Weekly Book Newsletter
1 October 2014

NZ book wins international design award

Flatmate’s Handbook by New Zealand graphic design student Lauren Earl has won the Red Dot Design Concept Award, announced in Singapore on 27 September. Published... Read more

International library news

Connecticut library acquires walking, talking, dancing robots Connecticut’s Westport Library recently acquired two robots, Vincent and Nancy, which will be used to help teach coding... Read more

Malaysia Airlines victims honoured in condolence books at SLV

Around 1200 pages of condolence messages have been bound into three books and handed to the State Library of Victoria (SLV) during a national memorial... Read more

NLA to expand online and mobile services

The National Library of Australia (NLA) is redeveloping infrastructure to manage its digital collections and expanding its online and mobile services for library users, reports... Read more

International library news

EU rules on the right of libraries to digitise books for ‘reading points’ The European Union’s Court of Justice has ruled that ‘Member States may... Read more

Over 700 attend ALIA National Conference x

More than 700 library professionals attended this year’s Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) national conference, which was held in Melbourne from 15 to 19... Read more

ALIA releases report into education and employment trends

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) released its first public report into education and employment trends in the library sector at its national conference... Read more

Top 10 political bios of the past decade

How will Julia Gillard’s memoir measure up against her predecessors’? Nielsen BookScan has put together a list of the bestselling political biographies and memoirs of... Read more

Behind the scenes with Scholastic publisher and Snappyant co-director Ana Vivas

Ana Vivas is a publisher at Scholastic Australia and co-director of Snappyant, which creates interactive children’s book apps for tablets. ‘In 2010, I downloaded an app... Read more

Helen Razer & Bernard Keane’s ‘A Short History of Stupid’

A Short History of Stupid is concerned with the rise of Stupidity in a world ruled by ‘fade-resistant individualism’, extreme paternalism, political condescension, conspicuous compassion... Read more

Susan Hawthorne’s ‘Bibliodiversity: A Manifesto for Independent Publishing’

In 2002 I attended the launch of Susan Hawthorne’s Wild Politics: Feminism, Globalisation and Bio/diversity and later used it as an economics text. In that... Read more

Bodleian Library Publishing distribution change x

Publishers: Bodleian Library PublishingISBN Prefix: VariousOld Distributor: InbooksNew Distributor: Not knownChangeover date: 20/10/2014Returns cut-off: 20/10/2014

British Library Publishing distribution change x

Publishers: British Library PublishingISBN Prefix: VariousOld Distributor: InbooksNew Distributor: Not knownChangeover date: 20/10/2014Returns cut-off: 20/10/2014

Featherstone to leave ‘Verity La’

Nigel Featherstone, managing editor of online creative arts journal Verity La, has resigned. Michele Seminara, current editor and co-reader of poetry, will take over the... Read more

Sparrow to leave ‘Overland’

Overland editor Jeff Sparrow will leave the role at the end of 2014 to ‘concentrate on his own writing’. Current deputy editor Jacinda Woodhead will... Read more

New chair for Auckland Writers’ Festival board

Sarah Sandley has resigned as chair of the Auckland Writers’ Festival board and will be replaced by deputy chair Phillipa Muir. Nicola Legat has been appointed deputy chair and Josephine Green has... Read more

APA: Submissions open for illustration exhibition at Bologna Book Fair x

Submissions are invited from APA members to be represented in the 2015 Hello! From Australia Illustration Exhibition, held as part of the APA stand at... Read more

ALIA conference iPad competition winner announced x

Thorpe-Bowker congratulates RMIT librarian Julia Leong, winner of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) Conference iPad competition. Along with an iPad, Leong will receive a... Read more

More great titles now available from Novella Distribution x

Novella Distribution specialises in independent Australian publishing houses including: Wombat Books, Rhiza Press, Signs Publishing and Bushytail Books. We offer rapid order processing and personalised... Read more

‘Glory, Glory’ by Rabbitohs legend John Sattler x

This weekend, South Sydney Rabbitohs will play their first Premiership in 43 years. Glory Glory: My Life is the story of Rabbitohs icon John Sattler,... Read more

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