Weekly Book Newsletter
13 August 2014

Manuscript Assessor Conference program launched x

Writers Victoria has launched the program for its inaugural Manuscript Assessor Conference, which runs from 2-3 September. The conference, which is open to emerging and established assessors, will host... Read more

International library news x

UK trust launches library innovation program The Carnegie UK Trust has launched a £200,000 (A$362,639) program to develop ‘innovative practice’ in public libraries, reports the... Read more

UTS library unveils automated retrieval system x

The University of Technology (UTS) Library in Sydney is offering tours of its new automated library retrieval system (LRT), which will be completed by the... Read more

International library news x

Report says libraries struggle with ebooks A report from the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) suggests libraries around the world are struggling with ebooks,... Read more

Ask Agatha: Readings launches an advice column

Earlier this year Readings launched a book-advice column staffed by the ‘experienced and extremely wise bookseller Agatha’. Books+Publishing spoke to Agatha.

App, app and away: Australian interactive ebooks and apps for children

At home and in the classroom, kids are swiping their way through a range of interactive ebooks and apps. Carody Culver spoke to Australian publishers... Read more

Peter Carey’s ‘Amnesia’ x

After recent novels set in England and Germany (The Chemistry of Tears) and the US (Parrot and Olivier in America), Peter Carey returns to Australia... Read more

Helen Garner’s ‘This House of Grief’

On the evening of Father’s Day 2005, Robert Farquharson was driving his three children home to their mother—from whom he was separated—when his car left... Read more

Staff changes at Text

Text has announced a number of staff changes. Rights manager Anne Beilby is now on maternity leave. Alice Cottrell, previously administration coordinator, has been promoted... Read more

Smith and Steed join Margaret River Press editoral board x

Annabel Smith and Laurie Steed have been appointed to the editorial board of Margaret River Press and will provide input to the selection of manuscripts for publication. Smith... Read more

David Harold Tribe Fiction Award submissions open x

The Department of English at the University of Sydney has opened submissions for the David Harold Tribe Fiction Award for short works of literature. The... Read more

Australian Book Design Awards: last chance to book tickets x

ABDA is hosting the 62nd Australian Book Design Awards at Krimper in Melbourne on Friday 22 August. Potential attendees are reminded that this is the last chance... Read more

Indigenous Literacy Day: Volunteers wanted x

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation is seeking 20 volunteers for an event at Melbourne Library Service on Indigenous Literacy Day, Wednesday 3 September.  The work would... Read more

Harlequin sends love to all RUBY winners x

Harlequin wishes to congratulate their talented romance writers – Sarah Mayberry, Kelly Hunter, Lucy Clark, Kendall Talbot and Emma Darcy on their ELLA & RUBY awards held at the 2014 Romance Writers of Australia conference.


James Bennett announces closure of Inbooks x

James Bennett P/L has announced the closure of its Inbooks division effective 30 October 2014.

A number of presses have already transferred to new distribution arrangements as announced in WBN. Customers are advised to follow specific deadlines for orders and returns.

For further information please contact:  Ann Chaimandos, Customer Service on 02 8988 5082 or orders@inbooks.com.au


Inbooks to cease distribution for Auckland University Press x

Inbooks would like to advise customers that we will cease distribution for Auckland University Press (AUP) at the end of August. Customer returns will be accepted by Inbooks until 29th August 2014. From 1st September AUP will be distributing to Australian customers directly. Please email: press@auckland.ac.nz for details.


Internationally bestselling author Derek Landy to tour Australia in October x

Derek Landy, the internationally bestselling author of the Skulduggery Pleasant books, will be touring Australia in October to celebrate the end of the juggernaut series. Skulduggery Pleasant: The Dying of the Light is the ninth and final book in the series about the wisecracking skeleton detective. The book will be published on August 29th, with Landy’s Australian visit to follow in October.


HarperCollins ANZ to represent all imprints from Pavilion Publishing x

Commencing 1st September 2014, the BT Batsford and Conway Maritime Imprints of Pavilion Publishing will be represented by HarperCollins Publishers. Distribution will be performed by Harper Entertainment Distribution Services [HEDS].

HarperCollins is delighted to now represent the entire range of Pavilion Publishing’s books to the Australian and New Zealand markets. Details of the change-over from Capricorn Link will be announced shortly.


Walker Books congratulates Brian Lovelock x

It is with great pleasure that Walker Books congratulates Brian Lovelock for being awarded the 2014 LIANZA Illustration Award—Russell Clark Award for Nature Storybooks: Flight of the Honey Bee, written by Raymond Huber. This book was also a finalist for the LIANZA Nonfiction Award—Elsie Locke Medal.

Walker Books also congratulates Brian Falkner for being a finalist for the LIANZA Young Adult Fiction Award for Recon Team Angel Book 3: Ice War.

To order copies of these titles, please contact Harper Entertainment Distribution Services: 1300 551 721



e-Content Management Pty Ltd journals join Social Sciences & Humanities market leader Routledge for 2015 x

The ten academic journals of e-Content Management Pty Ltd will be published and sold by the Taylor & Francis Group under the Routledge imprint from 1 January 2015. Taylor & Francis Group has made significant investment in its ANZ publishing program over the last 15 years, with a flourishing program of more than 90 journals edited from the region. The new journals joining the list comprise: Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice, International Journal of Training Research, Small Enterprise Research, International Journal of Pedagogies & Learning, International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, Rural Society, Health Sociology Review, Advances in Mental Health, Journal of Family Studies, and Contemporary Nurse.  e-Content Management Pty Ltd’s book program will also move to Taylor & Francis Group from 2015, with Taylor & Francis also undertaking sales of the Post Pressed books list.

All queries about 2014 subscriptions and back issue claims, as well as all book sales, will continue to be answered by eContent Management until 31 December 2014 and should be addressed to services@e-contentmanagement.com. E-Content Management Pty Ltd: www.e-contentmanagement.com

Please address all other enquiries to:  enquiries@tandf.com.au Tel: + 61(0) 3 8842 2413. Taylor & Francis Group: www.taylorandfrancisgroup.com




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