Weekly Book Newsletter
14 March 2013

Melbourne Literary Salon launched

The Melbourne Literary Salon, an informal monthly gathering for ‘all who work with books and stories’, will hold its first event on Tuesday 26 March. Organised... Read more
 

‘Cheap Eats’ and ‘Everyday Eats’ guides rebranded x

Fairfax’s annual guides to low-cost dining, The Age Cheap Eats and Sydney Everyday Eats, have been rebranded as ‘Good Food Under $30’. The Age Good... Read more
 

PMP cuts 180 jobs in cost-cutting plan x

PMP, the parent company of book printer Griffin Press, cut 180 full-time Australian jobs in the first half of the 2013 financial year as part of... Read more
 

2013 PANZ Book Design Awards to include cookbook category x

The Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) has announced that its 2013 Book Design Awards will include a new award for cookbooks, which will be sponsored... Read more
 

ASA announces 2012-13 mentorship recipients x

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) has announced the recipients of its 2012-13 mentorships for unpublished authors and illustrators. Twelve applicants have been selected for... Read more
 

Australian Festival of Travel Writing program announced

The program for this year’s Australian Festival of Travel Writing, to be held in Melbourne from 22-24 March, has been announced. This year’s festival will... Read more
 

Milne and Funder join campaign for tax-free Miles Franklin Award x

Australian Greens leader Christine Milne and 2012 Miles Franklin Literary Award winner Anna Funder have put their support behind a campaign to make the Miles... Read more
 

International Library News x

US National Archives to help with national digital library project   In the US, the National Archives will help launch a pilot project to create... Read more
 

In brief x

Bendigo Regional Archives Centre wins IPAA Award The winners of the Institute for Public Administration Australia’s 2012 Awards for Excellence have been announced, with the... Read more
 

Council endorses plans for new Rockdale library x

The Rockdale City Council in New South Wales will proceed with plans to build a new $16 million library, reports the St George & Sutherland... Read more
 

Upper Murray Regional Library to close in June x

The Upper Murray Regional Library (UMRL), a cross-border organisation that provides library services in north east Victoria and southern New South Wales, will close at... Read more
 

The proof is in the printing x

Publishers regularly extol the virtues of POD and short-run digital printing, but what are some practical examples of their benefits? Sophy Williams from Black Inc.,... Read more
 

Deborah Burrows’ ‘Taking a Chance’ x

I thoroughly enjoyed this tale of Nell, a journalist in Perth during World War II. Although Nell generally covers ‘women’s business’ for a tabloid paper,... Read more
 

Editors NSW: Legal issues for editors x

The Society of Editors (NSW) Inc is holding an April meeting with barrister Richard Potter on legal issues for editors. Richard Potter practised law in England for nine years before... Read more

ABIA nominations open x

Entries for the 2013 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) are now open. Nomations can be made on the website here. All entries must be submitted via the Awards... Read more

APA professional development x

Australian Publsihers Association (APA) professional development March and April workshops: Introduction to Australian Book Publishing: creating a book One week away, last chance to book!... Read more

Get Reading! Calling all book retail staff! x

Calling all book retail staff! Tell us your favourite books from last year and be in the draw to win an iPad Mini!

Get Reading! is looking for the next 50 Books You Can’t Put Down, and we’d love some input from book retailer staff.

To be in the draw to win an iPad Mini, with Wi-Fi and 32GB, visit www.getreading.com.au/bookstores. The login password is ‘bookseller’, and there you’ll be able to enter your details and list the 5 titles you most loved reading or selling in the past year.

All staff from book retail outlets can enter and you have until the 22nd of March to enter, so spread the word!

Your nominations will be passed on to the Get Reading! guide selection panel and will be considered alongside nominations from publishing companies.

For your chance to win, register and enter NOW at getreading.com.au

 

‘Cheap Eats’ and ‘Everyday Eats’ rebranded x

Allen & Unwin wishes to advise customers that the Fairfax Melbourne guides once known as Cheap Eats and the Sydney Everyday Eats have both been re-branded Good Food Under $30. The two March 2013 titles are the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Under $30 (9781921486586) and The Age Good Food Under $30 (9781921486579).

 

Tilde University Press Agency Changes x

The Tilde University Press imprint will transfer to Tilde Publishing from Palgrave Macmillan on 1 May 2013.

Supply will continue from Macmillan Distribution Services through April but backorders from 31 March will be transferred to Tilde. Authorised returns must be finalised with MDS by 30 April 2013.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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