Weekly Book Newsletter (end March 2022)
6 December 2006

WBN pre-Christmas survey x

The WBN team will be hitting the phones later this week and early next to conduct our annual pre-Christmas survey. The survey will be published... Read more

ABC appoints Harcourt as educational publisher x

ABC Enterprises, the commercial division of the ABC, has appointmented Harcourt Education Australia as publisher of its educational products for distribution to the Australian education sector.... Read more

Knox appointed to CAL board x

Journalist and author Malcolm Knox has been appointed to the board of directors for Australian copyright management company Copyright Agency Limited (CAL).  Knox said in a... Read more

Books con Salsa at Mexican Book Fair extraordinaire x

Holger Ehling reports from the Guadalajra Book Fair: If you run a book fair and you manage to get three Nobel prize-winning writers to be... Read more

BookScan figures show 2006's biggest sellers x

Charts published by the Sydney Morning Herald last weekend alongside its book critics’ ‘books of the year’ selections offer an indication of 2006’s bestselling titles.... Read more

Senate passes copyright bill x

The Copyright Amendment Bill was passed in the Senate on Friday 1 December, with amendments. Due to the amendments the bill will go back to... Read more

Christmas closing list x

Unless otherwise indicated, businesses listed are not open on weekends or public holidays. Company Last day of business First day of business Allen & Unwin... Read more

O'Donnell, Walker join OUP x

Oxford University Press has announced that Melinda O’Donnell, previously secondary publishing manager at Thomson Learning Australia, has joined the company as secondary director. O’Donnell is... Read more

'Packer's Lunch' wins Walkley x

Packer’s Lunch, Neil Chenoweth’s examination of the Australian power players of the ’90s (Allen & Unwin), has won this year’s Walkley Award for best nonfiction... Read more

Around the World: Round-up x

In news from our Around the World blog this week: Rosemary Neil explores the dearth of Australian literature courses; Amazon expands its print-on-demand function; jail... Read more

E-book collection wins at International Information Industry Awards x

An e-book collection has won the prize for the best STM (science, technology and medicine) information product in the 2006 International Information Industry Awards held... Read more

ARC books sent to the Northern Territory x

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) has sent the latest order of books (about 30 titles) destined for women’s centres and crèches at the Burunga and... Read more

2006 NZ PM's Awards for Literary Achievement announced x

New Zealand authors Judith Binney, Patricia Grace and Vincent O’Sullivan are the winners of this year’s New Zealand Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement. The... Read more

Aussies special guests at Kolkata Book Fair x

Australia will be the Focus Country at the 2007 Kolkata (formerly ‘Calcutta’) Book Fair. Eleven Australian authors will participate in events at the Kolkata fair,... Read more

RiP Phyllis Cerf Wagner x

American writer, publisher and Dr Seuss-collaborator Phyllis Cerf Wagner has died at the age of 95. Wagner co-founded the Random House imprint Beginner Books with... Read more

Holdsworth wins inaugural Calibre essay prize x

Elisabeth Holdsworth is the winner of the inaugural Calibre Prize for an outstanding essay for her work titled ‘An die Nachgeborenen: For Those Who Come... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

Last week the Public Lending Right annual report revealed Bryce Courtenay’s dominance in the library charts. This week he’s topped the bestseller charts with Sylvia,... Read more



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