Weekly Book Newsletter
12 June 2014

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

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

Footprint to distribute University of California Press x

Publisher: University of California PressISBN Prefix: VariousOld Distributor: InbooksNew Distributor: Footprint BooksChangeover date: 30/06/14Returns cutoff: 30/06/14 (See classifieds.)

Dennis Jones & Associates to distribute John Leonard Press x

Agency: John Leonard PressISBN Prefix: VariousOld Distributor: InbooksNew Distributor: Dennis Jones & AssociatesChangeover date: 30/06/14Returns cutoff: 30/06/14

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)... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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