Weekly Book Newsletter
11 July 2012

Greg Jericho’s ‘The Rise of the Fifth Estate’ x

The Rise of the Fifth Estate is a well-researched and engaging look at the world of social media and blogging in the context of the... Read more

Toni Jordan’s ‘Nine Days’ x

We first meet the Westaway family through the character of young Kip, brother to Francis and Connie, son to a grieving mother Jean and a... Read more

‘Literature and Censorship’ conference takes place in Canberra x

The fifth annual conference of the Australian Association for Literature, ‘Literature and Censorship’, takes place in Canberra from today until Friday (11 to 13 July).... Read more

Express Media, Australian Poetry look for emerging poets x

Express Media and Australian Poetry have announced a partnership to publish a first collection of poetry by one Victorian poet under the age of 25.... Read more

RMIT to host 2012 NonfictionNow conference x

Melbourne’s RMIT University will host this year’s NonfictionNow conference in November as a result of a partnership between the university’s school of media and communications... Read more

Melbourne to host Rare Book Week x

The Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers will hold the inaugural Melbourne Rare Book Week this month. The free event will take place... Read more

Co-op Bookshop partners with mobile phone company x

Campus bookseller Co-op Bookshop has announced a new partnership with mobile phone company amaysim. The Co-op Bookshop said in a statement that the new partnership... Read more

Glenfern fellowships recipients announced x

Writers Victoria has announced the recipients of this year’s Glenfern writers’ studio fellowships. Ramona Koval, David Sornig and Libby Hart are the recipients of the... Read more

Sleepers drops DRM with Booki.sh x

Following the announcement that it has dropped digital rights management (DRM) protection from its ebook titles available through Kobo, Sleepers Publishing has announced that its ebooks... Read more

New Book Grocer opens in Melbourne x

The Book Grocer has opened a new store in Melbourne’s CBD. The store is located at 455 Bourke Street.

Screen Australia funding for book-related apps x

Screen Australia has announced funding for a number of apps, several of which are based on books. Bottersnikes and Gumbles ‘brings to life the hilarious... Read more

NZ guide to export markets available x

The New Zealand Government’s Trade and Enterprise department has released a new guide to educational book publishing in overseas markets. The guide provides information about... Read more

SPUNC seeking presentations for Independent Publishers’ Conference x

In the lead up to its inaugural Independent Publishers’ Conference in November, the Small Press Network (SPUNC) is seeking presentations for the academic day of the... Read more

Harrison wins architecture award x

Stuart Harrison has won the 2012 National Bates Smart Award for Architecture in the Media for his book Forty-Six Square Metres Of Land Doesn’t Normally... Read more

Changes to SWF board announced x

The Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF) has announced a number of changes to its board following this year’s festival in May. Annette Shun Wah, Peter FitzSimons... Read more

Mildura Writers’ Festival program announced x

The program for the 2012 Mildura Writers’ festival has been announced. This year’s festival will run from 19-22 July and continues the festival’s established tradition... Read more

Outdoor library launched x

‘The first outdoor library in the southern hemisphere’ was launched on 5 July at the Tungamah Hotel on behalf of the Goulburn Valley Regional Library... Read more

SLV purchases rare Persian manuscripts after successful appeal x

The State Library of Victoria has acquired two Persian manuscripts following a successful public appeal to assist with the purchase. The appeal to raise $100,000... Read more

International Library News x

Majority of funding restored to New York libraries The New York City budget for fiscal year 2013 was approved on 28 June, and included the... Read more

State government pledges funding for Wonthaggi Library relocation x

The Victorian government announced on 4 July that it would provide $300,000 towards the $461,000 it will cost to assist in the relocation of Wonthaggi... Read more

A novel idea for debut novelists x

‘How do you promote a debut novelist when there are so many other writers competing for that publicity attention?’ A Sydney-based literary agent believes the... Read more

BEA: Discovery and the art of bookselling x

At Book Expo America last month, book research company Codex Group unveiled the results of a recent study on discovering and selling books in the digital... Read more

Seale steps down at Random House x

Margie Seale has stepped down from her role as managing director and president of Asia Development at Random House Australia. She will continue to work... Read more

Dank to leave ILF x

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) has announced that Debra Dank will finish in her role as program manager at the end of the month to... Read more

Changes to SWF board x

Former chair of the Australia Council for the Arts James Strong has joined the board of the Sydney Writers’ Festival, following the departure of board... Read more

Libraries Australia Forum x

The annual Libraries Australia Forum will be held at the National Library of Australia, Canberra, on Thursday 25 October 2012. The event is a showcase... Read more

APA Professional Development: Melbourne workshops booking now for August and October x

Monday 13 August in Melbourne Editing On Screen: For the Keen Green and In-Between. This popular course covers both the basics and some more advanced... Read more

National Bookshop Day – Saturday, 11 August 2012 x

National Bookshop Day will be held on Saturday 11 August in hundreds of bookshops across Australia.  ABA member bookshops will soon receive a parcel containing... Read more

‘Reluctant Rescuers’ by Tony Kevin x

Bookshops interested in stocking Tony Kevin’s new book Reluctant Rescuers, RRP $24.95, are invited to contact him on 0414-822-171 or (02) 6236-3732 or tonykevin@grapevine.com.au or PO Box 3216, Manuka PO, Canberra ACT 2603. Publicity posters and cards available. Author will travel interstate for signing events.



Melbourne Prize for Literature 2012 - Entries close 16 July x

Don’t miss out entries for the $60,000 Melbourne Prize for Literature 2012 and $30,000 Best Writing Award 2012 close 5pm on 16 July. The entry form is available at www.melbourneprize.org or call (03) 9696-4410. Open to Victorian residents, all writing genres are eligible. 




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