Weekly Book Newsletter
5 February 2014

Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner’s ‘These Broken Stars’ x

Society princess Lilac LaRoux and war hero from the wrong side of the tracks Tarver Merendsen lock eyes across the room during yet another party... 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

Dempster shortlisted for ‘Women’s Agenda’ Leadership Awards x

Melbourne Writers Festival director Lisa Dempster has been shortlisted in this year’s Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards. Dempster, who has been director and CEO of the... Read more

‘Writers in Conversation’ literary journal launched x

The first issue of the Writers in Conversation open-access literary journal is now available. The journal, which focuses on interviews with authors, editors and translators... Read more

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

In brief x

Wellington City Council proposes $60,000 funding boost for libraries In New Zealand, the Wellington City Council has proposed increasing its funding for the city’s public... Read more

Vic govt announces final round of Living Libraries funding x

The Victorian Government has opened the fourth and final round of funding for its Living Libraries Infrastructure Program. The program gives Victorian councils and regional... Read more

International Library News x

Pilot scheme allows free access to 1.5 million journal articles at public libraries In the UK, a two-year pilot scheme will allow members of the... 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

Alex Adsett on applying ethics to ebooks x

What ethics should readers be aware of when shopping for ebooks? Alex Adsett lays out some of the options and their consequences for authors, publishers, booksellers... 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

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

Indigenous Literacy Foundation Melbourne trivia night x

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation is holding a trivia night in Melbourne. Book industry people are invited to come along to help raise funds for the foundation. Those thinking about attending are asked to spread the word among friends, colleagues,... Read more

Prime Minister’s Literary Awards 2014 entries open x

Entries are sought for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards 2014 in the categories of fiction, non-fiction, Australian history, poetry, young adult fiction, and children’s fiction.The awards are... Read more

Australian Publishers Association: Beatrice Fellow in the snow; futurEDUCATION ramping up x

futurEDUCATION 2014: What will it take to improve educational outcomes? What can we really achieve using digital resources? Geoff Masters, CEO of the Australian Council for Educational... Read more

Reminder: Grants for Australian publishers to publish and promote titles by mid-list Australian authors x

Through the Australia Council’s Literature section, grants are available for publishers to raise the profile of mid-list authors in Australia and internationally through targeted support... Read more

Black Inc. congratulates David Hunt x

Black Inc. congratulates David Hunt for the shortlisting of Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia for the Non-Fiction prize in the 2014 Indie Awards.

Orders for Girt (9781863956116) can be placed with United Book Distributors on 03 9811 2555 or email orders@unitedbookdistributors.com.au


Inbooks to cease distribution for Dunedin and ISEAS x

Inbooks would like to advise customers that we will cease distribution for Dunedin Academic Press and ISEAS Publishing on 31st March. Customer returns will be accepted by Inbooks until March 31st. For any inquiries, please contact Inbooks on 02 8988 5082 or orders@inbooks.com.au


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 30 April, 2014, thereafter, all returns should be to CoInfo.




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