Weekly Book Newsletter (end March 2022)
17 April 2013

Max Barry’s ‘Lexicon’ x

The entire town of Broken Hill has been killed off by a deadly weapon: a word. And it seems as though the word is still... Read more

Mel Campbell’s ‘Out of Shape’ x

Mel Campbell’s first book is a lively and personal waltz through the history and culture of clothing size and fit. Campbell cuts through the rhetoric... Read more

Plum launches new website x

Pan Macmillan’s food and lifestyle imprint Plum has launched a dedicated website. The new website favours striking imagery and minimal text, with links to the... Read more

Margaret Gee’s launches digital press release service x

Australian media database service Margaret Gee’s has launched an online press release centre called ConnectWeb, which allows subscribers to create and send press releases to... Read more

International Library News x

Simon & Schuster makes ebooks available to libraries for the first time Simon & Schuster is making its ebooks available to libraries for the first... Read more

SLNSW launches AMAZE Gallery with new app x

The State Library of New South Wales (SLNSW) has launched its first new gallery since 1929. The AMAZE Gallery was launched on 11 April with... Read more

In brief x

NLA to redevelop Trove newspaper service The National Library of Australia (NLA) has announced that it will redevelop the newspaper service offered through its Trove... Read more

New ALIA board members elected; Rae to step up as president in May x

Members of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) have elected a number of new members to the association’s board. Susan Coker, executive manager of... Read more

International Library News x

UK legal deposit extended to include digital publications In the UK, new regulations have extended legal deposit to include all digital publications, reports the Bookseller.... Read more

In brief x

Bathurst Library signs with Wheelers ePlatform Bathurst Regional Library in New South Wales is now offering ebooks to its patrons via the Wheelers ePlatform library lending... Read more

UQP launches ebook bundles for library lending x

University of Queensland Press (UQP) is now offering ebook bundles of its titles for library lending. The UQP eBook Collections are available to local libraries... Read more

Taylor & Francis responds to resignation of ‘Journal of Library Administration’ editorial board x

Journal publisher Taylor & Francis has responded to media reports about the resignation of the editorial board of the Journal of Library Administration (JLA), saying... Read more

Abigail Nathan on the highlights of the National Editors Conference x

‘With publishing currently facing such drastic change, one might expect that the tone of the conference would have been doom and gloom, with a soupçon... Read more

Behind the scenes with Text rights manager Anne Beilby x

Text Publishing’s success in foreign rights sales is well known, including, most recently, its 30-plus foreign rights deals for Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project. Playing a... Read more

Hanniffy appointed territory manager for Sydney at Herron Books x

Kevin Hanniffy has been appointed territory manager for Sydney and surrounds at Herron Books. (See classified.)

Haylee Nash joins Booktopia x

Haylee Nash, former publishing manager at Harlequin Australia, has joined Booktopia to manage the online bookseller’s romance sales. (See news.)

Changes to the ALIA board x

Susan Coker, Alyson Dalby and Damian Lodge have been elected to the board of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Coker has been elected... Read more

APA professional development: Book now for Editing on Screen x

Australian Publishers Assocation (APA) professional development sessions are open for booking. Editing on Screen: For the Keen, Green and In Between with Kevin O’Brien This... Read more

Queensland Literary Awards nominations open x

Nomantions for the 2013 Queensland Literary Awards are open. The awards promote Queensland’s writing and publishing industries, encourage literacy and reading for people of all ages, and inspire... Read more

Availability of Allen & Unwin CBCA Shortlisted titles x

Congratulations to the Allen & Unwin authors and illustrators whose books have been shortlisted in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards.

Our shortlisted titles are currently closed for invoicing while we ensure that we have adequate stock levels to supply ALL customers. All of our shortlisted titles are being reprinted. We expect to begin supplying stock as follows.

Neil Grant, The Ink Bridge  (9781742376691 $17.99 pb) – reprint due and all orders to be supplied from late this week

Margo Lanagan, Sea Hearts  (9781742375052 $19.99 pb) – reprint due and all orders to be supplied from late this week

Julie Hunt & Ron Brooks, The Coat (9781741146059 $29.99 hc) – all orders to be supplied from early June

Orders and enquiries to UBD: tel 1800 33 88 36, fax 03 9811 2403


HarperCollins congratulates shortlisted authors and illustrators x

HarperCollins Publishers and ABC Books heartily congratulate our authors and illustrators recently shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year Awards: Jackie French for Pennies for Hitler (9780732292096, $15.99, A&R); Jackie French (illustrated by Mark Wilson) for A Day to Remember (9780732293604, $24.99, A&R); and Glenda Millard (illustrated by Stephen Michael King) for The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk (9780733329838, $14.99, ABC Books).

The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk has also been shortlisted for the Patricia Wrightson Prize in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. All titles are currently reprinting and will be made available from late April.


Text Publishing congratulates authors on multiple shortlistings x

Text Publishing is delighted to announce an incredible lineup of prize listings for our talented authors.

Romy Ash’s extraordinary debut Floundering [9781921922084, $27.99] is on the shortlist for the Commonwealth Book Prize.

It’s also been longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, Dobbie Literary Award and inaugural Stella Prize.

Chris Flynn’s outstanding first novel A Tiger in Eden [9781921922039, $22.99] is also on the Commonwealth Book Prize shortlist.

Vikki Wakefield’s brilliant Friday Brown [9781921922701, $19.99] is among the CBCA’s Notable Books, and on the CBCA shortlist for Book of the Year for Older Readers.

Murray Bail’s The Voyage [9781921922961, $29.99] is shortlisted for the Christina Stead fiction prize in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.

Congratulations to all our authors!


Affirm Press congratulates Michael Sala x

Affirm Press is delighted to congratulate Michael Sala, whose debut novel, The Last Thread, has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize and the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for New Writing.


Editor seeks new clients x

An editor specialising in corporate and government work and non-fiction is looking for new clients. Contact Marisa at marisa@marisa.com.au. Marisa has Literature and Communications degrees and can also offer social media services.


Hanniffy joins Herron x

Herron Books are proud to announce the appointment of Kevin Hanniffy once more as territory manager for Sydney and surrounds. Kevin’s experience spans more than 35 years in the book industry suiting Herron’s exciting brand. His service and professionalism is both superior and award winning. 0419707422.




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