Weekly Book Newsletter
7 August 2013

Nelika McDonald’s ‘The Vale Girl’ x

This impressive debut novel from Melbourne writer Nelika McDonald had me hooked from the beginning. Told through realistically drawn characters, this part thriller, part coming-of-age... Read more

Vic govt to hold ‘Support Small Business Day’ in October x

Victorian booksellers will have an opportunity to be part of the state’s first Support Small Business Day on 19 October. Announced this week by Victorian Minister for Innovation,... Read more

Booktopia, Co-op nominated in ‘BRW’ Mid-Market Awards x

Booktopia and The Co-op are among the finalists for Business Review Weekly’s (BRW) inaugural Mid-Market Awards. Booktopia is a finalist in the Best Mid-Market Business... Read more

Kobo now selling devices direct in Australia, New Zealand x

Australian and New Zealand consumers can now purchase Kobo ereading devices directly from Kobo.com. The company announced this week that all of its devices, including... Read more

In brief x

Softlink to supply OverDrive ebooks and audiobooks to Sydney Catholic schools The Catholic Education Office (CEO) in Sydney has announced a partnership with library supplier Softlink, which... Read more

International Library News x

UK to celebrate National Libraries Day in February 2014 In the UK, the next National Libraries Day will be held on 8 February 2014, reports... Read more

Vic govt announces more funds for Victorian public libraries x

Libraries in Cobram, Gippsland and Tarneit are among the recipients of the Victorian Government’s third round of funding from its Living Libraries Infrastructure Program, worth $17.2... Read more

Green joins NLA Council x

Author and co-founder of Pantera Press John M Green has been appointed to the council of the National Library of Australia (NLA). Green is the author... Read more

International Library News x

Colorado library opens branch at local Kmart Aurora Public Library in Colorado, US, has opened a satellite branch within the building of a local Kmart... Read more

Antric appointed executive director of NZ Association of Public Library Managers x

The Association of Public Library Managers (APLM) in New Zealand has appointed Tim Antric has the association’s new executive director. Antric has previously worked in... Read more

NSLA releases guidelines to help libraries work with Indigenous communities x

The Indigenous project group of the National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA) has released a set of guidelines for libraries working with Indigenous communities. The document... Read more

What booksellers want from publishers x

In the latest instalment in our series of opinion pieces from booksellers, Tim White from Books for Cooks makes the case for increased social interaction... Read more

Keating joins Collins Booksellers head office x

Michelle Keating has joined the Collins Booksellers head office in the role of national franchise manager. Keating, who has worked for a number of Collins... Read more

Standfield appointed publishing manager Jane Curry Publishing x

Jasmine Standfield has been appointed to the newly created position of publishing manager at Jane Curry Publishing. Standfield joined JCP as an intern in April,... Read more

Staff changes at Black Inc. x

At Black Inc., publicity and marketing manager Elisabeth Young has been promoted to the role of marketing director. Imogen Kandel, formerly marketing coordinator at the Melbourne... Read more

Laidlaw joins MWF, promoted at KYD x

Emily Laidlaw has been appointed marketing coordinator at the Melbourne Writers Festival and online editor at Kill Your Darlings, replacing Imogen Kandel, who previously held... Read more

Green joins NLA Council x

Author and co-founder of Pantera Press John M Green has been appointed to the council of the National Library of Australia. (See news.)

Antric joins NZ Association of Public Library Managers x

Tim Antric has been appointed as the new executive director of the Association of Public Library Managers in New Zealand. Antric has previously worked in... Read more

APA Professional Development: Booking now x

Australian Publishers Association Professional Development sessions are open for bookings. Projects, Priorities & Time Management – Sydney only: Tuesday 3 September. Learn practical tools and strategies to help... Read more

Society of Editors (NSW) workshop: Decoding XML x

Society of Editors (NSW) Inc. presents a one-day workshop on Friday, 13 September on Decoding XML: a practical guide for editors, presented by Dr Linda... Read more

Parslow leaves Seekbooks and plans new venture x

Richard Parslow’s contract with Collins Seekbooks finished at the end of June and he is no longer with this company. He is currently planning a new venture in the book business – details to follow later.
He can be contacted via the following:
Email: rparslow33@gmail.com
Mobile: 0408462870


Finch congratulates Marion van Dyk x

Finch Publishing congratulates Marion van Dyk on being short-listed for the 2013 Ned Kelly Awards. She is nominated in the Sandra Harvey Short Story Award category for her story ‘The Daily Echo’. Marion’s memoir Under the Skin was a finalist in the 2012 Finch Memoir Prize.




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