Archive for July, 2008

Books Alive Campaign has commenced

Monday, July 28th, 2008

The 2008 Books Alive campaign has commenced.  You may have seen the ’50 books you can’t put down’ promotional material in the weekend press. Well, Boomerang Books is happy to be a part of the campaign for the first time – buy one of the 50 books from us and you will receive a FREE […]

New video on Boomerang Books website

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

Video – Chloe Hooper in conversation with Sally Warhaft about The Tall Man Chloe Hooper discusses the writing of her new non-fiction book The Tall Man with Monthly editor Sally Warhaft. Exploring the events surrounding the death of Cameron Doomadgee in police custody on Palm Island, the book expands on the story originally told in […]

Call to ban Nitschke book

Monday, July 21st, 2008

The sisters of an Australian woman who committed suicide using the drug Nembutal, have called on Attorney-General Robert McClelland to ban Philip Nitschke’s book Killing Me Softly: Voluntary Euthanasia and the Road to the Peaceful Pill (written with Fiona Stewart, Penguin). However, Nitschke said his book does not encourage or direct a person to commit […]

New UK Writing Prize announced

Monday, July 21st, 2008

The University of Warwick in the UK has launched a new writing prize for ‘an excellent and substantial piece of writing in the English language, in any genre or form’. Open to authors writing in English in any country, the £50,000 (A$102,000) prize will be awarded biennially, beginning in 2009. The theme for the inaugural […]

Rushdie named Best of the Booker

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Salman Rushdie was today (10 July) named winner of the Best of the Booker award for Midnight’s Children. The shortlist of six books was selected by a panel of judges – the biographer, novelist and critic Victoria Glendinning (Chair), writer and broadcaster Mariella Frostrup, and John Mullan, Professor of English at University College, London. The […]

Inside Kevin 07 – the people who made it a success

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Meet the dedicated band of political and creative strategists who engineered Labor’s reversal of fortune. See first-hand the birth of a new style of campaigning. Discover who was responsible for Kevin07. Due to intense media demand, Melbourne University Press will release August title Inside Kevin 07 a week early. The new in-store date is Monday, […]

Glenn McGrath book to be released

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Random House Australia wishes to express its deep sadness regarding the recent death of Jane McGrath. Our thoughts are with Glenn and his family at this very difficult time. Glenn McGrath:  Line and Strength – The Complete Story by Glenn McGrath with Daniel Lane ISBN 9781741667196, went to print two weeks ago in accordance with […]

Boomerang Books launches new support program for Australian publishers

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Boomerang Books has just launched a support program for Australian publishers which is designed to assist them to sell more Australian books. We are offering Aussie publishers a sub-site on the Boomerang Books website through which to promote their books, among a number of other benefits. We have just opened a sub-site for Lonely Planet: […]

Romantic book of the year shortlist announced

Friday, July 4th, 2008

The finalists in the Romance Writers of Australia’s 2008 Romantic Book of the Year awards have been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Long work: Claiming the Courtesan (Anna Campbell, Harper Collins Australia); Duet (Kimberley Freeman, Hachette Livre Australia); Tomorrow’s Promises (Anna Jacobs, Hodder); Ashblane’s Lady (Sophia James, Harlequin Quill); Serendipity (Melanie La’ […]

Possum Magic on Display

Friday, July 4th, 2008

Original illustrations by Julie Vivas from the much-loved children’s classic Possum Magic (Mem Fox, Scholastic) will be on display to the public until 28 July at Walker Street Gallery in Dandenong in Melbourne, in an exhibition curated by Books Illustrated.