Weekly Book Newsletter
5 March 2014

Random House launches teen writing comp with Movellas.com, Sony x

Random House has partnered with online writing community Movellas.com and the Sony Reader Store to launch a writing competition for Australian teen writers. The Sony... Read more

Galleguillos joins ILF board x

Teacher and Indigenous education specialist Sharon Galleguillos has joined the board of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF), replacing Martin Nakata, who has finished his directorship.... Read more

NZSA Auckland Museum library grants 2014 recipients announced x

The New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) and the Auckland Museum have announced the recipients of this year’s NZSA Auckland Museum Library Research Grants. Christchurch... Read more

Tarneit library construction loses Federal Government funding x

The Federal Government has pulled $1 million of funding from the construction of a new $6.95 million library in Tarneit in Victoria, reports the Herald Sun.  ... Read more

International Library News x

UK public library elending pilot announced In the UK, the Publishers Association (PA) and the Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) have announced a year-long public... Read more

International Library News x

US libraries to trial ebook-sharing software In the US, academic library members of the Greater Western Library Alliance will participate in a pilot program for... Read more

SLNSW responds to concerns over Mitchell Library with Q&A x

The State Library of New South Wales (SLNSW) has responded to a petition protesting changes to the Mitchell Library by publishing a Q&A on its... Read more

Children’s Book Festival at SLV 2014 program announced

The program for the 2014 Children’s Book Festival, an event co-hosted by the Wheeler Centre and the State Library of Victoria (SLV), has been announced. The... Read more

On dropping the C-format paperback x

‘In my opinion a C-format at more than $30 is overpriced. I know the reasons for the prices of books in this country but the... Read more

Authentic expansion: Susanne Horman tells the story of Robinsons Bookshop x

From its first store in Frankston’s Central Carpark to its forthcoming outlet in the Emporium Melbourne shopping complex, Robinsons Bookshop has come a long way.... Read more

John Marsden’s ‘The Year My Life Broke’ x

Twelve-year-old Josh is highly unimpressed when his family packs up and moves to Tarrawagga, the most boring town in Australia. Determined not to enjoy himself... Read more

Annie Boyd’s ‘Koombana Days’ x

A century ago, there weren’t many roads in Australia, and outside the main cities and the south-eastern states, what railways there were tended to run... Read more

NewSouth to end distribution of Insight x

Publisher: Insight Publications (including Wild Dingo Press)ISBN prefix: 9781875882; 9781920693; 9781921088; 9781921411; 9781922004; 9781922150; 9781922243; 9781925134; 97809807570; 97809871785; 97809873811; 97809873813Old distributor: NewSouth BooksNew distributor: Insight will... Read more

Inbooks to cease distribution for Liverpool University Press x

Agency: Liverpool University PressISBN Prefix: VariousOld Distributor: InbooksNew Distributor: N/AChangeover date: 30/04/14Returns cutoff: 30/04/14                   (See classified.)

New address for The Bookshop Darwin x

The Bookshop Darwin is relocating from its current address at Shop T18, The Galleria, Smith Street, Darwin. The store will re-open on 10 March at... Read more

New appointments at S&S x

At Simon & Schuster, Anna O’Grady has been appointed marketing and publicity manager, replacing Greg Tilney; Georgina Rhodes has been appointed to the newly created position... Read more

Galleguillos joins ILF board x

Teacher and Indigenous education specialist Sharon Galleguillos has joined the board of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF), replacing Martin Nakata who has finished his directorship.... Read more

Flux appointed ‘Voiceworks’ editor x

Express Media has announced that Elizabeth Flux has been appointed as the new editor of the Voiceworks journal. Flux will start in the position in... Read more

Byng promoted at HarperCollins x

Chren Byng has been promoted to the role of associate publisher of ABC Children’s Books at HarperCollins Australia. Byng, who has worked for HarperCollins in... Read more

Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript 2014: entries open x

The Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript 2014 is calling for submissions. Entry is open to all Victorian writers who have not previously... Read more

Society of Editors (NSW): Copyediting workshop x

Society of Editors (NSW) will hold a one-day workshop on copyediting fiction presented by editor Nicola O’Shea. Participants will be able to practise and refine their... Read more

‘Australia: Small Book, Big Island’ x

Due to increasing demand for our travel size photo gift book: Australia: Small Book, Big Island, in addition to the 12 copy packs Thames &... Read more

NewSouth to stop distributing Insight Publications x

From April 1 NewSouth Books will no longer distribute Insight Publications and its imprint Wild Dingo Press. NewSouth Books will accept returns until May 1.... Read more

New Location for CoInfo x

Co Info Pty Ltd would like to advise our customers, publishers and suppliers that we have moved to a new office and warehouse address: 200A... Read more

Harlequin signs 7-book deal with Stephanie Laurens x

No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens and Harlequin MIRA are pleased to announce a groundbreaking, hybrid multi-book agreement that reflects the new... Read more

Palgrave Macmillan/Taylor & Francis Group x

This is a reminder that effective 1 April 2014 Palgrave Macmillan will no longer represent the Taylor and Francis Group in ANZ. Backorders will be... Read more

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