Weekly Book Newsletter (end March 2022)
17 July 2013

Kirsten Krauth’s ‘just_a_girl’ x

Kirsten Krauth’s debut novel is by turns frustrating and exhilarating. On one hand, the plot is fraught with clichés connected to the too-familiar ‘rite of... Read more

Marie Williams’ ‘Green Vanilla Tea’ x

Green Vanilla Tea is the winner of the 2013 Finch Memoir Prize and it’s easy to see why. Marie Williams, her husband Dominic, and their two... Read more

Le on judging panel for Folio Prize x

Australian author Nam Le has been selected as a judge for the inaugural Folio Prize. Le joins fellow judges Lavinia Greenlaw (chair), Michael Chabon, Sarah... Read more

Collins store in Karratha to close x

Collins Booksellers in Karratha, WA, is set to close, reports the Pilbara Echoe. The bookshop, which is located in the Centro Karratha shopping centre on Welcome... Read more

‘Australia’s Favourite Bookshop’ competition underway x

The Australian Booksellers Association’s (ABA) competition to find Australia’s Favourite Bookshop is now underway. Voting in the national competition opened on 13 July and will run... Read more

ASA launches manuscript development service x

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) has launched a manuscript development service to support authors with a substantial work-in-progress. As part of the service, an... Read more

In brief x

New location for Lavington Library in NSW Albury City Libraries has opened a new library in the city’s suburb of Lavington, reports the Border Mail.... Read more

Council to end funding of Mount Gambier library x

The Grant District Council in South Australia will cease funding the Mount Gambier Public Library, reports the ABC. The district council announced last week that its... Read more

Baker & Taylor to combine James Bennett, YBP academic services for ANZ libraries x

Library supplier Baker & Taylor has announced that it will combine its academic library services from James Bennett and Yankee Book Peddler (YBP) in the... Read more

International Library News x

UK PLR extension for ebooks, audiobooks confirmed The UK government will extend its Public Lending Rights (PLR) scheme to include ebooks and audiobooks borrowed onsite... Read more

International library news x

UK library survey reveals effects of government cuts In the UK, a survey of 2000 library staff by UK trade union UNISON reveals the negative... Read more

Hyde to join SLV leadership team x

The State Library of Victoria (SLV) has announced the appointment of Justine Hyde to the position of director of library services and experience. Hyde will... Read more

In brief x

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

New report highlights benefits of investing in Australian libraries x

A new report commissioned by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has found that every $100 invested in Australian public libraries delivers $290 in... Read more

$9 million in funding for Toowoomba’s new library; new Gold Coast library to open this month x

The Toowoomba Regional Council in Queensland has committed nearly $9 million in funding for Toowoomba’s new City Library, reports the Chronicle. The 2013/14 Budget includes... Read more

What booksellers want from publishers x

In the latest instalment in our series of opinion pieces from booksellers, Christopher Currie from Avid Reader argues that the book industry needs to get... Read more

Business smarts: Boffins Bookshop owner Bill Liddelow shares his bookselling wisdom x

Boffins Bookshop in Perth has won Specialist Bookseller of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards for six years running. Some of Boffins’ bookselling... Read more

McCleary resigns from Booksellers New Zealand x

Emma McCleary has resigned as web editor of Booksellers New Zealand to take up a role as senior communications and marketing advisor at Hutt City Council. McCleary... Read more

O’Shaughnessy to replace Webster at RMIT x

Michael Webster will retire from his position as program director of the graduate diploma in editing and publishing at RMIT University in Melbourne in August.... Read more

Hyde to join SLV x

The State Library of Victoria (SLV) has announced the appointment of Justine Hyde to the position of director of library services and experience. Hyde, who... Read more

APA Professional Development x

Moving the Dial for the Future of Publishing: Kristen McLean will lead an International Digital Chat on Friday 2 August 9.30 am in Sydney at... Read more

Editors Victoria professional development x

Editors Victoria is running a residential training course over the weekend of 10-11 August at the Bellinzona Grange in the Hepburn Springs, central Victoria. There... Read more

‘Think Australian’ ad bookings closing soon x

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.

To view last year’s catalogue, click here. For more information about bookings, email advertising@thorpe.com.au.


