Weekly Book Newsletter
27 February 2013

Hugh Mackay’s ‘The Good Life’ x

This is not a book about ‘how to feel good, how to find happiness or how to reap some reward for your goodness’. Hugh Mackay’s... Read more

Black Inc. announces ‘Best Australian’ editors x

Black Inc. has announced the editors of its annual ‘Best Australian’ series of anthologies. Kim Scott is editor of The Best Australian Stories 2013, Robert... Read more

‘The Amber Amulet’ wins Crystal Bear award at Berlin film festival

A film adaptation of Craig Silvey’s novella The Amber Amulet (A&U) has won the Crystal Bear award for the Best Short Film in the Generation... Read more

Hardie Grant stationery competition winner announced x

Hardie Grant has announced that Cate Furey is the winner of its first stationery design competition. Furey’s design features vintage illustrations with the words ‘love’,... Read more

‘How Tea Cosies Changed the World’ makes Diagram Prize shortlist

How Tea Cosies Changed the World by Australian author Loani Prior (Murdoch) has been shortlisted for this year’s Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the... 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

Vic govt announces third round of funding for Living Libraries Infrastructure Program x

The Victorian government has opened the third round of funding for its Living Libraries Infrastructure Program, worth $17.2 million over four years. Libraries may apply... Read more

In brief x

New library for Lincoln NZ A new library and service centre will be built in the town of Lincoln, south of Christchurch, New Zealand, beginning... Read more

International Library News x

Bodleian Library receives Oxfam archive, Wellcome Trust grant In the UK, Oxfam has donated 10,000 boxes of archive material to the Bodleian Library in Oxford,... Read more

State Library of Tasmania added to heritage list x

The State Library of Tasmania in Hobart has been added to the state’s heritage list, Heritage Tasmania announced in a statement. The State Library is... Read more

NSW libraries to launch ‘Books on Prescription’ program in May x

Central West Libraries in New South Wales has announced plans to launch a pilot ‘Books on Prescription’ program, which will involve local health professionals recommending... 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

Why some genres suffer more from slashed book pages x

‘For trade nonfiction—particularly books about issues of the moment or by or about celebrities—radio and television publicity is often more crucial than reviews in achieving... Read more

Fulton joins Victorian Book Agencies x

Joel Fulton has joined Victorian Book Agencies as a partner in the recently established business. Fulton previously worked for Dennis Jones & Associates. (See news.)

New staff join ILF x

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) has welcomed a number of new staff members. Steve Wimmer, currently general manager at the Australian Society of Authors, has... Read more

Society of Editors (NSW) workshop x

The recent Society of Editors (NSW) Inc. workshop, ‘Editing scientific, technical and medical documents’ was sold out so quickly that a repeat workshop has been scheduled... Read more

Editors Victoria: Editing an Anthology x

Editors Victoria will present Editing an Anthology: Interview with Kent MacCarter & Ali Lemer. The recently published Joyful Strains (Affirm Press) is an anthology of twenty-seven... Read more

APA professional development x

Australian Publishers Assocation (APA) professional development sessions are open for bookings. 2013 Education Information Seminar, Sydney 14-15 March For the first time, this event is... Read more

APA Book Design Awards x

The shortlist of winners for the prestigious annual Book Design Awards will soon be announced on the Australian Publishers Association (APA) website and facebook. A... 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

Simon and Schuster Australia to cease Black Library Distribution x

Simon and Schuster Australia Pty Ltd will cease distribution for Games Workshop PLC of the Black Library range of books from 31 May 2013. Simon and Schuster will sell up to and including May 2013 catalogue new titles.

George Mann, Publications Manager at Games Workshop commented ‘We felt the time is right in the Australian market to make a strategic shift to distribute our titles directly to the trade. We would like to thank everyone at Simon & Schuster Australia for all of their hard work developing and supplying our books to the market over the last three and a half years.’

Kate Cubitt Sales Director said today ‘we have thoroughly enjoyed working with the Black Library team over the past three years and have appreciated Black Library’s generosity in helping us develop a greater reach into the Sci Fi & Fantasy market for the S&S global titles in the genres’.

Any valid Black Library returns need to be receipted into UBD by Friday 26 July. Returns received after that date will not be processed for credit and the stock will be returned at the customer’s expense.

All backorders for titles (aside from OP titles) accrued to 31 May 2013 will be transferred to Games Workshop to supply.

From 1 June Black Library titles will be available in Australia and New Zealand directly from the Games Workshop Trade Dept.

Games Workshop Australia Trade Dept contact Michael Cherry 02 9829 6000 or email brad.cross@gwplc.com or sergio.maiocchi@gwplc.com.


Boost to Victorian Book Agencies x

Victorian Book Agencies has recently received a boost to the team with Gary Angliss and Joel Fulton joining forces as partners in the business. Victorian Book Agencies currently represents New Holland, Spank Stationery, Harlequin Books, Australian Fishing Network, BMS Wholesale Books, IQ Art, BMM as well as other local publishing houses throughout Victoria, Tasmania and some Southern NSW regions.  Both Gary and Joel extend thanks to their many bookseller friends for their encouragement and look forward to catching up within the forthcoming weeks.

Contact details:
Gary Angliss
Ph: 0419-363-969
E: garyangliss.vicbookagencies@hotmail.com 

Joel Fulton
Ph: 0417-411-466
E:  joelfulton.vicbookagencies@hotmail.com 


Capricorn Link Stocktake Closure x

Capricorn Link will be closed for annual stocktake on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday this week. Invoicing will re-commence Monday 4 March.




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