Weekly Book Newsletter (end March 2022)
11 July 2007

Pearson announces more Harcourt redundancies x

Following its acquisition of Harcourt Education in May, Pearson Australia has announced a number of redundancies in the senior management group at Harcourt. ‘As previously... Read more

'The Broken Shore' wins Duncan Lawrie Dagger x

Peter Temple’s The Broken Shore (Text) has been named the winner of this year’s Duncan Lawrie Dagger–previously known as the ‘Gold Dagger’–by the British Crime... Read more

Aussie among Frankfurt fellows x

Jasmin Chua, a senior editor at Hardie Grant Books, is one of 18 recipients of this year’s Frankfurt Fellowships. The Fellowships allow a young publisher... Read more

ABA launches 'find-a-bookshop' internet service x

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) has announced that it is about to commence a national campaign aimed at encouraging book buyers to choose their local... Read more

Books Alive author tours x

Twenty authors will participate in nearly 100 public events during this year’s Books Alive campaign, starting on 25 July. ‘It is particularly exciting to have such... Read more

Bloom Partners to examine campus bookshops x

Publishing consultancy Bloom Partners has announced that it has been commissioned to undertake a major new research study to examine the future of the campus... Read more

APA seminars encourage 'cross-industry dialogue' x

Speaking during an Australian Publishers Association (APA) seminar in Melbourne on 27 June, APA CEO Maree McCaskill urged publishers to find their common interests in... Read more

Impressive criminal element to attend MWF 2007 x

The organisers of the Melbourne Writers’ Festival have announced an impressive line-up of crime authors for this year’s festival. Dorothy Porter, Shane Maloney, Gabrielle Lord... Read more

FSC launches Publishers, Printers and Paper Network x

The launch of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)’s Publishers, Printers and Paper (PPP) Network in Melbourne in 5 July was a sell-out, attracting 130 attendees,... Read more

Westfield outlines Stage 2 for Sydney CBD redevelopment x

The Westfield Group has lodged its Stage 2 Development Application with the City of Sydney, for the redevelopment of its Centrepoint, Imperial Arcade and Skygarden... Read more

New 'retreat' for children's authors x

The Australian Scholarships Group (ASG) has announced it will provide a Melbourne studio apartment to support the work of the May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust.... Read more

In brief x

HarperCollins to be ‘carbon neutral’ by 2010News Corporation, the parent company of HarperCollins owned by Rupert Murdoch, will be ‘carbon neutral’ by 2010, according to... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Reed Gift Fairs in Brisbane, which runs from 14 to... Read more

Around the world x

Among the new items added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Meagre marketing returns from ‘social web’ BEA to Las Vegas... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

Well, Channel 9 may not be winning the television ratings war in the manner to which it was once accustomed but it seems readers are... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘Muggles, do you know what this chamber of secrets is?’–in the lead-up to HP7, the Sunday Age tries its best to make the relatively un-magical... Read more

RIP Kathleen E Woodiwiss x

Romance author Kathleen E Woodiwiss, who was credited with inventing the modern historical romance novel, died last week at the age of 68. ‘We all... Read more



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