Weekly Book Newsletter
13 February 2013

J M Coetzee’s ‘The Childhood of Jesus’ x

To say The Childhood of Jesus is a highly anticipated novel is an understatement; there has already been talk that it will bring J M... Read more

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

ANZSI Conference to be held in Wellington, NZ x

The Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers (ANZSI) Conference will this year be held in Wellington, New Zealand from 12-15 March. This is the... Read more

ABR offers fellowship for performing arts article x

The Australian Book Review (ABR) is seeking proposals for its eighth fellowship. The ABR Ian Potter Foundation Fellowship is worth $5000 and is for an... Read more

ASA launches US tax advice service x

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) has launched a new service to offer its members advice about US tax issues. Similar to the ASA’s new... Read more

Penguin releases two new cooking apps, creates ‘Best of’ series x

Penguin Australia has released two new cooking apps, creating a series of ‘Best of’ cooking apps based on recipes from its Lantern cookbook authors. The... Read more

Nicholas wins National Seniors Literary Prize x

Sydney writer Persephone Nicholas has won this year’s National Seniors Literary Prize for her novel Burned. The National Seniors Literary Prize is sponsored by Random House... Read more

2013 Somerset Celebration of Literature program released x

The program for the 2013 Somerset Celebration of Literature, to be held between 13 and 15 March on the Gold Coast in Queensland, has been... Read more

Libraries to celebrate Library Lovers’ Day on Valentine’s Day x

Valentine’s Day on 14 February has been renamed ‘Library Lovers’ Day’ by a number of libraries around Australia. The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley in... Read more

In brief x

SLNSW artefacts to travel to regional NSW Artefacts relating to British settlement of Australia will travel to primary schools in regional New South Wales this... Read more

International Library News x

Patterson remains most borrowed author at UK public libraries James Patterson has topped the most borrowed author list at UK public libraries for the sixth... Read more

New libraries open in NSW, WA; construction underway for libraries in Albury, Melbourne x

A number of new libraries in Australia have recently opened, while others are under construction or awaiting construction. In Byron Bay, NSW, a new $3.75 million library has now... 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

Who, what and how? Bowker survey provides stats on Oz ebook consumption x

In Australia, males aged under 35 are the most likely to have bought an ebook in the past six months, with adult fiction representing 50%... 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

Coronel appointed editor of ‘Metro’ and ‘Screen Education’ x

Former Books+Publishing publisher Tim Coronel has been appointed editor of Metro and Screen Education magazines at the Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM). (See classifieds.)

Lush appointed children’s book buyer at Better Read Than Dead x

Former Pages & Pages bookseller Amelia Lush has joined Sydney bookshop Better Read Than Dead as the children’s book buyer. Lush replaces Amelia Vahtrick, who... Read more

Staff changes at Parragon x

At Parragon Publishing Australasia, sales and marketing manager for Australia and New Zealand Darren Busuttil has replaced Ian Ashmore as managing director. Heath McAveney has... Read more

Wilkens joins ABA management committee x

Rolf Wilkens, managing director of the Swinburne University Bookshop in Melbourne, has joined the Australian Booksellers Association Committee of Management, replacing Jane Caton, who retired... Read more

APA professional development x

The Australian Publishers Association’s (APA) professional development are open for bookings. Industry Induction Course supported by Copyright Agency Introduction to Australian Book Publishing: Creating a... Read more

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

Coronel appointed editor of ‘Metro’ and ‘Screen Education’ x

Former Books+Publishing publisher Tim Coronel has been appointed editor of Metro and Screen Education magazines at the Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM). He can be contacted at magazines@atom.org.au, tel (03) 9525-5302 or PO Box 2040, St Kilda West, Victoria 3182. Publishers and distributors are encouraged to send advance info and/or review copies of books related to film, TV, radio and new media to the above address.


Capricorn Link (Australia) appointed as the Distributor for Interweave Books x

Capricorn Link is thrilled to announce that we have been appointed as the Australian distributor for Interweave Books, ISBN prefix 978159668. A comprehensive list of titles is available on our website or by contacting our customer service team. Previously distributed by Keith Ainsworth.

Contact Details
Name: Customer Service
Phone: (02) 4560-1600 
Fax: (02) 4560-1600 FREE 
Fax: (02) 4577-5288
Email: service@capricornlink.com.au
URL: www.capricornlink.com.au


ACP Books Announcement x

ACP Books, publisher of The Australian Women’s Weekly Cookbook range has had a change of ownership and  subsequent name change. Effective 1 January 2013 our titles will be published under the imprint of Bauer Media Books.

Our trade titles will continue to be distributed by Random House Australia.

Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/awwcookbooks.


Macleay Bookshop For Sale x

Macleay Bookshop in Potts Point is for sale. Expressions of interest to Richard Stern: richard@macleaybookshop.com.au – see also www.macleaybookshop.com.au and Facebook/MacleayBookshop.




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