Weekly Book Newsletter
24 January 2007

Aurealis shortlist announced x

The shortlists for the Aurealis Awards, Australia’s premier awards for speculative fiction, have been announced. With 12 categories covering science fiction, fantasy and horror novels... Read more

Henderson joins Hachette; promotion for Radnidge x

Fiona Henderson has been appointed as a publisher at Hachette Livre Australia. ‘Fiona’s appointment, along with Vanessa Radnidge’s recent promotion to publisher, effectively doubles Hachette’s... Read more

Hardie Grant appointments and promotions x

Hardie Grant Books MD Julie Pinkham has announced a number of recent appointments and promotions. Fran Berry has been promoted to publishing director. ‘Fran will... Read more

Funtastic?s Scott a new publishing GM x

Mark Scott has been formally appointed as general manager of Funtastic’s publishing division. Scott has been acting in the role for the last four months,... Read more

Woolworths looking to buy The Warehouse x

Woolworths has lodged an application with New Zealand regulators asking for clearance to acquire up to 100% of discount retailer The Warehouse. Woolworths already has... Read more

Printz honours for Hartnett and Zusak as Newbery and Caldecott winners announced x

The winners of the Newbery and Caldecott Medals have been announced at the American Library Association’s midwinter conference in Seattle. The Newbery winner is Susan... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

The big Christmas sellers continue to wield their influence on the bestsellers charts this week; looks like all those people who weren’t lucky enough to... Read more

Perseus pounces on PGW x

The Perseus Books Group has made a formal offer for all of the distribution contracts of US distributor Publishers Group West (PGW), which has been... Read more

IPA condemns Turkish murder x

The International Publishers Association (IPA) has condemned the murder of prominent Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink in Istanbul last week. IPA spokesperson Bjorn Smith-Simondsen said in... Read more

Around the world x

Among a bumper crop of overseas news in our Around the World blog this week: Da Vinci Code copyright appeal opens Are literary prize nominations... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include the International Book Fair in Cairo, which runs from 23... Read more

RiP Philippa Pearce x

Children’s book author and editor Ann Philippa Pearce has died of a stroke at the age of 86. Pearce produced more than 30 children’s books... Read more



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