Weekly Book Newsletter
15 May 2013

John Harwood’s ‘The Asylum’ x

In this suspenseful gothic thriller set in late Victorian England, John Harwood (The Ghost Writer, Séance) has clearly had fun with the genre while creating... Read more

Felicity Volk’s ‘Lightning’ x

A road novel, a tale of magic realism, a story of two outsiders finding each other, and a search for identity saga. Lightning, an ambitious,... Read more

Funder wins ‘Women of Style’ award

Australian author Anna Funder has won the Arts and Culture category of the 2013 Women of Style awards, presented by InStyle Magazine. Funder, whose novel... Read more

Military police return confiscated books after two years x

Military police have returned books that were confiscated from the Beyond Q Bookshop in Canberra in 2011, reports the Canberra Times. After two years, military police... Read more

Monash University EWF prize shortlist announced x

Fifteen writers from eight universities have been shortlisted for the 2013 Monash University Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing, which will be presented during the Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) in Melbourne... Read more

‘The Light between Oceans’ selected for Richard & Judy Book Club x

M L Stedman’s The Light between Oceans (Vintage) has been selected for the Summer season of the Richard & Judy Book Club. Stedman’s novel is... Read more

Perpetual acquires The Trust Company x

Perpetual, manager of many private charitable and philanthropic foundations in Australia, including the Kibble and Dobbie Literary Awards, has acquired The Trust Company, which manages the Miles Franklin Literary Award, reports Business Spectator. Perpetual... Read more

Lilydale Books opens ebookstore on ReadCloud x

Victorian bookseller Lilydale Books has opened an ebookstore using ReadCloud, called Lilydale eBooks. The 25-year-old bookseller specialises in school books and educational supplies for primary... Read more

New Writers Victoria fellowship announced x

Writers Victoria, in association with Templeberg Villa, has announced a new international fellowship for writers. The inaugural Templeberg Residential Writing Fellowship will give one writer... Read more

International Library News x

Baker & Taylor launches axisReader app for ebook lending Library distributor Baker & Taylor has launched its axisReader app, which allows library patrons to download... Read more

In brief x

Debate sparked by NZ suggestion that Kindles replace library services In New Zealand, Marlborough District local councillor David Oddie has sparked debate by suggesting it... Read more

SLV appoints new directors x

The State Library of Victoria (SLV) has appointed three new directors to reflect a new executive structure.   Jo Watson has been appointed as director... Read more

Melbourne council allocates funding to Docklands, Carlton libraries x

The City of Melbourne Council has allocated new funding to libraries in the Docklands and Carlton in its 2013-14 draft budget. The council has committed... Read more

ALIA releases ‘The Future of the Profession’ report x

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has released a new report that discusses the future role of library and information services. ALIA said the... Read more

In brief x

Gold Coast libraries may consider commercialising services The Gold Coast City Council may consider partnering its library services with commercial organisations such as bookshops, reports goldcoast.com.au.... Read more

New funding for SLV announced in budget x

New funding for the State Library of Victoria (SLV) has been announced in the 2013-14 Victorian state budget, released on 7 May. Victorian Arts Minister... Read more

Jon Page on the digital future for booksellers x

Last week, Pages & Pages general manager Jon Page announced that he would be stepping down as president of the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) in... Read more

What’s next for romance fiction? x

Over the past year, Australian publishers have enjoyed a significant boost in sales for romance fiction, mostly fuelled by erotic fiction. But how long will... Read more

SLV appoints new directors x

The State Library of Victoria has appointed three new directors. Jo Watson has been appointed as director of community engagement, Peter McMahon has been appointed... Read more

Changes at the ABA x

Patricia Genat, managing director of ALS Library Services, will replace Jon Page, general manager of Pages & Pages Booksellers in Sydney, as president of the Australian Booksellers... Read more

Kavanagh appointed chair of IPEd x

Owen Kavanagh, professional member of the Society of Editors NSW, has been appointed chair of the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd).

Editors Victoria: Ebooks for Beginners 2013 x

Editors Victoria is running a session on Ebooks on Saturday June 1. The session answer questions such as: What are ebooks? How are ebooks created? Where does the... Read more

Society of Editors (NSW) editing annual reports: a special approach x

The Society of Editors (NSW) Inc. will present a one-day professional development workshop on editing annual reports: a special approach with Arthur E Delbridge on Wednesday... Read more

APA Professional Development x

Australian Publishers Association (APA) professional development sessions include: Book Design: A Thousand Words’ Worth – Friday 24 May 10-11am at Wharf Theatre Two. Free entry.... Read more

The Future of Arts Publishing, Journalism and Criticism seminar x

Sydney Arts Management Advisory Group (SAMAG) will hold a seminar on The Future of Arts Publishing, Journalism and Criticism with guest speakers James Ley and Angela Bennetts. This panel... Read more

One week left to book APA awards tickets x

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) has announced that there is only one week left to book tickets to the Book Design Awards and Australian Book... Read more

Walkley Book Award first round entries now open x

First round entries for this year’s Walkley Book Award are now open for titles produced by an Australian journalist or writer, published in the year from 1... Read more

ABA Announces Panel for 2013 Industry Forum x

The ABA Industry Forum is an annual opportunity to have an open discussion about topics directly related to bookselling and publishing. Louise Adler (Melbourne University Publishing), Steve Cox (Dymocks), Lou Johnson (Simon & Schuster), Leesa Lambert (The Little Bookroom), Jon Page (Pages & Pages) & Matt Richell (Hachette) will discuss key industry issues and answer questions put to them by attending conference delegates and the participating chair Patricia Genat (ALS Library Services).

To view the full ABA conference program and list of ABA & LEB Trade Exhibitors visit the website here.


Thames & Hudson will commence distribution for The National Gallery of Victoria x

Thames & Hudson are delighted to announce the representation of National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) publications to the ANZ book trade effective immediately.

The NGV publishes a dynamic and high-quality list of illustrated art books comprising of artist monographs, exhibition publications, children’s books and gift books. Thames & Hudson welcomes the addition of this esteemed institution to our range of local and international publishing houses specialising in the visual arts.

Please place your orders directly with MDS until 30 June 2013 and with ADS from July 1 2013 onwards. Any backorders will be transferred to ADS on the July 1 2013.

For further enquiries please contact your Thames & Hudson Account Manager or Saraid Banahan at Thames & Hudson on (03) 9646-7788 or s.banahan@thaust.com.au




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