Weekly Book Newsletter (end March 2022)
14 June 2012

Annah Faulkner’s ‘The Beloved’ x

Roberta ‘Bertie’ Lightfoot suffers from polio as a child, and is helped through it by her tough-minded mother, along with the paper and pencils given... Read more

Nguyen shortlisted for UK food and travel awards x

Indochine by Vietnamese-Australian chef Luke Nguyen (Murdoch) has been shortlisted in the Food and Travel Reader Awards, run by the UK’s Food and Travel magazine.... Read more

Skyring wins 2012 Margaret Medcalf Award x

Fiona Skyring has won the 2012 Margaret Medcalf Award, presented by the West Australian government, for her book Justice: A History of the Aboriginal Legal... Read more

International library news x

US library takes anti-counterfeit measures At all 42 libraries in the Houston Public Library service, librarians are now examining notes larger than $20 using a... Read more

Great Lakes library service attracts further funding x

The Great Lakes Council’s Library Service has received yet another round of funding from the State Library of NSW, reports the Great Lakes Advocate. Library... Read more

Library professionals recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours list x

Several Australian library professionals were among those recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours. Arts philanthropist and author Barbara Blackman, who has been an oral... Read more

Southbank Library to open in July x

Melbourne Library Service’s newest library, the Southbank Library, will open on 2 July. The site on 207-229 City Road, previously the JH Boyd Girls High... Read more

Whitlam Library to open in 2013 x

A Whitlam Prime Ministerial Library will be established on the grounds of the University of Western Sydney’s Parramatta campus, with a $7 million grant from... Read more

In brief x

Burke and Wills collection to travel to Mansfield  The State Library of Victoria will bring original collection items from the Burke and Wills expedition to Mansfield... Read more

Andrea Hanke interviews Canongate publisher Jamie Byng, keynote speaker at this weekend’s ABA conference x

‘Know what you are talking about, have a digital strategy, cultivate and cherish your customers, engage with publishers, celebrate the physical space and please don’t... Read more

Changes at Human Kinetics x

Chris Halbert has announced that she is retiring from the role of managing director of Human Kinetics Australia and New Zealand. Wendy Simpson has been... Read more

Tanner to take up new role with Google US x

Australian partner manager for Google Books Mark Tanner will move to New York at the end of June to join the Google Books team in the US... Read more

Condon joins John Reed Books x

Carolyn Condon has joined John Reed Books in the newly created role of marketing manager. Condon has previously worked in events management and public relations.

Changes at HarperCollins x

HarperCollins Australia has announced that Darren Kelly, previously head of trade sales, has been promoted to the position of sales director, and Robyn Fritchley, previously... Read more

Eltham to join BWF x

The Brisbane Writers Festival has announced that Kate Eltham will join the festival as director in October. Eltham, who is currently CEO of the Queensland... Read more

APA Professional Development: Industry Seminar on Marketing booking now for July; Editing on Screen; Indigenous Editing x

July Defining the New Marketing Mix – Sydney 5 July and Melbourne 10 July. What are the challenges facing publishers when it comes to marketing... Read more

'Into the Dark Desolate Night' x

10 thrillers in one book!  

Follow Detective Anderson as he moves from a small town cop to the owner of the biggest private eye agency in Miami! 

"This book is a must for crime fans…" Bookshelf Reviews

Available through most wholesale outlets.


Distribution Change x

As of 1 July 2012 the distribution of Manson Science products in Australia and New Zealand will be handled by Woodslane P/L. Since October 2010 Woodslane has been exclusively promoting, and distributing, Manson Medical and Manson Veterinary titles in Australia and New Zealand. This now places all Manson UK titles under the Woodslane umbrella.

One title, ISBN  9780643095700 – Bowes : Plant Structure 2nd Edition, will remain with CSIRO Publishing until 31 Dec 2012.

Woodslane will not accept returns on invoices from the previous distributor, CSIRO Publishing, and will start promoting Manson Science from 1 July.

For any further questions, please contact:-
Derek Hall
Academic Manager
Woodslane P/L
7/5 Vuko Place
Warriewood 2102

(02) 8445-2305


HarperCollins Publishers Australia is delighted to announce two changes to the senior management team x

Darren Kelly is promoted to the position of Sales Director and holds responsibility for the entire sales operation, incorporating divisional sales, local sales and marketing, DDS merchandising, and business development.

Robyn Fritchley is promoted to the position of Publishing Operations Director and will hold responsibility for the entire design and production process across publishing services, inventory, production, type-setting, pre-press and design.


HarperCollins Publishers Australia announcement x

HarperCollins Publishers Australia is delighted to announce that Anita Bell and the late Sara Douglass were joint winners of the Norma K Hemming Award for their novels Hindsight (9780732291372) and The Devil’s Diadem (9780732291747). To order, contact your HarperCollins Account Manager or Commercial Services on 1300-551-721.


HarperCollins Publishers Australia congratulates Kim Westwood x

HarperCollins Publishers Australia congratulates Kim Westwood
HarperCollins Publishers Australia is thrilled to congratulate Kim Westwood on winning the Ditmar Award for Best Novel for The Courier’s New Bicycle (9780732289881). It’s another wonderful win for this fantastic novel that was also named Best Science Fiction Novel at the Aurealis Awards. To order, contact your HarperCollins Account Manager or Commercial Services on 1300-551-721.


Text celebrates new Ruiz Zafón novel with bookseller giveaways x

Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s much-anticipated new novel The Prisoner of Heaven will be released worldwide next Thursday 21 June.

To celebrate its release, Text Publishing is offering booksellers–or their customers–the chance to win one of three prize packs. Each pack includes a copy of The Prisoner of Heaven personally inscribed to you by Carlos, Spanish chocolate from San Churro and a DVD of the Spanish indie blockbuster Pan’s Labyrinth.

To enter the draw, or to create a window display with beautiful glossy A3 posters, please email madeleine.smith@textpublishing.com.au. We also have a fantastic Prisoner of Heaven trailer available for you to host on your website. View the trailer at http://textpublishing.com.au/books-and-authors/book/the-prisoner-of-heaven/.


Congratulations to Grahame Bond x

NewSouth Books is pleased to congratulate Grahame Bond on being appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to the performing arts as an actor, writer and composer, and as a supporter of aspiring artists. Grahame’s recent memoir: Jack of All Trades: Mistress of None (9781742233123) is available through:

NewSouth Booksc/o T L Distribution
Phone: (02) 8778-9999
Fax: (02) 8778-9944
Email: orders@tldistribution.com.au




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