Weekly Book Newsletter
17 July 2013

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

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

Hardie Grant/Random House to distribute Carlton Publishing Group x

Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group New distributor: Hardie Grant Books/Random House Australia Changeover date: 22 July 2013 (Australia); 1 January 2014 (NZ) (See classified.)

Harper Entertainment Distribution Services to distribute HarperCollins Christian Publishing x

Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Publishing Old distributor: United Book Distributors New distributor: Harper Entertainment Distribution Services Changeover date: 29 July 2013 Returns cut-off: 27 September 2013 (See classified.)

Madman to distribute Milk Shadow Books x

Publisher: Milk Shadow Books ISBN prefix: 978-0-9872119; 978-0-9874976 New distributor: Madman Changeover date: 1 August 2013

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... Read more

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... Read more

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,... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

PacStream outage on Saturday x

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... Read more

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