Weekly Book Newsletter (end March 2022)
2 July 2014

Jessie Cole’s ‘Deeper Water’ x

The premise of Jessie Cole’s second novel is reminiscent of her acclaimed debut novel Darkness on the Edge of Town: a car accident brings a... Read more

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

ACT Book of the Year eligibility changed x

Entrants to the 2014 ACT Book of the Year award must reside within the ACT’s boundaries under changes made to the award’s guidelines. Previously, entries... Read more

Garner and Haigh to open Mildura Writers Festival

Tickets for the Mildura Writers Festival in regional Victoria are now on sale. This year’s festival will run from 17 to 20 July and will... 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

Program announced for 2014 LIANZA conference x

The Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) has announced the program for its annual conference, to be held in Auckland on 12-15... Read more

Librarians discuss popular culture at PopCAANZ 2014 x

The fifth annual international conference of the Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ) was held on 18-20 June in Hobart, Tasmania. The... Read more

SLQ releases discussion paper for 2020 x

State Library of Queensland (SLQ) released its ‘SLQ2020 Discussion Paper’ on 26 June and is seeking community involvement to help shape the library’s next five... Read more

New Zealand librarians launch online magazine ‘Weve’ x

New Zealand librarians Sally Pewhairangi and Megan Ingle, founders of the Heroes Mingle partnership, have launched an online magazine about the library industry. Weve’s first... 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

Notions Unlimited’s Geeky gift registry x

Science-fiction, fantasy and horror specialist Notions Unlimited in Melbourne has launched a gift registry for its customers. Owner Chuck McKenzie says it helps geeky booklovers... 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

Hellen appointed publisher at A&U NZ x

Jenny Hellen has been appointed to the newly created position of publisher at Allen & Unwin New Zealand. Hallen joins the company from Random House New... Read more

Howard joins HarperCollins x

Matt Howard will leave his position as publicist at NewSouth Books and will join HarperCollins in the newly created role of ABC Books campaign manager, beginning on 15 July. (See classifieds.)

Harding to leave Momentum x

Mark Harding has resigned as digital marketing executive at Momentum Books to join the marketing team at IKEA. His last day is 25 July. Momentum is seeking a... Read more

McDiarmid joins Bloomsbury x

Rachael McDiarmid has joined Bloomsbury as ANZ account manager of Bloomsbury Collections. (See classifieds.) 

Scribe appointments x

Scribe Publications has appointed Sarina Gale as sales coordinator on a part-time basis, and Stephanie Siriwardene as production and publishing assistant. (See news.) 

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.)

Children’s Book Week Promotion and Awareness Merchandise x

Bookshops and Libraries can now purchase their Children’s Book Week promotional merchandise online at the new CBCA eStore. Banner, posters, badges and bookmarks for bookstores and... Read more

Howard joins HarperCollins Publishers x

HarperCollins has announced that Matt Howard has been appointed to the newly created role of ABC Books Campaign Manager. Howard will manage the integrated publicity and marketing campaigns for ABC Books, said Simon Milne, Marketing, Digital and Communications Director.

‘We are delighted to have Matt joining our team’, Milne added. ‘He brings a wealth of experience in marketing and publicity – as well as retail buying experience from his time in bookselling – that will be invaluable for ABC Books.’

Matt Howard starts at HarperCollins on Tuesday July 15th.


Distribution of Lion Hudson x

Product from Lion Hudson is available to order from NewSouth Books.
To order please contact TL Distribution.
Ph: (02) 8778 9999
Fax: (02) 8778 9944


Pascal Press & Steve Parish price rise x

Pascal Press & Steve Parish will be implementing a price increase across a selection of titles as of Friday 1st August 2014.

All orders received after 1st August will be invoiced at the new price.

To receive an updated price list contact your Pascal Press representative or email contact@pascalpress.com.au


Rachael McDiarmid joins Bloomsbury as ANZ Account Manager—Bloomsbury Collections x

Rachael McDiarmid (RM Marketing Services) has commenced representation of Bloomsbury’s Digital Platforms sales into the ANZ market. Bloomsbury Collections launched in May 2014 and has already seen significant interest, necessitating Rachael’s specialist representation for sales and customer management. Rachael is the key contact for Bloomsbury Collections ANZ and can be contacted on rachael.mcdiarmid@bloomsbury.com or Tel. (02) 8820 4900

Bloomsbury Collections

Bloomsbury Collections delivers instant access to quality research and provides libraries with a flexible way to build eBook collections across the humanities and social sciences. 4,000 titles are on the platform, featuring content from Bloomsbury’s latest research publications as well as a 100+ year legacy including Continuum, T&T Clark, Bristol Classical Press, Berg, The Arden Shakespeare and the recently acquired Hart Publishing.

Options are flexible to help librarians complete their collections by subject, publication date, or series.

See www.bloomsburycollections.com for more about available collections.


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.




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