Weekly Book Newsletter
29 August 2012

Pearson and Penguin to move in September x

Pearson and Penguin will move to their new premises at 707 Collins Street, Melbourne in Melbourne’s Docklands precinct on 17 September. Pearson Australia currently has... Read more

ACCC releases draft guide for resolving bulk mail disputes x

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released a draft guide for how the ACCC would inquire into pricing disputes between Australia Post and... Read more

Mary Martin Bookshop Norwood closes x

The Mary Martin Bookshop in Norwood, South Australia, closed on 4 August. Owners Sarita and Justin Chadwick opened the store and cafe, which were located... Read more

Rubinstein wins 2012 Calibre Prize x

The Australian Book Review (ABR) and the Copyright Agency Limited has announced that Matt Rubinstein has won first place in the 2012 Calibre Prize for... Read more

Penguin ebooks available through Booki.sh x

Ebooks from Penguin Australia are now available through ebook platform Booki.sh, which is now owned by US-based ebook distributor OverDrive. A spokesperson for Penguin confirmed... Read more

Your Bookshop chain opens fourth store x

The chain of independent bookshops Your Bookshop has opened a fourth store. The new store, which opened in July, is located in Top Ryde in... Read more

Embiggen wins best fitout award x

Embiggen Books, located in the QV building opposite the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne, has won the QV’s annual retail award for best fitout.... Read more

Bookworld launches with new loyalty program x

The Borders Australia online business has been rebranded and the new Bookworld website is now live. Among the features of the new site is a... Read more

Victorian legal libraries to amalgamate to form Law Library of Victoria x

The peak legal authorities in Victoria have signed an agreement to work together to create a new 24-hour library for Victorian judges, magistrates, tribunal members and... Read more

International library news x

California libraries sign with Bilbary In the US, California State library service’s not-for-profit cooperative Califia has entered into an ebook referral agreement with ebook provider... Read more

In brief x

New library opens in regional Victoria The new Campaspe Regional Library in Echuca in regional Victoria was officially opened on 24 August. The Campaspe Shire... Read more

$8 million cyber-safety program to be rolled out in Australian public libraries x

The Telstra Foundation will partner with the Alannah and Madeline Foundation to roll out a new cyber safety program in Australia’s public library system next... Read more

International library news x

Review of Sheffield libraries underway In the UK, Sheffield City Council has launched a consultation process to examine the council’s 28 libraries as it looks... Read more

HarperCollins launches in-house digital publishing comp x

What do Corrupted Classics, URL Love, BookCupid and Bogan Baby Names have in common? They’re all digital products being developed as part of HarperCollins’ Project... Read more

Alison Croggon's 'Black Spring' x

Black Spring is a dark, gothic tale inspired by Wuthering Heights. In this fantasy version of 19th-century England, some people are born with magical powers.... Read more

Changes at Hardie Grant Publishing x

Ian Webster will step down from his role as managing director of Universal Publishers in September, but will continue his involvement with Hardie Grant Publishing... Read more

Mackenzie leaves APA x

Tyson Mackenzie has finished in the role of exports and events manager at the Australian Publishers Association (APA). Mackenzie, who replaced Kathy Fulcher in the... Read more

Birrell appointed SWF director x

Jemma Birrell has been appointed as the new artistic director of the Sydney Writers’ Festival, replacing Chip Rolley, who finished in the role in August.... Read more

Ferguson joins Bowker x

Kate Ferguson has joined Bowker’s Australian office in the role of library sales executive. Ferguson is currently studying her librarianship and previously worked as a... Read more

Ferguson joins NZ Book Council x

Catriona Ferguson has been appointed CEO of the New Zealand Book Council and will begin in the role on 24 September. (See news).

Pfaff to join HarperCollins x

Karin Pfaff, currently digital account manager at Murdoch Books, will join HarperCollins in the role of digital business executive on 27 August.

