Weekly Book Newsletter
11 September 2013

Book industry entries shortlisted in Create Design Awards x

A number of book industry entries have been shortlisted in the Create Design Awards 2013, presented by Desktop magazine. The illustration in this year’s Emerging Writers’ Festival website... 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

In brief x

Further IFLA committee appointments announced Two Australian library professionals have been elected to new positions on the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA)’s Copyright and... Read more

International Library News x

Shanghai subway library opens Chinese commuters now have access to a subway library on Shanghai’s Metro Line 2 where they can borrow a book from... Read more

Gordon elected CAUL president for 2014-15 x

Heather Gordon has been elected as president of the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) for 2014 and 2015. Gordon is director of library and... Read more

NLA Fellowship recipients announced x

The National Library of Australia (NLA) has announced the recipients of a number of its 2014 National Library Fellowships. The recipient of the 2014 Japan... 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

Why publish stuff which no-one reads? x

David Musgrave, poet, novelist and founder of independent press Puncher & Wattman, is often told that ‘nobody reads’ the poetry that his press publishes. ‘This... 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

Lloyd Jones’ ‘A History of Silence’ x

Lloyd Jones lives in Wellington, but when an earthquake devastates Christchurch he is asked by the BBC to write about it. Feeling unable to ‘speak... Read more

Changes to the ABA Management Committee x

Boomerang Books owner Clayton Wehner has resigned from his position as a member of the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) Management Committee. Peter Strong, former owner... Read more

Gordon elected CAUL president x

Heather Gordon has been elected as president of the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) for 2014 and 2015. Gordon, who is director of library... Read more

Bratchford joins Qld Supreme Court Library; Davies joins Legal Aid Queensland x

David Bratchford has been appointed as the new librarian at the Supreme Court of Queensland Library. Bratchford was previously library manager at Legal Aid Queensland,... Read more

‘Books+Publishing’ reporting at Frankfurt Book Fair x

Books+Publishing editor-in-chief Andrea Hanke will be attending this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair as part of the Australian Publishers Association (APA) contingent, and will be reporting... Read more

Independent Publishing Conference Academic Day: Call for Papers Closes 20 September x

The call for papers for the academic day of the 2013 Small Press Network Independent Publishers Conference has been extended, but must close on 20... Read more

Two upcoming events at Pinerolo x

Pinerolo, the Children’s Book Cottage in Blackheath NSW, has two upcoming events.  The third annual Open Day will be held on 22 September, as part of... Read more

Harpercollins Australia to publish new Nick Cater book: ‘Delusions: The History of Bad Ideas’ x

Following the success of The Lucky Culture, HarperCollins Australia will publish a new book by author Nick Cater in early 2015.

“I’ve been delighted with the debate that The Lucky Culture has started, and I look forward to taking those ideas further,” Nick Cater said. 

“The line of sacred cows awaiting slaughter is as long as ever.”

Publisher Catherine Milne said, “HarperCollins is very proud to be Cater’s publisher. The Lucky Culture was a book whose moment had come, as shown by the fact that it is now up to its fourth reprinting.

“We are absolutely delighted to be signing Nick’s new book, Delusions: The History of Bad Ideas, and confidently expect it will be as intelligent and thought-provoking a book as The Lucky Culture.”


Murdoch Congratulates their Award Winning Chefs x

Murdoch Books would like to congratulate their award winning chefs for their recent awards at the 2014 Fairfax Good Food Awards (Sydney and Melbourne) and remind booksellers of forthcoming books in the Murdoch Publishing Programme.

  • Sepia­ – was the Restaurant of the Year 2014 (Murdoch has a 2014 book)
  • Dan Hong – of Mr. Wong won a toque (a 2014 Book)
  • Bodega and Porteno won a toque for each restaurant (Recipes for a Good Time  by Ben Milgate and Elvis Abrahanowicz , November 2013)
  • Peter Gilmore, Quay retained their hats. (Murdoch has another Peter Gilmore book coming)
  • Neil Perry (Simply Good Food by Neil Perry, November 2013) retained various toques for Sydney and also won some awards last week in The Age Good Food Guide.
  • Attica – Ben Shewry won the Victorian Chef of the Year (Origin, published 2012)



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