Email digest: Monday 29 October 2012

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Libro International launches New Zealand Tattoo (photos)

Great book events this week – Paullina Simon in ChCh, Craig Smith in Wellington and more

Book News
Founder of University Bookshop Otago dies, aged 88

Penguin merger with Random House speaks volumes about book industry

Good outline of the bid by NewsCorp for Penguin

Publisher Graham Stewart received an Absolutely Positive Wellingtonian Award last week – well done

New release books
A Flitch of the Past as told by a Sawmiller’s Daughter by Janette Langridge

The Kiwi Diary 2013

Emma Donoghue, author of Room, has released a new collection of short stories. Here’s our review

Wine writer teams with top illustrator to produce witty takes on wine lingo

Book reviews
Hope Street, Jerusalem by Irris Makler

Risk by CK Stead

Ruby Redfort: Take Your Last Breath by Lauren Child

From around the internet
How to publish your book: a flowchart 

Meet New Zealand illustrator Donovan Bixley – interviewed by Zac Harding

Margaret Mahy, Hero by Elizabeth Knox  and Margaret Mahy’s The Other Side of Silence 

Last day for applications to be on LIANZA’s digital content/e-book lending committee

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