Weekly Book Newsletter
7 November 2013

Kim Kane & Sara Acton’s ‘Esther’s Rainbow’ x

There is something about a rainbow that appeals to kids of all ages (and no doubt, to adults too): its large arc across the sky,... Read more

Ashurst Business Literature Prize opened up to international topics x

From 2014, books by Australian authors about international business and financial affairs will be eligible for the Ashurst Business Literature Prize. The State Library of... Read more

Colpoys launches online stationery business

Freelance book designer Allison Colpoys has launched an online stationery business. The Souvenir Society, which is a collaboration between Colpoys and packaging designer Kasia Gadecki, includes... Read more

Courtland named Library Technician of the Year x

Susan Courtland is the recipient of the 2013 Australian Library and Information Association’s (ALIA) Library Technician of the Year Award. Courtland, who is the e-services... Read more

2013 Softlink survey finds 81% of school library budgets unchanged or decreased x

In Softlink’s fourth annual Australian School Library Survey, 81% of respondents have reported that their school library budget has remained the same or decreased over... Read more

In brief x

ALIA contributes to proposal to establish local Network of Emerging Library Innovators The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has announced that it is contributing to... Read more

Drawing disability: Peter Whitfield on a cerebral palsy edition of ‘Jessica’s Box’ x

This month, New Frontier is publishing a ‘cerebral palsy edition’ of Peter Carnavas’ picture book Jessica’s Box, which will be used as part of the... Read more

Jordon leaves Collins Booksellers x

Daniel Jordon has resigned as CEO of Collins Booksellers to take up a position with the Howards Storage World Franchise Group. Collins Booksellers chairman Duncan... Read more

Senior appointments at A&U x

At Allen & Unwin, Tom Gilliatt, Pan Macmillan’s director of nonfiction publishing and digital-only imprint Momentum, has been appointed publishing director, and will join the company... Read more

Australian Publishers Association: Children’s Publishing Networking event and more x

Calling everyone who works in Children’s books: authors, publishers, illustrators, booksellers, teachers, librarians: The APA Children’s Publishing Committee invites you to the annual Christmas Get-Together... Read more

‘Books+Publishing’ 2014 editorial and advertising deadlines x

Editorial and advertising deadlines for Books+Publishing magazine and Books+Publishing Reviews and Junior newsletters are now available for 2014. If you’d like to receive these documents, please contact editor-in-chief Andrea Hanke at andrea.hanke@thorpe.com.au.


SPN Independent Publishing Conference: book now! x

There’s a week to go until the 2013 Small Press Network Independent Publishing Conference, and it’s not too late to book!

With an extensive three-day program covering all aspects of contemporary publishing, this is a not-to-be-missed event.

SPN will also present the 2013 Most Underrated Book Award (MUBA) at a gala event at the Wheeler Centre on the evening of Friday 15 November.

See http://spunc.com.au/ind-pub-conference for more details.


The Great Cholesterol Myth x

Authors Dr Jonny Bowden and Dr Stephen Sinatra were interviewed as part of the controversial 2 part ABC Catalyst program – The Heart of the Matter. According to Dr Jonny Bowden – "When you look at the data, it’s very clear – everything that we have been told about saturated fat and cholesterol is a bold-faced lie." Dr Stephen Sinatra says – "cholesterol is found at the scene of the crime, it’s not the perpetrator. And where I sit now, as a cardiologist, practising cardiology for over four decades, it’s very low down on my list of risk factors." The Great Cholesterol Myth 9781592335909 is available now and The Great Cholesterol Cookbook 9781592335909 will be released shortly. Available for pre-order.


Chris Raine Contact Details x

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