Weekly Book Newsletter
11 April 2007

Brumby to buy Bookwise x

Brumby Books and Music has signed a ‘conditional contract’ to purchase fellow distributor Bookwise International. Under the deal–reportedly worth over $450,000–Bookwise will remain in Adelaide with... Read more

Austrade cancels Bologna funding x

Austrade has announced the cancellation of the funding it provides for the book display section of the Australia stand at this year’s Bologna Children’s Book... Read more

VIPs call for appointments x

The Australia Council is now calling for appointments with the 12 guests of this year’s Visiting International Publisher (VIP) Program. Meetings will take place at... Read more

Books Alive deadline looms x

Books Alive has issued a reminder to booksellers and libraries that orders and marketing initiative submissions close soon. All book orders and marketing initiative submissions must... Read more

ABA conference: registrations close this Friday! x

A reminder that 2007 ABA conference registrations close at 5pm this Friday, 13 April. The ABA is urging all in the trade to register now... Read more

Booksense award for Zusak x

Marcus Zusak has picked up another award in the US: the membership of the American Booksellers Association has voted The Book Thief (Picador) its favourite... Read more

Coetzee on IMPAC shortlist x

Australian resident J M Coetzee is one of eight authors in the running for this year’s Dublin IMPAC Award, one of the world’s most valuable... Read more

Ovation channel to launch book show x

The Ovation channel, a subscription arts and entertainment channel that is carried on Foxtel, Austar, OptusTV and SelecTV, is planning to develop a monthly half-hour... Read more

Coles rejects Wesfarmers/PEP bid; KKR back in the running x

The ongoing saga of who will own the Coles Group has taken another two turns in recent days. First, the board of Coles rejected the... Read more

New prize from New Holland, NSW Writers' Centre x

New Holland publishers and the NSW Writers Centre have announced the creation of a new ‘genre fiction award’ open to all published and unpublished writers... Read more

Around the world x

Among the stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: UK figures show chains suffering Bloomsbury posts a small loss Record... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: the announcement of this year’s Man Booker International Prize contenders... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

The top 10 gets a big dose of popular fiction this week from some of the genre’s biggest names. Wilbur Smith revisits the action of... Read more

RiP Michael Dibdin x

Allen & Unwin writes: we recently received the sad news that Faber author Michael Dibdin died in Seattle on Friday 30 March after a short... Read more

 

 

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