Booktopia TV Archives

Would you pay $4o million for a cup of tea? Someone did and Dr. Karl tells us why! All in his new book Short Back and Science

Why would anyone pay $40 million for a cup of tea? How did a toilet seat help to end the First World War? And why are there scientists running around naked in the Antarctic? All these questions and more are answered in Short Back and Science, Dr Karl’s brilliant and insightful new book.   Grab your copy of Short Back and Science here! Dr. Karl’s Short Back & Science Dr. Kar... Read more

by | January 11, 2016

Indonesia has a Lady Terminator? Turkey remade E.T? Marc Fennell spills the beans on the weird and wonderful world of cinema in his new book, Planet According to the Movies

Australia’s most listened-to film critic, Marc Fennell, tells the hidden stories behind the movies you know and love whilst also introducing you to a (bizarre) world of cinema you never knew existed. Did you know that there are messed up filmic versions of fairytales? Take for example the ancient Russian version of Beauty and the Beast which shows that all it takes to marry a prince is no... Read more

by | November 19, 2015

Heartache. Failure. Success. Sporting legend Chris Judd chats to Booktopia TV about his insightful new memoir, Inside.

How does a man end up captaining two of the greatest footy clubs in the league? Win a Brownlow Medal twice? Be selected as an All Australian six times? Find out how Chris Judd did exactly that and cemented his status as an Australian sporting legend in his new memoir, Inside. We’ve got signed copies for fans, so get in quick. Only limited numbers left! Grab your signed copy of Chris Judd:... Read more

by | November 12, 2015

An adventurous romp awaits those who dare – Nikki Gemmell chats to Booktopia TV about her latest book in The Caddy Kids Series: The Luna Laboratorium

Caddy kids Kick, Bert, Scruff and Pin are back for another adventurous romp in The Luna Laboritorium! Bestselling Australian author Nikki Gemmell is back with her third book in The Caddy Kids series, and what a thrill it is. With outback misadventures, secret tunnels, curious caretakers, strange letters and grotesque villains, no reader – whether young or young at heart – will be ab... Read more

by | October 30, 2015

How many different ways can you say yum? Adam Liaw talks to Booktopia TV about his new book Adam Liaw’s Asian Cookery School

For those who’d love to cook Asian dishes but don’t know how – no fear, Adam Liaw is here! Being a former Masterchef winner and now UNICEF Australia’s National Ambassador for Nutrition, he’s the perfect person to guide wok-newbies around Asian cuisine. Recipes are created with clear directions and practical tips; the photography is luscious. But enough from us, let... Read more

by | October 19, 2015

GUEST BLOG: Fiona Palmer, author of The Saddler Boys talks about what books she’s loving.

Well I’m back after a busy week and a half of touring, which included a stopover at Booktopia to sign 300 copies of my latest book, The Saddler Boys. I was lucky enough to take a tour through the massive Booktopia warehouse to see how it all operates: amazing. My book club order would have been whizzing around getting processed while I was there.  Because I’ve been so busy with touring and prom... Read more

by | October 19, 2015

Behind every strong woman is another…Cathy Kelly talks to Booktopia TV about her new book Between Sisters

Meet sisters Coco and Cassie who were abandoned by their mother when young. Meet grandmother Pearl who raised them. And meet Elsa, the polished face of daytime television who has some demons of her own. How she fits into the story … well, you’ll just have to find out for yourself! From bestselling Irish author Cathy Kelly, Between Sisters is another enchanting read from this master ... Read more

by | October 15, 2015

Must a divorced man in possession of a good fortune be in need of a new wife? Susan Johnson talks to Booktopia TV about her newly released novel, The Landing

Susan Johnson talks to us about her wonderful new book, The Landing, whereby recently divorced Jonathan Lott discovers what truly matters in this world. Betrayal, disappointment, compromise and joy are all explored. This is a delightfully poignant novel, written with Johnson’s trademark wit and insight. Order your copy of The Landing here and for a limited time receive a signed copy! The ... Read more

by | October 13, 2015