Weekly Book Newsletter
13 March 2014

Noel Beddoe’s ‘On Cringila Hill’ x

A gritty story about drug wars, drive-bys, sexual assault and long-buried secrets, Noel Beddoe’s latest novel draws loosely on real events and is set in... Read more

‘Huxtabook’ author to design gala menu at ABA conference x

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) has announced that Daniel Wilson, chef and owner of Melbourne restaurants Huxtable and Huxtaburger and author of the Huxtabook cookbook... Read more

Janaczewska among Windham Campbell Prize winners x

Australian playwright Noëlle Janaczewska is one of eight writers to win the 2014 Windham Campbell Prizes, presented by the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library... Read more

International Library News x

UK and French libraries launch pilot ‘twinning project’ Church Street Library in London, UK, and Place des Fêtes Library in Paris, France, have launched a... Read more

Melbourne council forms advisory committee to oversee new Library amid community concerns x

In Melbourne, the Hobsons Bay Council has agreed to form an advisory subcommittee to oversee the development of a new public library in Newport after... Read more

In brief x

Library and Information Week merchandise now available Merchandise for this year’s Library and Information Week, to be held on 19-25 May, is now available to... Read more

New members appointed to Library Board of Queensland x

Four new members have been appointed to the Library Board of Queensland, including vice-chancellor of the University of Southern Queensland Jan Thomas, who will chair... Read more

Licensed to thrill x

If you haven’t already heard of Lalaloopsy, Adventure Time, Tickety Toc and Max Steel, chances are you will soon. Hardie Grant Egmont, Scholastic and The... Read more

New members appointed to Library Board of Queensland x

University of Southern Queensland vice-chancellor Jan Thomas has been appointed as the new chair of the Library Board of Queensland, replacing Roly Sussex, who will... Read more

McClintock joins Affirm Press x

Rosalind McClintock has joined Affirm Press in the newly created role of publicist. McClintock was previously publicity manager at Hardie Grant Books and has been... Read more

Sims joins Hachette x

Chris Sims has joined Hachette Australia in the role of national account manager for Hodder, Headline and Children’s. Sims, who previously worked for Allen &... Read more

Williamson joins ‘Island’ magazine x

Geordie Williamson, chief literary critic at the Australian, has joined Island magazine in the role of fiction editor. (See news.)

Australian Publishers Association: Last Thursdays Networking Event to launch in Melbourne; Launch dates for the ABIAs x

The APA is launching its Last Thursdays networking events in Melbourne on Thursday 27 March. To Tweet or Not to Tweet: Effective social media for publishers: Alaina... Read more

Applications open for May Gibbs Creative Time Fellowships 2015 x

Published authors and illustrators of at least one book for children or young people are invited to apply for a May Gibbs Creative Time Residential... Read more

Entries open for the Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award 2015 x

Entries for the Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award 2015 are now open. The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award is one of Australia’s richest awards for an unpublished manuscript by a... Read more

Hachette Australia congratulates Maxine Beneba Clarke for winning the 2014 Hazel Rowley Literary fellowship x

Hachette Australia is thrilled to congratulate Maxine Beneba Clarke for winning the 2014 Hazel Rowley Literary fellowship.

The Fellowship will enable Maxine to travel the world, researching her family’s migration path from Africa through to Australia for part two of her memoir about growing up black in white middle-class Australia,  The Hate Race, to be published by Hachette as part of her three book deal.  Maxine has said “The Hazel Rowley Fellowship will make this life-changing journey, and my documentation of it, a reality”. Maxine’s first book, Foreign Soil, will be published in May.


Paperblanks moves Sales and Distribution to Hardie Grant Books x

The sales and distribution of Paperblanks is moving from Pan Macmillan at the end of March, 2014. 

We are delighted to announce that Hardie Grant Books will represent the Paperblanks range to the Australian book trade with distribution through Random House. 

Gift trade sales will continue to be represented through Paperblanks/AMP Gift Agents in ANZ.

The cutoff date for final Paperblanks orders via MDS is Friday 21st March. Hardie Grant Sales Reps will commence selling the Paperblanks Journal and 2015 Diary range from 1st April. Random House will commence shipping from 1st April. For all sales and marketing enquiries please contact Deborah McQuoid at Paperblanks on (02) 9904 5200. Visit us at www.paperblanks.com.au




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