Weekly Book Newsletter
5 June 2013

Annie Hauxwell’s ‘A Bitter Taste’ x

Catherine Berlin, a private investigator with a heroin addiction, is battling the unseasonal heat of London as well as physical scars from an earlier investigation.... Read more

Mark Willacy’s 'Fukushima' x

ABC journalist Mark Willacy won a Walkley Award for his coverage of the 2011 tsunami and subsequent nuclear disasters in Japan. In the years since... Read more

Young nominated for Daphne du Maurier Awards x

Helene Young’s Burning Lies (Penguin) has been nominated for the Daphne du Maurier Awards in the Mainstream Mystery and Suspense category of the published division. The winners... Read more

ASA National Writers’ Congress details announced x

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) has released details about its inaugural National Writers’ Congress, Authorship 20/20, which will celebrate the association’s 50th anniversary in Sydney from 17-19 October. Guest... Read more

Blackadder, Walkley win international awards x

Two Australian authors have recently won international book awards. Jesse Blackadder has won a gold medal in the historical fiction category of the Benjamin Franklin Awards for The Raven’s... Read more

Parry nominated for Daphne du Maurier Awards x

Bronwyn Parry’s Dead Heat (Hachette) has been nominated for the Daphne du Maurier Awards in the Single Title Romantic Mystery/Suspense category of the published division. The winners... Read more

NZ poet wins second place in international poetry competition x

New Zealand poet and fiction writer Sue Wootton has won second place in the 2013 Open International Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine for her... Read more

ABC TV to adapt ‘The Secret River’ x

The ABC has announced that it is working on a television miniseries adaptation of Kate Grenville’s The Secret River (Text). The adaptation is being developed by producers Stephen Luby... Read more

In brief x

OCLC VP to give keynote address at LIANZA Conference Lorcan Dempsey, vice president and chief strategist at the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), will give... Read more

Central West Libraries commended in IFLA marketing awards x

Central West Libraries in NSW has been highly commended in the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) 2013 International Marketing Awards. The only Australian library... Read more

John Oxley Library awards winners announced x

The State Library of Queensland has announced the winners of the 2013 John Oxley Library Award, John Oxley Library Community History Award and John Oxley... Read more

In brief x

New library opens on the Gold Coast A new library opened in the Gold Coast suburb of Upper Coomera in Queensland on 29 April. The... Read more

Reilly and Fox top PLR, ELR charts

Books by Matthew Reilly and Mem Fox have topped the 2011-12 lists of the highest scoring titles in the Public Lending Rights (PLR) and Educational... Read more

NSW public libraries to share in $2.5 million funding boost x

Public libraries across New South Wales will receive $2.5 million in grants in the latest round of the 2013 Library Development Grants and Country Libraries... Read more

Adaptation anticipation x

Did you know that Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief and Melina Marchetta’s On the Jellicoe Road are being adapted into films? Andrew Wrathall spoke to the... Read more

What booksellers want from publishers x

In the second instalment in our series of opinion pieces from booksellers, Embiggen Books co-owner Warren Bonett argues that the publishing industry could do more to promote books... Read more

Toohey to leave Express Media x

Joe Toohey is stepping down as CEO of Express Media, after more than two years in the role, to join Regional Arts Victoria in the role of business manager. Toohey... Read more

Place to edit ‘Readings Monthly’ x

Belle Place has been appointed as the new editor of the Readings Monthly. Place, who is currently publishing coordinator at Affirm Press, will start in... Read more

Ward appointed head of consumer and market insights at Simon & Schuster x

Kirsty Ward has been appointed to the newly created position of head of consumer and market insights at Simon & Schuster Australia. Ward’s new role is... Read more

Staff changes at OzCo x

Katie Harford, program officer for market development at the Australia Council for the Arts, is on maternity leave, and will return to her role in... Read more

Staff changes at ‘Kill Your Darlings’ x

Literary journal Kill Your Darlings (KYD) has announced a number of recent staff changes. Editor Rebecca Starford and deputy editor Hannah Kent have moved into... Read more

