Weekly Book Newsletter
1 August 2007

Educational Publishing Award-winners x

The winners of this year’s Australian Publishers Association (APA) Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing were presented at a lunch held at the Sebel... Read more

Harry breaks all sales records x

The seventh and final Harry Potter book has broken all book sales records, according to figures from Nielsen BookScan. In Australia, Harry Potter and the... Read more

Books@MIFF given thumbs up x

Publishers and literary agents have responded enthusiastically to the inaugural books-to-film networking event, Books at MIFF, held last Thursday in Melbourne. The event, part of the Melbourne... Read more

'First Tuesday Book Club', September titles x

The books for the September episode of First Tuesday Book Club, to be announced on the program screening on ABC TV on 7 August, are:... Read more

Carr and Tiberio appointed to Dymocks board x

Former NSW Premier Bob Carr has been appointed to the board of Dymocks. Dymocks’ chairman John Forsyth said he was ‘delighted’ that Carr accepted the... Read more

Will Dymocks bid for Borders? x

Dymocks may be preparing a bid for the 24 Australian and New Zealand Borders stores, according to a report published in the Sydney Morning Herald. The... Read more

Random sweeps NZ book industry awards x

The winners of this year’s THORPE-Bowker New Zealand Book Industry Awards were announced at the annual New Zealand book awards dinner on Sunday 29 July... Read more

Montana New Zealand book awards announced x

The late New Zealand author Janet Frame was posthumously awarded the 2007 Montana award for Poetry on New Zealand’s national poetry day, 27 July, for her... Read more

Tramping is NZ Booksellers' Choice x

The winner of the Nielsen BookData New Zealand Booksellers’ Choice Award was also announced during the Booksellers NZ conference. The winner is Tramping in New... Read more

Scholastic announces full-year results x

The Scholastic Corporation, parent company of Scholastic Australia, has announced its full-year results for 2006-2007. The company reported net income of $60.9 million ($A69.25 million), down... Read more

In brief x

Miles Franklin winner to tour Queensland and NT Alexis Wright, the winner of this year’s Miles Franklin Award for Carpentaria (Giramondo), will tour rural Queensland... Read more

Around the world x

Among the stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: DK goes PoD with travel series Green light for Bertrams/THE merger... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

It’s no surprise to see the last instalment of the adventures of our favourite boy wizard heading this week’s charts, but it’s good to see that... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: The Reed Gift Fair, Melbourne, which runs from 4 –... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘Ahh, Book Musk, it should be marketed as an aftershave!’–Simon Morton of Radio NZ, speaking at the Booksellers NZ annual conference last weekend.

RiP James Young x

Gordon Cheers writes: James Young has photographed flowers and illustrated large horticultural books for the last 12 years. His specialist plant photography has taken James... Read more



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