Weekly Book Newsletter
23 January 2013

Wheeler Centre ‘hot desk’ fellowships announced x

The Wheeler Centre has announced its next round of ‘hot desk’ fellowships, sponsored by Readings. The successful applications for intake one, which will run from... Read more

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival date change x

The dates for the 2013 Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF), held annually in the Bali village of Ubud, have been changed to 11-15 October to... Read more

National Young Writers’ Festival directors appointed x

Angela Bennetts, Alice Fenton, Mitchell Oakley Smith and former Random House publicist Antonia Hayes have been appointed as the creative co-directors for the 2013 and... Read more

Collins Beechworth goes independent x

The former Collins Booksellers store in Beechworth, Victoria, is now operating as an independent bookstore under the name Beechworth Books. The store left the Collins group in 2012... Read more

‘The Amber Amulet’ film to premiere in Berlin x

Screen Australia has announced that a film adaptation of Craig Silvey’s novella The Amber Amulet (A&U) will premiere at Berlinale, the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival, which runs... Read more

Astrid Lindgren Award launches reading guides; Hartnett, Tan featured x

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award has launched reading guides for 12 works by 10 previous recipients, including reading guides for The Ghost’s Child by Sonya... 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

International Library News x

OverDrive reports ‘record traffic’ for 2012 Ebook provider OverDrive has released user statistics from 2012, reporting significant increases in the number of registered visits to... Read more

ProQuest to acquire EBL; plans to combine EBL, ebrary x

ProQuest has announced plans to acquire Ebook Library (EBL) and combine it with its ebrary business to form a single ebook platform for libraries.  ... Read more

Anderson awarded ALIA fellowship x

Craig Anderson has been awarded a fellowship by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) for his ‘exceptional leadership and support for professional collaboration throughout... Read more

In brief x

Manly Library attracts attention over Armstrong notice Manly Library in Sydney has been the subject of numerous media reports this week after a tongue-in-cheek sign... 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

Katherine Dorrington previews Perth Writers Festival highlights x

With Margaret Atwood, China Miéville and Kevin Powers on the line-up for next month’s Perth Writers Festival, you can expect to hear a lot more... Read more

Alyssa Brugman’s ‘Alex As Well’ x

Alex has spent her whole life seeing someone else—the other Alex—looking back at her from the mirror. But now things have changed. A new school,... Read more

Staff changes at Leading Edge Books x

Following the departure of Simon Milne in November 2012, George Papadopoulos has been appointed general manager of the Leading Edge Books group, adding to his... Read more

Borghino appointed policy director of IPA x

Jose Borghino, manager of industry representation at the Australian Publishers Association (APA), has been appointed policy director of the International Publishers Association (IPA), beginning on... Read more

National Young Writers Festival directors appointed x

Angela Bennetts, Alice Fenton, Mitchell Oakley Smith and former Random House publicist Antonia Hayes have been appointed as the creative co-directors for the 2013 and... Read more

McCredie joins NSW Writers’ Centre x

Jane McCredie has joined the New South Wales Writers’ Centre in the role of executive director. McCredie, who has worked as a publisher for NewSouth... Read more

Sanders appointed ‘Meanjin’ editor x

Zora Sanders has been appointed as editor of Melbourne-based literary journal Meanjin. Sanders, who is currently deputy editor at the journal, will take over the... 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

Society of Editors (NSW) workshop on editing scientific, technical and medical documents x

Society of Editors (NSW) Inc. will hold a workshop on editing scientific, technical and medical documents with presenter Dr Greg Heard. This workshop is for... Read more

Society of Editors (NSW) presentation on copyright x

The Society of Editors (NSW) Inc. will hold a presentation with speaker Zoe Rodriguez from Copyright Agency Limited (CAL). Zoë Rodriguez is a lawyer at... Read more

APA professional development x

APA professional development: first workshops for 2013 are open for booking. Metadata Magic: The Essentials with Gavin King Sydney: Tuesday 26 February; Melbourne: To be confirmed... Read more

ANZSI indexing demystified course x

The Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers (ANZSI), Vic Branch will be conducting basic level indexing workshops in Melbourne on 18-19 February 2013. Attend for either... Read more

Hardie Grant Egmont Extends Submission Deadline for the 2013 Ampersand Project x

The closing date for submissions for the 2013 Ampersand Project has been extended to midnight on Friday 22 February, due to overwhelming requests from novelists planning to submit. For more information, please go to our website, or follow us on twitter @AmpersandYA and Facebook.


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.


Announcing all BA Press titles are now on TitlePage x

BA Press are the Australian cycling book specialist. We publish and distribute the Where to Ride series. Recently published titles include How to Ride: Your Complete Guide to Bikes & Cycling, Where to Ride Melbourne Mountain Biking and Where to Ride South East Queensland 3rd Edition.

We are also exclusive agents for Velopress (USA) and Van der Plas (USA).

Free shipping for orders over $75. We offer a sale or return policy of 3-12 months. SAN is 903 1227 for orders via PacStream.

We have also appointed the following agents to represent us throughout Australia:
Tartan Books
Matt Nagle
Jeff Higgins
Joscelyn Kevan
Book Marketing Services
John Dennithorne
Hopwood Enterprises
Andrew Hopwood
Julie Williams
Wilmot Book Agencies
Jenny Gillam
Contact Details:
BA Press
Fyona Latz
Phone: (02) 4274-4884
Fax: (02) 4274-0988
Email: fyona@bicyclingaustralia.com




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