Weekly Book Newsletter
13 September 2006

Books Alive: sales up 'in excess of 15%' x

The 2006 Books Alive campaign finished on 31 August, and ‘initial Books Alive 2006 sales figures indicate strong double-digit growth on last year, in excess... Read more

Useful tips for subscribers #7: Charts x

Want to get the top 10 bestsellers and other charts faster? Now you don’t have to wait until Wednesday’s WBN. The�top 10�bestsellers, fastest movers and... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: the Brisbane Writers’ Festival, which runs from Wednesday 13 to Sunday 17 September;... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

The Thunderbolt Kid is off like a shot from the blocks. Bill Bryon’s memoir The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid dominated the weekend... Read more

RiP Michael Keon x

Australian author and journalist Michael Keon died on 22 May this year, aged 87. In his younger years, Keon moved with the crowd of artists... Read more

Unleash Books closes Fox Studios store x

Craig Scutella, owner of Unleash Books has told WBN that closure of the chain’s Fox Studios store in Moore Park, Sydney, is a result of... Read more

Around the World: Round-up x

In our Around the World blog this week Random agrees to refund readers of James Frey’s A Million Little Pieces, Penguin UK opts for serialisation... Read more

ABA announces Kids' Reading Guide booklist x

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) has announced the 160 books that will appear in its 2006-2007 Kids’ Reading Guide. The publication, which will be available... Read more

National Literacy and Numeracy Week winds up x

This year’s National Literacy and Numeracy Week (NLNW) ran from 28 August 3 September, with the associated Minister’s Awards for outstanding contributions to improving literacy and/or numeracy,... Read more

Technical Bookshop owed over $1 million x

Melbourne’s Technical Bookshop owed unsecured creditors an estimated $1.2 million when it went into voluntary administration in late August, according to an interim creditors’ report... Read more

Queensland Premier's Literary Award winners announced x

The winners of the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards were announced at an awards ceremony last night. The winners are as follows: Fiction Book Award The... Read more

 

 

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