Weekly Book Newsletter
31 January 2013

Jesse Blackadder’s ‘Chasing the Light’ x

It’s the early 1930s. Whaling is booming in Antarctic waters while the fight for dominance over the land continues. The race to become the first... Read more

WritingWA to launch new website for regional members x

WritingWA has announced that it will create a new website called Proximity to provide its regional members with greater access to writers’ festivals. The website,... Read more

EWF announces all-night writing camp as part of White Night Melbourne x

The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) will stage an all-night writing camp this month as part of White Night Melbourne. According to the White Night website, the... Read more

Nunn nominated for Edgar Award x

Australian-based author Malla Nunn has been nominated for the 2013 Edgar Allan Poe Awards for her novel The Silent Valley (Macmillan), published in the US... Read more

Morton named ‘Australia’s favourite novelist’ in Booktopia poll

Kate Morton has topped the winners list in Booktopia’s search for ‘Australia’s favourite novelist’. Booktopia announced the top 50 novelists on its website on 25 January after receiving ‘hundreds... Read more

International library news x

Macmillan announces ebook library lending program with OverDrive In the US, Macmillan will launch a library lending program with ebook distributor OverDrive, the publisher announced... Read more

Queensland’s Laidley Library damaged by floods x

The Laidley Library in Queensland’s Lockyer Valley has once again been damaged by flood waters, just six months after reopening in its newly renovated premises.... Read more

In brief x

NZSA announces library grants recipients The New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) has announced the recipients of this year’s NZSA Auckland Museum Library Research Grants.... Read more

Librarians on Australia Day honours list x

A number of librarians and library advocates have been recognised in this year’s Australia Day honours list. Brisbane librarian Janine Betty Schmidt was made a... Read more

‘A backwater sales channel’: PwC on the impact of social media on online retailing x

According to a recent report from PwC on multichannel retailing, ‘social media will for the near future remain a backwater sales channel, if you can... Read more

Marsden to join Bloomsbury x

Cassie Marsden will join Bloomsbury Australia as marketing manager for adult trade books on 4 February. Marsden, who has previously worked for HarperCollins, Warner Bros... Read more

APA professional development workshops x

The first Australian Publishers Assocaition (APA) professional development workshops for 2013 are open for booking. Tuesday 26 February: Sydney (Melbourne TBC) Metadata Magic: The Essentials with... Read more

Children’s Picture Book Illustrators’ Initiative: applications open in February x

Applications for the 2013 Children’s Picture Book Illustrators’ Initiative will be accepted from 4 February 2013 until 5 March 2013. This program aims to support... Read more

Sign up to Exisle Publishing’s monthly trade newsletter for the chance to win x

Sign up to Exisle Publishing’s monthly trade newsletter to go into the draw to win an Eco Store bucket worth over $75. Our newsletter gives you access to free digital reading copies of our upcoming titles, the latest product information, publicity news, giveaways, and more – all whilst supporting Australian independent publishing.  To sign up click here.


Head of Zeus moves to HarperCollins Publishers for sales, marketing and distribution in Australia and New Zealand x

From 4 February 2013, Head of Zeus will be represented by HarperCollins Publishers for both Australia and New Zealand.  Head of Zeus was previously a client of Murdoch Books / Allen & Unwin.

From the above date, HarperCollins Publishers will take over all sales and marketing of Head of Zeus titles, including the sell-in of new titles. The processing of orders and delivery of books, including backlist orders, will be performed in Australia by Harper Entertainment Distribution Services [HEDS] and in New Zealand by HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand) Limited [HCPNZ].  HEDS and HCPNZ will also process all returns on behalf of Head of Zeus.

Notes for retailers:

  • Selling in of February Head of Zeus new release titles has been performed by Allen & Unwin, with invoicing and supply to be performed by UBD
  • Selling in of March & April Head of Zeus new release titles has been performed by Allen & Unwin, with invoicing and supply to be performed by HEDS and HCPNZ
  • HarperCollins Publishers will be responsible for selling in Head of Zeus new release titles from their May 2013 list onwards
  • HEDS in Australia and HCPNZ in New Zealand will be taking orders, invoicing and supplying Head of Zeus titles for each market as from 4th February
  • All backorders for Head of Zeus new release titles held by Allen & Unwin on 3rd February 2013 will be transferred to HEDS and HCPNZ to invoice and supply
  • Returns from Head of Zeus titles invoiced and supplied by UBD are to be returned to HEDS and HCPNZ for credit
  • All titles invoiced and supplied by HEDS and HCPNZ for Head of Zeus titles will be supplied under customers’ existing HEDS and HCPNZ trading terms
  • In Australia, please email your orders to ‘orders@harpercollins.com.au’ or send them in by fax to 1800-645-547.


In New Zealand, please email your orders to ‘customer.services@harpercollins.co.nz’ or send them in by fax to 09-443-9402.
For any further information please contact your HEDS Customer Service representative in Australia on 1300-551-721 or in New Zealand on 09-443-9401.




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