Weekly Book Newsletter
15 January 2014

Queensland student shortlisted for Digital Book Awards x

Queensland creative writing student Donna Thompson has been shortlisted for the 2014 Digital Book Awards, to be held in New York on 14 January. Thompson is a... Read more

Melbourne radio show ‘Aural Text’ finishes up x

Melbourne radio program Aural Text broadcast its final show in December 2013. The program, which focussed on books and writing, was hosted by Melbourne writer,... Read more

Booktopia and Bookworld win SmartCompany Web Awards x

Online booksellers Booktopia and Bookworld are among the winners in the SmartCompany Web Awards. Booktopia picked up an award for Best Mobile Website and Bookworld won for... Read more

In brief x

Toowoomba library to move to temporary home Queensland’s Toowoomba City Library will move to a temporary home in March to make way for the redevelopment... Read more

International Library News x

Former German airport to be transformed into major central library In Germany, the site of a former Berlin airport will be transformed into a major... Read more

Gregory appointed director of NT Library x

Patrick Gregory has been appointed as the new director of the Northern Territory Library. Gregory, who will begin in the role on 24 February, has... Read more

ALIA fellowships for Richards, Hamill; research grant for Missingham x

Jan Richards and Cheryl Hamill were awarded fellowships by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) in December. The ALIA board regularly confers fellowships to... Read more

‘The Rosie Project’ tops most-requested list at Libraries ACT in 2013 x

Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project (Text) was the most-requested book at public libraries in the Australian Capital Territory in 2013, reports Fairfax. The five most-requested books... Read more

International Library News x

Ebook promotion in Illinois libraries aims to influence publishers     In the US, a new promotion in public libraries across Illinois will aim to influence publishers to change... Read more

In brief x

NLA digitises ‘Canberra Times’ archives as centenary gift The National Library of Australia (NLA) has digitised the complete archives of the Canberra Times from 1926... Read more

CAUL, ASA announce research fellowships x

The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) and the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) have announced a new fellowship program to provide authors with access... Read more

Key findings from Kelly Fagan’s Unwin Trust Fellowship report x

‘I went to the UK expecting to find examples of highly experimental or revolutionary marketing campaigns, and was surprised to find that most campaigns were... Read more

Miriam Cosic on the decline of book launches x

‘We don’t really launch books any more,’ says Allen & Unwin publicity director Andy Palmer in Miriam Cosic’s article on the decline of book launches... Read more

Alan Gold & Mike Jones’ ‘Bloodline’ x

A Palestinian youth is shot while trying to bomb the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem, and his Israeli doctor discovers that they share a common... Read more

N J Gemmell’s ‘The Kensington Reptilarium’ x

December, 1945. When their father goes missing in mysterious circumstances, the four Caddy children are uprooted from their lives in outback Australia and taken to... Read more

Taylor & Francis moves to TL Distribution x

Publisher: Taylor & FrancisISBN prefix: VariousOld distributor: Palgrave Macmillan/Macmillan Distribution ServicesNew distributor: TL DistributionChangeover date: 31/03/2014Returns cut-off: 15/06/2014(See classified.)

Hardie Grant Egmont and Little Tiger Group Agency Change x

Publisher: Little Tiger GroupISBN prefix: 978-1-85430; 978-1-870271; 978-1-84143; 978-1-84506; 978-1-84857; 978-1-84895Old distributor: Random HouseNew distributor: Hardie Grant Egmont Changeover date: 1/01/14Returns cut-off: 1/01/14

Gregory appointed director of NT Library x

Patrick Gregory has been appointed as the new director of the Northern Territory Library. Gregory, who will begin in the role on 24 February, replaces... Read more

Lenton joins Momentum x

Patrick Lenton has joined Pan Macmillan digital imprint Momentum in the newly created role of digital marketing assistant. Lenton has previously worked for Allen &... Read more

Puvanenthiran appointed deputy arts editor of the ‘Age’ x

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran has been appointed deputy arts editor of the Age, replacing Dewi Cooke, who is currently on maternity leave. Puvanenthiran has worked as a... Read more

Australian Publishers Association’s new program of networking events; futurEDUCATION selling well x

Australian Publishers Association will hold its inaugural Last Thursdays APA Networking event after work on Thursday 30 January to discuss ‘What will happen to Publishing in 2014?’  Margaret... Read more

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