Weekly Book Newsletter (end March 2022)
25 September 2013

Debra Adelaide’s ‘Letter to George Clooney’ x

I’ve been a fan of Debra Adelaide’s writing since The Hotel Albatross was published in the mid 90s. Her last novel, The Household Guide to... Read more

Andy Griffiths TV cartoon premieres in Australia x

A TV cartoon based on Andy Griffiths’ The Day My Bum Went Psycho (Pan) premiered in Australia this month. The 80-episode series called The Day... Read more

Blanchett to direct film adaptation of ‘The Dinner’ x

Australian actor Cate Blanchett will make her film directorial debut with an adaptation of Dutch author Herman Koch’s novel The Dinner (Text). A bestseller in the Netherlands... Read more

QLD bookseller wins Best Job in Town competition x

A Queensland bookseller has won the Queensland Times’ Best Job in Town competition. Angie Niebel, manager of the Angus & Robertson store at the Riverlink... Read more

In brief x

More LIANZA 2013 awards announced The Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) has announced more winners of its 2013 awards. Carrie Bailey... Read more

International Library News x

CILIP passes vote of no confidence in libraries minister In the UK, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) has passed a vote... Read more

NSW Government approves development plan for new Armidale Library x

The New South Wales Government’s Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel has approved a development application for a new public library for Armidale in the state’s... Read more

Australian, NZ libraries and schools participate in second Big Library Read project x

Australian and New Zealand libraries and schools are among those participating in the second Big Library Read project to be run by ebook provider OverDrive.... Read more

‘Books+Publishing’ rights survey results x

For the 11th year in a row, Books+Publishing has surveyed Australian rights managers and literary agents to gauge the health of Australian rights trading. The... Read more

Behind the scenes with Hachette commissioning editor Robert Watkins x

In January, Robert Watkins was appointed commissioning editor of adult books at Hachette Australia, and has since signed authors as varied as spoken-word performer and... Read more

Jefferies joins ‘Books+Publishing’ x

Brad Jefferies has joined Books+Publishing as publishing assistant. Jefferies is employed part-time (Mondays and Tuesdays) and is responsible for the Weekly Book Newsletter’s classified and... Read more

Were, Twomey join Australia Council x

Former director of the Sydney Writers’ Festival Wendy Were has been appointed to the position of executive director of arts development for the Australia Council... Read more

Jurevics appointed Pottermore CEO x

In the UK, Susan Jurevics has been appointed as the new CEO of J K Rowling’s digital venture Pottormore, reports Publishers Weekly. Jurevics, who was... Read more

Hutchinson leaves Arts Victoria x

Penny Hutchinson has stepped down as director of Arts Victoria after 13 years in the role. Hutchinson, who is leaving Arts Victoria to lead a... Read more

Society of Editors (NSW): Grammar Essentials workshop x

Society of Editors (NSW) Inc. presents a one-day workshop on Grammar Essentials with Pam Peters, Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, Macquarie University. Date: Friday, 18 October 2013,... Read more

Transit Lounge congratulates Roger Averill x

Congratulations from all at Transit Lounge (www.transitlounge.com.au) to Roger Averill on winning the WA Premier’s Literary Awards Non-fiction Prize for Exile: The Lives and Hopes of Werner Pelz. The title is distributed by NewSouth Books. Orders to TL Distribution (02) 8778 9999, orders@tldistribution.com.au  


Aboriginal Studies Press congratulates Monty and Barbara Hale x

Aboriginal Studies Press would like to congratulate Monty and Barbara Hale for winning the WA Premier’s History Award. Kurlumarniny: We come from the desert is distributed by NewSouth Books


Jenna Jameson’s erotic romance novel ‘Sugar’ to be released on 21 October x

Nero is set to sizzle this summer with Jenna Jameson’s first foray into erotic romance fiction, Sugar. Jenna is the New York Times bestselling author of How To Make Love Like a Porn Star with over a quarter of a million copies sold and published in more than a dozen countries. They say that if there’s one thing porn teaches you, it’s how to work hard! Jenna has teamed up with Harlequin author Hope Tarr to write an erotic romance trilogy. Nero has acquired three books from Jenna and will publish Sugar in October this year, followed by Honey in 2014 and finally, Spice in 2015. Nero publisher Jeanne Ryckmans says: “Gird your loins. Erotic romance has just got hotter!”. 

Jenna Jameson, and Hope Tarr
ISBN: 978-1-86395-642-0
RRP: $19.99, B format
Release date: Monday 21 October
Orders for Sugar can be placed with United Book Distributors on 03 9811 2555 or email orders@unitedbookdistributors.com.au


Sales Rep available x

Commission-only sales rep available. I have been calling on Council & School libraries for over 7 years. I am currently looking at furthering my range of products that I have to offer my customers. 0407 554 445, markrobinson333@yahoo.com.au 


Palgrave Macmillan list changes x

Palgrave Macmillan regrets to advise that from 1 November 2013 we will no longer represent the New Press list as they are moving to Perseus Distribution. Backorders as at 31 October 2013 will be cancelled.

Please also be advised that effective 31 December 2013 we will cease representation for the following lists: Anshan Publishing, Haymarket Books, and Ocean Press. Existing backorders will be cancelled.

In all cases credits for authorised returns must be finalised with Macmillan Distribution Services by 31 March 2014. Returned stock will not be accepted after this date as the MDS warehouse will be closed.




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