Weekly Book Newsletter
3 October 2012

National Geographic Learning moves to FLB Bookery x

National Geographic Learning will be distributed by FLB Bookery from 1 October this year. ‘The distribution transition to FLB Bookery will be seamless,’ said the... Read more

Tablet ownership to increase to 71% by mid-2013 x

A new survey predicts tablet ownership by Australians who already use a mobile phone, will rise to 71% in a year’s time. Currently, nearly 40%... Read more

KYD to run writing workshops x

Literary journal Kill Your Darlings has announced it will run a one-day fiction writing workshop in November, with plans to run more, and to add... Read more

ABR offers fellowship for essay 'on any aspect of literary studies' x

The Australian Book Review is seeking proposals for a sixth Fellowship. The ABR Ian Potter Foundation Fellowship is open to writers with a ‘significant publication... Read more

Hurley wins ‘ABR’ Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize x

Sue Hurley has won the 2012 Australian Book Review (ABR) Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize for her story ‘Patterns in Nature’. As reported by Bookseller+Publisher,... Read more

NZ's Chief Censor allows unrestricted sale of Fifty Shades x

A decision by New Zealand’s Chief Censor that allows unrestricted sale of global best seller Fifty Shades of Grey has been welcomed by the book’s local publisher, Random... Read more

HGE opens up Ampersand Project to all YA genres x

Hardie Grant Egmont (HGE) has announced that its Ampersand Project will accept manuscripts across all young adult genres this year. The publisher launched the project... Read more

2012 Galley Club Awards shortlists announced x

The shortlists for this year’s Galley Club Awards for book and magazine production have been announced. Finalists have been announced in 15 categories, including three... Read more

Rodda resigns as Auckland writers festival GM x

Anne Rodda has resigned from her position as general manager of the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival, reports Booksellers New Zealand. Rodda, who has worked... Read more

International Library News x

MyLibraryNYC program extended The New York Public Library has announced that the MyLibraryNYC program, which grants public schools in New York access to the resources... Read more

SLV seeks community feedback to help ‘plan for the next decade’

The State Library of Victoria (SLV) has launched a new community consultation program and is asking Victorians for their views and ideas about the library to ‘aid... Read more

2012 Softlink survey finds majority of school library budgets ‘unchanged’ x

A majority of the respondents to Softlink’s third annual Australian School Library Survey have reported no change to their school’s library budget over the past... Read more

ALIA, VATL call for reinstatement of Victorian TAFE funding x

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and the Victorian Association of TAFE Libraries (VATL) have issued a joint statement calling for the Victorian Government... Read more

In brief x

NZ council rules out library closures after community response Auckland’s mayor Len Brown has ruled out closing two of the council’s 55 libraries after 600... Read more

Council endorses new Geelong Library design x

The Greater Geelong City Council in regional Victoria has endorsed a design proposed by Melbourne architects for the new Geelong Library and Heritage Centre. The... Read more

Copyright in Australia: Where to from here? x

You may have noticed that Australia’s copyright industries—including book publishing, bookselling, and the library sector—have been in the news over the past few months, thanks... Read more

Selecting the ‘Summer Reading Guide’ x

Catherine Schulz, manager of Fullers Bookshop Hobart, is one of a group of independent booksellers around Australia who meet once a year for an intense caffeine-fuelled... Read more

Gideon Haigh's 'On Warne' x

‘This book reveals two of life’s certainties: one, that Gideon Haigh is an outstanding writer, and two, that Shane Warne’s tabloid-fodder life is utterly compelling.... Read more

Ramona Koval’s ‘By the Book: A Reader’s Guide to Life’ x

Imagine you are sitting in a cosy lounge room somewhere, chatting with literary journalist Ramona Koval about her life and reading interests. There are casual... Read more

Rodda to leave Auckland writers festival x

Anne Rodda has resigned from her position as general manager of the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival. Rodda, who has worked for the festival since... Read more

The Unpublished Manuscript Award – Applications close 26 October 2012 x

The Unpublished Manuscript Award, one of Writing Australia’s flagship programs, is designed to support writers on their journey to publication. The $10,000 cash prize and... Read more

Editors Victoria Training Course - Intermediate Grammar for Editors x

When: 10am – 4pm; Friday 26 October 2012 Where: CAE, 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
 Closing date (unless booked out earlier): 12 noon on Friday 5... Read more

The Society of Editors (NSW) Inc. InDesign workshop x

InDesign for Editors (CS6) Workshop Date: Friday 19 October 2012 Time: 9am to 4.30pm Venue: Alpha Computer Consultants, 123 Clarence Street, Sydney Cost: $425 society members... Read more

APA Professional Development: Last two workshops for 2012 x

Excellent eBooks: The Essentials Sydney: Tuesday 30 October 9.30am–4.30pm at Adina on Crown. Three places left in Sydney. Melbourne sold out. This very popular workshop... Read more

Andrews McMeel Publishing moves Sales and Distribution to Hardie Grant Books/Random House

The sales and distribution of Andrews McMeel Publishing is moving from Pan Macmillan from 1 November.  Hardie Grant will represent the AMP list with distribution through Random House. Details regarding book returns to MDS will be communicated to customers via email.

Hardie Grant will sell and take orders for November new releases and Random House will start accepting orders from November 1, 2012. 

Sales and Distribution of Paperblanks remains with MDS.


CSIRO Publishing celebrates authors' success at the Whitley Awards x

CSIRO PUBLISHING would like to congratulate author David Lindenmayer on receiving a Special Commendation at the Whitley Awards presented by the Royal Zoological Society of NSW. This special award recognises David for his numerous and outstanding contributions made towards the conservation of Australia’s forests and their fauna.We would also like to congratulate the authors of five books that have been awarded Certificates of Commendation.

Category of Zoological Text
Reducing the Impacts of Development on Wildlife (ISBN 9780643100329)
Category of Vertebrate Natural History
Australian High Country Owls (ISBN 9780643097056)
Category of Zoological Resource
The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2010 (ISBN 9780643103689)
Category of Historical Zoology
Discovery of Australia’s Fishes: A History of Australian Ichthyology to 1939 (ISBN 9780643106703)
Category of Invertebrate Natural History
The Biology of Squat Lobsters (ISBN 9780643101722).

For orders, contact:
NewSouth Books
c/o T L Distribution
Phone: (02) 8778-9999
Fax: (02) 8778-9944
Email: orders@tldistribution.com.au


Editing & Publishing Postgrad Information Session x

The annual information session for those considering applying for admission in 2013 to RMIT’s Graduate Diploma in Editing and Publishing (program GD073) will be held at 6pm on Thursday 11 October in the university’s building 13 (Emily McPherson Building, corner Russell and Victoria Street, Melbourne), level 3, lecture theatre 4. 

For more information on the Australian Publishers Association accredited program, or to register for the information session, please email Michael Webster (michael.webster@rmit.edu.au). Registration for the session is preferred but not necessary, so feel free to turn up on the night.


‘Nowhere but Up’ by Pattie Mallette x

Raising Justin – How a teen mum beat sexual abuse to give her son, Justin Bieber, a brighter future. Who Magazine Australia, 1 October 2012.

You may know her only as Justin Bieber’s mom, but Pattie Mallette has an incredible life story of her own. Her moving memoir Nowhere but Up, will inspire you to believe that everything broken can be made whole again, that there are no lost causes, and that even in the darkest of places, there is hope.

Order today from Woodslane Pty Ltd.

Nowhere but Up by Pattie Mallette
ISBN: 9780800722128
RRP$24.95   Paperback   222 pages
Published by Revell




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