Weekly Book Newsletter
12 June 2014

Peter Docker’s ‘Sweet One’ x

Sassy, hard-drinking, menthol-smoking, blonde-curled protagonist Izzy is a newspaper journalist and daughter of a cop who is determined to reveal the truth, particularly about racism... Read more

Australian Book Design Awards adds indie category

The Australian Book Design Awards has added a new category to this year’s awards. ‘Affectionately dubbed the “Indie 1000”’, the new category is ‘designed for... Read more

Writers Victoria to run inaugural Manuscript Assessor Conference

Writers Victoria will run its inaugural Manuscript Assessor Conference from 2-3 September 2014 at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne. Manuscript assessors and editors are invited to... Read more

Munno Para Library construction begins x

Construction will begin this week on the City of Playford’s Munno Para Library in Adelaide, reports the Herald Sun. The $3 million library, which is due to... Read more

International library news x

Connecticut State Library to create state-wide ebook collection In the US, legislators in the state of Connecticut have passed a bill for the Connecticut State... Read more

Picture perfect: three picture book illustrators discuss their work x

A desire to create something beautiful, and to experiment with different methods and materials, have informed the careers of Australian picture book illustrators Dub Leffler,... Read more

Deadly Style: Editing Indigenous Authored Manuscripts x

Deadly Style: Editing Indigenous Authored Manuscripts is a two-hour seminar led by Queensland Writers Centre and black&write! writing and editing project. This seminar will provide... Read more

APA: ‘How to be successful in Frankfurt’ seminar x

The Australian Publishers Association in partnership with the Small Press Network is offering a seminar for people who are keen to learn how to get... Read more

Editors Victoria: ‘Dance Steps for the Self-Employed’ x

Editors Victoria will present ‘Dance Steps for the Self-Employed, with Jackey Coyle’ on 21 June. In this full-day course, which is aimed at self-employed editors, Jackey Coyle covers topics such as:... Read more

Independent Publishing Conference: Call for papers x

The 2014 Independent Publishing Conference will be held in Sydney on 13-14 November at the Federation Conference Centre, 23-33 Mary Street, Surry Hills. Academic panels... Read more

Ray ‘Rabs’ Warren awarded Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) x

We’re delighted to share the news that Ray Warren, the legendary voice of Australian sport, has received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in this year’s Queen’s Birthday list for his services to rugby league. Ray’s biography The Voice will be released in August 2014.

During his remarkable broadcasting career, which has now spanned almost five decades, Ray has called three Melbourne Cups, Commonwealth and Olympic Games swimming, and countless rugby league matches.

In The Voice: My Story Ray reveals the man behind the microphone and speaks of the great highs and devastating lows of his career and life in the same way he calls every sporting event: with great passion, colour and candour.

The Voice: My Story
Ray Warren, with Andrew Webster
ISBN: 9781863956758
RRP: $39.99
Hardback C format
320 pages, including 16pp colour picture section
Release date: August 2014 

Orders for The Voice can be placed with United Book Distributors on 03 9811 2555 or email orders@unitedbookdistributors.com.au



Five Mile Press to distribute Rockpool Publishing x

The Five Mile Press is delighted to announce that they will commence Australian trade sales and distribution for Rockpool Publishing from 1st July, 2014.

Alexandra Maramenides, Managing Director of the Five Mile Press commented:

“We are delighted to be working with Rockpool Publishing and look forward to a long-term partnership.  The Rockpool list is an exciting addition to our own, as well as those of our other valued partners, (Hot Key Books, Weldon Owen and Slattery Media).”

Lisa Hanrahan, Publishing Director of Rockpool Publishing commented:

“We are very happy that Five Mile Press will be representing our list of Australian Sport, Health, Parenting and Mind Body Spirit products. We look forward to a positive future together.”


Online Bookshop URLs for sale x

Gross Sales $550,000 per annum

Asking price $30,000

Suite of URLs:     

  • betweenReads.com.au
  • lawbooks.com.au
  • medicalbookstore.com.au
  • universitybookshop.com.au


These would best suit an existing online business who wants to top us their online business.

Contact Rolf Wilkens for further details on: 03 9214 5495


The Stella Prize needs a new home x

The Stella Prize is looking for a pro-bono or an affordable office space, preferably in the city or the inner north, to house its expanding operations. We need a private office that can accommodate two to three people. If you have spare capacity in your own workplace, or know of any suitable, small office spaces, please contact the Stella Prize Manager, Megan Quinlan, on 0408 260 981 or megan@thestellaprize.com.au


Pascal Press stocktake x

Pascal Press will be carrying out their annual Stocktake week commencing Monday 7th July to Friday 11th July

Last despatch of orders will be Friday 4th July

There will be no orders dispatched during stocktake.

Please continue to send in your orders with normal distribution resuming Monday July 14.


Inbooks to cease distribution for University of California Press x

Inbooks would like to advise customers that we will cease distribution for University of California Press on 30th June. Authorised customer returns will be accepted by Inbooks until 30th June. Please note that the only returns accepted will be stock invoiced between 1st July 2013 and 31st May 2014. From 1st July 2014, University of California Press will be distributed by Footprint Books.


Inbooks to cease distribution for John Leonard Press x

Inbooks would like to advise customers that we will cease distribution for John Leonard Press on 30th June. Customer returns will be accepted by Inbooks until 30th June. From 1st July 2014, John Leonard Press will be distributed by Dennis Jones & Associates.


Hillary Clinton’s memoir ‘Hard Choices’ published Tuesday 10 June x

Tuesday the 10th June was the global publication date for Hillary Clinton’s memoir Hard Choices. We hope you have great success selling it. The media are going crazy for it around the world as well as here in Australia – the buzz is enormous. Look for exclusive interviews on 7.30, in Good Weekend and in the Australian Women’s Weekly. If you need more stock, please contact UBD on 1800 338 836.




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