Weekly Book Newsletter
18 June 2014

Indonesia launches translation grant program x

Indonesia has launched a translation grant program to assist translations of works by Indonesian authors into English and German as part of its ‘guest of honour’ status... 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
 

Yarra Plenty Regional Library launches festival program x

Yarra Plenty Regional Library (YPRL) in the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne has launched the program for its sixth annual Booklovers’ Festival. This year’s festival, entitled ‘A... Read more
 

International library news x

UK librarians to crowdfund library festival In the UK, a group of librarians have launched a crowdfunding campaign to establish a National Public Library Festival,... 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
 

Gabe McGrath on the benefits of the Pay-What-You-Want ebook bundle x

Last year, Australian ebookstore Tomely launched a Pay-What-You-Want (PWYW) bundle for literary journals. Co-founder Connor Tomas O’Brien says the average price paid for the bundle... 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
 

Claire Zorn’s ‘The Protected’ x

Strong characters and a standout depiction of high school bullying make Claire Zorn’s second YA novel, following The Sky So Heavy, worth reading. In the... 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
 

Bec Kavanagh joins Stella Prize x

Bec Kavanagh, freelance writer and reviewer and founder of A Thousand Words Festival in Melbourne, has been appointed education resource development officer for the Stella Prize. (See... Read more
 

Writers Victoria Book Club: Bookings open x

Bookings are now open for Writers Victoria members to join the Writers’ Book Club. Running on the first Tuesdays of every month from July, this... Read more

Final call for entries for ABDA Design Awards 2014 x

The cut-off date for entering the ABDA design awards is Monday 23 June. Since taking over from the APA in running the annual design awards,... Read more

Walkley Book Award 2014: Entries close 27 June x

Entries are open for the 2014 Walkley Book Award, which acknowledges the work produced by an Australian journalist or writer, published from 1 September 2013 to 31... 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

www.nerobooks.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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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