Charts this week

Top 10 Bestsellers
Index Title Author Imprint

1

Grey E. L. James Arrow Books

2

The Mindfulness Colouring Book Emma Farrarons Boxtree

3

Decorative Designs Michael O’Mara

4

Fabulous Flowers Michael O’Mara

5

The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins Doubleday

6

Enchanted Forest Johanna Basford Laurence King Publishing

7

Pretty Girls Karin Slaughter Century

8

Dork Diaries: Drama Queen Rachel Renee Russell Simon & Schuster

9

Paper Towns (film tie-in) John Green HarperCollins

10

Super Weird! Anh Do Scholastic
Highest New Entries
Index Title Author Imprint

1

Aussie Grit Mark Webber Macmillan

2

Garden Hachette

3

Close to Home Pamela Cook Hachette

4

My Mother’s Secret Sheila O’Flanagan Hachette

5

Queen of Fire Anthony Ryan Hachette
Fastest Movers
Index Title Author Imprint

1

Decorative Designs Michael O’Mara

2

Fabulous Flowers Michael O’Mara

3

Pretty Girls Karin Slaughter Century

4

Zen Hachette

5

The Mindfulness Colouring Book Emma Farrarons Boxtree
© Nielsen BookScan 2015   Week Ending 4/07/2015
Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sales monitoring system from 1000 retailers nationwide

Charts this week

Top 10 Bestsellers
Index Title Author Imprint

1

Grey E. L. James Arrow Books

2

The Mindfulness Colouring Book Emma Farrarons Boxtree

3

Enchanted Forest Johanna Basford Laurence King Publishing

4

Secret Garden Johanna Basford Laurence King Publishing

5

The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins Doubleday

6

Super Weird Anh Do Scholastic

7

The English Spy Daniel Silva HarperCollins

8

Slow Cooker Central Paulene Christie ABC Books

9

The Santangelos Jackie Collins Simon & Schuster

10

Paper Towns (film tie-in) John Green HarperCollins
Highest New Entries
Index Title Author Imprint

1

The English Spy Daniel Silva HarperCollins

2

The Melody Lingers on Mary Higgins Clark Simon & Schuster

3

Pretty Girls Karin Slaughter Century

4

The Homestead Girls Fiona McArthur Michael Joseph

5

Feels Like Home Lisa Ireland Mira
Fastest Movers
Index Title Author Imprint

1

Enchanted Forest Johanna Basford Laurence King Publishing

2

Secret Garden Johanna Basford Laurence King Publishing

3

The Mandalas Colouring Book Beverley Lawson Carlton Books

4

Minecraft Construction Handbook (updated edition) Egmont

5

Decorative Designs Michael O’Mara
© Nielsen BookScan 2015   Week Ending 27/06/15
Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sales monitoring system from 1000 retailers nationwide

Charts this week

Top 10 Bestsellers
Index Title Author Imprint
1 Grey E. L. James Arrow Books
2 The Mindfulness Colouring Book Emma Farrarons Boxtree
3 The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins Doubleday
4 Super Weird! Anh Do Scholastic
5 Slow Cooker Central Paulene Christie ABC Books
6 Finders Keepers Stephen King Hachette
7 Troll Mountain Matthew Reilly Macmillan
8 Dork Diaries: Drama Queen Rachel Renee Russell Simon & Schuster
9 Paper Towns (film tie-in) John Green HarperCollins
10 Super Green Smoothies Sally Obermeder & Maha Koraiem Allen & Unwin
Highest New Entries
Index Title Author Imprint
1 Grey E. L. James Arrow Books
2 The Santangelos Jackie Collins Simon & Schuster
3 Tom Clancy’s Under Fire Grant Blackwood Michael Joseph
4 Supermarket Monsters Malcolm Knox Redback
5 The Very Noisy Bear Nick Bland Scholastic
Fastest Movers
Index Title Author Imprint
1 Secret Garden Johanna Basford Laurence King Publishing
2 Slow Cooker Central Paulene Christie ABC Books
3 Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom Millie Marotta Batsford
4 Enchanted Forest Johanna Basford Laurence King Publishing
5 The Mindfulness Colouring Book Emma Farrarons Boxtree
© Nielsen BookScan 2015   Week Ending 20/06/2015
Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sales monitoring system from 1000 retailers nationwide

