Research into Australia’s reading habits shows we are a nation of booklovers with two in three people hoping to receive a book for Christmas. Australian book retailer Dymocks expects to sell well over two million books in the lead up to Christmas, accounting for 30% of total annual sales.
Every year one of the world’s most influential women, Oprah Winfrey, puts together a list of her favourite things This year as part of her 101 item long list, Oprah selected Australian psychologist Dr Stan Rodski’s Colouration colouring series.
Dymocks has released its annual list of the Top 51 favourite children’s books as voted for by the Australian public. A record number of over 26,500 votes were cast, showing just how passionate Australians are about their favourite childhood stories.
Looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift? Research shows you can’t go wrong with a good book. The latest Omnipoll survey shows that two thirds of Australian men love relaxing with a great read. Dymocks has something for all types of dads.
This weekend in Australia we celebrate National Bookshop Day. Organised by the book industry association, this is a promotion aimed at highlighting the benefits to the community of nurturing and supporting your local book retailer.
A recent survey found that 70 per cent of women say they love to receive books as presents, which is good news for those searching for Mother’s Day gift ideas. Dymocks, has put together these gift recommendations to suit every taste.
Soozey Johnstone, author of “I Am the Problem: 9 Obstacles That Suck Away Organisational Success – and How Every Leader Can Overcome Them” discusses what every girl needs to know about high school, career and business.
The Shortlist for the 2016 Stella Prize has been announced. Six female authors will now compete for the $50,000 literary prize which recognises and celebrates Australian women writers.
Looking for a good read? Then you have to check out the 2016 Stella Prize Longlist of books written by Australian women writer’s in the past year.
‘Mindfulness for Women’ by Vidyamala Burch and Claire Irvin is a book and CD/audio download package offering the perfect introduction to mindfulness meditation for time-pressed women.
It can be hard to know what books, movies and television shows have a positive influence on your kid’s life. It’s important for young children and teens to have strong female figures to look up to, even if they are fictional characters.
The Little Paris Bookshop is a delicious book about love, and loss for book lovers. Which means it has all of the ingredients this keen observer of life, and great lover of books needs to feel fully satiated.
Sisters in Crime, Australia’s leading organisation for women crime writers, has announced their picks for the year’s best crime books. The top Davitt award went to New York Times best-seller ‘Big Little Lies’ by Liane Moriarty.
From its opening chapters, ‘The First Bad Man’ is a hilarious portrait of an odd but likeable middle-aged woman. Original and quirky moments make for laugh-out-loud reading in this novel you’ll enjoy reading again and again.
Australian actor, author and supporter of women’s causes, William McInnes, typifies so much of what is good about Australia, the straight-forward, community-minded Australia of his parents.
Georgina Penney, author of the upcoming book, ‘Fly In, Fly Out’, provides us with a snapshot of the FIFO lifestyle and how difficult it can be for women working in remote locations, to find a love that lasts.
Fiona McIntosh’s latest novel sweeps the reader back to World War I and to Turkey, where, in May 1915, British nurse Claire Nightingale is caught up in the turmoil and bloodshed as she tends to the wounded.
The high definition Aura H2O eReader is waterproof, dust-proof and anti-glare, with loads of features including a built-in dictionary and popular word games, but don’t go tossing into the pool.
Eminent Human Rights Lawyer Geoffrey Robertson QC, now living in London, was recently back in his home town Sydney to promote his latest book, An Inconvenient Genocide: Who Remembers the Armenians?
Novelist and Biographer Blanche d’Alpuget’s latest novel, “The Lion Rampant” (the second book in her Lion quartet), brings alive the intriguing world of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine.
Breast Cancer is a book written to empower women to make informed choices about their treatment, from diagnosis to post-operative options, using the author’s own experiences throughout.
As UV levels begin to rise across the country, skin cancer experts gathered in Melbourne today to debunk the myths about sun protection and cancer at the launch of a new book designed to set the record straight.
Amanda Battley’s ultimate goal has always been to heal with food, teach people to be truthful and kind to themselves and others, to encourage them to manifest their dreams and keep fit and healthy – and if that includes a little soul searching along the way, even better.
Random House Australia have launched a Crime & Thrillers website for fans of the popular genre, as well as a Facebook page and a brand new edition of the Random Books App – Crime Books App.
