Weekly Book Newsletter
4 September 2013

Sue Lawson’s ‘You Don’t Even Know’ x

Stuck in hospital after an accident he can’t remember, Alex is forced to try to put together the events that led him to this moment,... Read more

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

Mary Ryan’s Bulimba closes x

The Mary Ryan’s bookstore in the Brisbane suburb of Bulimba has closed after eight years in business. The store, which was located on Oxford St... Read more

Five Mile Press wins Mattel Licensee of the Year x

The Five Mile Press has won the 2013 Licensee of the Year Award at this year’s Mattel licensing summit in Melbourne. The publisher was selected... Read more

QLA achieves $20,000 crowdfunding target x

The organisers of the Queensland Literary Awards (QLA) have achieved their $20,000 crowdfunding target in just under four weeks. As previously reported by Books+Publishing, the money... 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

LIANZA 2013 awards announced x

The Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) has announced the winners of its 2013 awards. The winners in each category are: YBP... Read more

BICC develops elending principles, recommends including ebooks in lending rights schemes x

The Book Industry Collaborative Council (BICC) has developed a set of principles for the supply of ebooks to Australian libraries as part of its final... Read more

In brief x

Political parties repond to ALIA’s ‘Library and Information Agenda’ Australia’s political parties have responded to the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)’s ‘Library and Information... Read more

International Library News x

Jamie Oliver cookbook donated to every UK library A free copy of Jamie Oliver’s new cookbook, Save with Jamie (Michael Joseph), is being donated to... 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

Kicking goals: Sports books for kids x

September is often a highlight on the sporting calendar as many local and national seasons draw to a close and finals begin. Andrew Wrathall spoke to several publishers... 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

Fearnley leaves Ingram x

Nerida Fearnley is no longer working for Lightning Source Australia. A spokesperson for Ingram told Books+Publishing that Fearnley, who joined the company in the role... 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

2013 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards entries open x

Entries for the 2013 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards are open. Australian citizens and permanent residents can enter one of five categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama... Read more

APA Professional Development: Industry Networking Event in Brisbane x

The Australian Publishers Association’s Independent Publishers Committee is hosting a networking event on Monday 9 September from 5-7 pm at the Queensland Writers Centre. Drinks... Read more

Marie Clay list coming to Scholastic Australia and New Zealand x

As of September 1st 2013 Jill Eggleton and Tracy Strudley, directors of Global Education Systems Ltd (GES), will promote and manage Marie M. Clay’s sensational body of work globally. For three decades Marie M. Clay has been acknowledged as a world leader in research on literacy learning, child development and the prevention of learning disorders. This week, through GES, Scholastic Australia and New Zealand are taking over the distribution of titles produced by the Marie Clay Literacy Trust.


Marie Clay literacy resources change to distribution x

New Zealand Information

Announcement: Marie Clay literacy resources 

Please note that as of 1 September 2013 all products belonging to the Marie Clay list (currently distributed by Pearson Education New Zealand) will be managed by Global Education Systems and distributed by Scholastic NZ. 

They can be contacted on: 
Scholastic NZ Ltd
Phone orders 09 2748112
Email  address is orders@scholastic.co.nz
Fax Number 09 2748114

Australian Information

Announcement: Marie Clay literacy resources 

Please note that as of 1 September 2013 all products belonging to the Marie Clay list (currently distributed by Pearson Education New Zealand) will be managed by Global Education Systems and distributed by Scholastic PTY Ltd. 

They can be contacted on: 
Scholastic PTY Ltd
Phone orders 02 4329 9473
Contact Person is Rosyln Willcockson 02 4329 9116
Email  address is order processing@scholastic.com.au
Fax Number  02 4304 0202


Harper Entertainment Distribution Services (HEDS) announces change to minimum order value x

Following on from an evaluation of our minimum order value, Harper Entertainment Distribution Services [HEDS] will be lowering its minimum order value from $300 (plus GST) to $200 (plus GST).

This change will become effective from Monday 2nd September 2013 and will be calculated on the invoice value of any order. Orders at and below this value will be held until they merge and combine with other orders to generate a total invoice value in excess of $200 (plus GST).

HEDS is committed to providing the best possible service to our Customers. In order to do this, we will continue to listen to our Customers and make adjustments to our policies when appropriate.

If you have any questions please contact our Customer Service team on 1300 551 721.




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