Weekly Book Newsletter
15 August 2012

‘The Big Issue’ announces fiction edition line-up x

The Big Issue has announced the full line-up of authors whose stories will appear in its annual fiction edition. Stories by David Cohen, Andy Murdoch,... Read more

Maribyrnong Library Literary Festival kicks off this month x

This year’s Maribyrnong Library Literary Festival in Melbourne’s west will run between 31 August and 9 September. The festival will open on Friday 31 August... Read more

Penguin to launch children's classics list x

Penguin Australia has announced it will publish a new list of children’s classics. The Penguin Australian Children’s Classics ‘is a celebration of our country’s most... Read more

Hannett nominated for a World Fantasy Award x

Australian author Lisa L Hannett has been nominated in the ‘best collection’ category for this year’s World Fantasy Awards for her debut collection Bluegrass Symphony... Read more

Writing Australia regional residencies announced x

Writing Australia has announced the first recipients of its regional residency program, Writing Australia Places. Melanie Joosten from Victoria will spend four weeks in Orange,... 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

International library news x

ALA report outlines ebook business models for public libraries The American Library Association (ALA) has released a new report outlining the various ebook business models... Read more

In brief x

SLV team named Innovator of the Month The Learning Services team at the State Library of Victoria (SLV) has been named ‘Innovator of the Month’... Read more

Libraries shortlisted for Museums Australia design awards x

A number of Australian libraries have been shortlisted for the 2012 Museums Australia Multimedia & Publication Design Awards. The annual awards recognise excellence in design... Read more

Mt Gambier Library wins 2012 Jim Crawford innovation award x

Mount Gamier Library in regional South Australia has won this year’s Jim Crawford Award for Innovation in Libraries. The biennial Jim Crawford Award, worth $10,000, is... Read more

Nick Earls on striking a balance in social media x

‘If you’re supposed to spend 80% of your time creating a marketing whirlwind and only 20% writing, plus spending 80% your marketing time being generally... Read more

Catherine Deveny's 'The Happiness Show' x

In The Happiness Show, Australian comedian and writer Catherine Deveny turns her hand to fiction for the first time. The result is a lively, if... Read more

Dempster appointed director of MWF x

Outgoing director of the Emerging Writers’ Festival Lisa Dempster has been appointed director of the Melbourne Writers Festival. (See news.)

Pepeyan to leave Collins x

Lucie Pepeyan will finish in her position as national franchise manager at Collins Booksellers at the end of August. (See news).

APA Professional Development: Upcoming calendar including Excellent eBooks – the second round x

Thursday 30 August Melbourne 4.30pm – 6pm at Wheeler Centre  Friday 7 September Sydney 4.30pm – 6pm at Allen & Unwin Terrace Room Don’t Stet:... Read more

APA education symposium - ‘futurEDUCATION: Learning in a Digital Age’ x

‘futurEDUCATION: Learning in a Digital Age’ When: 6 September 2012; 11am to 5pm Where: BMW Edge Building in Federation Square, Melbourne   Speakers will include... Read more

Publishers, rights managers, agents: please complete the 'Think Australian' rights survey x

If you are buying or selling rights, please spend a few minutes completing the annual Think Australian rights survey.  If you have not yet received... 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... Read more

Hold on to Your Underpants—The Captain is back! x

Scholastic Australia is excited to be releasing a new book in the worldwide bestselling Captain Underpants series by award-winning author Dav Pilkey. The ninth epic... Read more

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