The Incompetent Cook tackles tacos with Julie Goodwin

THE Masterchef, Julie Goodwin, has a new book out that the whole family will love. It’s called 20/20 Meals, short for $20 meals in less than 20 minutes. Sounds good already doesn’t it?

Julie dropped by Booktopia HQ to teach The Incompetent Chef a thing or two from her book, in particular the fancied Beef Tacos, all made from scratch in less than 20 minutes, and for considerably less than $20.

Grab your signed copy of Julie Goodwin’s 20/20 Meals here

Grab your signed copy of Julie Goodwin’s 20/20 Meals here

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Order your signed copy today!

Julie Goodwin is more than just a TV cook – she’s an Aussie mum.

She knows what you need to feed your family without breaking the bank or spending hours slaving over a hot stove.

20/20 Meals is a revolution in home cooking – keeping your dinners simple, wallet-friendly and delicious at the same time. Alongside beautifully illustrated recipes you’ll find Julie’s tips to keep your kitchen organised for tasty and efficient family meals, leaving you with more money to spend on yourself and more time to relax!

Grab your signed copy of Julie Goodwin’s 20/20 Meals here

The Book With No Pictures – The Surprise Hit of 2014

Booksellers around the world all said the same thing.

A kids book with no pictures? That won’t take off.

And then this happened…

Suddenly it exploded. The Book with No Pictures was proclaimed the must have book for 2014, the surprise hit. So do yourself a favour, and…

BLORK

Well, you get the idea…

Grab a copy of The Book with no Pictures here

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by B.J. Novak

This innovative and wildly funny read-aloud by award-winning humorist/actor B.J. Novak will turn any reader into a comedian.

You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . .

BLORK. Or BLUURF.

Even if the words are a preposterous song about eating ants for breakfast, or just a list of astonishingly goofy sounds like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and GLIBBITY GLOBBITY.

Cleverly irreverent and irresistibly silly, The Book with No Pictures is one that kids will beg to hear again and again. (And parents will be happy to oblige).

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B. J. Novak is a writer and actor best known for his work on NBC’s Emmy Award winning comedy series The Office as an actor, writer, director and executive producer. He is also recognized for his stand-up comedy performances and his roles in motion pictures such as Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds and Disney’s Saving Mr Banks. He is a graduate of Harvard University with a degree in English and Spanish literature.

Grab a copy of The Book with no Pictures here

New Fifty Shades of Grey cover and trailer revealed!

Behold the second coming.

The erotic juggernaut Fifty Shades of Grey has received the film tie-in treatment ahead of the movie’s release in February 2015. We love it. Against the wall make out sessions always trump silk ties.

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by E L James

The multi-million copy bestseller soon to be a major movie starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson.

Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, Fifty Shades of Grey is a novel that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you for ever.

When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind – until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out.

Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more.

But Grey is tormented by inner demons, and consumed by the need to control. As they embark on a passionate love affair, Ana discovers more about her own desires, as well as the dark secrets Grey keeps hidden away from public view…

Click here to grab a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey

 

Click here to grab a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey

Win dinner for two at Quay – Australia’s most awarded restaurant!

quay_1Thanks to the folks at Murdoch Books we’re giving away a dinner for two, with wines to match, at Quay, Australia’s most awarded restaurant.

Quay is one of just two Australian restaurants on the prestigious S. Pellegrino World’s Top 50 Restaurants List!

All you need to do to enter the draw is order a copy of Organum, the gorgeous new book from Quay’s Executive Chef Peter Gilmore.

Bon Appetit!

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by Peter Gilmore

Order Organum by December 31st and go in the draw to win a dinner for two at Peter Gilmore’s award-winning restaurant Quay, at The Rocks in Sydney, valued at $520!

The dinner includes a 4 course menu with wines to match and is valid until the end of 2015. Please note: subject to reservation availability. Flights and accommodation are not included.

While there is a layered complexity to world-renowned chef Peter Gilmore’s ethereal – yet grounded – cuisine, his philosophy of cooking is relatively simple. Just four elements are required to create perfect unison in a dish: nature, texture, intensity and purity. In his new book, Peter invites the reader to share in his private obsession with nature – when not in the kitchen at Sydney’s Quay restaurant, he is working in his experimental garden where he grows a huge array of edible plant species.

