Weekly Book Newsletter
17 January 2007

Lothian new CEO of Collins Booksellers x

Peter Lothian, formerly the owner of publisher Lothian Books, has been appointed as the CEO of Collins Booksellers. Duncan Johnston, who has been acting as... Read more

Donna Hay one of Gourmand's 'Magnificent Seven' x

Donna Hay has been named as one of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ of ‘the best cookbook authors in the world’ by the Gourmand Awards. Hay joins... Read more

Classification confusion over Nitschke euthanasia book x

Attorney-general Philip Ruddock has asked the Office of Film and Literature Classification (OLFC) to review a decision allowing the local distribution of a book by... Read more

Arts management scholarship for Haselhurst x

Susie Haselhurst, the general manager of Broome-based Indigenous publisher Magabala, is one of the recipients of the inaugural round of scholarships awarded by the Australian... Read more

New digital venture for HarperCollins x

HarperCollins has announced that is has bought a stake in NewsStand Inc., the company that helped it develop its digital warehouse, and that together they... Read more

Changes at Egan Reid x

New Zealand-based publishing and printing services company Egan Reid has been acquired by the UK-based printer and publishing technology group Pindar. ‘What started out as... Read more

RiP Robert Anton Wilson x

American sci-fi writer, futurist, counter-culture commentator and conspiracy theorist Robert Anton Wilson has died, aged 75. Best-known for the ‘Illuminati’ series (co-authored with Robert Shea,... Read more

Latest on AMS/PGW x

Events surrounding the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of US-based company AMS, the parent of Bookwise and of Publishers Group West, are moving quickly. Among developments in... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

Aside from the post-Christmas blockbusters lurking in the Top 10, the Fastest Movers tell an interesting story this week–Hardie Grant Egmont titles to entertain the kids;... Read more

Around the world x

In articles added to our ‘Around the World’ blog in the past week: Sobol Award canned; Costa Award category winners; a new Canadian book promotion. Click... Read more



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