Weekly Book Newsletter (end March 2022)
20 February 2013

Jo Case’s ‘Boomer and Me’ x

Many of Books+Publishing’s readers may already be familiar with Jo Case, who is well known in Melbourne publishing circles as an editor and reviewer. Boomer... Read more

NZ author Joy Cowley named a ‘living treasure’ x

New Zealand author Joy Cowley has been named a ‘Marlborough Living Cultural Treasure’ and will be awarded a celebratory medal at a ceremony in Blenheim... Read more

New sponsors for Auckland Readers & Writers Festival x

The Auckland Readers & Writers Festival has announced that BNZ Literary Awards and Craigs Investment Partners have joined the festival as sponsors. The BNZ Literary... Read more

National Young Writers’ Festival calls for artists and launches new website x

The annual National Young Writers’ Festival (NYWF), which runs from 3-6 October in Newcastle, NSW, is calling for writers and artists and has launched a new website. NYWF presents writing in... Read more

Moirs Bookshop for sale x

Independent Sydney bookstore Moirs Bookshop is for sale. Rosemary Moir, who owns the independent bookstore with her husband Ian, told Books+Publishing that the couple has... Read more

Dymocks Mandurah to close in February x

Dymocks Mandurah in WA will close at the end of February, the store has announced on its Facebook page. Dymocks loyalty and marketing manager Elain Richard... Read more

ASA to hold ‘One Word, One Day’ events again in 2013 x

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) has announced that it will hold its ‘One Word, One Day’ events again this year to raise funds for... 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

International Library News x

IFLA releases new elending resources for libraries The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) has released a new set of resources relating to... Read more

ALIA releases benchmarking calculator for public libraries x

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has created a performance calculator for public libraries, which is designed to help library managers measure their library’s... Read more

In brief x

Search underway for Australia’s favourite librarian The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and the Love2Read campaign are calling for nominations for Australia’s Favourite Librarian.... Read more

NT Library wins Australian Tourism Award x

The Northern Territory Library has won the specialised tourism services category in the 2012 Australian Tourism Awards. The library was announced as the winner of... 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

How to sell children’s books online x

Similar to selling on the shop floor, selling children’s books online requires its own particular skills. Readings’ children’s book buyer Emily Gale recently introduced an... 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

Changes at SWF x

Benython Oldfield from Zeitgeist Media Group has been appointed as festival publicist for the 2013 Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF). Oldfield will be joined by Emma... 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

Regional Media Forum

The Media Law Regional Forum in Bendigo is part of a series of professional development opportunities for regional media workers. The forum is presented by... Read more

Education:Information seminar x

The 2013 Seminar Education:Information will be held in Sydney on 14‑15 March 2013.  The seminar is presented in partnership by Copyright Agency|Viscopy, Australian Publishers Association... Read more

APA professional development x

Australian Publishers Association (APA) professional development sessions open for booking are: 2013 Education Information Seminar, Sydney 14-15 March (See the notice.) Introduction to Australian Book... Read more

The International Chat Series: Transforming the Landscape x

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) is holding the International Chat Series: Transforming the Landscape with Austrade spokespersons on Monday 4 March.  The session explores market opportunities for Australian... Read more

National Young Writers’ Festival x

The National Young Writers’ Festival (NYWF) is asking for writers and artists to join the festival, which runs from 3-6 October 2013. NYWF presents writing in its broadest... 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

Wiley (John Wiley & Sons) Stocktake x

Wiley (John Wiley & Sons) wishes to advise our customers that we will be undertaking our annual stock take on Wednesday, 27 February through to Friday, 1 March. Despatch of customer orders will recommence on Monday, 4 March.

Australian booksellers wanting orders despatched prior to the commencement of the stock take must ensure that their orders, including orders placed via EDI, have been received by our Customer Service Department, at Stafford, Queensland, by Noon AUST EST on Tuesday, 26 February.


Elsevier Australia price changes x

Elsevier Australia are reviewing prices with changes to take affect from Tuesday 2 April 2013. These new prices will be applicable to orders from Tuesday 2 April 2013.


Thomas & Friends at Hardie Grant Egmont x

To avoid confusion, Thomas the Tank Engine would like to assure the ANZ book trade that there will be no change or disruption to the range of quality publishing from his friends at Hardie Grant Egmont.
Expect all the best-selling picture books, board books, learning, novelty and classic original editions you and your customers have enjoyed over the past 11 years.
Our high quality, excellent value colour and activity range will sadly not be available after 1 April 2013.
Stay tuned however, as we reveal brand new titles in 2013 that are of the same calibre and still available for under $9.95.


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.


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.




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