Weekly Book Newsletter
26 July 2006

The first 'First Tuesday Book Club' x

The inaugural episode of ABC TV’s new book show, The First Tuesday Book Club, will screen next Tuesday night, 1 August, at 10pm. The show... Read more

Publishers support Ned Kelly awards x

The future of the Ned Kelly awards, Australia’s awards for crime writing, has been assisted with a sponsorship plan supported by a number of publishers.... Read more

NZ booktrade looks to the sky at annual conference x

Jillan Ewart of Booksellers NZ reports:‘The Sky’s the Limit’ was the theme for the Booksellers New Zealand conference held on 23 and 24 July in... Read more

Gee tops Montana winners list x

Maurice Gee’s novel Blindsight (Penguin) has been announced as the winner of the Deutz Medal, the top prize of the annual Montana New Zealand Book... Read more

NZ industry awards x

New Zealand’s book trade awards were presented as part of the Booksellers NZ annual conference. The awards are all sponsored by Thorpe-Bowker. Bookseller Awards Independent... Read more

'He'll be OK' is NZ booksellers' choice x

The winner of the Nielsen BookData New Zealand Booksellers Choice Award for 2006 is He’ll be OK: Growing Gorgeous Boys into Good Men (Celia Lashlie,... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

This week’s top 10 bestsellers look an awful lot like last week’s: same titles, different order. But it won’t be long before Pirateology breaks through–surely. Hovering at number 11,... Read more

Useful Tips for Subscribers #5: Industry links page x

Finding the online resources you need to do your job can be time-consuming. And then, of course, you’ve got to remember to bookmark all those... Read more

Around the world: round-up x

In news from overseas this week Waterstone’s parent company HMV confirms Simon Fox as its new CEO, Amazon moves into the world of online infotainment... Read more

Airmail changes anger booksellers x

Australia Post’s decision to scrap its international economy air service, effective 4 September, has surprised and angered booksellers. ‘There was no warning, and absolutely no consultation,’ Barbara Cullen,... Read more

A simultaneous 'Good Night' x

Good Night, Me by Andrew Daddo, with illustrations by Emma Quay (Hachette) has been chosen as the book for this year’s National Simultaneous Storytime. National... Read more

J C Burke wins Family Therapists' Award x

J C Burke has been awarded the annual Australian Family Therapists’ Award for Children’s Literature for The Story of Tom Brennan (Random House). Mother’s Day... Read more

'Australian' focuses on book industry x

The Australian newspaper is showing a great deal of interest in the book industry of late. The week before last, it caused a minor storm... Read more

Peter Field new chief executive Penguin UK x

Peter Field, chief executive of Pearson Australia Group, has been appointed to the position of chief executive of Penguin UK. Field, who has been with... Read more



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