Much-loved author of the popular series The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Alexander ‘Sandy’ McCall Smith is currently on tour in Australia. Our book reviewer Caroline Curtis caught up with the author in Sydney.
The Forever Girl is a stand-alone novel set in The Caymans, Scotland, Melbourne and Singapore. Its locations are exotic and include McCall Smith’s beloved Edinburgh, its theme of love everlasting, simple but universal.
Being common is so 2013. According to William Hanson, the UK’s leading consultant in etiquette and protocol, in 2014, it’s all about good manners, being polite to the person who just pushed in front of you in the queue, learning the proper way to eat and how to conduct yourself correctly on social media.
The first thing you need to know is that this is not a diet book. It is a book about overcoming the psychological barriers that are getting in the way of your attempts to lose weight.
One year from her debut novel Rough Diamond, Kathryn Ledson has followed up with an equally exciting sequel, Monkey Business. Erica Jewell is back doing what she does best – saving the day and saving charismatic Jack Jones – in another hilarious, delightful adventure that holds the reader’s attention until the very last page. Ledson […]
Rachael Robertson (pictured) led 18 strangers into the wilderness of Antarctica for an entire year through nine months of darkness, with no escape from the cold, howling winds or from each other. Today, Rachael shares some of the lessons she learned while leading a team in what is arguably the world’s harshest working environment. Antarctica […]
Following the success of her bestselling memoir ‘The Vogue Factor’, fashion insider Kirstie Clements, has released a new book Tongue in Chic. In May 2012 Kirstie Clements was sacked after twenty-five years with Vogue Australia, thirteen of them spent as editor. In March 2013 she released her bestselling memoir The Vogue Factor, attracting worldwide media […]
Agatha Christie’s “Hercule Poirot” novels will live on in 2014, with crime author Sophie Hannah chosen to carry on the tradition of inquisitive detective work. Agatha Christie introduced the Belgian detective to the world in her first book, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, published in 1920. It has been 38 years since Agatha Christie’s last […]
She was happily married, had three beautiful daughters and a home. But as Trish Jenkins was to discover: “While success attracts opportunities. It also attracts opportunists.” Brisbane wife and mother of three, Trish Jenkins (pictured), was a successful entrepreneur with a multi-million dollar investment portfolio, when she began working for currency trader, Brett Best. Trish […]
No matter what your age you can take part in the MS Readathon. This year, teenagers, adults and seniors are being encouraged to join primary school children, in discovering the joys of reading while raising money for Multiple Sclerosis Australia (MSA). Now in its 34th year, the MS Readathon is the nation’s longest-running and most […]
According to the authors of RU 486 Misconceptions, Myths and Morals, the controversial abortion pill RU 486, is a second rate unpredictable chemical that has spectacularly failed. Heavy bleeding, transfusions, vomiting, severe pain and infection are among the adverse effects and some women have died from sepsis and cardiovascular events after taking RU 486. The […]
Sydney writer and journalist, Libby-Jane Charleston, delves into the dark and disturbing lives of Australia’s deadliest women, in Fatal Females: 13 Cases That Gripped A Nation. Stranger than fiction, Fatal Females takes the reader on a chilling journey through a gallery of deadly women whose crimes shocked Australia. First up is Keli Lane, the Australian […]
Australian author Lana Penrose (pictured) has ended her three-part memoir, which began with the best-seller ‘To Hellas and Back’, on a rather sour note with ‘Addicted to Love’. But as the author herself said, “life isn’t a Hollywood movie in which everyone always lives happily ever after”. The self-published memoir ‘Addicted to Love’ sees Lana […]
What do Netscape, HMV, Kodak, Borders and SAAB have in common? Surprisingly, a lot. They have each struggled to cope with change and as result, have lost the battle for relevance. The latest book by social commentator and best-selling author Michael McQueen, “Winning the Battle for Relevance”, reveals how organisations, individuals and brands can remain […]
Spinifex Press has released a revolutionary book that challenges our preconceptions about the past. Invisible Women Of Prehistory by Judy Foster and Marlene Derlet, argues that three million years of peace, a period when women’s status in society was much higher than it is now, preceded the last six thousand years of war during which […]
Rating: Cat and Fiddle is a witty tale of appearance and deception. Mrs Begum and her husband Dr Choudhury have moved to a small English village so he can advise on the restoration of nearby Bourne Abbey. Mrs Begum is fixated on marrying off her three children and engages the help of the manipulative matchmaker, […]