Weekly Book Newsletter
6 February 2013

Sue Whiting’s ‘Portraits of Celina’ x

Bailey’s family has not had a good year. After her father’s accidental death, her sister has started drinking, her brother won’t take off his Batman... Read more

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

Hardie Grant stationery competition finalists announced x

Hardie Grant has announced the finalists in its stationery competition. As reported by Books+Publishing, the publisher called for designers, illustrators and artists to submit a... 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

In brief x

Geelong Regional Library announces chair and deputy chair The Geelong Regional Library Corporation has announced its chair and deputy chair following an election. Andy Richards of the... Read more

International library news x

Hamilton libraries’ borrowing rates plummet following controversial new fees In New Zealand, borrowing and reservation numbers at Hamilton’s five suburban libraries and city library have... Read more

SLV to offer one-time Dome Centenary Fellowships x

The State Library of Victoria (SLV) will offer four one-off fellowships as part of its Dome Centenary celebrations, the library said in a statement. The... Read more

ALA Midwinter Meeting: ebook lending, Dewey vs genre systems debated x

The American Library Association held its Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Washington, from 25-29 January. Patricia Genet, managing director of ALS Library Services, reports on some... 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

Digital vs printed proofs: booksellers share their views x

The choice between digital and printed proofs is dividing booksellers, according to Books+Publishing’s latest Talkback column. Gleebooks’ David Gaunt and Dymocks Adelaide’s Mandy Macky both... 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

Masters new general manager of SPN x

Mary Masters has been appointed as the new general manager of the Small Press Network (SPN), replacing Zoe Dattner. (See news.)

St Leger appointed to Copyright Agency x

Murray St Leger, former managing director of McGraw-Hill Australia and president of the Australian Publishers Association (APA), has been appointed deputy chief executive of Copyright Agency and... Read more

Ivers joins Simon & Schuster x

Roberta Ivers has been appointed in the newly created position of managing editor at Simon & Schuster Australia. (See news.)

APA professional development x

Australian Publishers Association (APA) professional development sessions include: Metadata Magic: The Essentials with Gavin King: Tuesday 26 February (Sydney) A half day ‘essentials’ seminar which will... Read more

Society of Editors (NSW) structural editing: fiction workshop x

The Society of Editors (NSW) Inc. will present a one-day workshop on structural editing: fiction with Nicola O’Shea, on Friday 15 March. Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm... 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

HarperCollins congratulates Hilary Mantel x

HarperCollinsPublishers congratulates Hilary Mantel on winning the 2012 Costa Book of the Year, for Bring up the Bodies.  Hilary Mantel is the first novelist to win both the Man Booker and the Costa Prize in the same year.  She was awarded the prize last week after a unanimous vote from the judging panel.

Chair of the judges, Dame Jenni Murray said, ‘One book simply stood head and shoulders, more than head and shoulders … on stilts, above the rest. We had a really good discussion, like being at a high powered book club and I said, “Okay, let’s have a vote on Bring up the Bodies” and every hand went up.’

Shona Martyn, Publishing Director at HarperCollins said, ‘Hilary Mantel is, without doubt, one of the most significant writers working in the English language today. To write Wolf Hall could have been the pinnacle of any career to follow with the equally brilliant Bring up the Bodies is a true measure of an author at the height of her powers.  We are proud – but not surprised – that Bring up the Bodies has pulled off this historic award double. Even better, Hilary Mantel is now working on the third Thomas Cromwell novel and, like all her fans, I can’t wait!’


'Word Hunters 2' window display competition x

From award-winning duo Nick Earls and Terry Whidborne comes the second book in the acclaimed, action-packed trilogy, Word Hunters: The Lost Hunters. The best bookshop window display will win a limited edition piece of artwork from Terry Whidborne. Email in pictures of your Word Hunters windows to uqp@uqp.uq.edu.au to be in the draw! Winner will be chosen at the end of March 2013.

Order stock from: Penguin Books on (03) 9811-2555 or 1800-338-836
Book title: Word Hunters: The Lost Hunters
Publisher: UQP
Publication date: 23/2/2013
ISBN: 978 0 7022 4958 7
Price: AUD $14.95




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