Weekly Book Newsletter
29 October 2014

Patrick Holland’s ‘Navigato’

With the poise and economy of expression of a Zen Buddhist kōan, Navigatio explores the worldly and metaphysical searchings of St Brendan of Clonfert, a... Read more

Jim Haynes’ ‘Australia’s Best Unknown Stories’

Jim Haynes sorts the facts from the furphies in the audiobook Australia’s Best Unknown Stories, which combines snippets of Australian colonial history, short stories and poetry.... Read more

Aotearoa Māori Book Awards finalists announced

In New Zealand, 16 finalists in Massey University’s Ngā Kupu Ora Aotearoa Māori Book Awards have been announced. The awards, which include categories for arts, biography and... Read more

Libraries awarded Community Heritage Grants x

A number of libraries have received funding as part of the federal government’s 2014 Community Heritage Grants (CHG). In NSW, Fairfield City Library Service received... Read more

In brief

ALIA 2014 conference papers and presentations available online The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) 2014 National Conference papers and presentations, including the keynote addresses,... Read more

International library news

US appeals court reverses e-reserves copyright ruling In the US, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued its long-awaited ruling in the Cambridge University... Read more

Australian public library stats report released

The National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA) has released its annual Australian Public Libraries Statistical Report. The report, which covers 2012-2013, found that while expenditure... Read more

International library news

Wellcome Library to digitise 800,000 pages of mental health archives    More than 800,000 pages of archival material drawn from psychiatric hospitals and asylums in... Read more

Is the 14/14-day territorial copyright agreement working?

In the talkback column in the latest issue of Books+Publishing magazine we asked several publishers and booksellers whether the 14/14-day territorial copyright agreement was working for them.... Read more

Reilly, Ponting, Fox, Griffiths and Marsden top Australian bestsellers charts 2013-14 x

Matthew Reilly’s The Tournament (Pan) and Ricky Ponting’s memoir Ponting: At the Close of Play (HarperSports) have topped the Australian adult fiction and nonfiction bestsellers... Read more

Staff changes at CoInfo x

CoInfo has announced a number of staff changes. Cora Zeilinger has been promoted to sales manager for Australia and New Zealand, replacing Michael Cowley. Daniel Nash has... Read more

Cowley joins Cambridge x

Michael Cowley has been appointed to the newly created position of academic sales director at Cambridge University Press. (See news.)

Currie returns to Avid Reader x

Chris Currie has returned to Brisbane’s Avid Reader in the newly created role of social media manager. (See news.)

Stanojlovic joins Footprint Books x

Nada Stanojlovic has joined Footprint Books in the newly created position of national sales manager. Stanojlovic was previously general manager of library services and business development at... Read more

Sukkarieh joins Dymocks board x

Salah Sukkarieh, a professor and ‘robotics expert’ at the University of Sydney, has been appointed as a non-executive director of the Dymocks Group board.

Goldsworthy joins Affirm Press x

Freelance editor Kate Goldsworthy has been appointed editor at Affirm Press. (See news.)

Spiteri-James to leave Thames & Hudson x

Jodie Spiteri-James has resigned as managing director of Thames & Hudson Australia and will leave the company in April 2015. (See news.)

Sexton appointed head of programming at the Wheeler Centre x

The Wheeler Centre has appointment of Emily Sexton as its new head of programming. Sexton replaces Simon Abrahams, who will move to the newly created... Read more

Staff changes at Five Mile Press x

The Five Mile Press has announced a number of changes to its marketing and publicity team. Jennifer Kean has been promoted to national publicity manager,... Read more

Staff changes at CoInfo x

We wish to advise that Michael Cowley will be leaving CoInfo to become Academic Sales Director at Cambridge University Press Australia.

We thank Michael for his contributions to CoInfo and DA. He has been a valued member of the business for over 7 years, becoming Sales Manager in September 2010. We wish him all the best in his new position.

Cora Zeilinger has been appointed as CoInfo’s Sales Manager for Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). Cora has been an integral member of CoInfo’s sales team for the last 8 years. She brings a great deal of experience across all aspects of CoInfo’s supply services and customer base.

Daniel Nash has been promoted to Senior Business Development Manager. Daniel has been a valued member of the sales team for 3 years and is well placed to build on customer, publisher and internal team relationships.