Indigenous Literacy Day x

The Indigenous Literacy Day will be held on Wednesday, 5 September. Booksellers, publishers, libraries and schools can register support on the Indigenous Literacy Foundation website... Read more

APA Professional Development: October events filling fast x

Excellent eBooks – A ‘how to’ guide for production of quality eBooks, suitable for anyone involved in eBook/Digital content workflow. Wednesday 24 October, Melbourne, 9.30... Read more

Society of Editors (NSW) Inc. Event - Primary Publishing x

‘Primary publishing—perils, pleasures and perplexing possibilities’ Speaker: Sharon Dalgleish, Publisher at Primary Macmillan Education Date: Tuesday 4 September Time: 6.30 pm for 7pm Venue: Sydney... Read more

Society of Editors (NSW) presents Sharon Dalgleish x

Sharon Dalgleish, Publisher at Primary Macmillan Education discusses Primary publishing—perils, pleasures and perplexing possibilities. What do we do in primary educational publishing? How is it... Read more

'Blue' back in stock x

Pat Grant’s graphic novel Blue, which sold out soon after release in hardback, is now available in paperback. Described in The Australian as ‘a major achievement’, Grant’s exploration of Australian surf culture and the fear of foreigners, and his remarkable drawing style, make this an attractive and thought-provoking Christmas gift.

To order copies, please contact NewSouth Books.
E: orders@tldistribution.com.au, Ph: (02) 8778-9999


Bowker Welcomes Kate Ferguson to the Team x

Kate Ferguson has been appointed Library Sales Executive at Bowker Australia’s St Kilda Road Office. Kate is currently studying her librarianship and previously worked as a Customer Service Operations Coordinator for DA Information Services in Mitcham Victoria. Kate can be contacted via email at kate.ferguson@bowker.com or via phone: (03) 8517-8365 or 0427-962-366.


A New Chapter for Penguin Australia x

Penguin Group (Australia) wish to advise customers about our upcoming move.
Our new address details from 17 September will be:
707 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3008
Phone and fax numbers will remain the same:
Tel: +61 (3) 9811-2400, Fax: +61 (3) 9811-2620


'Gregory the Greedy Duck' by Denise Volp x

Gregory the Greedy Duck
Author: Denise Volp
ISBN: 9780987314208
RRP: $19.95
What happens when Gregory eats too many fries and cannot fly home? This is the story of the challenges he has to overcome to get home safely.

Distributor: Denise Volp
Tel: 0419-701-807
Email: m_dvolp@bigpond.com


Last chance to buy tickets to futurEDUCATION: Learning in a Digital Age x

There’s only a week left before the APA’s international symposium futurEDUCATION: Learning in a Digital Age, which will be held on 6 September, from 11am to 5pm, at the BMW Edge Building in Federation Square Melbourne.

With the news full of references to digital innovation in education, the Gonski Review, cutting teachers’ jobs, and the cutting edge systems of Finland and Korea, this is a timely event exploring the strategic issues around Australian education. The full Program is available at http://futureducation.com.au/.

To buy tickets to either or both events, go to http://futureducation.com.au/, or to the following links:
futurEDUCATION: Learning in a Digital Age
Australian Education Publishing Awards
Combined ticket to both events


Allen & Unwin congratulates CBCA Award winners x

Allen & Unwin congratulates its authors on a stellar result from the CBCA Awards 2012.
Younger Readers
Winner: Crow Country by Kate Constable
Older Readers
Winner: The Dead I Know (Scot Gardner)
Honour Book: A Straight Line to My Heart (Bill Condon)
Early Childhood
Honour Book: That’s Not a Daffodil! (Elizabeth Honey)
Picture Book of the Year
Honour Book: The Dream of the Thylacine (Margaret Wild & Ron Brooks)
Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
Honour Book: The Little Refugee (Anh & Suzanne Do, illustrated by Bruce Whatley)


Allen & Unwin congratulates shortlisted authors for Australian Educational Publishing Awards x

Allen & Unwin would like to congratulate the shortlisted authors for The Australian Educational Publishing Awards 2012.
Primary Education
Playground by Nadia Wheatley, Illustrated by Ken Searle
Primary Student Resource: (Arts/Science/Humanities)
The Little Refugee by Anh Do, Suzanne Do; Illustrated by Bruce Whatley
The winner will be announced at an award ceremony in Melbourne on the 6th of September.
The Australian Educational Publishing Awards celebrate excellence across all areas of educational publishing.


Scholastic Australia would like to honour winners of the CBCA Awards x

Congratulations to Nick Bland and Freya Blackwood who won the CBCA Award for the Early Childhood category for their picture book, The Runaway Hug.

Congratulations also to Jackie French and Bruce Whatley for receiving the Honour Award for the Picture Book of the Year category for, Flood.

And to Sara Acton who won the Crichton Award for her picture book, Ben and Duck.

Compliments to our wonderful authors, illustrators and to the fabulous publishing team who continue to produce beautiful children’s books.




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