Each component of a plant, from sweet, earthy roots to bitter fronds and fragrant blossoms, is potentially destined for inclusion in one of the 40 exquisite dishes featured here. Peter also introduces us to the many influences on his cooking, and to the people who grow, catch and source key ingredients. Images include intensely beautiful food and ingredient shots, as well as producers and produce photographed on location.

Grab a copy of Peter Gilmore’s Organum here

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New teaser trailer for Insurgent released!

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Spoil yourself…

Insurgent

Divergent Series : Book 2

I have done bad things. I can’t take them back, and they are part of who I am.

Tris has survived a brutal attack on her former home and family. But she has paid a terrible price.

Wracked by grief and guilt, she becomes ever more reckless as she struggles to accept her new future.

Yet if Tris wants to uncover the truth about her world, she must be stronger than ever… because more shocking choices and sacrifices lie ahead.

Spoil yourself, grab your copy of Insurgent here

 

Full List of 2014 Booktoberfest Prize Winners – Are You a Winner?

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Booktoberfest is over for 2014, but for some lucky folks the celebrations have only just begun!

Some of our publishing partners put up some amazing prizes, before we do anything we’re giving a huge shout out to all our awesome participating publishing partners.

Allen & Unwin, Bloomsbury, Bolinda, The Five Miles Press, Hachette, Hardie Grant, Harlequin, HarperCollins, Lonely Plant, Pan Macmillan, Murdoch Books, Penguin, Random House, Scholastic, Simon and Schuster, Text Publishing, Thames and Hudson, Walker Books and Woodslane, we love you and the remarkable books you help create year after year, supporting homegrown talent as you do.

And thanks to all the authors who contributed pieces to our blog, inspiring us all!

And last but not least, a huge thanks to all our incredible readers who have helped make this year’s Booktoberfest so memorable, spreading the word of books near and far.

So without further ado, it’s time to announce some winners!


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Allen & Unwin Prize

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S.Mills, Glenroy, VIC


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Bloomsbury Prize

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C.Bell, Murray Bridge, SA


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D.Johnstone, Warragul, VIC


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The Five Mile Press Prize

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A.Hill, Mount Nathan, QLD


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Hachette Australia Prize

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R.Corrigan, Rathmines, NSW


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Hardie Grant Books Prize

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K.Wooster, Moorabbin, VIC


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Harlequin Prize

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G.Egan, Dee Why, NSW


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HarperCollins Prize

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W.Soeterboek, Wollongong, NSW


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Lonely Planet Prize

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R.S.See, South Brisbane Bc, QLD


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Pan Macmillan Australia Prize

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S.Partridge, Manly West, QLD


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Murdoch Books Prize

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T.Ponich, Church Point, NSW


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Penguin Books Australia Prize

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T.Williams, Ultimo, NSW


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Random House Prize

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P.Whitehead, Newtown, VIC


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Scholastic Prize

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E.Schneider, Ormeau Hills, QLD


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Simon & Schuster Australia Prize

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J.DeBroughe, Ashburton, VIC


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Text Publishing Prize

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N.Croce, Camberwell, VIC


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Thames & Hudson Prize

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I.Robinson, Alexandria, NSW


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Walker Books Prize

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R.Karim, Five Dock, NSW


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Woodslane Prize

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J.O’Brien, Millthorpe, NSW


Not a winner? Don’t sweat it! We have a ton of prizes that you could win in time for Christmas!

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Adam Gilchrist plays Office Cricket at Booktopia HQ!

And who got him out? Watch the video and find out!

(PS: For a limited time, order your signed copy of Gilly’s illustrated memoir here)

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The Man, The Cricketer, The Legend

Going in first or seventh, wearing whites or colours, Adam Gilchrist was the most exhilarating cricketer of the modern age.

This is the most complete, intimate and fascinating illustrated autobiography of ‘Gilly’, one of the most loved sportsmen of his generation.

Featuring personal photographs, stories and precious keepsakes from Gilchrist’s private life and illustrious career, this book provides unprecedented access to Gilly, on and off the field. Peppered with anecdotes, reflections and jibes from friends, family and many of the biggest names in Australian and world cricket, this is the ultimate collection for sporting enthusiasts.

Grab a copy of Adam Gilchrist: The Man, The Cricketer, The Legend here

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Grab a copy of Adam Gilchrist: The Man, The Cricketer, The Legend here

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