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First look at the film adaptation of Emma Donoghue's Room
Posted to July 2015 by Dymocks Digital Team on 31/07/2015
The first teaser trailer for the film adaptation of Emma Donoghue's best-selling novel Room has just been released, and we think it looks every bit as captivating and engrossing as the book was. 

Room, first published in 2010, won multiple awards and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.



August highlights
Posted to July 2015 by Dymocks Digital Team on 30/07/2015
Our August catalogue has arrived and it's showing off some seriously cool titles for the month ahead.

Our book of the month for August is the Halliday Wine Companion 2016. James Halliday's annual wine companion is the go-to reference bible for Aussie wine (and wineries). It's perfect for wine lovers, collectors, vineyard adventurers, or anyone who likes a good drop.



Five quick and easy ways to cure a reading slump
Posted to July 2015 by Dymocks Digital Team on 29/07/2015
We've all been there. Somehow, despite being surrounded by a TBR pile that grows bigger with each passing day, you have lost the motivation to read. Whether it's because you haven't been inspired by anything new, or you've simply been too busy or preoccupied to pick up a book, the spark is gone. Do not despair. Here are our top five quick and easy ways to cure a reading slump and reignite the reading spark in your book-loving heart.



One-on-one with Jonathan Brown
Posted to July 2015 by Dymocks Digital Team on 28/07/2015
Recently we were lucky enough to be able to sit down and chat with Jonathan 'Browny' Brown about his memoir Life and Football, which is being published in late July. Brown is an AFL legend, having played 256 games for the Brisbane Lions between 2000 and 2014. He representated Australia in the All Australian team twice, won three premierships before he turned 23, was voted club best and fairest multiple times, and captained the Lions for seven seasons.



Our top ten best-selling books this week, 27 July edition
Posted to July 2015 by Dymocks Digital Team on 27/07/2015
Our top ten this week features nine of the same books as last week's list, with Holly Madison's Down the Rabbit Hole dropping off to make way for another adult colouring book. Forty percent of our best-sellers are colouring books this week. What a time to be alive! 



Celebrate reading freedom: Let your children choose their own books
Posted to July 2015 by Dymocks Digital Team on 24/07/2015
Guest Post from Ryan Spencer, Dymocks Literary Spokesperson, Clinical Teaching Specialist: Lecturer in Literacy Education at the University of Canberra. 

If you are looking to help your child to develop as a reader, the simplest thing that you can do to help facilitate this is to celebrate the freedom to read whatever we like! In order to help our children to practice valuable reading skills, we need to give them many opportunities to read, both by themselves and with others. 



Our top ten best-selling books this week, 20 July edition
Posted to July 2015 by Dymocks Digital Team on 20/07/2015
In news that will surprise absolutely no one, Go Set A Watchman has leaped into our top ten and landed in first place. It’s been 55 years since its predecessor was published, but that didn’t stop people rushing out to pick up their piece of publishing history.



One-on-one with Adam MacDougall
Posted to July 2015 by Dymocks Digital Team on 15/07/2015

Adam MacDougall is a former NRL star who won two premierships with the Newcastle Knights. Since retiring, Adam has turned his attention to helping men become fitter and healther, and he outlines how to achieve this in his new book, The Man Plan




Our top ten best-selling books this week, 13 July edition
Posted to July 2015 by Dymocks Digital Team on 13/07/2015
For lack of a better pun, Mark Webber has raced into top spot this week after his Australian tour got off to an excellent start.

The feedback we've been hearing about the tour so far has been exceptional, and it sounds like massive crowds haven't dampened the exciting atmosphere at Mark's events. Let us know if you'll be seeing him over the next week.



Q&A with Annie Barrows
Posted to July 2015 by Dymocks Digital Team on 11/07/2015
You might remember Annie Barrows as one half of the author partnership that brought you The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, but we're super excited to see her new novel The Truth According to Us out in the world now. 

We love her so much that she's our author of the month for July, and she was kind enough to answer some of our questions.



Our top ten best-selling books this week, 6 July edition
Posted to July 2015 by Dymocks Digital Team on 06/07/2015
The adult colouring book craze shows absolutely zero signs of slowing down any time soon. In fact, if it was possible to show negative signs, that's exactly what this craze would be doing. 

There are six adult colouring books in our top ten this week. Yep, that's correct, sixty percent of our best-sellers this week were essentially blank pages that require you to fill them in.



Upcoming book-to-film adaptations in 2015
Posted to July 2015 by Dymocks Digital Team on 01/07/2015
We have just reached the midpoint of 2015. Once you recover from the shock that this year is half over already, hopefully you can join us in our excitement towards the rest of the book-to-film adaptations that are yet to appear on our screens.

Here are some of the highlights. Be sure to let us know if we've missed anything!



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