Weekly Book Newsletter
4 December 2013

Pick-a-WooWoo shortlisted for WA business award x

Western Australia-based publisher Pick-a-WooWoo has been named a finalist in the 2013 Regional Small Business Awards, presented by the Western Australian Government. Pick-a-WooWoo, which publishes... Read more
 

Pages & Pages offers ebooks from Kobo x

Sydney independent bookseller Pages & Pages Booksellers is offering Kobo ebooks to customers via its website. The bookseller is the first member of the Australian... Read more
 

In brief x

LIANZA appoints Stone as leadership champion  The Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) has appointed Lynley Stone as leadership champion. According to LIANZA, Stone... Read more
 

SLNSW launches fundraising campaign to ‘revitalise’ Mitchell Library x

The State Library of NSW has launched a $25 million fundraising campaign to ‘revitalise’ the Mitchell Library through corporate, philanthropic and individual donations. The library’s revitalisation project... Read more
 

Library Shop at the SLQ launches online store x

The Library Shop at the State Library of Queensland (SLQ) in Brisbane has launched an online store. The online store opened to the public at the... Read more
 

International Library News x

Children’s books most borrowed at new Birmingham Library Children’s books dominate the most borrowed list at the new Library of Birmingham in the UK, reports... Read more
 

International Library News x

New York Public Library acquires Tom Wolfe archive New York Public Library (NYPL) has acquired the archive of US journalist and author Tom Wolfe for... Read more
 

OverDrive rolls out in-library digital kiosks, announces video streaming service x

Auckland City Libraries in New Zealand is the first local library to install an OverDrive Media Station, a digital touch-screen kiosk that allows library users to search... Read more
 

SA council reviewing Salisbury libraries, community centres x

The Salisbury Council is reviewing libraries and community centres across the Adelaide suburb of Salisbury, reports Adelaide Now. The committee conducting the review has released... Read more
 

In brief x

Wangaratta Library wins local business award The Wangaratta Library, a branch of the High Country Library in north-east Victoria, has won a local business award.... Read more
 

Under cover: Amanda Wildsmith on book cover design x

‘Every day I sell to bookstores I realise how much emphasis is placed on the cover,’ writes Hardie Grant sales rep Amanda Wildsmith. She shares... Read more
 

What’s selling after Christmas? x

While booksellers are currently focussed on those all-important Christmas sales, it’s worth taking a look at some of the titles that sell well in the... Read more
 

Greg McLean, Aaron Sterns & Brett McBean’s ‘Wolf Creek: Origin’ and ‘Wolf Creek: Desolation Game’ x

Pre-empting the release of Wolf Creek 2 in cinemas in February come two prequel books about the villain of both films, Mick Taylor. Origin offers... Read more
 

McDiarmid, O’Brien leave James Bennett x

Rachael McDiarmid, publisher relations and marketing communications manager, and Malcolm O’Brien, sales representative, have left library supplier James Bennett. See classifieds for contact details.
 

APA: Australian Collective Stand at Bologna Children’s Book Fair x

The Bologna Children’s Book fair is the most important event dedicated to the children’s publishing and multimedia industry. Why do you exhibit at the Bologna... Read more

HarperCollins congratulates Pamela Williams on winning the 2013 Walkley Book Award for ‘Killing Fairfax’ x

HarperCollinsPublishers congratulates Pamela Williams on winning the 2013 Walkley Book Award for her hard-hitting and utterly compelling expose of media, powerful mates and multi-million-dollar deals, Killing Fairfax: Packer, Murdoch and the Ultimate Revenge,  described by the judges as a ‘superbly detailed account of the financial hollowing of Fairfax’.

Pamela was honoured with the award at the 58th Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism. The Walkley Book Award celebrates the value and importance of journalism and acknowledges the proud line-up of Australian writers who have taken subjects of enduring topicality and consequence from news bulletins, eye-witness reporting, investigations and historical records and provided readers with expanded factual detail, revelation and greater clarity of analysis in book form.

Shona Martyn, Publishing Director, HarperCollinsPublishers, said: ‘Killing Fairfax exemplifies modern journalism at its best. In essence, it is a book length scoop — the product of exemplary research, carefully nurtured contacts and clear, accessible and stylish writing. All of us at HarperCollins are proud of Pamela Williams and Killing Fairfax — deserved winners of the Walkley Book Award.’

Copies of Killing Fairfax (9780732297664) stickered with ‘Winner Walkley Book Award’ can be ordered from HarperCollins.

 

James Bennett personnel change x

Rachael McDiarmid has left James Bennett. Please direct future enquiries to your usual contact or to Nada Stanojlovic nada@bennett.com.au or 02 8988 5064

 

Berlitz and Insight (APA Publications) distribution x

Universal Publishers Pty Ltd (Hardie Grant Explore) will cease distribution of Insight and Berlitz products from 28 February 2014. Authorised returns will be accepted by our distributor Random House until 30 April 2014.

 

‘The Book Circle’ invites publisher submissions x

The Book Circle’ will return in 2014. Publishers are now invited to submit local and international author suggestions for episodes going to air from February through to July. A planning meeting will be held in Sydney on Thursday 12 December at the Trust &C offices. For further information, please contact Cheryl Akle at Cheryl@trustandc.com.au

 

Nelson Cengage Schools division announces partnership with WA author Alan Sadler x

Nelson Cengage, the Schools Division of Cengage Learning Australia, are happy to announce that they will be working in partnership with Alan Sadler to publish and distribute his new senior maths student textbooks written specifically for the Western Australian market and incorporating the new Australian Curriculum requirements. The Sadler mathematics textbooks are widely respected and have been market leading student resources for many decades. The new year 11 and year 12 textbooks will be released in 2014 and handled by locally based sales representative, Glenn Watson. Glenn can be contacted on 0421 662 395 or by email glenn.watson@cengage.com

For further information, please contact Cengage Learning Customer Service on 1300 790 853 or anz.customerservice@cengage.com.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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