Weekly Book Newsletter
28 November 2012

Stephen Downes’ ‘A Lasting Record’ x

Alongside Rubinstein and Horowitz, William Kapell was widely considered one of the three greatest pianists of his time. Kapell died in 1953 at the age... Read more

Brands responsible for moderating Facebook comments x

The Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA) has said that brands will be responsible for comments by the public on their Facebook pages. The AANA has released... Read more

Carmody appointed NZ arts festival’s writers week program manager

Kathryn Carmody has been appointed as program manager of the 2014 New Zealand International Arts Festival Writers and Readers Week. Carmody is a publicist and... Read more

Hager wins 2013 NZ Beatson Fellowship

The New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) has announced that Mandy Hager is the winner of the 2013 Beatson Fellowship. The fellowship, worth NZ$7000 (A$5500),... Read more

Bookworld launches Christmas TV advertising campaign x

Following the launch of its ‘Bookworld Price Guarantee’ to beat Amazon’s prices by 10%, online bookseller Bookworld has launched a Christmas television advertising campaign. The... Read more

Powell to join NSW Writers’ Centre x

Rose Powell will join the New South Wales Writers’ Centre on 10 December in the role of projects officer for events and festivals. Powell, who... Read more

International Library News x

Bilbary to launch e-lending service in December Ebook provider Bilbary has announced plans to launch an e-lending service in December, reports the Bookseller. Bilbary founder... Read more

In brief x

Brisbane libraries to waive fees for food this Christmas City libraries in Brisbane will waive overdue fees in exchange for canned food this Christmas. The... Read more

2012 NSW Marketing Awards for Public Libraries winners announced x

The winners of the 2012 New South Wales Marketing Awards for Public Libraries have been announced. The winning libraries and their programs are: Shoalhaven Libraries for... Read more

Routledge to publish ALIA journals from 2013 x

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has announced that Taylor & Francis will publish ALIA’s scholarly journals Australian Library Journal and Australian Academic and... Read more

International Library News x

Penguin expands US ebook library lending In the US, Penguin will launch a new ebook library lending pilot program with Baker & Taylor this year,... Read more

In brief x

SLV launches dome anniversary celebrations The State Library of Victoria has officially launched a year-long celebration to mark the 100th anniversary of the library’s iconic... Read more

Nielsen BookScan reveals top Oz authors in indie bookstores over Christmas x

Ever wondered which Australian authors are the most bankable in indie bookstores over Christmas? Nielsen BookScan has put together a list of Australian authors who... Read more

Raye to join ILF x

Tina Raye will join the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) in the role of Indigenous program manager in January. Raye has previously worked in urban and... Read more

Powell to join NSW Writers’ Centre x

Rose Powell will join the New South Wales Writers’ Centre on 10 December as projects officer for events and festivals. Powell, who will finish in her... Read more

Walkley Media Conference 2012 x

The Walkley Media Conference ‘What’s the Story: Capital Edition’ will be held in Canberra on 29-30 November. International guests include the US editor Aron Pilhofer... Read more

2013 Prime Minister's Literary Awards now open for entries x

Entries are now open for the 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. The categories are adult fiction, nonfiction, Australian history, poetry, young adult fiction and children’s fiction.... Read more

APA Professional Development: 2013 Calendar Preview – Feedback & Expressions of Interest Sought x

We are pleased to announce the following workshops for 2013. Some workshops will be available to book in December 2012 however please note Metadata –... Read more

ASA annual mentorship program for unpublished writers and book illustrators x

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) has announced that applications will for the 2012-2013 Annual Mentorship Program for unpublished writers and book illustrators will open... Read more

ALIA, Taylor & Francis Announcement x

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and Taylor & Francis are delighted to announce that from 1 January 2013, Australian Library Journal and Australian Academic and Research Libraries will be published by Taylor & Francis under its Routledge imprint.
This move will give LIS academics a prestigious outlet for their work, will provide ALIA members with access to scholarly research and will bring Australian research to the attention of a wider audience internationally.  As part of the agreement with Taylor & Francis, the journals will be included in the Routledge Library & Information Science (LIS) pilot project, allowing contributors to Routledge LIS journals to retain the copyright to their work and to post the peer-reviewed version of their article within their institutional repository without an embargo period.
Members of ALIA may obtain further information regarding the benefits of this move, by visiting the ALIA website: www.alia.org.au/publishing.
Non-member subscribers will receive their 2013 renewal notices in due course and may address any queries to the Melbourne publishing office of Taylor & Francis: email: enquiries@tandf.com.au; Tel +61 (03) 8842-2413.


Lifetime Distributors Expansion 2013 x

Lifetime Distributors continues to sell more and more books and related products. In early 2013 we will be appointing many more self-employed contracts and distributors and franchisees through Australia and New Zealand.  If you like the idea of being self-employed, selling a lot of books and managing your own territory we would like to hear from you. We have especially good conditions for new entrants with book trade and related experience, and ex-booksellers and ex-publisher’s representatives enjoy success with us. You need to know that you will be driving your own van and working quite hard each day and keeping stock in your garage. All stock is provided on consignment and generous commissions are earned. Have a look at our web site www.lifetimedistributors.com.au  and call or email me directly if you have a serious interest.


Specialist Online and Retail Motoring and Aviation Bookshop x

The business is based in Perth, but as it is 75% online and mail order, could be transferred anywhere.  Long established customer base of 17 years.  Ideal to merge with an existing business to lower the overheads and generate net profit of $200k+

Contact Peter Lyster 0419-909-566.




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