Weekly Book Newsletter
25 October 2006

Springer bids for T&F x

Science, technical and medical (STM) publishing group Springer has made an approach to buy Informa, the parent company of publisher Taylor & Francis. While the... Read more

ABA conference: sponsorship and exhibition opportunities x

Plans for the 2007 Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) conference are well underway. The ABA has announced that sponsorship opportunities for the conference are now open... Read more

Coles Myer takeover collapses x

The takeover bid for retailer Coles Myer by US-based venture capital group Kolhberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) has been abandoned. The Coles Myer board last week... Read more

'Jonestown' is finally in town x

As expected, Jonestown (A&U), Chris Masters’ unauthorised biography of Sydney radio personality Alan Jones, received much media in the lead-up to its release on Monday,... Read more

Eleanor Curtain commended in Export Awards x

Educational publisher Eleanor Curtain Publishing received a commendation award as part of this year’s Governor of Victoria Export Awards. Company founder Eleanor Curtain was presented... Read more

Chilvers leaves A&R x

After establishing the Angus & Robertson Manly franchise territory 14 years ago, Sydney bookseller Sally Chilvers has decided it’s time to move on. ‘I set... Read more

CAL to make 'record payments' to members x

Australia’s Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) has announced that it is adopting ‘a range of strategies to accelerate payments to members in 2006/2007.’ The initiatives are... Read more

'Australian Jihad' recalled x

Pan Macmillan has announced a recall of Australian Jihad, a nonfiction account of the Bali bombings and subsequent investigations of Jemiah Islamiah, written by Walkley... Read more

ARC celebrates success x

The Australian Readers’ Challenge (ARC) Certificate Day ceremony was held at Customs House in Sydney on Monday, with NSW governor Marie Bahsir presiding and representatives... Read more

Around the World: round-up x

In news from our Around the World blog this week, Thomas Nelson announces it will be dropping all its imprints; Bertelsmann launches a new digital... Read more

RiP John Nieuwenhuizen x

WBN is saddened to report that John Nieuwenhuizen, a former editor of WBN and Australian Bookseller & Publisher magazine, died suddenly last Friday. After working... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

It’s out with the old and in with the new. There are four new entries in this week’s top 10 bestsellers. True crime makes a... Read more

RiP Eric Newby x

Popular British travel writer Eric Newby, whose books include A Short Walk in Hindu Kush and Love and War in the Apennines (both Pan Macmillan),... Read more

 

 

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