Weekly Book Newsletter
10 October 2007

Collins Booksellers acquires Book City x

Collins Booksellers has acquired the 28 franchises of the Book City group, effectively doubling its size. The new combined group will have more than 60... Read more

Aussies among 'world's 50 most important writers' x

Elliott Perlman, Tim Winton and Nikki Gemmell have been included on a list of ‘the 50 most important writers in the world’ compiled by the... Read more

Les Murray in the running for a Nobel? x

The recipient of this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature will be announced later this week, and while there isn’t a formal shortlist Australian poet Les... Read more

Red letter days for Aussies at Frankfurt x

This year’s Frankfurt Book Fair, the world’s largest booktrade event, is now underway. Tuesday, the day before the fair’s official opening, saw the 21st International Rights Directors Meeting and... Read more

ABC Enterprises and Vision Australia announce partnership x

Following its announcement earlier this year that ABC Enterprises would cease audio book production, the ABC’s commercial arm has announced a partnership with Vision Australia... Read more

NSW Premier's History Awards winners x

The 2007 NSW Premier’s History Awards and Fellowship winners were announced by the NSW Minister for the Arts, Frank Sartor, in Sydney last night. The... Read more

'Empty North' wins 2007 NT Chief Minister's History Book Award x

Empty North: the Japanese Presence and Australians’ Reactions 1860s to 1942 (Pam Oliver, Charles Darwin University Press) has been named the winner of the 2007... Read more

Inkys 'teenage choice awards' shortlist announced x

The Centre for Youth Literature at the State Library of Victoria has announced the shortlisted titles in its new teenage choice book awards ‘The Inkys’.... Read more

New Zealand Book Month winds up x

The second New Zealand Book Month, which ran this year from 3 to 30 September, has drawn strong interest from New Zealand readers. The Six... Read more

In brief x

Scott, Manhire and Farrell win NZ Prime Minister’s literary awards Historian Dick Scott, poet Bill Manhire and novelist Fiona Farrell are the 2007 winners of... Read more

Around the world x

Among stores added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Lawyers want biggest share of a million little refunds Thomas new head... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Frankfurt Book Fair 10 – 14 October CAL’s Publishers’ Career... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘This type of deal is exactly what is needed in today’s market.’–Collins Booksellers CEO Peter Lothian announcing the acquisition of Book City.

Bestsellers this week x

Guinness World Records 2008 remains atop the charts for two weeks in a row: it seems people just can’t get enough of those jaw-dropping feats.... Read more

 

 

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