Charts this week

Top 10 Bestsellers
Index Title Author Imprint

1

The Mindfulness Colouring Book Emma Farrarons Boxtree

2

The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins Doubleday

3

Finders Keepers Stephen King Hachette

4

Super Weird! Anh Do Scholastic

5

Troll Mountain Matthew Reilly Macmillan

6

Dork Diaries: Drama Queen Rachel Renee Russell Simon & Schuster

7

Paper Towns (film tie-in) John Green HarperCollins

8

Piranha Clive Cussler & Boyd Morrison Michael Joseph

9

Super Green Smoothies Sally Obermeder & Maha Koraiem Allen & Unwin

10

Without a Trace Lesley Pearse Michael Joseph
Highest New Entries
Index Title Author Imprint

1

Hidden Riches Nora Roberts Hachette

2

Private Scandals Nora Roberts Hachette

3

Ghost Flight Bear Grylls Hachette

4

Blueprints Barbara Delinsky Hachette

5

My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises Fredrik Backman Hachette
Fastest Movers
Index Title Author Imprint

1

The Mindfulness Colouring Book Emma Farrarons Boxtree

2

Dork Diaries: Drama Queen Rachel Renee Russell Simon & Schuster

3

Paper Towns (film tie-in) John Green HarperCollins

4

Minions – Book of the Film Brian Lynch Scholastic

5

Birds & Butterflies Alice Chadwick Hachette
© Nielsen BookScan 2015   Week Ending 13/06/2015
Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sales monitoring system from 1000 retailers nationwide

Charts this week

Top 10 Bestsellers
Index Title Author Imprint
1 The Mindfulness Colouring Book Emma Farrarons Boxtree
2 The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins Doubleday
3 Troll Mountain Matthew Reilly Macmillan
4 Super Weird! Anh Do Scholastic
5 Finders Keepers Stephen King Hachette
6 Piranha Clive Cussler & Boyd Morrison Michael Joseph
7 Without a Trace Lesley Pearse Michael Joseph
8 Super Green Smoothies Sally Obermeder & Maha Koraiem Allen & Unwin
9 Paper Towns (film tie-in) John Green HarperCollins
10 American Sniper (film tie-in) Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen & Jim DeFelice William Morrow
Highest New Entries
Index Title Author Imprint
1 Finders Keepers Stephen King Hachette
2 Dork Diaries: Drama Queen Rachel Renee Russell Simon & Schuster
3 The Show Tilly Bagshawe HarperCollins
4 Waterloo Bernard Cornwell HarperCollins
5 Shards of Hope Nalini Singh Hachette
Fastest Movers
Index Title Author Imprint
1 Super Weird! Anh Do Scholastic
2 The Mindfulness Colouring Book Emma Farrarons Boxtree
3 The Creative Therapy Colouring Book Hannah Davies, Richard Merritt & Jo Taylor Michael O’Mara
4 Without a Trace Lesley Pearse Michael Joseph
5 Paper Towns (film tie-in) John Green HarperCollins
© Nielsen BookScan 2015   Week Ending 6/06/15
Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sales monitoring system from 1000 retailers nationwide

Charts this week

Top 10 Bestsellers

Index Title Author Imprint
1 Troll Mountain Matthew Reilly Macmillan
2 Slow Cooker Central Paulene Christie ABC Books
3 The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins Doubleday
4 Enchanted Forest Johanna Basford Laurence King Publishing
5 The Mindfulness Colouring Book Emma Farrarons Boxtree
6 Piranha Clive Cussler & Boyd Morrison Michael Joseph
7 Memory Man David Baldacci Macmillan
8 Super Green Smoothies Sally Obermeder & Maha Koraiem Allen & Unwin
9 Yes! No (Maybe…): Tom Gates Liz Pichon Scholastic
10 A Quiet End Nelson DeMille Hachette

Highest New Entries

Index Title Author Imprint
1 Troll Mountain Matthew Reilly Macmillan
2 Slow Cooker Central Paulene Christie ABC Books
3 Piranha Clive Cussler & Boyd Morrison Michael Joseph
4 A Quiet End Nelson DeMille Hachette
5 Without a Trace Lesley Pearse Michael Joseph

Fastest Movers

Index Title Author Imprint
1 Decorative Designs: The Gift of Colouring for Grown-Ups Michael O’Mara
2 Fabulous Flowers: The Gift of Colouring for Grown-Ups Michael O’Mara
3 Colour Yourself Calm: A Mindfulness Colouring Book Tiddy Rowan Quadrille
4 The Mindfulness Colouring Book Emma Farrarons Boxtree
5 The John Green Collection John Green HarperCollins

© Nielsen BookScan 2015   Week Ending 30/05/2015
(Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sales monitoring system from 1000 retailers nationwide)

From book to film: what’s coming in the second half of 2015?

