Weekly Book Newsletter
3 December 2014

Marshall and Ihimaera to share NZ writers’ residency x

New Zealand authors Owen Marshall and Witi Ihimaera have been chosen as the 2015 Randell Cottage Writers in Residence. The selection panel chair Vincent O’Sullivan... Read more
 

‘Inside Retail’ launches New Zealand newsletter x

Retail industry news source Inside Retail has launched a sister site Inside Retail New Zealand. In a statement, Inside Retail said the site is ‘a... Read more
 

Melbourne Poets Union competition winner announced x

Carmel MacDonald-Grahame has won the 2014 Melbourne Poets Union International Poetry Competition for her poem ‘Wreck’. MacDonald-Grahame was presented with a cash prize of $1500 at Collected... Read more
 

Farr wins ‘Sunday Star-Times’ short story award x

Australia-born, Wellington-based author Tracy Farr has won the open division of the Sunday Star-Times Short Story Awards for her story ‘Once Had Me’, reports Stuff.co. The... Read more
 

International library news

Arizona State Library launches ‘Reading Arizona’ ebook platform The Arizona State Library has launched an ebook platform featuring over 500 books about the state of... Read more
 

NSW Public Libraries Association proposes Day of Action to protest lack of funding

The NSW Public Libraries Association (NSWPLA) is planning a Day of Action for Friday 5 December to draw attention to the need for increased library... Read more
 

Grafton’s new library doubles visitor numbers in six months

Visitor numbers have doubled in six months following the opening of the new $8 million library in Grafton in NSW, reports Government News. According to... Read more
 

Sydney’s first beach library launches in Coogee

More than 1000 books and magazines are available to beachgoers in Coogee through Sydney’s first free beach library, reports the Daily Telegraph. The Coogee Beach... Read more
 

Yarra Plenty Library launches YRead summer reading program

Yarra Plenty Regional Library in Melbourne has launched a youth summer reading program. The YRead program, which runs from 1 December to 1 February, encourages... Read more
 

International library news

Simon & Schuster drops ‘Buy It Now’ elending requirement In the US, Simon & Schuster is expanding its ebook lending program to all public libraries... Read more
 

Victorian Labor unveils $50m SLV plan

The Victorian Labor Party will contribute $50 million to upgrade the State Library of Victoria (SLV) as part of its state election campaign, reports the... Read more
 

A splendid assortment: Denise Tilley on the history of Birchalls in Launceston x

In 1844 Birchalls opened in Launceston, Tasmania, with an advertisement in the local paper promising a ‘splendid assortment of books, stationery, fancy goods, etc’. The... Read more
 

Behind closed doors: Rose Michael on the acquisitions process x

Ten years ago, as a lecturer in the publishing and communications program at the University of Melbourne, Rose Michael hosted a debate on the then-contentious... Read more
 

Rebecca Starford’s ‘Bad Behaviour’ x

Being a 14-year-old girl can be brutal, and Bad Behaviour is Melbourne-based editor Rebecca Starford’s memoir of a harrowing year spent at a posh boarding school’s bush... Read more
 

Nick Dyrenfurth’s ‘Mateship: A Very Australian History’ x

Surveys of Australians continue to show that ‘mateship’ is one of our country’s defining qualities. But what does it actually mean? In this provocative history,... Read more
 

Smiddy joins Australian Book Designers Association x

Claire Smiddy has been appointed manager of the Australian Book Designers Association (ABDA). (See news.)
 

Meyer joins the Five Mile Press x

Author, editor and Literary Minded blogger Angela Meyer has been appointed commissioning editor at the Five Mile Press. (See news.)
 

Ruffino appointed MD of S&S x

Dan Ruffino has been appointed managing director of Simon & Schuster Australia, replacing Lou Johnson, who announced her resignation in September. (See news.)
 

Australian Book Design Awards 2015: Call for Entries x

The 2015 Australian Book Design Awards are now open for entries. The awards are open to any book designed and published for the first time in... Read more

Children’s Publishing Committee Christmas Party x

The Children’s Publishing Committee of the Australian Publishers Association is holding its Annual Christmas get-together. When: 5-7pm, Thursday 11 DecemberWhere: Penguin Group Australia, 707 Collins Street,... Read more

‘It Happened in a Holden’ reprint due Wed 10 Dec x

It Happened in a Holden is proving to be a favourite gift this Christmas. It has just gone out of stock, but a local reprint... Read more

Vale P D James x

Allen & Unwin share Faber’s sadness at the loss of one of the world’s finest writers. We grew to know her through the great pleasure... Read more

Nero signs two-book deal with Western Bulldogs captain Bob Murphy x

Nero is proud to announce a two-book deal with the Western Bulldogs’ captain, Robert “Bob” Murphy. Murphy has been aptly described as: “An elite rebounding defender... Read more

Contact us

Subscriptions
subscriptions@booksandpublishing.com.au
Phone (02) 8227-6486

Editorial
Managing editor
Sarah Farquharson
sarah@booksandpublishing.com.au

Editor
Kelsey Oldham
kelsey@booksandpublishing.com.au

Digital editor
Brad Jefferies
brad@booksandpublishing.com.au

Production
Production manager
Andrew Wrathall
andrew@booksandpublishing.com.au

Classifieds, jobs and notices
submit.booksandpublishing.com.au
classifieds@booksandpublishing.com.au

Display advertising
Advertising sales manager
Fi Tunnicliff
advertising@booksandpublishing.com.au
Phone (03) 8517-8321

Books and Publishing Pty Ltd
(The publication was formerly owned by Thorpe-Bowker)

Address
Books+Publishing, PO Box 42, Prahran VIC 3181, Australia

Books+Publishing’s website and publications contain content that is exclusive to subscribers. To photocopy, email or otherwise reproduce all or part of Books+Publishing’s content without the written permission of the publisher is illegal.

News

Do you want to submit news to Books+Publishing?
Read the editorial submissions page.

Classifieds

Classifieds, job ads and notices can be placed in Books+Publishing via the advertising submissions page.

Select newsletters

Select which newsletters you’d like to receive here.
Unsubscribe from individual newsletters here.
Or unsubscribe from all newsletters here.

View articles

Purchase a subscription to Books+Publishing to view all articles on the website.

If you need help with your subscription, please email the subscriptions team.

Share