Weekly Book Newsletter (end March 2022)
25 June 2014

Christie Nieman’s ‘As Stars Fall’ x

The fire swept through Murramunda two months ago. For bird-loving Robin, it was the spark that caused her family to fall apart, forcing her and... 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

Davis appears on ‘Australian Story’ x

Perth author and bookseller Brooke Davis featured on an episode of ABC TV’s Australian Story on Monday 23 June. Davis’ debut novel Lost & Found (Hachette, July)... Read more

WHSmith Melbourne Central closes

The WHSmith store at Melbourne Central Shopping Centre has closed. The store announced the news on its Facebook page in May. Its final day was 18... Read more

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

International library news x

Singapore’s National Library Board launches Read! Fest The Singapore National Library Board’s 10th annual Read! Fest was launched on 20 June with a range of... Read more

ABS releases stats on library funding x

State and territory governments spent $367.3m on libraries in 2012-13, up slightly from $355.7m in 2011-12, according to an Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) report.... Read more

Oakley Library launches My Cup of Tea community talks x

Oakey Library in Toowoomba, Queensland, has embarked on a bimonthly series of free community talks called My Cup of Tea. The series launched with Priscilla Sutton, who... 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

The growth of regional literary festivals in Australia x

Today there are close to 100 literary festivals around Australia, many of them in regional and rural areas. Andrew Nette explores the growth in regional... 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

Newman to retire from Fremantle Press x

Fremantle Press sales, rights and distribution manager Clive Newman has announced his retirement. (See news.)

Co-op announces changes to executive team x

The Co-op has announced changes to its senior executive team. Adam Jones has been appointed general manager and Greg Smith has been appointed chief commercial officer. Both are newly created roles. (See news.)

Smith to leave Paper Plus x

Rob Smith will step down as CEO of Paper Plus NZ to become CEO of Flooring Brands NZ. (See news.)

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

Society of Editors: Editing Food Publications x

A recipe for success: Editing Food Publications Tuesday 1 July6.30 pm for 7.00 pm startSydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSWDrinks and... Read more

Distribution of Connor Court titles x

Connor Court Publishing titles are no longer distributed by Rainbow Book Agencies. All orders for Connor Court titles can be ordered from Connor Court directly or through Ingram. Our direct number is (03) 5332-6205 or through email sales@connorcourt.com


Inbooks to cease distribution for Harvard University Press x

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


Wombat Books now available via Novella Distribution x

Wombat Books has moved to Novella Distribution effective 1st July. Novella offers rapid order processing plus great incentives for new bookseller accounts.  Head to: www.novelladistribution.com.au or call 07 3167 6519.




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