Weekly Book Newsletter (end March 2022)
16 October 2013

Catherine Titasey’s ‘My Island Homicide’ x

Catherine Titasey’s debut novel My Island Homicide, which won the 2012 Queensland Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript by an emerging author, is part murder mystery,... Read more

Inkerman & Blunt issues stickers to cover Nunn poem in ‘Australian Love Poems’ x

Publisher Inkerman & Blunt has issued stickers for booksellers to use to cover a poem by Queensland poet Graham Nunn in its collection Australian Love... Read more

Funder to deliver Dymphna Clark lecture in Melbourne x

Miles Franklin Literary Award-winning author Anna Funder will deliver the annual Dymphna Clark Lecture in Melbourne this week. Funder, whose debut novel All That I... Read more

NZ authors selected for 2013 International Writing Program in Iowa x

Two New Zealand authors have been selected for the 2013 International Writing Program in Iowa City in the US. Whiti Hereaka and Craig Cliff are among... 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

International Library News x

November LibraryReads list released In the US, LibraryReads has released its November list, a monthly ‘top 10’ of forthcoming adult books compiled by librarians across... Read more

In brief x

Staff changes at ALIA There have been a number of staff changes at the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Jane Orbell-Smith has been appointed... Read more

Queensland library named one of Australia’s ‘Top 50 Philanthropic Gifts’ x

The Fryer Memorial Library of Australian Literature at the University of Queensland has been included in a poll of Australia’s ‘Top 50 Philanthropic Gifts’. The... 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

Bob Sessions bids farewell to the book trade x

‘I count myself very fortunate that my publishing career coincided with a stable, but nevertheless transitional, period in the Australian book trade.’ Read former Penguin... Read more

APA diary alerts: Bologna Book Fair, futurEDUCATION 2014, Residential Editorial Program x

APA Members are invited to submit books to be represented in the APA rights based Hello! From Australia Exhibition of Children’s Book Illustrations, part of the... Read more

11th National Conference of the Children's Book Council of Australia x

The CBCA’s 11th National Conference ‘Discovering National Treasures’ will be held in Canberra on 16-18 May 2014. The program and early-bird booking details will be... 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

Allen & Unwin congratulates Eleanor Catton x

Allen & Unwin is delighted at the news that Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries has won the 2013 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

It’s particularly exciting that Eleanor Catton hails from our part of the world and is also at 28 the youngest Man Booker winner in the prize’s history.

The Luminaries Eleanor Catton (Granta) $29.99 9781847088765

‘It’s a dazzling book, it’s a luminous book, it is vast without being sprawling’ said the chairman of the judging panel, Robert Macfarlane.

‘An elegant complexity animates this fine novel. The Luminaries is a remarkable tour de force.’ Andrew Riemer, Sydney Morning Herald

Warm congratulations to Eleanor Catton and Granta from everyone at Allen & Unwin.

The reprint with updated cover will be available as soon as possible.

To order please contact your Allen & Unwin account manager or UBD 1800-33-88-36


Bookstore for sale x

The owners of Reader’s Companion, Armidale, NSW are retiring after 35 years bookselling and offer the business for sale for the final time. Asking stock value only. Potential for expansion. To discuss details phone Bill or Yvonne on (02) 67712544 or email reacom@bigpond.com If not sold the business will close by Christmas.


New children’s release: ‘A Christmas Tail’ x

A Christmas Tail
Co-authored by Donna Smith and Helen Ross Illustrated by Aaron Pocock
ISBN: 9780987306715 Hardback RRP $24.95

Melanie, Monty and baby Peter Mouse live in a doll’s house called Cherrywood Cottage. The Mouse family are full of excitement as they await the arrival of Santa Paws. However, an unlikely turn of events sets about a hilarious twist to their Christmas festivities.

Also available on Amazon and related online bookstores and as an eBook on Kindle (ASIN: B00DK999QO) and iTunes.
Also available through Peter Pal library/book suppliers.
sales@peterpal.com.au Phone: (07) 3806-1155
Or enquiries: helen@helenross.com.au (Spider Ink Press)
Ph: 0414-889-107


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.




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