From the classics Far from the Madding Crowd (Thomas Hardy) and Madame Bovary (Gustave Flaubert) to more recent titles such as Paper Towns (John Green, HarperCollins) and The Dressmaker (Rosalie Ham, Duffy & Snellgrove), Erika Lucciola rounds up the book-to-film adaptations coming to Australian cinemas in the second half of 2015.

After three previous adaptations, Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd is coming back to the big screen under the direction of Thomas Vinterberg. Adapted by author David Nicholls, the film stars Carey Mulligan as Bathsheba Everdene, Matthias Schoenaerts as Gabriel Oak, Michael Sheen as William Boldwood and Tom Sturridge as Sergeant Frank Troy. While some have compared it unfavourably to John Schlesinger’s 1967 adaptation, the film has received largely positive reviews. It will be in Australian cinemas on 25 June.

Sophia Barthes is the first woman to direct a big-screen adaptation of Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary. Starring Australian actress Mia Wasikowska as Emma Bovary and Henry Lloyd-Hughes as her husband, the film opened to mixed reviews at the Telluride Film Festival in 2014. It’s coming to Australian cinemas in June.

Director Bill Condon reunites with his Gods and Monsters star Ian McKellen for a story about an aging Sherlock Holmes who is coping with the loss of his once-incredible mind. Sherlock Holmes, based on the 2005 novel A Slight Trick of the Mind (Mitch Cullin, Doubleday), made its debut at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year and will screen at the Sydney Film Festival on 6 June.

While Tom Rob Smith’s latest novel The Farm (S&S) has recently been in the bestsellers chart, director Richard Price has adapted his first novel Child 44 (S&S) for the screen. Tom Hardy (Black Hawk Down, Inception, Warrior) stars as Agent Leo Demidov, who is on the trail of a serial killer in 1950s Soviet Union. The film hasn’t been received well by the critics, but Hardy’s performance has been highly praised. It will be in Australian cinemas in July.

Paper Towns is the second of John Green’s YA novels to be adapted for the screen, following last year’s smash-hit The Fault in Our Stars. The film is directed by Jake Schreier (Robot & Frank) with the same screenwriters from TFIOS. Nat Wolff—who also appeared in TFIOS—and Cara Delevingne star as childhood friends ‘Q’ and Margo. Paper Towns has been in the bestsellers chart for the past month in anticipation of its release in July.

Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) directs the crime film Black Mass, based on the 2001 book Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance between the FBI and the Irish Mob by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill (HarperCollins). The film stars Johnny Depp as South Boston crime figure Whitey Bugler, Australian actor Joel Edgerton as FBI agent John Connolly and Kevin Bacon as Connolly’s boss. The film will be released worldwide on 18 September.

Book two in James Dashner’s ‘The Maze Runner’ trilogy, The Scorch Trials (Chicken House), has been adapted for the screen and is coming to cinemas in September. Director Wes Ball and screenwriter T S Nowlin are back on board, as are actors Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee and Patricia Clarkson.

Kate Winslet stars in director Jocelyn Moorhouse’s The Dressmaker (Duffy & Snellgrove), based on the 2000 novel of the same name by Australian author Rosalie Ham. The film, which was produced in Victoria, also stars The Hunger Games’  Liam Hemsworth as Kate Winslet’s love interest. It’s due in Australian cinemas in October.

Billy Ray (screenwriter for The Hunger Games and Captain Phillips) directs the crime thriller The Secret in their Eyes (Random House), based on Argentine author Eduardo Sacheri’s novel of the same name. A previous adaptation won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2010. This adaptation, starring Nicole Kidman, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dean Norris and Julia Roberts, will be released in Australian cinemas in October.

