Weekly Book Newsletter
18 July 2007

Industry and Ozco address the future x

While book publishing�so far has not been as affected by the advent of the web and digisation as other media industries, it was unrealistic to... Read more

Countdown to the 2007 ABIAs x

This year’s Australian Book Industry Awards will be held this coming Tuesday, 24 July, at the Sofitel Wentworth Hotel in Sydney. The night will see... Read more

'Strong interest' in Borders from trade and private equity x

KPMG, sale advisors to the Borders bookselling chain, have reported ‘strong interest’ in the chain’s Australian and New Zealand operations from trade and private equity... Read more

Lambda award for Drinnan x

Sydney-based author Neal Drinnan is one of the recipients of the 2007 Lambda Awards, the world’s key gay and lesbian literary awards. Drinnan won the... Read more

APA ends bestsellers survey x

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) has decided to end its annual bestseller survey, which it has conducted for almost 20 years.

Little Big Book Club and Vegemite to launch 'Little Aussie Reader' program x

The Little Big Book Club, a not-for-profit arts organisation created in 2006 to ‘encourage parents and caregivers to read regularly to their children from an... Read more

Halliday wine atlas shortlisted for international award x

James Halliday’s Wine Atlas of Australia (Hardie Grant) has been shortlisted for the prestigious Louis Roederer International Book of the Year 2007 award. The Wine... Read more

Hardie Grant to set up NZ operation x

Hardie Grant Books managing director Julie Pinkham has announced that the publisher will establish a sales and marketing operation in New Zealand from 1 September.... Read more

Ligare appoints new CEO x

Ligare Book Printers, Australia’s third largest book printer, has announced the appointment of Cliff Brigstocke, formerly of international outsourcing business Bunzl Limited, as CEO. ‘Cliff... Read more

Tintin in hot water over Congo book x

A 75-year-old Tintin book has landed its publisher Egmont in hot water in the UK and US amid claims of racism. Tintin in the Congo,... Read more

Houghton Mifflin to buy Harcourt US x

The US schools publishing businesses of Harcourt have been sold to competitor Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep for US$4 billion (A$4.4 billion). The purchase concludes the sale by... Read more

In brief x

Workplace watchdog warns small businessThe newly appointed Workplace Ombudsman, Nicholas Wilson, has issued a warning to small businesses to meet all their legal obligations regarding... Read more

Around the world x

Among the stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week are: PW and PN combine for Frankfurt dailies Borders to offer... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Hong Kong Book Fair, which runs from 18 –  23... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

No prizes for guessing what title will be sitting atop the charts when this weekend’s sales results eventually filter through to the BookScan charts, but... Read more

RiP Glenda Adams x

The Australian Society of Authors writes: We note with respect the passing of Glenda Adams. Glenda, born in 1939, died on 11 July 2007 in... Read more

RiP Stan Zemanek x

Fiona Schultz, Managing Director of New Holland Publishers, writes: it was with great sadness to hear of the passing of Stan Zemanek. Stan was diagnosed... Read more



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