Weekly Book Newsletter
16 July 2014

Sonya Hartnett’s ‘Golden Boys’ x

Golden Boys is not a departure for Sonya Hartnett, but it’s a continuation of her craft that shows why she is one of Australia’s best... Read more

Paddy O’Reilly’s ‘The Wonders’ x

After a failed heart transplant, Leon is the world’s first recipient of an entirely mechanical heart, engineered and implanted in secret. He is recruited by... Read more

New funding, prize categories for Scarlet Stiletto Awards

Crime Australia’s Scarlet Stiletto Awards have received a boost in prize funding. This year the short-story awards are offering $8800 worth of prize money, an... Read more

Pick-a-WooWoo wins small business award x

WA-based Pick-a-WooWoo Publishing has won the South West Small Business of the Year Award for its excellence in the field of self-publishing, reports the West... Read more

International library news x

Singapore libraries remove children’s titles with gay themes In Singapore, the National Library Board (NLB) has removed from libraries three children’s titles it has deemed inappropriate for... Read more

Brisbane Square Library’s first Reader-in-Residence completes his term x

Poet David Stavanger has completed his 12-month term as Australia’s first Reader-in-Residence, based at Brisbane Square Library. At his final event on 4 July, Stavanger... Read more

The 17th Storey: Maxine Beneba Clarke’s tribute to Matt Richell x

Author Maxine Beneba Clarke has written a beautiful tribute to Hachette Australia CEO Matt Richell for the Saturday Paper. ‘This is just the rough sketch... Read more

Avid Reader’s Steamy Queensland nights x

Bookseller and author Krissy Kneen has run the Good S-x Book Club at Avid Reader in Brisbane for the past two years. Once a month,... Read more

Staff changes at ‘Griffith REVIEW’ x

Hamish Townsend has been appointed editorial manager of the Griffith REVIEW. The publication also announced that production manager Paul Thwaites is leaving after 11 years. (See news.)

Walker Books promotes Van Den Belt x

Walker Books has promoted Angela Van Den Belt to the position of president, general manager and commercial director of Walker Books Australia and New Zealand.... Read more

Osmond to leave ANRA x

Margy Osmond, CEO of the Australian National Retailers Association (ANRA), will leave the association in October after eight years in the position. She has been appointed... Read more

New home for Ford St x

Melbourne-based publisher Ford St is moving from its current location in Clifton Hill to an office and warehouse at 162 Hoddle St, Abbotsford. The move... Read more

O’Brien appointed sales director of Hardie Grant Publishing x

John O’Brien has been appointed sales director of Hardie Grant Publishing and will be working across the company’s three consumer businesses. O’Brien was previously employed... Read more

Simmons joins ‘Books+Publishing’ x

Hilary Simmons has joined the team at Books+Publishing as assistant editor. (See news.)

Scribe UK office and staff changes x

Scribe has relocated its UK office to 2 John Street in Clerkenwell. It has also promoted Sarah Braybrooke to publicity and operations manager of Scribe UK, replacing Rina Gill,... Read more

Foster leaves Walker Books x

Walker Books has announced that Sarah Foster, managing director and publisher for Walker Books Australia and New Zealand, has left the company. (See news.) 

Society of Editors (NSW): Issues in editing for educational publishing x

Society of Editors (NSW) is running a one-day workshop on the issues in editing for educational publishing on 22 August. Presented by Penny Martin, the workshop will explore... Read more

Editors wanted for Viva La Novella x

Seizure is once again running a competition to select editors for its Viva La Novella initiative. Applicants must send a cover letter and CV by... Read more

Notice from Dennis Jones & Associates x

After absorbing increases from Australia Post and other on costs we are raising our minimum order amount to $100 net invoice (GST inclusive) effective from 1 August 2014.

Orders of less than $100 net invoice value will incur a small order surcharge of $11.00 (GST inclusive).

Products for return will only be accepted up to 12 months and not before 3 months from the date of invoice.


Lonely Planet Retail Display Competition Winners Announced! x

Congratulations to the winners of Lonely Planet’s annual Travel Month retail display competition. The level of the competition this year was simply outstanding and thank you to all the retailers that took part and supported the Travel Month campaign in 2014.

1st Prize ($2,000):

  • Dymocks Garden City, WA


Runners-Up ($1,000 each):

  • Dymocks Burnside, SA
  • Dymocks Canberra, ACT
  • Paper Plus South City, NZ



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