Amit Pattnaik will be joining the sales team as a Business Development Manager. Amit brings with him experience in the health and legal sectors, having previously worked as a BDM at the Co-op.


Text congratulates Graeme Simsion x

Text Publishing offers three resounding cheers for Graeme Simsion, whose debut novel The Rosie Project has now sold over 200,000 copies in print and ebook in ANZ.

Booksellers will be invited to help us celebrate this milestone with a Don Tillman-style cocktail night in Melbourne in early December, after Graeme completes his huge ANZ tour in support of the novel’s bestselling sequel, The Rosie Effect

More on this from Text soon!

To order The Rosie Project (9781922079770) or Rosie Effect (9781922182104) please contact UBD: 03 9811 2555 or 1800 33 8836.


MUP to release new and reprinted Gough Whitlam titles x

MUP is publishing several titles in commemoration of the life of Gough Whitlam. This will include updated editions of definitive biographies by Jenny Hocking, a special edition boxed set, and a new collection of Gough’s most famous witticisms.

New edition Gough Whitlam: The Definitive Biography, a boxed set comprising of hardbacks of Jenny Hocking’s Gough Whitlam books (Volume I: A Moment in History and Volume II: His Time with new updated content)

  • Available December 1
  • ISBN print: 9780522868074, $79.99
  • ISBN eBook: 9780522868104, $34.99


New title The Wit of Whitlam, compiled by journalist James Carleton, full of Gough’s most famous quotes and witticisms.

  • Available December 3
  • ISBN: 9780522868081, $14.99
  • ISBN eBook: 9780522868098, $9.99


Gough Whitlam Vol. I: A Moment In History and Gough Whitlam Vol. II: His Time (with new updated content) reprinted in hardback formats.

  • Available December 1
  • ISBN: 9780522868050, 9780522868067, $49.99 ea.


Gough Whitlam Vol. I: A Moment In History reprinted in paperback format.

  • Available November 11
  • ISBN: 9780522857054, $34.99


Gough Whitlam Vol. II: His Time with new updated content, in paperback format.

  • Available December 6
  • ISBN: 9780522867695, $29.99
  • ISBN eBook: 9780522868043, $14.99


The Truth of the Matter, the story of Gough’s dismissal in his own words is now being reprinted in paperback.

  • Available: October 30
  • ISBN: 9780522852127, $29.99
  • ISBN eBook: 9780522866896, $14.99


Booksellers, order now with Random House Australia on 1800 222 444.


Michael Cowley joins Cambridge x

Cambridge University Press is pleased to announce that Michael Cowley will join the organisation on November 10 in the newly created position of Academic Sales Director. Michael joins Cambridge after 7 years in management positions at Co Info, previously DA Information Services.

Michael will take responsibility for all relationships with customers from university librarians, to booksellers to academics, including institutional level sales of books and journals in print and digital formats and work closely with Kim Armitage, Publishing and Marketing Director, to continue to deliver strong growth in the higher education sector.


Harper Entertainment Distribution Services: Minimum Orders and Christmas Hours x

HEDS is pleased to advise the following changes to help our customers maximise their sales in the weeks leading up to Christmas 2014.

1. The minimum order value will be reduced to $100.00 from 1st December to the 23rd December.
2. Orders available for processing by 4pm will be despatched the next business day
3. Our Customer Service department will be open from 6:30am to 5:30pm from 1st December to 23rd December.
4. Our Customer Service and Warehouse Operations will be open throughout the Christmas and New Year period (other than the public holidays and January 2nd 2015).

Christmas Delivery Dates for Harper Entertainment Distribution Services:

HEDS would also like to advise this year’s cut off dates for delivery by December 24th.

Delivery by 24/12/2014


Last orders in by 4pm AEDT


Monday, 22 December 2014

NSW Outer

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Vic Outer

Thursday, 18 December 2014

QLD outer

Wednesday, 17 December 2014


Thursday, 18 December 2014


Tuesday, 16 December 2014

SA outer

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

WA outer

Friday, 12 December 2014


Friday, 12 December 2014


Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Please contact your sales representative or our Customer Service Team on 1300 551 721 or orders@harpercollins.com.au if you have any queries.




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