Weekly Book Newsletter
10 October 2012

David Hill's 'The Great Race' x

Following his successful books 1788 and The Gold Rush, David Hill’s The Great Race traces the little-known story of the competition between Britain and France... Read more

Granger, Murdoch Books settle legal battle x

The legal case between Australian chef Bill Granger and Murdoch Books was settled in August, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. Granger initiated a lawsuit against... Read more

‘Griffith Review’ Novella Project winners announced x

The Griffith Review has announced the winners of its Novella Project. When the journal announced the competition, a partnership with the Copyright Agency that sought ‘the best original novellas... Read more

CAL becomes Copyright Agency, reveals new logo x

The Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) has rebranded with a new logo and name. ‘We’re no longer referring to the organisation as “CAL”,’ it said. ‘We’ve... Read more

‘The Slap’ series up for Emmy x

The Australian television series The Slap, based on the novel of the same name by Christos Tsiolkas (A&U), has been nominated for an award in... Read more

Overland short story prize longlist announced x

The works longlisted for the inaugural Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize for New and Emerging Writers have been announced, with the longlist of 19... Read more

Facebook to test ‘want’ button x

Facebook has announced it will test a special ‘want’ button on the social networking site, which will enable some users to flag images of products... Read more

Atwood to visit Perth, Brisbane x

Margaret Atwood will appear in Perth as part of Perth International Arts Festival on 23 February, and will also appear in Brisbane as part of... Read more

New bookstore for Perth Airport x

LS Travel Retail, which operates a Lonely Planet retail store in Sydney airport, is among the retailers selected for Perth Airport’s new domestic terminal, Terminal... Read more

Govt launches online survey for PLR/ELR schemes x

The Federal Government’s Office of the Arts is seeking community feedback about the Public Lending Rights (PLR) and Education Lending Rights (ELR) schemes through an... Read more

NZ Arts Foundation award recipients announced x

Writer Pip Adam; writer, director and actor Fiona Samuel; and poet, editor and painter Gregory O’Brien are among nine artists awarded foundation grants at this... Read more

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

In brief x

Sydney library design project attracts entries from 30 countries A competition to design the new Green Square Library and Plaza in Sydney has attracted 168 entries... Read more

International Library News x

OverDrive releases app for Nook OverDrive has released a free app for Barnes & Noble’s Nook ereading devices in the US which will allow Nook users... Read more

WA library launches ebook ‘buddy’ program x

The City of Vincent Public Library in Western Australia has developed a way of helping housebound individuals in its community learn how to use ereaders.... Read more

Government seeks community feedback on PLR, ELR schemes x

The Federal Government’s Office of the Arts is seeking community feedback about the Public Lending Rights (PLR) and Education Lending Rights (ELR) schemes through an... 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

Book discovery in the online age not as digital as you might think x

Two new consumer reports from Bowker, parent company of Bookseller+Publisher, look at how book buyers are discovering the books they purchase in the digital age.... Read more

New trustees at Michael King Writers' Studio x

The Michael King Writers’ Studio Trust in New Zealand has appointed three new trustees, English and creative writing teacher Rosalind Ali; exhibition developer and collection... Read more

Editors Victoria Event - All about Children's Publishing x

When: 6.30pm for 7pm; Wednesday, 17 October 2012 Where: CQ Functions, 113 Queen St, Melbourne CBD The October dinner meeting is a discussion panel featuring... Read more

Readings Foundation Grant applications close 31 October x

Established in 2009 by Readings’ managing director Mark Rubbo, The Readings Foundation aims to support a range of creative projects by individuals and organisations that... Read more

Editors Victoria Training Course: Academic Editing for Editors x

When: Saturday 27 October 2012, 11 am – 5 pm Where: CAE, 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
 Closing date (unless booked out earlier): 12 noon on... Read more

APA Professional Development: Last two workshops for 2012 x

Excellent eBooks: The Essentials Sydney – 2 places left. Melbourne – waiting list for 2013 already filling. This very popular workshop will show you how... Read more

Smudge Publishing Goes Direct x

Smudge Publishing, publishers of quality food, wine and lifestyle books will commence direct distribution to the Australian book trade, effective immediately.  Previously distributed by Dennis Jones & Associates, Smudge Publishing holds an existing catalogue of quality titles including the bestselling ‘Produce to Platter’ series and the award winning Flavours of Melbourne.
Recent releases now available include Produce to Platter: Yarra Valley & The Dandenong Ranges, (ISBN 9780980789157, $34.99), 1806 Cocktails: World History as Seen Through the Bottom of a Glass, (ISBN 9780980789164, $35.00), and Produce to Platter: Mornington Peninsula, (ISBN 9780980789119, $34.99).
Mid November will see the release of the highly anticipated sequel to Flavours of Melbourne, Flavours of Urban Melbourne, (ISBN 9780980789195, $69.99 ), the updated and revised edition of Flavours of Melbourne, (ISBN 9780980789188 , $69.99), Produce to Platter: Daylesford & Macedon Ranges, Ballarat & The Pryenees, (ISBN 9780987371201, $34.99) and Koliptus: A Koala’s Tale, (ISBN 9780980789171, $39.99 ).  Also available in November will be a new edition of Produce to Platter: Bellarine Peninsula & Surrounding Regions, (ISBN 9780987371249, $34.99).
2013 will be an exciting year for Smudge Publishing with a number of key anticipated titles for release to the trade.
Booksellers can place orders direct with Smudge Publishing on orders@smudgepub.com.au or Fax (03) 9525-1112. Trade order forms and account applications are available upon request via email or phone (03) 9252-1112.




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