Rupert Murdoch : An investigation of political power by David McKnight

When Rupert Murdoch called, Prime Ministers and Presidents picked up the phone. David McKnight exposes Murdoch’s unflinching use of his media empire to further his political agenda over decades. This is the story behind the hacking scandal that rocked the world and shook the Murdoch empire. ‘A study of dangerous media abuse of power and of abject government weakness in regard to it.... Read more

by | December 31, 2011

Coming in 2012: Two new titles from Lauren Kate – Fallen in Love and Rapture…

OUT IN JANUARY: A new novel set in the world of Lauren Kate’s bestselling Fallen series. FALLEN IN LOVE is a riveting collection of four intertwined love stories featuring the Fallen characters that fans have grown to know and love: Miles, Shelby, Roland, Arriane, and Luce & Daniel. The novel, FALLEN IN LOVE, will be released in Australia 26th January 2012, before the fourth and final... Read more

by | December 30, 2011

Lisa Heidke, author of Lucy Springer Gets Even, What Kate Did Next, Claudia’s Big Break and, coming in January 2012, Stella Makes Good, answers Six Sharp Questions:

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Lisa Heidke author of Lucy Springer Gets Even, What Kate Did Next, Claudia’s Big Break and, coming in January 2012, Stella Makes Good Six Sharp Questions ——————————– 1. Congratulations, you’ve a new book – what is it about and what does this book mean to you? In short, Stella Makes Good, is abou... Read more

by | December 29, 2011

Booktopia’s Christmas to New Year Clearance Sale – On Now

Our Annual Christmas to New Year Clearance Sale is on right now. We have books from just $1 and over 500 titles under $3. What a great way to finish off the year! We have around 2,000 new bargain titles that we bought since our last sale so there should be plenty new titles to choose from… especially for kids. If you want to get to our Clearance Sale right now and browse Fiction, Non-fict... Read more

by | December 28, 2011

Caution, this post may cause heart palpitations… (Contains images of Penguins dressed to kill.)

We can acknowledge that eBooks are cheap, convenient and instant… But I can’t think of them as sexy. These wonders from Penguin, however… Grrrrrrrrr… Penguin’s Clothbound Classics If, like us, you not only love having a great Classic to read but also cherish the feel of a wonderful object, then these are the books for you. Bound in cloth and each individually desig... Read more

by | December 27, 2011

Booktopia’s Top Twenty Non-Fiction Bestsellers for 2011

What did Booktopia’s customers buy in 2011? Here are the twenty highest selling non-fiction titles… 1. The Dukan Diet by Pierre Dukan Nothing could have prepared us for the hit of the year. One day we were Dukan free, the next day every order seemed to leave containing a copy of The Dukan Diet. In France it sold 4 million copies. Then celebs were quoted saying the diet worked. And then it was r... Read more

by | December 24, 2011

We Bought A Zoo by Benjamin Mee

The Amazing True Story of a Broken-down Zoo, and the 200 Animals That Changed a Family Forever A few years ago, Ben and his wife, Katherine, sold their small flat in Primrose Hill and moved to France to pursue their dream of restoring an old barn near Nimes.That dream then became much, much bigger, as they moved with their two young children, Ben’s 76 year-old mother and his brother, into a run... Read more

by | December 23, 2011

Booktopia’s Top Twenty Fiction Bestsellers for 2011

What did Booktopia’s customers buy in 2011? Here are the twenty highest selling fiction titles… 1. Inheritance by Christopher Paolini Keeping in mind that the fourth and final instalment of Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle was only released in November, hitting the number one sales spot for the entire year is an amazing achievement. Pre-orders for Inheritance were astonishing, but ... Read more

by | December 22, 2011