Weekly Book Newsletter (end March 2022)
30 August 2006

RiP Philip Jones x

Sue Hines writes on behalf of Allen & Unwin: Actor, writer, obituarist, art critic, bookseller and lover of books, Philip Jones died on Friday 25... Read more

RiP Colin Forbes x

Simon & Schuster (Australia) writes: International thriller writer Colin Forbes died last week at the age of 83. Colin wrote 33 novels, a book a... Read more

RiP Don Chipp x

Australian Democrats founder Don Chipp died from pneumonia on Monday, aged 81. Chipp entered federal parliament as a member of the Liberal party, where he... Read more

Clarification: some DOS systems are ISBN-13 compliant x

Further to last week’s story about the transition to ISBN-13, WBN has been informed that the DOS-based version of Preswick Data’s IBID system–used by Dymocks... Read more

Victorian indies cancel Xmas catalogue x

The Victorian-based Independent Booksellers Network (IBN) has decided not to produce its Christmas catalogue this year, citing a lack of support from publishers. ‘We’ve been... Read more

'Age' Book of the Year awards x

Friendly Fire, a collection of poetry by Jennifer Maiden (Giramondo), has won the $10,000 Age Book of the Year award, announced on Friday as part... Read more

Queensland Premier's Awards shortlist announced x

The books shortlisted for this year’s Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards were announced on 24 August. The shortlist is as follows: Fiction Book Award: The Garden... Read more

'The Australian' to launch 'The Australian Literary Review' x

As previously reported in WBN, the Australian newspaper intends to launch a monthly literary supplement in the vein of its now defunct Australian Review of... Read more

Around the World: Round-up x

In our Around the World blog this week: Amazon announces plans to buy back US$500 million of the company’s shares of the next two years;... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

With just a few shopping days to go until Father’s Day, this week’s bestsellers belong to dad. At number one is the classic military book... Read more

RiP Deirdre Morris x

Ralph Saubern writes on behalf of ACER Press: On Wednesday last week, Deirdre Morris, general manager of ACER Press, passed away after a short battle... Read more

Canberra Readers and Writers Festival x

The Canberra Readers and Writers Festival held from 25 August to 27 August at the National Library of Australia was a success for the ACT... Read more

MWF kicks off x

The Melbourne Writers’ Festival kicked off last Friday 25 August with the announcement of the Age Book of the Year winners, followed by the festival’s... Read more



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