Weekly Book Newsletter
22 August 2007

A&R responds to WBN's questions on supplier negotiations x

Following stories in the past two weeks on the controversy generated by Angus & Robertson’s recent discussions with suppliers, the Weekly Book Newsletter sent a... Read more

ACCC opposes Griffin/McPherson's merger x

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) last Wednesday announced its opposition to the proposed merger between McPherson’s Printing and Griffin Press. ‘The proposed joint... Read more

CBCA books of the year announced; Children's Book Week underway x

As reported in a WBN Special Bulletin last Friday, the winners of this year’s Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) book of the year awards have been announced.... Read more

Shortlist for QLD Prem's Award announced x

The shortlist for the 2007 Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards has been announced. The titles in the running for the book-based prizes are: Fiction Every Move... Read more

ABA and APA to meet next week x

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) will be hosting a meeting between key booksellers and representatives of major publishers in Melbourne next Tuesday (28 August). The... Read more

MWF set to break attendance records x

With the 2007 Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) due to open this Friday 24 August, running until 2 September, organisers have already sold ?over 90% of... Read more

In brief x

Stephen King mistaken for ‘vandal’ in Alice SpringsThe bestselling author Stephen King was mistaken for a book vandal when he began signing copies of his... Read more

Around the world x

Among the stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: UK indie publishers frustrated with chains Is ‘searchandising’ the next online... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘I think it’s got about as much commercial appeal as Osama bin Laden’s love sonnets. It’s a terrible idea for a book, and I don’t... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

The bean-counters at Bloomsbury must be rubbing their hands with something akin to glee, with both the latest Harry Potter offering and Khaled Hosseini’s A... Read more

RiP Mark Worner x

Rosemary Cameron writes:  Mark Worner passed away last Tuesday in Sydney from liver cancer. Mark was Director of the Melbourne Writers’ Festival for many years in... Read more



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