... Read more

New location for the Book Grocer in Kingston, ACT x

The Book Grocer in Kingston, ACT has moved a few doors down from its old store to take up bigger premises. The new store is... Read more

Reality Bites Literary Festival program announced x

The program for the 2012 Reality Bites Literary Festival in Cooroy on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast has been announced. The festival, which focuses on literary nonfiction,... Read more

Readings publishes limited-edition art book x

Readings has published Melbourne artist Bruno Leti’s Workbook 15 in a limited edition of 200 copies. The book gives readers an insight into ‘the creative... Read more

Red Room Company releases poetry app x

The Red Room Company, a not-for-profit company which publishes new Australian poetry, has released an app called ‘The Disappearing’. The free app allows users to... Read more

Light in Winter Festival x

The annual Light in Winter Festival at Melbourne’s Federation Square will this year run an inaugural International Festival of Literature, Ideas and Translation on 15-17 June.... Read more

Townsville Literary Festival program launched x

The program for the 2012 Townsville Literary Festival, which runs from 4-12 June, has been launched. Authors, illustrators and other presenters featured at this year’s... Read more

In Brief x

NLA hosts ‘Patrick White’s Record Collection’ On 17 June the National Library of Australia will host a special event called ‘Patrick White’s Record Collection’, which... Read more

ALIA to investigate options for publishing scholarly journal x

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has advised subscribers to its scholarly journal, the Australian Library Journal, that their 2012/2013 ALIA membership year renewals will... Read more

Refurbished library reopens in Rockhampton x

A refurbished library was reopened at the Rockhampton campus of Central Queensland University (CQU) on 6 June by Senator Chris Evans, Minister for Tertiary Education,... Read more

NSLA launches ‘Re-imagining Libraries 2012-2016’ x

National and State Libraries Australasia, the umbrella body for the major libraries in the region, has released its new four-year strategic plan.  The plan extends... Read more

DigitalNZ Mix and Mash x

Instead of running its annual mash-up competition, this year ‘Mix and Mash’, a site run by DigitalNZ, will help organisations and communities in New Zealand run... Read more

Queensland Memory Awards announced x

Three awards designed to recognise the work of historians in increasing knowledge of Queensland history have been announced at the State Library of Queensland during... Read more

Libraries around Australia celebrate National Reconciliation Week x

From May 27- June 3 several libraries across the country are celebrating National Reconciliation Week, which aims to build respectful, trusting and positive relationships between... Read more

Schools ditch books for digital information x

Several schools are scrapping all their physical books in favour of creating digital libraries. According to The Australian, Henley High School in Adelaide donated its... Read more

International library news x

Senior US librarian charged with forgery The incoming Oregon state librarian, appointed last October, abruptly resigned last December after being investigated and charged with second-degree... Read more

NLA celebrates Patrick White's 100th birthday x

The National Library of Australia celebrated what would have been Patrick White’s 100th birthday on 28 May with a party featuring music, cake and special... Read more

Booksellers welcome the classics revival—but has the market reached saturation point? x

Booksellers Fiona Stager, Catherine Schulz and Heather Dyer offer their thoughts on the recent wave of branded classics, and the impact of price, design and... Read more

Garth Nix on 'the most expensive and least useful marketing tool for a book ever' x

Garth Nix talks to Andrea Hanke about the tie-in game for his latest novel A Confusion of Princes, admitting to having called it ‘the most expensive and... Read more

Changes at EWF x

At the Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF), current board member Mary Masters will take over the role of chair at the next board meeting. Current chair... Read more

APA Professional Development x

June Copyediting Essentials:  A Practical Approach to Developing and Refining Your Copyediting Skills Melbourne only. Hurry, only a few spots still available. Please note new... Read more

APA Professional Development x

June Copyediting Essentials: A Practical Approach to Developing and Refining Your Copyediting Skills Melbourne only. Expressions of interest or registrations required by Thursday 31 May.... Read more

HarperCollins congratulates Mary Victoria x

HarperCollins Publishers Australia is delighted to congratulate Mary Victoria on winning the 2012 Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novel for Samiha’s Song (9780732290993). Congratulations also to Frank Victoria for winning Best Professional Artwork for the cover of Oracle’s Fire (9780732291006), also by Mary Victoria. To order, contact your HarperCollins Account Manager or Commercial Services on 1300-551-721.


Melbourne Prize for Literature 2012 – entries now open x

Entries for the $60,000 Melbourne Prize for Literature 2012 and $30,000 Best Writing Award 2012 are open. The entry form is available at www.melbourneprize.org http://www.melbourneprize.org/  or call (03) 9696-4410 – entries close 16 July. Open to Victorian residents, all writing genres are eligible. Entry can be made either by the individual author or by nomination.




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