OCLC global council announces Australian appointment Library bibliographic provider OCLC has announced RMIT University librarian Craig Anderson as an executive committee member the OCLC Asia Pacific regional council. The election of new... Read more
PacStream advises that there will be an outage for essential system maintenance from 9:00–11:00am this coming Saturday, 13 July 2013. During this period you will not be able to connect to PacStream to send or receive orders, order acknowledgements or invoices.
MUP congratulates Jenny Hocking whose epic story of triumph and tragedy in Gough Whitlam: His Time has been shortlisted for National Biography Awards. Speechless, the absorbing story of what happens behind Canberra’s closed doors, by leading speechwriter James Button has also been shortlisted.
Gough Whitlam: His Time by Jenny Hocking
ISBN 978-0-522-85793-1 H.B PRICE $49.99 (PB format now available at $34.99)
‘A fascinating and important account…and a tour de force as a piece of history’. – Associate Professor Frank Bongiorno, Canberra Times
Speechlessby James Button
ISBN 978-0-522-85858-7 H.B PRICE $32.99 (PB with updated text and new postscript available in August at $27.95)
‘Few more loving books have been written by a son of a father—Winston Churchill’s on Lord Randolph, Martin Amis’ on Kingsley; few more searching books on our civil processes, our law-making, our public discourse, or the words we tell our big stories in. This is a quiet masterpiece, and should be savoured’. – Bob Ellis, The Saturday Age
Advertising bookings for Books+Publishing’s Think Australian export catalogue are closing on Friday 23 August.
Now in its 11th year, Think Australian is an annual overview of the Australian book market, specifically timed to maximise publishers’ opportunities at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
A printed copy of Think Australian will be mailed in advance of this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair to over 2000 international publishers and agents and will be distributed at the fair to more than 15,000 visitors as an insert in Publishing Perspectives’ Show Daily.
Rebecca Starford will join Text Publishing in the role of Editor, starting Monday 15 July. She will be contactable at: firstname.lastname@example.org and (03) 8610-4508 from that date. We are delighted to welcome Rebecca to the team.
Murdoch Books are proud to announce a great line-up of chefs and cookbooks for their 2013/2014 publishing programme. The new publishing team are thrilled to have signed up books from some of Australia’s leading food experts. In 2014 new cookbooks will be coming from Martin Benn from Sepia, Peter Gilmore from Quay, Dan Hong from Mr Wong, Alistair Wise from Sweet Envy as well as from patissier Adriano Zumbo and internationally bestselling cook Tessa Kiros.
Murdoch Books was purchased by Allen and Unwin on 1st January 2013. Publishing Director, Sue Hines said, ‘I’m delighted to have the Murdoch Books team in place at Crows Nest. We are now at full steam and the publishing programme just keeps on getting stronger.’
Murdoch Books has added three new publishers to its team. Diana Hill, with over 25 years experience in illustrated book publishing returns to Murdoch Books. She is joined by the recently returned from New York Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellowship winner Jane Morrow, who has 15 years experience, 6 of them at Penguin Lantern and Corinne Roberts, whose 24 years of illustrated publishing experience includes working at Dorling Kindersley in London.
Hines added, ‘We are pleased to have assembled such a creative and experienced publishing team. They are busily putting the finishing touches to our 2013 Christmas programme with stunning new books coming this
Myles Baldwin – Australian Coast Gardens
Michele Cranston – marie claire Summer
Anna Gare – Eat In
Bree Hutchins – Hidden Kitchens of Sri Lanka
Luke Mangan – Salt Grill
Rob and Sophia Palmer – Colour of Maroc
Neil Perry – Simply Good Food
Hayden Quinn – Dish it Up
and two of Australia’s hottest new chefs Ben Milgate and Elvis Abrahanowicz – Recipes for a Good Time
Lonely Planet congratulates the four national winners of the ‘Share Your Travel Story’ retail display competition. We received more entries than ever for the retail competition which supports our annual ‘Travel Month’ promotion and were extremely impressed with the high calibre of entries. Each of the four winners will receive $1,000 in cash or retail vouchers to share with their team. Thank you to everyone who supported the promotion in 2013!
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