Weekly Book Newsletter
26 June 2013

Andrew Leigh’s ‘Battlers & Billionaires’ x

This short book is the first in what promises to be a great new series from Black Inc. called ‘Redbacks’. The series aims to introduce... Read more

Ali Alizadeh’s ‘Transactions’ x

Ali Alizadeh’s critically acclaimed book of poetry Ashes in the Air was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards last year and I would be... Read more

NZ’s Frankfurt Pavilion wins design award x

New Zealand’s Guest of Honour Pavilion at the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair has won the Supreme Award and the Installation category at the 2013 Interior Awards in New Zealand. The... Read more

QBD grows to 50 stores x

Bookselling chain QBD now operates 50 stores across Australia, following the opening of a new store in New South Wales in April. A QBD outlet... Read more

Local book promotions recognised at Cannes Lions advertising awards x

Sydney creative agency Droga5 has won a Gold Medal in this year’s Cannes Lions Awards for advertising for its ‘Stories for Every Journey’ collection of... Read more

Booktopia shortlisted in Telstra Business Awards x

Online bookseller Booktopia has been named as a finalist in the New South Wales Telstra Business Awards in the medium-sized category for the third year... Read more

Lanagan nominated for British Fantasy Awards x

Australian author Margo Lanagan has been nominated for the 2013 British Fantasy Awards. Lanagan is shortlisted in the Best Fantasy Novel category for her book... Read more

NZ GST research to be considered by parliamentary committee x

A study into New Zealand’s goods and services tax (GST) arrangements that was commissioned by Booksellers New Zealand will be considered by the New Zealand... Read more

In brief x

Librarians recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours Librarians have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Brisbane City Council Library Service (BCCLS) manager Sharan Harvey... Read more

SLV, PLVN launch strategic framework for Victorian public libraries x

The State Library of Victoria (SLV) and the Public Libraries Victoria Network (PLVN) launched a new strategic framework for public libraries in Victoria this month.... Read more

Twenty library services to participate in eSmart Libraries pilot program x

Twenty library services across Australia will participate in a pilot program for eSmart Libraries, a cyber-bullying and internet safety program developed by the Alannah and... Read more

International Library News x

PNG library to open, more books needed A library in the formerly war-torn island of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea opened on 21 June, but continues... Read more

International Library News x

Library for All gives digital content to schools in developing nations New York charity Library for All will run a pilot for a digital library... Read more

New funding for SLNSW in 2013-14 Budget x

The State Library of New South Wales (SLNSW) will receive approximately $3 million in new funding as part of the NSW Government’s 2013-14 Budget. A... Read more

In brief x

Softlink to launch Scout platform for primary schools Australian library supplier Softlink is preparing to launch Scout, a library management software platform that gives primary schools... Read more

What booksellers want from publishers x

In a new instalment in our series of opinion pieces from booksellers, Louise Fay from Dymocks Adelaide calls on publishers to deliver new-release titles more... Read more

Pricing and marketing ebooks: three publishers share their views x

Last year, Ruth Jelley interviewed several Australian fiction publishers—one large multinational, one medium-sized independent and one small independent—about their digital publishing programs. Find out what... Read more

Booksellers NZ elects new board x

New members elected to the 2013/14 board of Booksellers New Zealand are: Stella Chrysostomou of Page & Blackmore in Nelson, Chris Lumsden of Paper Plus in Wanaka,... Read more

Changes at Affirm Press x

Keiran Rogers, former senior sales manager at Hinkler and sales director at Hardie Grant, has joined Affirm Press in the newly created role of sales... Read more

Nominations open for 2013 Deadlys x

The 19th annual Deadlys, also known as the National Indigenous Music, Sport, Arts and Community Awards, will be held at the Sydney Opera House on 10 September,... Read more

Australian Educational Publishing Awards nonimations open x

The Australian Educational Publishing Awards 2013 are open for nominations. The awards, presented by the Australian Publishers Association(APA), recognise the best educational materials published during the year in... Read more

Lonely Planet warehouse closed for stocktake x

Lonely Planet’s warehouse will be closed for stocktake from Wednesday 26th of June to Friday 28th of June. Orders received during this time will dispatch from Monday 1st of July. For urgent orders please contact sales on 1300-133-083 or email sales@lonelyplanet.com.au


Register now for Get Reading! September 2013 x

Registrations are now open for this year’s September Get Reading! campaign, which will feature an all-Australian Top 50 Books You Can’t Put Down.
The 2013 guide will promote 50 great reads by Aussie authors and will include something for everyone – making it easy for more Australians to find a good book. The guide this year will reach more Australians than ever before as it will be available as an easily accessible, attractive digital guide at getreading.com.au and also as a downloadable and printable PDF.

This year’s largest celebration of books and reading will also include exciting competitions and giveaways, a national author event program, television advertising featuring National Ambassador Shane Jacobson and free POS promotional material.

Booksellers and libraries can get onboard this year’s campaign, order their promotional material and register to host author events by emailing getreading@trustandc.com.au for a password, and then registering online at getreading.com.au before Tuesday 31 July.




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