Weekly Book Newsletter
27 September 2006

Technical Bookshop DOCA x

The creditors of Melbourne’s Technical Bookshop, which went into administration in late August, have voted to accept a Deed of Company Arrangement (DOCA) proposed by... Read more

Important notice to subscribers x

We have two quick matters to bring to your attention that relate to your subscription to WBN and/or MX. 1. We’re moving to a new,... Read more

Australia/Canada Publishers' Exchange x

The Canadian Consulate General has announced Jeanne Ryckmans as the successful candidate for the inaugural Australia/Canada Publishers’ Exchange. Ryckmans, publisher of fiction and nonfiction for... Read more

Lonely Planet teams with Sony to produce portable guides x

Loney Planet has signed a licensing deal with Sony to launch a new series of ‘Passport to…’ guides on Sony’s Play Station Portable (PSP). The... Read more

Fiona Hazard appointed Hachette publishing director x

Hachette Livre Australia has announced that Fiona Hazard has been appointed publishing director, effective immediately. Hazard, formerly director of publishing and production, has been at... Read more

Protest at removal of books from university library x

Several organisations representing authors and librarians have issued a joint statement protesting the forced removal of two books from the University of Melbourne’s library. Join... Read more

New Nitschke book seized by customs x

On Tuesday 19 September, the first box of The Peaceful Pill Handbook by voluntary euthanasia proponent Philip Nitschke and Fiona Stewart (Exit International) to be... Read more

Iranian publisher wins inaugural IPA Publishers' Freedom Prize x

Iranian publisher Shahla Lahiji was awarded the inaugural International Publishers Association (IPA) Publishers’ Freedom Prize on 21 September. Lahiji was given the award, worth 5000... Read more

Alice Springs library the star at 2006 ALIA conference x

The biennial conference of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) was held in Perth from 19 to 22 September. During the conference, delegates voted... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

Disgruntled PAs and butlers take note: there’s a buck to be made in ragging out on your famous former employer. Lauren Weisberger did it in... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: the 20th International Rights Directors Meeting in Frankfurt on 3 October; followed by the big... Read more

Around the World this week x

Among the new stories added to our Around the World blog: Turkish novelist acquitted of ‘insulting’ charge Murakami wins world’s richest short story prize sales... Read more

Whitmont is new NSW ABA president x

Scott Whitmont, owner of the Lindfield Bookshop and the Lindfield Children’s Bookshop in Sydney, has been announced as the new president of the New South... Read more

2006 Whitely Awards x

Adelaide, Nature of a City (ed by Christopher Daniels & Catherine Tait, Biocity–the Centre for Urban Habitats at the University of Adelaide) has been awarded... Read more

Lyons awarded 2006 Writer's Fellowship x

Kate Lyons, author of The Water Underneath and The Corner of Your Eye (both Allen & Unwin), has been awarded Arts NSW’s 2006 Writer’s Fellowship.... Read more

RiP Shirley Macpherson x

Former Jacaranda Wiley MD John Collins writes: Shirley Macpherson, former college and professional marketing manager at Jacaranda Wiley (now Wiley Australia) has died in Toowomba,... Read more

Vejjajiva wins SEA Write Award x

The Happiness of Kati by Jane Vejjajiva (Allen & Unwin) has been named the winner of the 2006 SEA Write Award. The book is the... Read more



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