The fourth and final ‘Hunger Games’ movie, Mockingjay Part 2, based on Suzanne Collins’ series (Scholastic), will hit Australian cinemas in late November.

Drew Goddard (screenwriter and director of The Cabin in the Woods) has adapted Andy Weir’s debut sci-fi novel The Martian (self-published 2011, then published by Crown Publishing). The film is directed by Ridley Scott and stars Matt Demon and Jessica Chastain. It is expected to be released in Australia in November.

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy and Tom Holland star as the crew of the whaleship Essex in director Ron Howard’s adaptation of the 2000 book In the Heart of the Sea (Nathaniel Philbrik, Viking). The story of the whaleship Essex, which sunk in the Pacific Ocean after encountering a large, enraged sperm whale, might sound familiar to readers; the same incident inspired Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. The film will be released in Australian cinemas in December.

Director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables) has brought David Ebershoff’s novel The Danish Girl (A&U) to the big screen. Inspired by the true story of Danish painter Einar Wegener, who underwent sexual reassignment surgery, The Danish Girl explores sexuality, self-discovery, courage and unconventional love. The film stars Eddie Redmayne as Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe, and will be in Australian cinemas in December.

Also coming in December is Carol, an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s 1952 romance novel The Price of Salt, directed by Todd Haynes and starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara as lesbian lovers.

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New magazine out now!

bpluspmag2015e1_w300Make sure you grab a copy of Books+Publishing magazine’s first issue of 2015! Inside you’ll find 21 reviews of adult books and 17 reviews of children’s books publishing between March and May.

Just one adult title was awarded five stars by our reviewers. Angie Andrewes wrote Panthers and the Museum of Fire (Jen Craig, Spineless Wonders) is ‘an experimental novella but surprisingly easy to read, and brilliant for the very ordinariness of its subject’. Two other adult fiction books, The Adventures of Holly White and the Incredible Sex Machine (Krissy Kneen, Text) and Anchor Point (Alice Robinson, Affirm Press), were awarded four stars.

All but one of the adult nonfiction books were awarded four stars by our reviewers. These include Bloodhound: Searching for My Father (Ramona Koval, Text); One Life: My Mother’s Story (Kate Grenville, Text); Mothermorphosis (ed. by Monica Dux, MUP); and Thea Astley: Inventing Her Own Weather (Karen Lamb, UQP).

Among the feature articles, Gary Copeland reports on book industry supply chains; Matthia Dempsey asks publishers about their parental leave policies; audiobook narrator Humphrey Bower shares his career journey; Hilary Simmons looks at the Australian poetry scene; and Chloe Townson asks Oliver Mol about his memoir, Lion Attack! (Scribe).

» Junior Term 1

B+P_JUNIORMasthead_2015_PRINT.inddAmong reviewers’ top picks in the current edition of Junior is Alice’s Food A-Z (Alice Zaslavsky, illus by Kat Chadwick, Walker Books). Reviewer Tim White, who is an expert in cookbooks as co-owner of Melbourne bookstore Books for Cooks, has awarded five stars to Zaslavsky’s introduction to food, food science and health for young readers.

Eight Junior books were awarded four stars by reviewers. These were Billie’s Underwater Adventure (Sally Rippin, illus by Alisa Coburn, Hardie Grant Egmont); Bogtrotter (Margaret Wild, illus by Judith Rossell, Walker Books); A Curry for Murray (Kate Hunter, illus by Lucia Masciullo, UQP); Anyone but Ivy Pocket (Caleb Krisp, Bloomsbury); Johnny Danger: DIY Spy (Peter Millett, Puffin); A Single Stone (Meg McKinlay, Walker Books); The Hush (Skye Melki-Wegner, Random House); and Prince of Afghanistan (Louis Nowra, A&U). Frances Atkinson talks Meg McKinlay about A Single Stone here.

In this edition, Carody Culver investigates the effect of big-screen adaptations of children’s and YA books on the publishing industry; Mason Engelander explores how eco-friendly children’s books have evolved with the rise of the green movement; meet US author Laurie Halse Anderson, a guest speaker at the Reading Matters conference in Melbourne in May; and read about children’s bookstore and toy shop Three Four Knock on the Door from owner L-J Lacey, who opened the store with her sister Danielle.

All these reviews, interviews and stories, and many more, can be found at our website: www.booksandpublishing.com.au