Weekly Book Newsletter
26 March 2014

Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing expands to New Zealand x

The Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing has opened up submissions to New Zealand students for its 2014 award. The award for emerging literary writers, presented... Read more
 

MC announced for 2014 ABIAs x

Satirist and musician Casey Bennetto will host this year’s Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs). Bennetto, who has previously hosted several Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, said... Read more
 

New online library for architecture and construction industries announced x

A new online library for resources relating to Building Information Modelling (BIM) will be developed by the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) and the Australian... Read more
 

In brief x

NSLA develops new position statement for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander library services The Indigenous project group of National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA) has... Read more
 

NSW library association launches funding campaign x

The New South Wales Public Library Association has launched a campaign calling for increased state government funding of public libraries in NSW, which it says... Read more
 

International Library News x

‘Library Journal’ publishes list of 2014 ‘Movers and Shakers’ In the US, Library Journal has released this year’s ‘Movers and Shakers’ list of influential library... Read more
 

Voting underway in search for Australia’s Favourite Library x

Voting has commenced in this year’s search for Australia’s Favourite Library, conducted by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) in the lead-up to Library... Read more
 

ALIA adopts open access statement x

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has adopted a statement in support of open access, listing the ‘free flow of information and ideas through... Read more
 

In brief x

ALIA National Conference program announced The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has released the program for its National Conference, which runs from 15-19 September. Keynote... Read more
 

International Library News x

Report finds two-thirds of Americans engaged with public libraries The Pew Research Center in Washington DC has released a report on library use in the... Read more
 

Business smarts: changing business models in publishing x

How are publishers big and small adapting to the changing publishing landscape? Simon & Schuster, Affirm Press, Text Publishing and Editia tell Books+Publishing about recent... Read more
 

Angela Meyer: tips on chairing panels and interviewing authors x

Long-time writers’ festival attendee and chair Angela Meyer argues that the ‘general standard’ of author events can be better, and offers some tips on chairing... Read more
 

Trader Faulkner’s ‘Inside Trader’ x

Born in Sydney—to a Ballets Russes ballerina improbably named Sheila and a larrikin silent-movie actor, John—young Ronald Faulkner earned his sobriquet after trading back his... Read more
 

Amra Pajalic & Demet Divaroren’s ‘Coming of Age’ x

Coming of Age is the kind of book that will change how readers look at the world, at others and themselves. This anthology of real-life stories... Read more
 

Gelfer leaves RMIT Publishing x

RMIT Publishing editorial specialist Joseph Gelfer has left the organisation after six years. Gelfer’s role included managing the RMIT University Press imprint and product development... Read more
 

Staff changes at ‘Books+Publishing’ x

The editorial team that produces the Weekly Book Newsletter, Books+Publishing Daily newsletter and Books+Publishing magazine is undergoing some changes. News editor Eloise Keating is leaving... Read more
 

Grigg joins Scribe x

Scribe Publications has announced that Jenny Grigg has joined the company in the role of art director, replacing Miriam Rosenbloom who has commenced maternity leave.... Read more
 

Walkley Foundation seeking speakers for Storyology festival x

The Walkley Foundation for Journalism is seeking speakers for its four-day Storyology festival running from 1-4 December in Sydney. Prospective speakers may be writers, storytellers,... Read more

Australian Publishers Association: Nominations for Pixie O’Harris; ABIA nominations and lots of BookTalk x

Friday 28 March is your last chance to nominate for the Best Books Categories in the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs). Nominations for the Business... Read more

Call for nominations: NSW Premier’s History Awards 2014 x

Nominations for the NSW Premier’s History Awards 2014 are now open. A total of $75,000 in prize money will be presented to the winners at... Read more

Grigg joins Scribe x

Jenny Grigg has joined Scribe as Art Director in a maternity leave position covering Miriam Rosenbloom. Grigg, an internationally acclaimed designer, will be responsible for Scribe’s Australian and UK lists. Jenny can be contacted at: jenny@scribepub.com.au

 

‘The Motorcycle Diaries’ distributed by NewSouth Books x

Che Guevara’s best-selling The Motorcycle Diaries, the book of the popular movie, is now distributed by NewSouth Books (www.newsouthbooks.com.au). For all other titles from Ocean Press, e-mail: orders@oceanbooks.com.au.

 

Oxford University Press annual stock take x

OUP will be closed from Tuesday 1st April until Friday 4th April for stock take. Dispatching of orders will resume on Monday 7th April. Price and availability is available via our website: www.oup.com.au or Title Page: www.titlepage.com

 

Queensland bookstore for sale x

Pay no more rent! Freehold bookshop for sale with fully self-contained apartment upstairs and beautiful Mediterranean style courtyard garden. Located in Maryborough, S.E. Queensland. For more information, contact Janet Revill at Janet’s Art Books 0741231117. www.janetsartbooks.com.au janet@janetsartbooks.com.au

View a promotional video of the bookstore here.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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