APA Professional Development x

Australian Publishers Association (APA) professional development sessions include: Thursday 20 June (Sydney); Tuesday 25 June (Melbourne) Industry Seminar: it’s not all about the words, but... Read more

Society of Editors (NSW) workshop: Editing annual reports x

The Society of Editors (NSW) Inc. will present a professional development workshop on editing annual reports: a special approach on Wednesday 19 June with Arthur E Delbridge... Read more

Second printing of ‘Green Vanilla Tea’ x

Due to high demand, Finch Publishing is doing a second printing of Green Vanilla Tea by Marie Williams, this year’s winner of the Finch Memoir Prize. No interruption to supply is anticipated. ISBN: 9789121462993. RRP: $24.99.


Lots of Congratulations from NewSouth Books x

NewSouth Books are thrilled to congratulate several of our authors on recent achievements:

Tim Soutphommasane on his title Don’t Go Back to Where You Came From winning the Community Relations Commission For a Multicultural Book award at the 2013 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.

Also, congratulations to Ali Cobby-Eckermann and Magabala Books for winning both Book of the Year and the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry for Ruby Moonlight at the 2013 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards;

Dr. Kerryn Goldsworthy, author of Adelaide on winning the 2013 Pascall Prize for Critical Writing;

Charles Pickett and Judith O’Callaghan, authors of Designer Suburbs, on winning a National Trust (NSW) Heritage Award;

And, Anne Summers on her book The Misogyny Factor ranking as Gleebooks Number 2 bestseller at this year’s Sydney Writer’s Festival.
For orders, contact:
NewSouth Books
c/o T L Distribution
Phone: (02) 8778-9999
Fax: (02) 8778-9944
Email: orders@tldistribution.com.au 


Macmillan Distribution Services x

MDS will commence using XL Express for all authorised returns as of the 6th of June. Please commence booking returns pick-ups through XL Express, rather than Toll Ipec from this date where using MDS carrier. XL Express contact details will show on all new return authorisations. Where using your own carrier, please continue your normal process but note the cut-off date for Pan, Macquarie and Thames and Hudson titles.

MDS will issue return authorisations for Pan Macmillan, its full sales agencies, Macquarie and Thames and Hudson until 14 June. Stock of authorised returns will be accepted by MDS until COB 21 June.  

From 22 June please commence sending all authorised returns to Alliance Distribution Services.


Nero to release ‘Is it Just Me?’ by Chrissie Swan in November 2013 x

Black Inc.’s new publisher for the Nero imprint, Jeanne Ryckmans, is delighted to announce Nero’s first acquisition: Is It Just Me? Confessions of an Over-Sharer, a collection of columns by Chrissie Swan.

Is It Just Me? Confessions of an Over-Sharer will be released in November 2013.

“Chrissie Swan is one of Australia’s busiest working mothers with a trademark warmth and humour that make her a favourite among women of all ages. Her popular Sunday Life columns lend themselves to a cracking compendium that’s perfect as the first acquisition for the newly re-launched Nero imprint.” – Jeanne Ryckmans, Publisher, Nero



2013 NSW Premier’s History Awards: Call for nominations x

Administered by the State Library of NSW, in association with Arts NSW, the NSW Premier’s History Awards offer prizes for five categories:

  • Australian History Prize
  • General History Prize
  • New South Wales Community and Regional History Prize
  • Young People’s History Prize
  • Multimedia History Prize


Total prize money in 2013 is $75,000, $15,000 for each category.
All works nominated for the 2013 NSW Premier’s History Awards must be published, produced or made publicly available between 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2013.
Nominations may be made by authors or by their authorised representative: agent, publisher, professional theatre company, film distributor, production company or broadcasting company or corporation.
More information about the NSW Premier’s History Awards is available online.
View guidelines.

Nominations close: Friday 28 June 2013, 5pm
Contact Details
Name: Kate Butler
Phone: (02) 9273-1582
Email: awards@sl.nsw.gov.au
URL: www.sl.nsw.gov.au




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