Weekly Book Newsletter
11 October 2006

NSW Premier's history awards x

The winners of the 2006 NSW Premier’s History Awards were announced in Newcastle last week. The annual awards were instituted in 1997, with the intention... Read more

Our man in Frankfurt x

Thorpe-Bowker publisher Andrew Wilkins has again been on the spot at the Frankfurt Book Fair, reporting each day not only for WBN but also for the Fair’s... Read more

RiP Anna Politkovskaya x

Russian journalist and author Anna Politkovskaya has died. The passionate critic of the war in Chechnya and the Putin administration was shot dead in Moscow... Read more

Rivals subpoenaed as Google Print case comes closer to court x

Internet search giant Google has issued subpoenas to a number of companies as part of its defence against a lawsuit bought by publishers over claims... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

It’s been a big week in the world of crime fiction with new installments in the Alex Cross and Harry Bosch sagas from James Patterson... Read more

Frankfurt better than last year for Australians x

As another Frankfurt Book Fair comes to a close, how has it gone from an Australian perspective? Having polled a large number of exhibitors in... Read more

Educational publishers welcome national curriculum proposal x

The Federal Education Minister Julie Bishop’s proposal to set up a national school curriculum board is a welcome one for many Australian educational publishers. ‘As... Read more

A&R announces newsagency partnership x

A&R Whitcoulls Group (ARW Group), which operates the Angus & Robertson bookselling chain in Australia and Whitcoulls in New Zealand, has announced a partnership with... Read more

Harlequin to cut jobs--but not in Australia x

Michelle Laforest, managing director of Harlequin Mills & Boon in Australia, has told WBN that the workforce cuts recently announced by Canadian-based parent company Torstar... Read more

Desai wins Man Booker x

The Inheritance of Loss (Hamish Hamilton) by Indian-born writer Kiran Desai has won the 2006 Man Booker Prize, announced in the UK this morning. Desai,... Read more



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