Weekly Book Newsletter
4 July 2007

Genat to leave Bookwise x

Gary Cobbledick, group managing director of Bookwise International, has announced the departure of Bookwise managing director Patricia Genat, who has led the company since 2003.... Read more

ABIA shortlist announced x

The shortlist for 15 of the 18 awards to be presented at this year’s Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) has been announced. The winners of... Read more

FACP appoints new CEO, changes name to Fremantle Press x

The Fremantle Arts Centre Press (FACP) has announced the appointment of Mary-Anne Paton as CEO, effective 9 July, as well as its new trading name,... Read more

Book Choice ads help Ride to no. 18 on fiction bestsellers x

The Schumann Frequency by Christopher Ride, the first title to be featured on the ‘Book Choice’ television advertisements, has come in at number six on... Read more

Magazine's mission: to explain industry to academy x

Campus Bookseller+Publisher, the magazine which attempts to explain the book industry to decision-makers on campus, will be published again this year, following concerns about its future in... Read more

'Carpentaria' wins ALS Gold Medal x

Carpentaria, the 2007 Miles Franklin Award winning novel by Alexis Wright has been awarded the 2007 Australian Literatures Society (ALS) Gold Medal for ?an outstanding... Read more

BookScan to launch in NZ x

Nielsen Book,�which operates the Neilsen BookScan business in Australia, the US, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Spain and Italy, has announced its intention to launch�the retail... Read more

Booksellers NZ annual conference: registrations now open! x

Booksellers NZ has released the final program for its 2007 conference, to be held in Auckland on Sunday 29 and Monday 30 July, and is... Read more

Writers at the Convent x

Melbourne will have a new writers’ festival next year with the inaugural Writers at the Convent, to be held at the historic Abbotsford convent arts... Read more

Coles takeover bid accepted x

Coles Group, Australia’s largest retailer–which includes Kmart, Target and Officeworks as well as Coles supermarkets–is finally set to change hands after a bid by Wesfarmers... Read more

LBF to focus on the Arab world in 2008 x

The London Book Fair (LBF) has announced that 20 countries from the Arab-speaking world will be the market Focus for the 2008 fair. A three-day... Read more

In brief x

Retail sales figures fall in April and MayAfter ten consecutive months of growth, retail sales slipped 0.1% in May and 0.3% in April, according to... Read more

Around the world x

Among the stories added to our Around the World blog in the last week: US Big Read scheme to grow to 400 cities Espresso Book... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Tokyo International Book Fair from 5-8 July APA Industry Forum... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

A loyal fan base, combined with a big-budget publicity campaign (when was the last time you saw a book ad on the back of a... Read more

Quotation of the week x

‘It long ago became tedious to ask: why so much fuss about Harry Potter? The question brands you as the same kind of person who... Read more



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