Weekly Book Newsletter (end March 2022)
16 January 2013

Poppy Gee’s ‘Bay of Fires’ x

Murdered girls washed up on picture-postcard Tassie beaches. You could joke about not telling Tourism Tasmania, but sadly this novel takes some of its inspiration... Read more

Macleay Bookshop for sale x

Macleay Bookshop in Potts Point, NSW, is up for sale. The bookstore, established in 1954 as Clay’s Bookshop, sells new release and second-hand titles. During 2012,... Read more

‘Griffith REVIEW’, MONA and Tourism Tasmania to launch bookseller and reader comp

To promote the publication of the Tassie-themed Griffith REVIEW 39 Tasmania: The Tipping Point? in February, Griffith REVIEW is teaming up with Tourism Tasmania and... Read more

Kent on Waterstones Eleven list

Australian author Hannah Kent has made the Waterstones Eleven list of ‘most promising fiction debuts’ for 2013 for her novel Burial Rites, which will be... Read more

Australian Romance Readers Awards 2012 finalists announced x

The finalists in the 2012 Australian Romance Readers Awards have been announced. Anna Campbell is once again in the running for the Favourite Australia Romance... 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

International Library News x

Loss of 300 UK libraries predicted for 2013 In the UK, library campaigners are predicting the closure of 300 libraries in the year ahead, reports... Read more

Newcastle Region Library adds EBL ebooks to collection x

The Newcastle Region Library has more than doubled its ebook collection, after signing with Ebook Library (EBL). The Newcastle Herald reports that the library has... Read more

New library services for western Victoria x

A new library in Lake Bolac in western Victoria was officially opened in December. The $240,000 facility is the first permanent library for the town,... Read more

In brief x

WA library destroyed in fire The public library and town hall in Onslow in north west Western Australia has been destroyed in a fire that... 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

The main events x

How can bookstores increase their chances of hosting author events? Eloise Keating got some insiders’ tips from Jane Novak and Jennifer Kean, publicity managers at Text... Read more

Bansen to join HarperCollins x

Michelle Bansen, currently member services officer at the Australian Booksellers Association, will join HarperCollins as local sales and marketing manager for Victoria at the end... Read more

Watkins to return to Hachette x

Robert Watkins, previously marketing manager for Hachette Australia imprints Hodder and Headline, will return to the publisher this month in the newly created role of... Read more

Changes at Nielsen Book Australia x

Shaun Symonds, head of Nielsen BookScan, has been promoted to general manager of Nielsen Book Australia, with responsibility for the BookScan and BookData businesses. Rae... 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

APA Professional Development: Booking now for February/March x

Metadata Magic: The Essentials with Gavin King Sydney: Tuesday 26 February; Melbourne: To be confirmed APA Education Sessions at Copyright Agency/Viscopy 2013 Information: Education Seminar... Read more

The Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellowship 2013/2014 seeks its 13th Recipient x

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) is pleased to announce the Call for Applications for the 13th Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellowship in 2013/2014. Applications open: 4... Read more

Scholastic Australia and Scholastic New Zealand Announcement x

Scholastic Australia and Scholastic New Zealand are delighted to announce they have secured distribution rights for all of New Frontier Publishing titles from 1 March 2013.

New Frontier Publishing has been creating quality award-winning children’s books for over ten years and its motto ‘to uplift, to inspire and to educate’ is a perfect fit for Scholastic, the market leader in children’s books.

From 1 March 2013, Dennis Jones and Associates will no longer distribute New Frontier titles. Dennis Jones will cease accepting New Frontier books into their warehouse on 30 June 2013.  Please ensure return authorisation requests are faxed/emailed to Dennis Jones no later than 15 June 2013 for return stock to Dennis Jones by closing date 30 June 2013.

Please direct any future queries for New Frontier Publishing titles to Scholastic Australia. Note that Scholastic Australia will not accept returns of New Frontier Publishing stock supplied by Dennis Jones.

New Frontier Publishing would like to thank Dennis Jones and Associates for their enthusiastic support over many years.


Booksellers: help your customers win you a basket of Tasmanian goodies x

Thanks to Tourism Tasmania and MONA, Griffith REVIEW is running a fantastic competition to celebrate the publication of Griffith REVIEW 39 Tasmania – The Tipping Point? (February; ISBN: 9781922079961).

To enter, purchasers register their details and purchase at www.griffithreview.com/MONA .

Prize includes two return economy flights from your nearest Australian capital city to Hobart, two nights’ accommodation at the MONA Pavilions, three days car hire, two tickets to MONA’s new exhibition Red Queen and one Red Queen catalogue.

PLUS the top three booksellers named by customers in the online registration will each win a basket of delicious Tasmanian produce valued at $200.

Posters, postcards and bookmarks are available from Griffith REVIEW at griffithreview@griffith.edu.au.

Order stock from: Penguin Books on (03) 9811-2555 or 1800-338-836.

Publisher: Text Publishing
Publication date: 30/01/2013
Price: AUD $27.99


'Baby on Board: Understanding Your Baby’s Needs' x

Baby on Board: Understanding Your Baby’s Needs by Dr Howard Chilton is available to customers from www.babydoc.com.au.

For wholesalers/bookstores, enquiries and discounts call: (02) 9650-4966.


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.




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