Weekly Book Newsletter
28 August 2013

Blanche d’Alpuget’s ‘The Young Lion’ x

The Tudor family has long been a focus for historical novels, with authors such as Alison Weir, Philippa Gregory and Hilary Mantel flooding the market... Read more

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

‘Outlaw Bikers in Australia’ recalled in QLD x

Pan Macmillan has announced a recall of Outlaw Bikers in Australia by Duncan McNab from Queensland bookstores. The publisher said in a statement that the book ‘has been recalled... Read more

HarperCollins NZ also accepting unsolicited manuscripts on Wednesdays x

HarperCollins New Zealand has announced that it is accepting unsolicited manuscripts via its website. As previously reported by Books+Publishing, HarperCollins Australia recently launched an online... Read more

Millennium House atlas wins award x

Millennium House Australia’s Earth Platinum World Atlas has been named the overall winner at the International Map Industry Association (IMIA) regional map awards. The atlas,... Read more

Booktopia wins Digital Innovation Award x

Online bookseller Booktopia has won the Digital Innovation Award at the inaugural BRW Momentum Mid-Market Awards in Sydney. The awards focus on mid-market companies with... 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

In brief x

Modjeska to present 2013 NLA Seymour lecture The National Library of Australia (NLA) in Canberra has announced that Drusilla Modjeska will deliver the 2013 Seymour... Read more

Local librarians to take up new roles on IFLA committees x

A number of Australian and New Zealand librarians and library professionals have been elected to new positions on various committees of the International Federation of... Read more

LIANZA gives ebook access to members x

The Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) is giving its members free access to EBL’s ebook library service for a number of... Read more

International Library News x

Swedish startup to allow ‘real time’ e-lending negotiations between publishers and libraries In Sweden, new digital startup company Atingo is promising to ‘radically change’ library ebook... 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

Get set for Father’s Day x

Looking for some last-minute Father’s Day ideas? Andrea Hanke rounds up some of the publishers’ highlights, from new books to mark anniversaries for Wisden and... 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

Ward to leave Simon & Schuster x

Kirsty Ward, head of consumer and market insights at Simon & Schuster Australia, will leave the company in September to join Sydney organic and natural... Read more

Coronel to coordinate 2013 SPN publishing conference x

The Small Press Network (SPN) has appointed Tim Coronel to coordinate its 2013 independent publishing conference. Coronel will work two days per week from SPN’s... Read more

Senogles leaves SWF x

Renee Senogles has finished in her role as programming coordinator at the Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF). Senogles, who joined the festival in 2012 after seven years... Read more

New appointments at HGE x

Hardie Grant Egmont has announced two new appointments to its team. Jess Wallis has been hired in the new role of marketing and communications executive,... 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

Society of Editors (NSW) workshop x

Society of Editors (NSW) will present a one-day workshop on Grammar Essentials on Friday 18 October presented by Pam Peters, emeritus professor of linguistics at... Read more

Editors Victoria workshops x

Editors Victoria has two workshops currently open for bookings. Introductory Grammar for Editors (Saturday, 14 September). This is a half-day course that outlines the nine... Read more

Aurealis Awards 2013 entries open x

Entries for the 2013 Aurealis Awards are open. Any work of speculative fiction written by an Australian citizen of permanent resident and published for the... 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

‘Outlaw Bikers in Australia’ Recalled x

Pan Macmillan Australia has announced a recall of Outlaw Bikers in Australia by Duncan McNab. The recall applies to the state of Queensland only. The book was published on 30 July 2013 but has been recalled temporarily due to potential sub judice issues.


Industry Networking Opportunity: 9 September in Brisbane x

The Australian Publishers Association’s Independent Publishers Committee conducts regular networking events for book industry participants to meet and share knowledge.

Check in with your colleagues across the industry on Monday, 9 September from 5-7pm about the latest ideas and moves in publishing. Meet some of the freelancers, printers, designers, publicists, editors, digital gurus, booksellers and countless others who help many of us make books happen.

Drinks & nibbles will be provided. Please join us at the Queensland Writers Centre, Level 2, State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, Southbank Brisbane

RSVP by Friday, 6 September 2013 to dee.read@publishers.asn.au



Second reprint of ‘Girt’ by David Hunt available Thursday 29 August x

Due to high demand, the second reprint of Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia by David Hunt is underway. Stock will be available on Thursday 29 August. Orders for Girt (ISBN 9781863956116) can be placed with United Book Distributors on 03 9811 2555 or email orders@unitedbookdistributors.com.au





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