Weekly Book Newsletter (end March 2022)
21 August 2013

Margaret Wild’s ‘The Vanishing Moment’ x

A weeping girl, a haunted somnambulist and a mysterious magician named Bob—Margaret Wild’s latest YA novel is a riveting exploration of the measure of human... Read more

Melbourne printer Troedel-Docucopy enters liquidation x

Melbourne printer Troedel-Docucopy has entered liquidation with more than $2.5 million of debt, reports ProPrint. Troedel-Docucopy was liquidated on 27 June, 14 months after the... Read more

Collins Werribee to close x

The Collins bookstore in Werribee, Victoria, will close at the end of September. The store, which is a previous recipient of the Collins Franchise of... Read more

QBD to open new stores in Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne x

Bookselling chain QBD has announced it will open three new bookshops in coming months, bringing the total number of QBD outlets nationwide to 53. The... Read more

Queensland school librarian wins CBCA award x

Queensland librarian Judith Russell has been awarded the Dame Annabelle Rankin Award for services to literature by the Queensland branch of the Children’s Book Council... Read more

Public libraries expenditure up six percent in 2011-2012 x

Total expenditure on public libraries in Australia grew by close to six percent in the 2011-2012 financial year, according to the latest statistics from the... Read more

International library news x

Macmillan adds Entangled Publishing ebooks to library lending program In the US, Entangled Publishing will make all of its titles available via Macmillan Publishing’s library... Read more

In brief x

NLA selects Tessella’s SDB digital preservation software after successful trial The National Library of Australia (NLA) has confirmed that it will use the Safety Deposit... Read more

Howard Library moves to larger space x

The Howard Library in Queensland is relocating into a larger space inside the Burrum District Community Centre, reports the Fraser Coast Chronicle. Fraser Coast Regional Council’s... Read more

Mitchelton library renovations boost visitor numbers x

Brisbane City Council has seen an increase in visitors to the Mitchelton Library since spending $1.39 million on renovations to the library, reports Brisbane Times.... Read more

In brief x

Libraries Australia Forum to be held in October The annual Libraries Australia Forum will be held on 31 October at the University of Melbourne, with the theme... Read more

International Library News x

‘Burial Rites’ features in inaugural LibraryReads top 10 In the US, Burial Rites by Australian author Hannah Kent (Picador) is among the first books to... Read more

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation: Tiwi Islands trip x

Earlier this month, Andrea Hanke joined several members of the Australian book industry on a trip to the Tiwi Islands to visit some of the... Read more

Why new adult is not a natural extension of YA x

When Cordelia Rice spoke to publishers and booksellers about new adult books for her feature in Junior Issue 3, she found that there is still some... Read more

Treasure leaves Momentum x

Anne Treasure has resigned as digital marketing executive at Momentum. Treasure will be tutoring in communication technologies and change at the University of Canberra.

Wong joins Books Kinokuniya x

Allen & Unwin marketing coordinator Valerie Wong has joined Books Kinokuniya in Sydney as marketing and events coordinator. Wong will be replaced at Allen &... Read more

Tuffield to join Affirm Press x

Aviva Tuffield will join Affirm Press in the role of publisher this month. Tuffield, who has left Scribe Publications, where she was associate publisher, will... Read more

Changes to PANZ Council x

There have been a number of changes to the council of the Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ), following the association’s 2013 AGM. Auckland University... Read more

Society of Editors (NSW) meeting x

The Society of Editors (NSW) will hold a meeting with the topic ‘Seizure: Multiplatform content and the changing role of the editor’. Author and creative director David Henley will talk about the... Read more

APA Professional Development x

Australian Publishers Association Professional Development sessions are open for bookings. Projects, Priorities & Time Management with Amanda Phillips – Last Chance to Book. Sydney only... Read more

APA Australian Education Publishing Awards ceremony tickets: last chance x

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) is announcing the last sale of tickets for the Australian Education Publishing Awards 2013 ceremony for 22 August. Winners across 20 categories will be... Read more

Indigenous Literacy Foundation fundraising exhibition & sale x

Publishers and authors Susan and Emily McCulloch and Debbie McInnes of DMCPRmedia are presenting a one-day only exhibition & sale to assist in fundraising for... Read more

‘Farewell, Dear People’ wins 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Prize for Australian history x

Scribe congratulates Ross McMullin for winning the 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Prize for Australian history for his magisterial book, Farewell, Dear People.

Copies of Farewell, Dear People can be ordered from UBD:
Toll-free – 1800-338-836
Fax – (03) 9811-2405


Indigenous Literacy Foundation Trivia Night Fundraiser x

Following on from the success of last year’s event, the Indigenous Literacy Foundation will hold its Sydney fundraising trivia night on 30 October at the Paddington RSL, with actor and author William McInnes as MC. Save the date and watch this space for more information on where to buy tickets.


Windy Hollow Books congratulates Tania Cox and Karen Blair x

Windy Hollow Books congratulates Tania Cox and Karen Blair on winning Honour Book for With Nan, in the CBCA Book of the Year awards.
Booksellers, reprint on its way. Order through Peribo.


Product Recall Notification x

Hachette Children’s Books is recalling the following books:
Red Green Blue I Love You by Sara Magsamen, ISBN:9780316133531
Count My Kisses 1 2 3 by Sara Magsamen, ISBN: 9780316133548
Both were published 9 July 2013.
There have been no reported instances of injury or harm.

Please contact Alliance Distribution Services on adscs@alliancedist.com.au to arrange a return with immediate effect.
Full details regarding the recall can be found here.


‘ABR’ is on the move – don’t get left behind! x

Australian Book Review – with its wide range of prizes, programs, fellowships, events and internships – continues to redefine the role of a national review. Subscribe to the print edition and access ABR Online free! ABR subscribers receive discounted entry to our prizes (the Calibre Prize, worth $5000, closes 2 December 2013 – and the Porter Prize, worth $6000, closes November 20). Then we have ABR Online, which costs just $40 a year, or $25 for those 25 and under (thanks to the generosity of ABR’s many Patrons). Meanwhile, check out our new website, with its weekly previews and arts commentary. To subscribe simply visit our website and click on the ‘Subscribe’ button, or call us on (03) 9699-8822, or email admin@australianbookreview.com.au.


Hachette Australia congratulates Kristin Weidenbach and Timothy Ide x

Hachette Australia is thrilled to congratulate Kristin Weidenbach and Timothy Ide on winning the highly acclaimed Eve Pownall Award for Information Books in the 2013 Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards for Tom the Outback Mailman.

To order copies of Tom the Outback Mailman (ISBN:  9780734412249) please contact Alliance Distribution Services customer service on toll-free fax 1800-664-477 or tel (02) 4390-1300.


Myra Lee Farewell Dinner x

Myra Lee is moving home to New Zealand. Ken Jolly, Chairman Scholastic Australia & NZ is hosting a dinner to honour and celebrate Myra’s extraordinary career and remarkable contribution to children’s publishing in Australia, New Zealand and throughout the world. If you would like to join Myra, Ken and friends the dinner is being held on the evening of Tuesday 27 August in Terrigal. Please email Loraine_barnett@scholastic.com.au for further information.




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