Weekly Book Newsletter
8 August 2012

Amy Espeseth's 'Sufficient Grace' x

Raised in a fundamentalist family of Pentecostals, where sin is an ever-prevalent danger, 13-year-old Ruth must reconcile her faith with reality as dark family secrets... Read more

Steele and Noble awarded Life Membership of Editors Victoria x

Liz Steele and Rosemary Noble, who currently serve as co-presidents of Editors Victoria, have been awarded Honorary Life Membership of Editors Victoria for services to the... Read more

New Sydney literary magazine launched x

A biannual magazine of international writing has been launched in Sydney. Contrappasso, which means ‘counter-step’ or ‘counter-blow’ in Italian, contains fiction, nonfiction, interviews and poetry,... Read more

LIANZA Children’s Book Awards 2012 winners announced x

The winners of the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) Children’s Book Awards for 2012 were announced in Wellington, New Zealand, on... Read more

New Holland to publish ‘MasterChef’ book x

Random House, which has published the winners’ cookbooks from the first three series of the cooking reality television program MasterChef, will not be publishing the... Read more

Four new Katherine Mansfield stories discovered x

Four previously unknown stories by Katherine Mansfield have been discovered in the archives of King’s College, London, by PhD student Chris Mourant. Gerri Kimber, senior... Read more

Random House sponsors National Seniors Literary Prize x

Random House Australia is sponsoring the 2012 National Seniors Literary Prize, presented by National Seniors Australia. The prize is in its second year, and is... Read more

Sydney Jewish Writers' Festival to be held this month x

This year’s Sydney Jewish Writers’ Festival will be held between 25 and 28 August. Among the authors participating in the event are Anna Funder, Tim... Read more

Szekely wins at LIANZA awards x

Chris Szekely, chief librarian at the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington, won two awards at the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) Children’s Book... Read more

LIANZA Children’s Book Awards 2012 winners announced

The winners of the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) Children’s Book Awards for 2012 were announced in Wellington, New Zealand, on 6... Read more

Public libraries expenditure up 26% over five years x

Total expenditure on public libraries in Australia has grown by 26% since 2006, according to the 2010-2011 Australian Public Library Statistical Report, released last month.... Read more

On the epidemic of niceness in online book culture x

In an article at Slate, US writer Jacob Silverman argues that today’s online book culture has become a ‘mutual admiration society’ that discourages criticism and... Read more

Kobo’s Michael Tamblyn on why ebook publishing is a global business x

‘Outside of the US, there probably isn’t another single national ebook market that’s big enough to sustain a player on its own in the space... Read more

Webber appointed Bookworld CEO x

James Webber, former ecommerce and digital manager at REDgroup Retail, has been appointed CEO of Bookworld, the division of Pearson Australia which operates the Angus... Read more

Hazleton joins Koala Books x

Sarah Hazelton has joined Koala Books as part-time commissioning editor.

Robinson joins Walker Books x

Nicola Robinson has joined Walker Books as editor.

McDonald joins OverDrive x

Andrew McDonald will leave the position of online manager at Readings and join Overdrive Australia as business development consultant in September. (See news.)

Editors Victoria Training Courses x

Science Editing: The Big Picture, with Sally Woollett When: 1pm – 4pm; Saturday 8 September 2012 Where: CAE, 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
 Closing date (unless... Read more

APA Professional Development x

Don’t Stet: Thinking about Tomorrow series: Digital Directions – Jane Morrow (Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellow) and Joel Naoum (Unwin Trust Fellow) in conversation about digital developments... Read more

2012 ABA Conference Sessions Online x

Videos of all the 2012 ABA Conference sessions are now available to view online and presentations used by speakers are also available here for download. Keep... Read more

Capricorn Link appointed distributors for Templar Publishing UK x

Effective immediately, Capricorn Link have been appointed distributors for Templar Publishing UK. ISBN Prefixes 978184011 and 978184877. For a comprehensive listing, please visit our website.
Contact: Maurice Peters, Sales Manager
Phone: 0400-559-255
Fax: (02) 4577-5288
url: www.capricornlink.com.au


Allen & Unwin congratulates authors shortlisted for Ned Kelly Awards x

Allen & Unwin congratulates the following authors on being shortlisted in the 2012 Ned Kelly Awards. The awards recognise and celebrate great Australian Crime Writers.

True Crime
Michael Duffy Call Me Cruel
Eamonn Duff Sins of the Father
Best First Fiction
Claire Corbett When We Have Wings

Best Fiction
Malcolm Knox The Life
Barry Maitland Chelsea Mansions

The awards will be presented during the Melbourne Writers Festival on Wednesday 29 August.


Allen & Unwin congratulates Age Book of the Year shortlisted authors x

Allen & Unwin congratulates Jane Gleeson-White and Gillian Mears on being shortlisted for The Age Book of the Year Award 2012. Jane Gleeson-White’s book Double Entry was shortlisted for the Non Fiction category while Gillian Mear’s novel Foal’s Bread was shortlisted for the Fiction category. The winners will be announced at The Age Book of the Year function during Melbourne Writers’ Festival.


'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. Website details upcoming events in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, and Adelaide. 


Hyland House, Aird Books & Manna Press titles to Dennis Jones & Associates x

Dennis Jones & Associates are thrilled to announce that they have been appointed the exclusive distributors in Australia for Hyland House Publishing, Aird Books & Manna Press titles with immediate effect.
Please note that Dennis Jones & Associates will honour any returns of these imprints invoiced by ABG in 2012. For orders, contact: Dennis Jones & Associates E: orders@dennisjones.com.au. P: (03) 9762-9100 F: (03) 9762-9200.




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