Weekly Book Newsletter
20 August 2014

EWF launches Adelaide program

The Emerging Writers Festival (EWF) has announced its first Adelaide program, which will run for three days in September and feature discussions, workshops and performances.... Read more

Inaugural Moving Words Prize seeks submissions of literary translation by NZ students

The New Zealand Book Council has opened submissions for its inaugural Moving Words Prize to recognises excellence in literary translation by secondary school students. The prize will be... Read more

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

Craigieburn Library wins international library award

Craigieburn Library in Melbourne has won the inaugural International Public Library of the Year. The library was shortlisted for the award along with the Library... Read more

Brisbane City Council proposes retailer-funded library

Brisbane City Council has announced plans for a new community library to be funded through an agreement with a major retailer occupying the same site.... Read more

At your service: The growth in self-publishing support services x

The boom in self-publishing has led to the establishment of a number of different ‘self-publishing support services’, reports Brad Jefferies. He spoke to several local operators,... 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.

Claire Atkins’ ‘Nona & Me’ x

Nona & Me is one of those wonderful books that takes you deeply into a rarely seen world and brings it vibrantly to life. Set in... 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

Ryding appointed director of Melbourne City of Literature office

David Ryding has been appointed as the inaugural director of the Melbourne City of Literature office based at the Wheeler Centre. (See news.)

Shosanya appointed CEO of Paper Plus

Sam Shosanya has been appointed CEO of Paper Plus in New Zealand, replacing Rob Smith, who left the company in early August. (See news.)

Staff changes at ‘KYD’

Kill Your Darlings online editor Emily Laidlaw has left the publication and will be replaced by deputy online editor Veronica Sullivan.

Society of Editors (NSW) presentation on magazine editing x

Society of Editors (NSW) will run a presentation on the world of magazine editing and subediting with Sue Ramsey, chief subeditor of Good Health magazine... Read more

Indigenous Literacy Day dinner x

Bookings are open for an Indigenous Literacy Day dinner featuring a performance by singer-songwriter Archie Roach. Date: 3 September, 7pm for a 7:30pm start, concluding... Read more

CBCA Children’s Book of the Year Awards 2015 x

Publishers are asked to send in their entries for the 2015 CBCA Book of the Year Awards. The CBCA Board recommends submitting entries on a... Read more

Society of Editors (NSW) ebooks workshop x

The Society of Editors (NSW) will run a one-day workshop on the topic ‘Ebooks 201 for editors: Intermediate’, presented by Sarah JH Fletcher. The workshop... 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

HGE celebrates CBCA winner and honour book x

Hardie Grant Egmont celebrates the success of Jan Omerod and Andrew Joyner’s book, The Swap, the 2014 CBCA Early Childhood Book of the Year. Congratulations are also extended to Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood for winning the Honour Award in the same category for Banjo and Ruby Red.

These two stellar titles are due back in Random House warehouse 15th September, so place your orders now!

Contact details:
Random House Australia


Second reprint of ‘The Voice’ by Ray ‘Rabbits’ Warren available 21 August x

A second reprint of The Voice: My Story by Ray ‘Rabbits’ Warren, the #1 Non-Fiction Bestseller for August, is underway. Stock will be available on Thursday 21st August. Orders for The Voice (ISBN 9781863956758) can be placed with United Book Distributors on 03 9811 2555 or email orders@unitedbookdistributors.com.au



Hachette Australia congratulates our CBCA winners x

Hachette Australia is thrilled to congratulate Shaun Tan on winning the 2014 CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award for the wonderful Rules of Summer.

Congratulations also to Peter Gouldthorpe on being awarded Honour Book in the CBCA Eve Pownall Award for Information Books for Ice, Wind, Rock

To order copies of Rules of Summer (ISBN: 9780734410672) and Ice, Wind, Rock (ISBN: 9780734411556) please contact Alliance Distribution Services customer service on toll-free fax 1800-664-477 or tel (02) 4390 1300.


Hachette Australia congratulates Colin McLaren x

Hachette Australia congratulates Colin McLaren on JFK: The Smoking Gun being shortlisted in the True Crime category of the 2014 Ned Kelly Awards.

To order copies of JFK: The Smoking Gun (ISBN: 9780733630446) please contact Alliance Distribution Services customer service on toll-free fax 1800-664-477 or tel (02) 4390 1300.


Recall: ‘Evil in a Blue Hoodie: The Tragic Murder of Jill Meagher’ by Joe St John x

New Holland Publishers is recalling all copies of ‘Evil in a Blue Hoodie: The Tragic Murder of Jill Meagher’ by Joe St John
ISBN 9781742575186 which was released in July 2014.

Please return all copies to United Book Distributors, as a no-fault return.


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.




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