Weekly Book Newsletter (end March 2022)
3 September 2014

Steve Kilbey’s ‘Something Quite Peculiar’ x

This memoir from one of Australia’s most gifted songwriters is a lively, anecdotal account of 40-plus years of musicianship. As the frontman of The Church—one... Read more

Andrew Rule’s ‘Kerry Stokes’ x

The cards have always been stacked against Kerry Stokes. Born John Patrick Alford, his mother gave him up for adoption. His name was scratched out... Read more

Recipients of CLNZ/NZSA Research Grants announced

Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) and the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) have announced the four recipients of the 2014 CLNZ/NZSA Research Grants, each... Read more

Down wins 2014 Elizabeth Jolley Prize

Jennifer Down has won the Australian Book Review (ABR) 2014 Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize. Down, who won the $8000 prize for her story ‘Aokigahara’, was selected from... Read more

Madman acquires film rights to ‘Quota’

Film rights to Quota by Jock Serong (Text) have been optioned by Madman. ‘We are delighted that Madman has optioned Jock Serong’s acclaimed debut Quota, and... Read more

Registrations open for ALIA Information Online Conference

Early bird registrations are now open for the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) Information Online Conference, which will be held in Sydney from 2-5 February... Read more

International library news

Comic creator promotes National Library Card Sign-up Month In the US, legendary comic creator Stan Lee has been appointed honorary chair of Library Card Sign-up Month... Read more

SLQ wins Premier’s Cultural Diversity Award

The State Library of Queensland (SLQ) has been named winner of the Premier’s Cultural Diversity Award in the Public Sector category. Presented at a gala... Read more

International library news

No print books for Florida Polytechnic University library The newly opened Florida Polytechnic University (FPU) in the US includes a library without print books, reports Library Journal. The... Read more

Bray says: Philip Bray from Brays Books on 45 years of bookselling, and the future

‘You might expect an old bloke, fast approaching retirement, to reflect on “the good old days” and bemoan the “newfangled days”. No way!’ Find out what Philip... Read more

Innovation, interrupted: Zoe Dattner on the trouble with digital publishing start-ups x

‘I have always been drawn to the digital publishing start-up, and the endearingly mad people who initiate them,’ writes Zoe Dattner, co-founder of Sleepers Publishing... Read more

PANZ announces international rights and contracts workshops

The Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) is running two workshops on contracts and rights at Westpac Takutai Square in Auckland on 16 September. Leading the workshops will be... Read more

Society of Editors (NSW): Ebooks 201 for Editors—Intermediate x

Society of Editors (NSW) is running the training course Ebooks 201 presented by Sarah J H Fletcher. The course is for editors who have completed basic... Read more

Entries now open for the 2014 Queensland Literary Awards x

Ten award categories provide opportunities for both published and emerging writers, as well as four fellowships supporting new works by Queensland writers. Entries close 19 September.

Categories for the 2014 program are:

  • The University of Queensland Fiction Book Award
  • The University of Queensland Non-fiction Book Award
  • Griffith University Young Adult Book Award
  • Griffith University Children’s Book Award
  • University of Southern Queensland History Book Award
  • University of Southern Queensland Australian Short Story Collection – Steele Rudd Award
  • State Library of Queensland Poetry Collection – Judith Wright Calanthe Award
  • Unpublished Indigenous Writer – David Unaipon Award (supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund and University of Queensland Press)
  • Emerging Queensland Writer – Manuscript Award (supported by the University of Queensland Press)
  • The Courier-Mail People’s Choice Queensland Book for the Year


Plus, three Queensland Writers Fellowships of $15,000, and the inaugural Queensland Premier’s Young Writers Fellowship of $10,000.

For more information visit qldliteraryawards.org.au


Pascal Press Congratulates Rebecca Johnson x

Pascal Press would like to congratulate author Rebecca Johnson for being shortlisted in the Primary Science Resources category of the APA Educational Publishing Awards, for her amazing Insects Story Books series, published under the Steve Parish Kids imprint.

To order the series of 10 books please contact T L Distribution customer service on fax (02) 8778 9944 or tel (02) 8778 9999.


Penguin Random House/Toll Ipec x

Following a recent review of our core parcel transport services, from Monday 1 September 2014, Toll Ipec will take responsibility for Penguin Random House deliveries from United Book Distributors (UBD) and the Random House Distribution Centre to our customers.

Returns from customers to UBD will remain with XL Express until further notice. Returns from customers to Random House Distribution Centres will continue as per arrangements already in place with Toll Ipec.


BBC Audio x

Please be advised that RA’s for returns of BBC Audio product will no longer be issued by Harper Entertainment Distribution Services [HEDS] after Friday 26th September. All returns of BBC Audio product will need to be received by HEDS no later than Friday 31st October.




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