Weekly Book Newsletter
15 August 2007

A&R: deadline extended, statements issued, but dispute not yet resolved x

After a very damaging, week-long public controversy, the row between Angus & Robertson (A&R) and a number of its suppliers over terms of trade has... Read more
 

Vic Prem's Awards shortlist x

The shortlist for the 2007 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards has been announced. The titles in the running for the book-based prizes are: The Vance Palmer... Read more
 

Dymocks conference x

Dymocks held its annual conference over four days last week in Sydney. Dymocks CEO Don Grover told WBN: ‘We had all major publishers represented and... Read more
 

HarperCollins annual results x

News Corp, the parent company of HarperCollins, has again announced record earnings, with a full-year operating income of US$4.45 billion (A$5.17 billion), representing 15% growth on... Read more
 

ACCC produces franchisee manual x

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has launched The Franchisee Manual, a publication intended to ‘assist people thinking about buying a franchise and also... Read more
 

Quote of the week x

‘I completely acknowledge that the tone of this correspondence was inappropriate’–Angus & Robertson general manager David Fenlon in his ‘clarification’ letter to Crikey
 

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Going West Books and Writing Festival in New Zealand 14-16... Read more
 

Around the world x

Among the stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: French teenager arrested for posting HP translation Indonesian academics fight burning... Read more
 

Bestsellers this week x

Clearly, readers are still a bit Harry-mad, with the top two spots this week going to the two editions (adult and children’s) of HP7, and the Half-Blood... Read more
 

 

 

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