Weekly Book Newsletter
9 October 2013

Jennifer McBride & Lynda Nixon’s ‘Shimmer’ x

When I was asked if I wanted to review Shimmer, it was pitched to me as ‘a teenage genie from another planet is sent to earth... Read more

Berkelouw Books Newtown to move x

The Berkelouw Books store in Newtown, Sydney, has announced that it is relocating to Hornsby. The store will begin accepting deliveries at its new location... Read more

Booksellers NZ introduces electronic gift cards x

Booksellers NZ has introduced electronic gift cards. The gift cards, launched on 1 October, can be purchased and redeemed at bookshops that are members of... Read more

Collins Kawana to close x

Collins Booksellers in Kawana, Queensland, will close this month, reports the Sunshine Coast Daily. Owner Therese Appleby, who bought the Collins store at Kawana Shoppingworld three... Read more

Black Inc. announces ‘Best Australian’ contributors x

Black Inc. has announced the contributors for The Best Australian Stories 2013, edited by Kim Scott, The Best Australian Essays 2013, edited by Robert Manne,... Read more

Lloyd Jones announced as finalist for the 2013 Wellys x

New Zealand author Lloyd Jones is a finalist in the Arts category of the 2013 Wellingtonian of the Year Awards, also known as ‘the Wellys’,... Read more

Bryce to deliver 2013 Boyer Lectures x

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has announced that the Governor General of Australia Quentin Bryce will deliver the 2013 Boyer Lectures next month. The lectures will... Read more

Australian books featured in New York Library’s top 100 children’s books x

Shaun Tan’s The Arrival (Lothian) and Where Is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox and illustrated by Judy Horacek (Puffin) are featured on the 100... Read more

International Library News x

American Library Association to open Center for the Future of Libraries In the US, the American Library Association (ALA) will establish a Center for the... Read more

In brief x

Victorian Chief Justice to deliver SLV Redmond Barry Lecture Victoria’s Chief Justice Marilyn Warren will deliver this year’s Redmond Barry Lecture at the State Library... Read more

International library news x

Penguin US ebooks available to libraries through OverDrive again Libraries in the US can now access Penguin ebooks through OverDrive, more than 18 months after... Read more

In brief x

Public Libraries of SA launches Dads Read campaign Public Libraries of South Australia has launched the ‘Dads Read’ campaign, an early childhood literacy initiative developed... Read more

Pan Macmillan, Bloomsbury sign with Wheelers ebook platform x

ALS Library Services has announced that ebooks from Pan Macmillan and Bloomsbury are now available to Australian and New Zealand users of the Wheelers ePlatform... Read more

Found in translation x

The 2013 Frankfurt Book Fair kicks off this week. In Junior Term 3, Kate Blackwood spoke to two children’s publishers who visit overseas book fairs to choose titles... Read more

Agata Mrva-Montoya on the St Gallen International Publishing Management Course x

‘The majority of industry-based training programs focus on technology, production, marketing or editorial skills, reflecting the traditional needs of this creative industry, as well as... Read more

Shanks appointed PANZ membership services manager x

Katherine Shanks has recently joined the Publishers Association of New Zealand in the role of membership services manager. Shanks, who has previously worked for Anne... Read more

Changes at Walker Books x

At Walker Books, Melissa Keown has moved into a new position, taking on responsibility for sales of all Walker Books UK, Candlewick Press and Walker... Read more

Cotcher appointed head of field sales at Hachette x

Hachette Australia has appointed Sean Cotcher to the new role of head of field sales following the company’s recently announced restructure. Cotcher has seven years’... Read more

Hachette Australia staff changes x

Hachette Australia has announced a number of staff changes. Former managing director at Bloomsbury Australia Louise Sherwin-Stark has been appointed sales and product director and Justin... Read more

Cubitt joins Bloomsbury Australia x

Former sales director at Simon & Schuster Australia Kate Cubitt has been appointed to the position of managing director at Bloomsbury Australia. She will start... Read more

