Good Reading : May 2006
MAY 2006 ı goodreading 15 This month 10 lucky winners could win a copy of Black Swan Green by David Mitchell valued at $32.95. To enter simply write your details on the back of an envelope and mail to ‘Black Swan Green Competition’, GPO Box 3835 Sydney NSW 2001 or enter online at www.goodreadingmagazine.com.au TERMS AND CONDITIONS 1.Information on how to enter forms part of the terms and conditions of entry. 2.Entry is open to all residents of Australia and New Zealand who are readers ofGood Reading magazine. Entries must be made between 1/5/06 and 31/5/06 and be sent to Good Reading Magazine, GPO Box 3835, Sydney NSW 2001. Employees and their immediate families of the promoter and agencies associated with this promotion are ineligible. 3.The judge’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. Prizes are not transferable and cannot be taken as cash. Any change in the value of the prize occurring between 01/2/06 and the date the prizes are claimed is not the responsibility of the promoter and any difference in prize value will be the responsibility of the winner.The total prize mentioned is the recommended retail value as provided by the supplier and is correct at the time of printing. Prizes will be provided by Hachette Livre Australia. 4.The first 10 valid entries drawn will each win a copy ofBlack Swan Green by David Mitchell valued at $32.95. The total prize value is $329.50. 5.The draw will take place at no. 9 Stephen St Balmain NSW 2041 at 11 am on 1/6/06. The winners will be notified by mail and their name will be published in the July issue ofGood Reading magazine on 30/6/06. 6.The promoter shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever that is suffered or for any personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with the prizes. 7.The promoter accepts no responsibility for late, lost or misdirected mail. 8.The promoter may conduct such further draws at the same place as the original draw as are necessary on 24/9/06 in order to distribute the prize if it remains unclaimed by that date, subject to any written directions given under Reg 37 of the Lottery and Gaming Regulations 1993 (S.A.). 9.All entries become the property of the promoter. 10.The promoter is Good Reading Magazine Pty Ltd of 9 Stephen St Balmain NSW 2041 ABN 38 003 750 150 NSW Permit no.TPL 06/03529 ACT Permit no. TP06/01211.1 Win! book trivia Bestsellers 1 Anybody Out There? Marian Keyes Michael Joseph $32.95 2 Spotless Shannon Lush & Jennifer Fleming ABC $19.95 3 Perfect Match Jodi Picoult Allen & Unwin $12.95 4 The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet Manny Noakes & Peter Clifton Penguin $34.95 5 Gone Jonathan Kellerman Michael Joseph $32.95 6 Salvation Creek: An Unexpected Life Susan Duncan Bantam $32.95 7 Memoirs of a Geisha Arthur Golden Vintage $23.95 8 The 5th Horseman James Patterson & Maxine Paetro Headline $32.95 9 Marley and Me John Grogan Headline $25.00 10 How to Kill Your Husband Kathy Lette Simon & Schuster $29.95 11 The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown Corgi $19.95 12 In Cold Blood Truman Capote Penguin $24.95 13 Cell Stephen King Hodder & Stoughton $35.00 14 Suite Francaise Irene Nemirovsky Chatto and Windus $32.95 15 Simple Chinese Cooking Kylie Kwong & Earl Carter Lanter n $59.95 © Nielsen BookScan 2006. Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sales monitoring system from 1000 retailers nationwide. After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books. Albert Camus New award for emerging novelists Last July the ABC accepted the first entries in its new annual award for unpublished Australian writers, the ABC Fiction Award. In September the competition closed – after almost 900 entries had been received. Judging this mammoth pile of manuscripts (did they have to reinforce the floor?) were novelist Delia Falconer, broadcaster and writer Richard Glover, Sydney Morning Herald literary editor and writer Malcolm Knox, and ABC Books commissioning editor Jo Mackay. And the winner was announced at the end of March: young Queenslander William Elliott won a $10,000 advance for the publication of his novel The Pilo Family Circus by ABC Books in October this year. The novel will also be broadcast on ABC local radio and will be made into an audio book. If you want to enter the 2007 competition you’d better get your writing skates on: entries close on 16 June this year. Pots of gold at never-ending Rainbow Magic The UK-originated ‘Rainbow Magic’ series created by Daisy Meadows (now we wonder if that’s a pseudonym …) has become something of a phenomenon in Australian publishing and book- selling. Over a million books in the series have been sold here, and last Christmas Daisy Meadows outsold JK Rowling, CS Lewis, Dr Seuss, Roald Dahl, Andy Griffiths, Emily Rodda, John Marsden, Snicket and Christopher Paolini to become the top-selling author of children s books. The overall value of the books wasn’t the highest – that honour, as ever, went to Harry Potter’s creator – but nevertheless it’s an indicator of the eternal allure fairies hold for little girls. And the rainbow’s end isn’t in sight: this month the ‘Pet Keeper’ series Books 29-36 are published, and in June comes Kylie the Carnival Fairy.