Weekly Book Newsletter
28 June 2006

Useful Tips for Subscribers #1: View/print entire newsletter x

A number of subscribers have asked us if they can ‘scroll through the entire newsletter the way we used to.’ The short answer is: you... Read more

ISBN-13/ONIX timetable x

The industry-wide transition to full ONIX compliance, and the lead-up to the changeover to ISBN-13 in January 2007, are both well underway. All participants in... Read more

Galley Club awards x

The Galley Club of Sydney held its annual awards presentation last Friday night, recognising the best in Australian printing and production. Book category winners include:... Read more

SLV fellowships x

The State Library of Victoria (SLV) has announced the recipients of its annual creative fellowships and the Redmond Barry Fellowship. The creative fellowship program is... Read more

Warning on incorrect barcodes for ISBN-13 x

The Book Industry Study Group (BISG), the international standards organisation for the book trade, has warned that a number of publishers have jumped the gun... Read more

Retail award for Kinokuniya x

Sydney’s Books Kinokuniya has been awarded the merit prize in the best recreational retailer category in the 2006 American Express Rewards for Excellence. The AmEx... Read more

Romantic shortlist x

The Romance Writers of Australia has announced the finalists in this year’s Romantic Book of the Year award – the RBY. Finalists in the long... Read more

Readings a bunch of HIPPY x

Melbourne bookseller Readings has announced that it will donate one dollar from every book sold in the week of 26 to 30 June in support... Read more

Aussie joins Frankfurt Fellowship list x

Kristina Schulz of ABC Books is one of 18 recipients of this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair Fellowships. The ‘Frankfurt Fellows’ are a group publishers and... Read more

International Standard Audiovisual Number x

An International Standard Audiovisual Number (ISAN) system has been introduced, similar to the ISBN system the book industry has been using for decades. Launched in... Read more

Random buys stake in BBC Books x

Random House UK has bought a majority stake in BBC Books. BBC Books will become part of Random’s Ebury division, which specialises in TV tie-ins... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

Sitting comfortably atop the bestsellers chart for the second week running is Cathy Kelly’s Past Secrets, followed this week by Patricia Cornwell’s New York Times... Read more

RiP Lyle Stuart x

Publisher and journalist Lyle Stuart died on Saturday, aged 83. Stuart was the head of his eponymous publishing house and, after it was sold, the... Read more

Meet the literary editors: Jason Steger x

In the second of a series of interviews with the literary editors of Australia’s major book media conducted for MX by Alae Taule’alo, we meet Jason Steger, books... Read more

Media Extra: What's Hot x

Sebastian Junger’s new book A Death in Belmont is still making a splash in book news with mentions in national media as well as two... Read more

Education awards shortlist x

The 72 titles shortlisted for the 2006 Australian Awards for Excellence inEducational Publishing have been announced. All category winners and the overall winner will be... Read more

McDonald wins Miles Franklin with 'Ballad' x

Roger McDonald is the winner of this year’s Miles Franklin Literary Award for his novel The Ballad of Desmond Kale (Vintage) With prize money of... Read more



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