Currie leaves Avid Reader x

Chris Currie has left his role as buyer at Avid Reader in Brisbane. His position will be filled by Sarah Deasy, who previously managed the... Read more

Society of Editors (NSW): Editing for horticultural publication x

Society of Editors (NSW) is holding a workshop on Editing for Horticultural Publication presented by Jennifer Stackhouse, a former editor of ABC Gardening Australia magazine and is... Read more

APA diary alerts: Residential Editorial Program call for applications; futurEDUCATION 2014 x

Residential Editorial Program (REP): Applications are invited from mid-career editors for REP 2014.This intensive, five-day program offers mid-career editors an exceptional opportunity to develop their... Read more

Society of Editors NSW: Plain English for editors x

Society of Editors (NSW) Inc is presenting a one-day workshop on Friday 15 November: Speketh so Pleyne: Plain English for editors, presented by Dr Neil... Read more

Writers Victoria: Dinner meeting debate x

Writers Victoria and RMIT will hold a dinner meeting debate on the topic: Old Media Is Dead!  On-demand digital access to content—anytime, anywhere—is transforming how we... Read more

Berkelouw Books Newtown is moving to Hornsby x

There will be no one to accept deliveries at Newtown and the Hornsby store will accept deliveries from November 4.
The new address is:
Berkelouw Books Hornsby
Shop B30/33, Level 3
Westfield Hornsby
236 Pacific Highway, Hornsby
NSW 2077

Please contact Geoff Kerrigan 029 360 3200 if you have any questions.


NewSouth Books to distribute Inkerman & Blunt x

Effective immediately NewSouth Books will be the exclusive distributor for Inkerman & Blunt, publisher of Australian Love Poems 2013, edited by Mark Tredinnick. Copies of Australian Love Poems previously supplied by I&B cannot be returned to NewSouth Books.

For orders, contact:
NewSouth Books
c/o T L Distribution
Phone: 02 8778 9999
Fax: 02 8778 9944
Email: orders@tldistribution.com.au  


Perseus to distribute Ballistic Publishing x

Effective immediately Perseus (supplied in Australia by NewSouth Books) will distribute Ballistic Publishing, publishers of digital art books. Copies of Ballistic publications previously supplied in Australia by Ballistic cannot be returned to NewSouth Books.

For orders, contact:
NewSouth Books
c/o T L Distribution
Phone: 02 8778 9999
Fax: 02 8778 9944
Email: orders@tldistribution.com.au  


Changes to NewSouth Books distribution x

From December 31st NewSouth Books will no longer distribute the following publishers:

  • Indiana University Press
  • Papadakis
  • Strident Publishing

Alliance Distribution Services Christmas changes x

Alliance Distribution Services wishes to advise of the following changes which will assist customers in maximising opportunities in the period leading up to Christmas.

1.  ADS will reduce our normal minimum order value to $150 rrp from Monday 2nd December until Monday 23rd December. This will enable customers to have their orders despatched prior to Christmas without needing to reach the higher minimum.

2.  ADS will extend the customer service department hours to open from 7.30am to 5.30pm weekdays and will work from 8am until 12 noon on the mornings of Saturday 7th and 14th December. This will allow customers to contact ADS for queries or to place orders. Further extensions of service will be added should activity warrant.

3.  ADS will apply the required resources during this time to allow us to maintain our usual high average daily turnaround through this busy period.


Editing & Publishing Postgrad Information Session x

The annual information session for those considering applying for admission in 2014 to RMIT’s Graduate Diploma in Editing and Publishing (program GD073) will be held at 6pm on Wednesday 23 October at RMIT’s City campus in Building 9 (on Bowen Street, Melbourne), Level 2, Room 19. 

For more information on the Australian Publishers Association accredited program, or to register for the information session, please email Tracy O’Shaughnessy (tracy.oshaughnessy@rmit.edu.au). Registration for the session is preferred but not necessary, so feel free to turn up on the night.




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