Email digest: Wed, 4 May 2011

Information from the Booksellers office
Some of our emails don’t seem to be getting through – we’re not ignoring you.

Book News
The good folks at the IIML have a new newsletter so that’s the afternoon sorted for you

UK ebook sales rise 20% to £180m

Invercargill influence in Bennetts bookshops’ revival

Today Palmerston North writer Helen Lehndorf blogs for us on how social media has changed the way writers find out about rejection

Book reviews
What if book titles described what’s actually inside? Hilarious! James & the Giant Peach is our favourite

 Book review: La Rochelle’s Road

Competitions
To celebrate Puffin month Penguin are giving away a giant Very Hungry Caterpillar every weekday for the rest of May!

We’re giving away a copy of Bubble Trouble by Margaret Mahy (thanks to Walker Books)

Awards and Residencies
The National Library is seeking nominations for the next Poet Laureate

Applications open for The Robert Burns Fellowship

Applications are open for Creative New Zealand Children’s Writer in Residence

From around the internet
Some great lunchtime reading on the VUP blog from Kate Camp

 Look! You can go to Allen Curnow’s 100th birthday party

New Books
“The Snowman should please even the most die-hard Stieg Larsson fans” 

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