NewSouth Books minimum order x

NewSouth Books would like to advise customers that the minimum invoice value for orders will be $150 effective from the 1st July 2013. A small order surcharge ($9.90) will apply to orders released below this value. Any enquires please call TLD on (02) 8778-9999


The Happiness Jar by Samantha Tidy x

SEPTEMBER NEW RELEASE: The Happiness Jar by Samantha Tidy. Published by Storytorch Press, September 2013. Multi-award nominated novel, will be cover feature of Good Reading Magazine, September issue. Order now for September stock from Peribo (02) 9457-0011, info@peribo.com.au. See www.storytorch.com.au for more details.


Hardie Grant Books announces marketing, sales and distribution of Carlton Publishing Group x

Hardie Grant Books is pleased to announce the marketing, sales and distribution of Carlton Publishing Group in ANZ.

This will be effective 22 July 2013 in Australia, 1st January 2014 in New Zealand.

Carlton Publishing Group publish under six imprints: Carlton, Goodman, Goodman Fiell, André Deutsch, Prion and Carlton Kids.

Publishing across a wide array of genres, Carlton Publishing Group have a strong history of high quality books across mass-market illustrated non-fiction in music & entertainment, sport, history, fashion & lifestyle, intelligent books on art, design, photography, architecture, fashion, graphic design and culture, as well as a kids range.

Hardie Grant Books will stock best selling backlist, sell new releases from July 2013, and catalogue titles from September 2013.

Random House will not be accepting any returns from previous distributor. All backorders for titles accrued prior to June 2013 will not be transferred to Random House to supply.

For all orders contact Random House Australia 1800-222-444


HarperCollins Christian Publishing Change of Sales & Distribution x

Effective Monday 29th July 2013

Australia and New Zealand Customers

HarperCollins Christian Publishing [HCCP] is pleased to announce that as from 1st August 2013, it will be represented for sales and marketing by HarperCollins Publishers [HCP] with distribution to be performed by Harper Entertainment Distribution Services [HEDS] for both the Australian and New Zealand markets.

Titles will be supplied under HEDS’ Trading Terms with discounts determined by HCP.

New Holland [NH] will continue to take repeat orders and United Book Distributors [UBD] will continue to distribute all current titles until Friday 26th July 2013.

All August 2013 new release orders plus backorders received by NH / UBD will be transferred to HEDS.

NH will authorize eligible returns up to two months after the change in distributor – ie. until Friday 27th September 2013 – but these returns must be received by UBD no later than Friday 25th October 2013 in order to be processed. After this date, returns received by UBD will not be credited and will be sent back to the customer at the customer’s expense. HEDS will not accept returns that were not invoiced by HEDS.

HCCP would like to thank New Holland and UBD for 8 years of service during which time HCCP has enjoyed the benefits of great support from key staff at both locations. 

New Zealand Customers Only
All New Zealand Customers who do not currently trade with HCP in Australia will need to open a new account with HEDS in Sydney, Australia.

For those who currently do trade with HCP in Australia, your existing New Zealand account number will remain the same.

HEDS will contact all existing New Zealand customers in July in order to finalize supply and returns arrangements. If you are not contacted for a new account, please call HEDS’ Customer Service on 0800-766-569.


Congratulations to Kerry Greenwood from NewSouth Publishing x

NewSouth Publishing is thrilled to congratulate Kerry Greenwood, author of Tamam Shud, for being long-listed in the true crime category in the 2013 Ned Kelly Awards. Tamam Shud is also a finalist in the true crime category in 2012 Davitt Awards, presented by Sisters in Crime.


Monash University Publishing congratulates its authors x

Congratulations to Darrell Lewis, author of A Wild History, who has shared the winning prize for this year’s NT Chief Minister’s History Book Prize. Darrell’s most recent book about the disappearance of Ludwig Leichhardt has just been released.

Congratulations also to Peter Fitzpatrick, author of The Two Frank Thrings, who has been shortlisted for this year’s National Biography Awards.


PacStream outage on Saturday x

PacStream advises that there will be an outage for essential system maintenance from 9:0011:00am 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.

Contact: support@pacstream.com.au




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