Weekly Book Newsletter
5 September 2012

Allara leaves Dymocks x

Michael Allara has finished in his role as general manager of ecommerce for Dymocks. Allara left the company in August to pursue other opportunities and... Read more

Indigenous Literacy Day today

Booksellers, publishers and the book community celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day today. Last year the event contributed to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) raising $550,000. The... Read more

BWF kicks off

The Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) kicks off today, following the presentation of the Queensland Literary Awards last night. The festival runs from 5 to 9... Read more

New readers’ festival for Canberra x

The inaugural Canberra Readers’ Festival will be held on 22 September. The festival is being organised by Libraries ACT and is supported by the Canberra... Read more

Write Around the Murray Festival kicks off this week x

This year’s Write Around the Murray Festival in Albury, in regional NSW, will be held between 5 and 9 September. Among the guests at this... Read more

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

International library news x

EIFL-PLIP recognises libraries contributing to community economic wellbeing The Electronic Information for Libraries Public Library Innovation Program (EIFL-PLIP) has announced the winners of this year’s... Read more

National Library to share in $1 million from Federal Govt for touring exhibitions x

The National Library of Australia (NLA) will receive $152,966 from the Federal Government to develop and tour three of its exhibitions. The NLA will receive... Read more

New publishers sign with Wheelers ebook platform; 50,000 ebooks now available x

Ebooks from Faber & Faber and Really Blue Books are now available from Wheelers ePlatform library lending service, represented in Australia by ALS Library Services.... Read more

In Brief x

Brisbane agriculture, fisheries and forestry library to close The Queensland Government has announced that the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Library in Brisbane will... 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

Rubbo, Pinkham and Harms on global pricing x

Readings’ Mark Rubbo believes a global price on books is necessary to give local booksellers a fighting chance. He writes: ‘One might say $40 for J... Read more

Don George's 'Better than Fiction' x

Better than Fiction is a brilliant collection of travel stories, written especially for Lonely Planet, which spans the globe in the tradition of the publisher’s... Read more

New premises for Intext Book Company, Language International x

Foreign language book distributor Intext Book Company has moved from its location on Lynch Street in Hawthorn, Melbourne, to new premises on Station Street, Kew.... Read more

Allara leaves Dymocks x

Michael Allara has finished in his role as general manager of ecommerce for Dymocks. Allara left the company in August to pursue other opportunities and Robert... Read more

Editors Victoria Training Course: Ebooks for Beginners, with Lan Wang x

Editors Victoria will run a training course on Ebooks for Beginners, with Lan Wang. The course will run from 1pm–4.30pm on Saturday 10 November at CAE... Read more

Editors Victoria Training Course: Introductory Grammar for Editors x

Editors Victoria is running a training course on Introductory Grammar for Editors. Session A will run from10am–2pm on Friday 21 September and Session B will run from 1pm–5pm on Saturday 22 September.... Read more

APA Professional Development: Newly developed Indigenous Editing day opening for registrations x

Full details and registration forms available on the website. Fixed Up Proper Way? Editing Indigenous content, working with Indigenous authors Sydney: Wednesday 14 November, 9.30am–5pm;... Read more

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

A New Chapter for Penguin & Pearson Australia x

Penguin Group (Australia) and Pearson Australia wish to advise customers about our upcoming move. From the 17 September our Melbourne office address will be: 707 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3008.
Customers can contact us on the following numbers:
Tel: +61 (3) 9811-2400, Fax: +61 (3) 9811-2620


Melbourne Prize for Literature 2012 – finalists announced x

Visit www.melbourneprize.org to view the finalists in the $60,000 Melbourne Prize for Literature 2012 and the $30,000 Best Writing Award 2012.

Cast your vote on the website for a finalist to win the $5,000 Civic Choice Award 2012 and have a chance to win a luxury stay at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins.


Change of Address for Intext Book Company x

Foreign language book distributor Intext Book Company P/L has moved to new warehouse premises at:
13-15 Station Street, Kew East VIC 3102. (Harp Village)
Phone: (03) 9857-0030
Fax: (03) 9857-0031
On 10 September, the retail division Language International will amalgamate with Intext at the same premises.




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