Email Digest: Tuesday 3 September 2013

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Book reviews

Book Review: Forgive me, Leonard Peacock, by Matthew Quick. Reviewed by Susan Esterman

Strange Horizons – This week in reviews: Nina Allan on Elizabeth Knox, Martin Lewis on Alan Campbell, and Sarah Frost on Joseph D’Lacey:

Author interviews

VIDEO: Get inside the mind of Shaun Tan as he talks about the THEMES of Rules of Summer in this exclusive new video!

Lloyd Jones is interviewed by @theage about his new memoir

New Releases

New Release: Once a Grunt, by Mike Ledingham
New release: The Sundew Stalks – The Fly Papers Book 2, by Johanna Knox & Sabrina Malcolm

Lonely Planet includes 33 kiwi attractions in 1000 Ultimate Adventures book


Copyright in the age of the internet – see a good event, raise money for a good cause

Have you got a literary event coming up? Email the details to Sarah at with details of event and where to find out more, and I’ll put it on the Booksellers events calendar.

Book News

Australian Book industry collaborative council presents report

Good news for booklovers in Matamata

Lord of the Rings drives tourism – but we knew that!

‘Their shop is not just a retail outlet, it’s a nexus for reading and bibliophilia.’ Mal Peet

Awards News

Storified New Zealand Post Book Awards   #storify #nzpba First try at storify – hope you enjoy it.

Rounding up some #nzpba coverage – this about book design in the covers of the finalists

Continuing the #nzpba round-up – Independent publishers triumph in book awards

From around the internet

A blaggers guide to buying books – Part of the UK’s Books are my Bag campaign.

We love the Books are my Bag campaign in the UK, which will be officially launched on 14 Sept

Is it worth advertising on literary blogs? Yes, yes it is.

‘On the Road’: An illustrated scroll

RIP Seamus Heaney  Well said, Noel. Sad news.

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