Weekly Book Newsletter
9 January 2013

Lesley Jørgensen’s ‘Cat & Fiddle’ x

Cat and Fiddle, winner of the 2011 CAL Scribe Fiction Prize for an unpublished manuscript, follows the scandals and fortunes of two connected families in... Read more

Booktopia asks readers to choose ‘Australia’s Favourite Novelist’ x

Booktopia is running a promotion for readers to vote for their favourite Australian novelist to coincide with the bookseller’s ‘month of Australian stories’. Nominations, which were... Read more

Bloomsbury launches ebook promotion x

Bloomsbury has created a website called JustGreatReads to promote its ebooks to readers who may have received ereading devices over Christmas. The website, which launched on... Read more

Hardie Grant launches stationery competition x

Hardie Grant has launched an annual stationery competition. On its Facebook page Hardie Grant is calling for designers, illustrators and artists to submit a concept... Read more

New Kobo devices available at Collins x

Collins Booksellers are now selling the ‘Kobo Family’ devices. This includes the Kobo Touch, along with new devices the Kobo Glo, a front-lit, six-inch ereader; the Kobo... Read more

Emerging Writers’ Festival announces Digital Mentorship recipients x

The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) has announced that Antonia Hayes, Will Heyward and Sophie Langley are the recipients of its Digital Mentorship program. Hayes, a writer, photographer and... Read more

Staff changes at ‘Island’ magazine x

Former Fullers Hobart events manager Rachel Edwards and Review of Australian Fiction editor Matthew Lamb have been appointed co-editors of Island magazine. Edwards and Lamb... Read more

Purcell named 2013 CAL Nonfiction Writer-in-Residence at UTS x

Writer, director and actor Leah Purcell has been appointed as the 2013 Copyright Agency Nonfiction Writer-in-Residence at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). As part of... Read more

Wright wins 2012 Age Short Story Award x

Michelle Wright has won the 2012 Age Short Story Award, worth $1000, for her story ‘Maggot’, reports the Age. Graeme Simsion won the second prize for his... Read more

International Library News x

UK Labour Party calls for national body for libraries In the UK, the Labour Party has released a policy report on the public library service... Read more

Keynote speakers announced for ALIA conference x

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has announced the keynote speakers for its Information Online conference, to be held in Brisbane from 12-15 February.... Read more

In brief x

Jobs cuts at Victorian library service Three positions have been made redundant at the Murrindindi Library Service in regional Victoria, reports the Age. According to... Read more

Fullers Bookshop announces donation drive for Dunalley Primary School library x

Fullers bookshops in Hobart and Launceston are running a donation drive for books to restock Dunalley Primary School’s library, which was destroyed in the recent bushfires. The... Read more

Lucky ’13: Publishers’ top picks for the year x

Now that the ‘best books of 2012’ lists have been put to bed, it’s time to turn to 2013. In Bookseller+Publisher’s annual feature, we ask... Read more

Nakata, Cavalier join NSW Library Council x

Martin Nakata and Rodney Cavalier have been appointed to the Library Council of New South Wales and existing member Michael Caulfield has been reappointed. Nakata and Cavalier... Read more

Staff changes at ‘Bookseller+Publisher’ x

The editorial team that produces Bookseller+Publisher and the Weekly Book Newsletter has undergone some changes in 2013. Editor-in-chief Matthia Dempsey has commenced maternity leave. Her... Read more

Poole leaves Writers Victoria x

Roderick Poole finished in his position as director of Writers Victoria in December 2012. Administration and finance manager Jacquelin Low is currently acting as director... Read more

New books editor for the ‘Big Issue’ x

Melbourne-based book reviewer Thuy On has been appointed books editor of the Big Issue, replacing Chris Flynn, who has left the position to concentrate on... Read more

Staff changes at ‘Island’ magazine x

Former Fullers Hobart events manager Rachel Edwards and Review of Australian Fiction editor Matthew Lamb have been appointed co-editors of Island magazine. Edwards and Lamb... Read more

Edwards to leave Fullers Hobart x

Rachel Edwards has resigned as events manager at Fullers Hobart to take up a new role as co-editor of Island magazine. Edwards, who has been... Read more

APA Professional Development: Registrations now open for first workshops/seminars of 2013 x

Metadata Magic: The Essentials Sydney: Tuesday 26 February Melbourne: TBC Presented by Gavin King, this half day seminar will demystify metadata, highlight the importance of... Read more

Macleay Bookshop For Sale x

One of Sydney’s most loved bookshops, the ‘beautiful’, ‘iconic’ Macleay Bookshop in Potts Point, is for sale. Established in 1954 as Clay’s Bookshop, the store has been celebrated in poetry and prose, and has a deserved reputation for great service and depth of stock. Owner Richard Stern is retiring from full time work and seeks a buyer who can carry on the store’s great tradition.

For more information contact Richard Stern on his mobile, 0415-258-465. See also www.macleaybookshop.com.au and Facebook/MacleayBookshop.


Thames & Hudson Australia will cease distributing Applied Visual Arts Publishing (AVA) x

Thames & Hudson Australia will cease distributing Applied Visual Arts Publishing (AVA) through Macmillan Distribution Services on 31 January 2013. Authorised returns will be accepted up until 30 April 2013.

The new agency from 1 February will be Bloomsbury Publishing Pty Ltd. Please refer all orders to United Book Distributors (03) 9811-2555. Returns of orders supplied by Macmillan Distribution Services will not be accepted by UBD.


Thames & Hudson Australia distribution changes x

Thames & Hudson Australia will cease distributing Frances Lincoln Ltd through Macmillan Distribution Services on 28 February 2013. Authorised returns will be accepted up until 31 May 2013.

The new agency from 1 March will be NewSouth Books. Please contact TL Distribution (02) 8778-9999 Fax (02) 8778-9944. orders@tldistributions.com.au


The Five Mile Press congratulates Sally Gardner x

The Five Mile Press and Hot Key Books congratulate Sally Gardner, whose young adult novel, Maggot Moon, won the Children’s Book category of the 2012 Costa Book Awards. Maggot Moon is the heartbreaking but inspirational story of a dyslexic boy who stands up to a ruthless regime. To stock up on Maggot Moon ($19.95; ISBN: 9781471400056), please contact The Five Mile Press on (03) 8756-5500 or at customerservice@fivemile.com.au.




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