Weekly Book Newsletter
30 January 2014

Catton to be awarded honorary doctorate x

New Zealand author Eleanor Catton will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Literature from Victoria University of Wellington, reports Booksellers NZ. Catton, whose second novel The... Read more
 

‘The Broken Shore’ to screen on ABC TV this weekend

The television adaptation of Peter Temple’s novel The Broken Shore (Text) will screen on ABC Television at 8.30pm on Sunday 2 February. The telemovie stars Don... Read more
 

McDiarmid joins Wheelers Books x

Rachael McDiarmid has joined library and schools supplier Wheelers Books in the newly created position of publisher and partner relations manager. McDiarmid joined the company on... Read more
 

Lodge to take over ALIA presidency in May x

Damian Lodge will take over the presidency of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) in May. Lodge, an academic in the School of Information... Read more
 

International Library News x

Wade appointed as chair of CILIP council In the UK, Martyn Wade has been appointed as chair of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information... Read more
 

In brief x

New $9.5 million library opens in Bendigo A new public library opened in the regional Victorian city of Bendigo on 28 January. According to the ABC,... Read more
 

Librarians among 2014 Australia Day honours recipients x

A number of librarians are among the recipients of the 2014 Australia Day honours, which were presented by the Governor-General on 26 January as ‘national and... Read more
 

Where can you buy ebooks in Australia? x

Last year ended with a flurry of new ebookstore announcements, including the launch of an Australian Kindle store, an Australian Nook ebookstore and an Optus... Read more
 

Kaz Delaney’s ‘Almost Dead’ x

What do you do if you wake up in the dead of night to see a spirit standing by your bed … and he’s really,... Read more
 

Industrial Press distribution change x

Publisher: Industrial PressISBN prefix: 9780 8311Old distributor: Elsevier Science & Technology BooksNew distributor: CoInfo Pty LtdChangeover date: ImmediateReturns cut-off: 30 April 2014 (See classifieds.)
 

Fremantle Press distribution change in WA x

Publisher: Fremantle PressOld distributor in WA: Wilmot Book AgenciesNew distributor in WA: PenguinChangeover date: 30 AprilReturns cut-off: 30 June (See news.)
 

McDiarmid joins Wheelers Books x

Rachael McDiarmid has joined library and schools supplier Wheelers Books in the newly created position of publisher and partner manager. McDiarmid previously worked for library... Read more
 

Changes to the ALIA board x

Damian Lodge will take over the presidency of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) in May. Lodge, who joined the ALIA board in May... Read more
 

Malcolm O’Brien joins Wavesound x

Malcolm O’Brien has been appointed NSW, QLD and NT territory manager for Wavesound. O’Brien joins Wavesound from James Bennett, where he was a sales representative. (See... Read more
 

New appointments at ‘Good Reading’ x

Good Reading has appointed Robert Kennedy as advertising sales manager for Good Reading, SpineOut and PK. Angus Dalton has also been appointed as editorial assistant.
 

Jones appointed ABA conference and marketing manager x

Steve Jones has been appointed to the new role of conference and marketing manager for the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA). Jones, who joined the ABA... Read more
 

Withycombe joins the Wheeler Centre x

Helen Withycombe has joined the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas in Melbourne in the role of programming coordinator. Withycombe, who started in the... Read more
 

Networking with the APA; Beatrice Davis Fellow to New York; tickets for futurEDUCATION x

Networking with the Australian Publishers Association (APA) Join Margaret Whiskin, publisher at Magabala Books along with industry colleagues to share some predictions for the year ahead on... Read more

Industrial Press distribution change x

Elsevier Science & Technology Books advises that effective immediately distribution of Industrial Press has moved to CoInfo Pty Ltd. Elsevier will accept returns received by... Read more

Mal O’Brien joins Wavesound x

Mal O’Brien will be joining Wavesound as territory manager for NSW, QLD and NT. Mal has more than 30 years’ experience in Australian Publishing and... Read more

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