Weekly Book Newsletter (end March 2022)
23 July 2014

Catherine Harris’ ‘The Family Men’ x

A month after a post-season celebration, footballer Harry Furey still can’t remember what actually happened at the team’s men-only Sportsman’s Night—but he knows it was... Read more

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

Whitcoulls announces Top 100 list x

Whitcoulls has announced its Top 100 list, as voted by New Zealand readers in 2014. The Fault in Our Stars (John Green, Penguin) is in first place,... Read more

ALIA’s LinkedIn Professional Discussion Series underway x

The Australian Library and Information Association’s (ALIA) LinkedIn Professional Discussion Series was launched during Library and Information Week in May 2014, with the series hosted in... Read more

Softlink announces new managing director and new projects x

Nathan Godfrey has replaced Kim Duffy as Softlink’s new managing director. Duffy said in a statement that Godfrey, who has been the company’s chief operating... Read more

‘Les Misérables’ manuscript the centrepiece of new SLV exhibition x

Victor Hugo’s original 945-page Les Misérables manuscript is the centrepiece of a new exhibition at the State Library of Victoria (SLV). The exhibition, ‘Victor Hugo:... Read more

International library news x

Self-published ebook platform launches in US libraries Self-published authors can now distribute their work through a number of libraries in the US as part of... Read more

The fun of the fair: Angela Crocombe on children’s and YA trends at BEA x

Readings bookseller Angela Crocombe visited BookExpo America earlier this year on a Readings Scholarship. She writes that realistic teen fiction, a new US school curriculum... 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

Softlink appoints new managing director x

Nathan Godfrey has replaced Kim Duffy as Softlink’s new managing director. (See library news.) 

Hollingworth joins Clunes x

Sheila Hollingworth has joined Clunes Booktown as part-time manager. (See news.)

Penguin Random House staff changes x

Peter Blake will retire from the position of Penguin sales director at the end of November. Following his departure, Random House sales director Gavin Schwarcz will... Read more

Bray leaves A&U x

Liz Bray has resigned from the position of children’s book director at Allen & Unwin. (See news.)

Michael to leave Hardie Grant Books x

Rose Michael is finishing up as commissioning editor at Hardie Grant Books in July and returning to teaching at the University of Melbourne and NMIT,... 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

Margaret River Short Story Competition x

The call for submissions is now open for the Margaret River Short Story Competition. Authors of any age or nationality are invited to submit unpublished... Read more

Lonely Planet Stocktake x

Lonely Planet warehouse will be closed for Stocktake Friday 1st Aug, Last orders for dispatch must be submitted before 12 noon Thurs 31st July.

Regular dispatch will resume Monday 4th August.

Any queries please call customer service on 1300 133 083


Inbooks to cease distribution for Unicorn Press x

Inbooks would like to advise customers that we will cease distribution for Unicorn Press on 29th August. Customer returns will be accepted by Inbooks until 29th August. From 1st September 2014, Unicorn Press will be distributed by Woodslane.


Michael to leave Hardie Grant Books x

Rose Michael is finishing up as commissioning editor at Hardie Grant Books in July, and returning to teaching at the University of Melbourne and NMIT. She will also be hanging up the freelance shingle in due course for project management and editorial work: rose@rosemichael.com.




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