Weekly Book Newsletter
12 July 2006

Masters 'richer but sadder' as 'Jonestown' goes to A&U x

As announced in a WBN Special Bulletin last week, Allen & Unwin has announced that it will publish Jonestown: The Magic and The Myth of... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

There are four new entries in this week’s top 10 bestsellers, with crime being the order of the day. Temperance Brennan is back to dig... Read more

RiP Lisa Bellear x

Poet Lisa Bellear, best known for her collection Dreaming in Urban Areas (UQP), died in Melbourne this week, aged 44. Susan Hawthorne writes: Lisa Marie... Read more

RiP Julie Silk x

Margaret Olds writes on behalf of Millennium House: We would like all our friends in the publishing industry to know that Julie Silk, former sales... Read more

Getting ready for NZ Book Month x

With the first ever New Zealand Book Month fast approaching, organisers have unveiled a newly designed brand identity and have announced that NZ Book Month... Read more

Raven Black wins new-look Dagger x

Raven Black by Ann Cleeves (Macmillan UK) has been awarded the first Duncan Lawrie Dagger, the UK Crime Writer’s Association (CWA) prize formerly known as... Read more

Two books banned for 'inciting terrorism' x

Following a review of an earlier decision, the Classification Review Board has banned two books that it considers ‘promote jihad and incite terrorism.’ The books,... Read more

'Tamar' wins Carnegie Medal x

UK author Mal Peet’s World War Two novel Tamar (Walker) has won this year’s Carnegie Medal. The chair of judges Teresa Scragg said the decision... Read more

'Wolves' wins Kate Greenaway Medal x

Wolves (Macmillan Children’s Books UK), the first book for children by Emily Gravett, has been awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal for excellence in illustration in... Read more

Amazon dropped from National Library website x

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) has announced that it has succeeded in convincing the National Library of Australia (NLA) to drop Amazon.com from the list... Read more

HMV finally completes Ottakar's takeover x

UK-based retail giant HMV completed its acquisition of Ottakar’s on 3 July, nearly a year after it first announced it was in discussions with the UK bookselling... Read more

Useful tips for subscribers #3: Searching the archive x

Looking for information that’s appeared in a previous issue of WBN? Now you no longer have to remember to save old issues of WBN yourself. You... Read more

Media Extra: What's Hot x

Jonestown, Chris Masters’ controversial biography of radio broadcaster Alan Jones, dominated the media throughout the week. Now that Allen & Unwin have picked up the publishing rights we image... Read more

Meet the Literary Editors: Claire Sutherland x

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

A&U to publish 'Jonestown' x

Allen & Unwin has announced that it will publish Jonestown: The Magic and The Myth of Alan Jones by Chris Masters. ‘I am pleased to... Read more

Industry awards shortlist x

The APA-sponsored Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) have announced the shortlisted entries for 14 of the 18 awards. Shortlisted and winning entries in these awards... Read more



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