Weekly Book Newsletter
24 April 2013

Chinese writer wins inaugural NZ writing fellowship x

The inaugural Rewi Alley Writing Fellowship has been awarded to Chinese writer Huo Yan. Huo, a 23-year-old PhD student at Beijing Normal University, will undertake... Read more

ASLA report calls for greater support for teacher librarians x

A new report released by the Australian School Library Association (ASLA) has called for greater support for teacher librarians from governments and other education authorities.... Read more

In brief x

Mudgee Library reopens The Mudgee branch of the Mid-Western Regional Council Library in New South Wales has reopened after extensive renovations, reports the Mudgee Guardian.... Read more

Queensland Government research and information centre to move to SLQ x

The Research and Information Centre (RIC) at the Queensland Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) will move to the State Library of Queensland (SLQ) from... Read more

International Library News x

UK publishers to use Ingram’s CoreSource platform for legal deposit of ebooks In the UK, Ingram Content Group has announced that it has extended its... 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

Self-published YA author Darrell Pitt on striking a deal with Text x

‘There are disadvantages to signing with a traditional publisher. Certainly, traditional publishing is far slower than self-publishing. Gone are the good old days of finishing... 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

Peter Cotton’s ‘Dead Cat Bounce’ x

Timeliness is next to godliness if you’re a popular fiction author, and Peter Cotton’s debut novel Dead Cat Bounce is about as on the money... Read more

McDonald leaves OverDrive x

Andrew McDonald has resigned from his position as business development consultant for OverDrive Australia. McDonald, a YA author who previously worked in the role of online manager... 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.)

Editors Victoria Professional Development x

Advanced Microsoft Word 2011 for Editors (Mac) Saturday, 4 May 2013 Much of an editor’s job involves repetitive work, especially as the technological requirements of... Read more

Editors Victoria Dinner: Carrie Tiffany and Toni Jordan in conversation x

Russian-American novelist Vladimir Nabokov once said: ‘The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible... Read more

APA professional development x

Australian Publishers Association (APA) professional development sessions include: Editing on Screen: For the Keen, Green and In Between with Kevin O’Brien Thursday 9 May (afternoon)... Read more

LIANZA Conference 2013: Call for Abstracts x

The LIANZA 2013 Conference Programme Committee welcomes abstract submissions for papers, lightning sessions, and workshops for the conference, themed ‘Wai-Ora, Wai-Māori, Waikato’, running from 20-23 October in Hamilton, New... Read more

The Maurice Saxby lecture 2013 x

This year’s Maurice Saxby Lecture will be held at the Dixson Room at the State Library of NSW on 14 May. The lecture, to be... Read more

S&S Congratulates Nadifa Mohamed x

S&S Australia is delighted to congratulate Nadifa Mohamed on being named in the Granta Best of Young British Novelists 2013.  Mohamed’s second novel, The Orchard of Lost Souls will be published by S&S Australia on the 1st September 2013.


UQP Authors Shortlisted for Numerous Awards x

Congratulations to the UQP authors who have recently been shortlisted for prestigious awards. These include: Jennifer Mills, author of The Rest is Weight (ISBN: 9780 7022 4940 2), and Josephine Rowe, author of Tarcutta Wake (ISBN: 9780 7022 4930 3), who have both been shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award; Dylan Coleman, whose award-winning novel Mazin Grace (ISBN: 9780 7022 4934 1), has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize; Steven Herrick, author of the verse novel Pookie Aleera is Not My Boyfriend (ISBN: 9780 7022 4928 0) has been shortlisted for both the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and the CBCA Book of the Year Younger Reader category; and Patti Miller, author of The Mind of a Thief (ISBN: 9780 7022 4936 5), which has been longlisted for the Nita B Kibble Literary Awards for Women Writers.

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‘It’s a Miroocool!’ x

Audrey’s picture book has been nominated for the Early Childhood CBCA book of the year. Australia’s very own Pippi Longstocking can’t put a foot wrong! Little Hare and Hardie Grant Egmont congratulate Christine Harris and Ann James on another beautiful collaboration. The title is being reprinted and stock will be available from mid-June.


Pan Macmillan's distribution move to ADS x

Orders for Pan Macmillan, its full sales agencies and Macquarie titles will be received by MDS until COB 28th June. Any unsupplied orders and backorders will be transferred to ADS for supply from 1st July.

Please note that orders for July new titles should be placed with MDS. July backorders will be transferred to ADS in time to supply with the ADS July new releases.

All distribution for Pan Macmillan, its full sales agencies and Macquarie will commence from ADS on 1st July.

There will be no interruption to returnability under Pan’s trading terms, but please note the dates for contacting MDS or ADS for authorisation and for sending back authorised stock:

MDS will issue return authorisations for Pan Macmillan, its full sales agencies and Macquarie until 14th June. From 15th June, please refer to ADS for return authorisation.  If a book is within Pan’s trading terms, ADS will issue a returns authorisation regardless of whether it was invoiced by them.

Stock of authorised returns will be accepted by MDS until COB 21st June.  From 22nd June please send any authorised returns to ADS.


Sarah's Song x

Sarah’s Song
Author: Tanya Davies
ISBN: 9780987424402
RRP: $5.99

An inspiring story about music, dreams and finding your voice when your world is falling apart.

Distributor: Tanya Davies
Tel: 0409-070-687
Email: tanya_davies2004@hotmail.com
Website: www.amazon.com/author/tanyadavies




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