Weekly Book Newsletter
31 October 2007

Melbourne Cup holiday next Tuesday x

Due to the Melbourne Cup public holiday on Tuesday 6 November, next week’s WBN will be published on Thursday 8 November. Please ensure all material... Read more

Gary Allen sells to Tower x

Book distribution business Gary Allen Pty Ltd has been sold to Tower Books for an undisclosed sum. Tower Books’ director Michael Rakusin said that there... Read more

Personnel changes at Random x

Random House Australia has announced a number of personnel changes across its publishing, sales and marketing divisions, including new roles for Carol Davidson, Gavin Schwarcz... Read more

Big names announced for 2008 Adelaide Writers' Week; VIP program to Adelaide x

A number of big-name expat Australian authors will be returning home for next year’s Adelaide Writers’ Week, which has just announced its author line-up. Pater... Read more

Bookseller+Publisher joins Google News x

Bookseller+Publisher Online has recently been included by online search engine Google as a news source for its popular Google News service. Google News is a... Read more

ABA Victoria Christmas trivia night a success x

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA)/Thorpe-Bowker Victorian Christmas party and trivia night was held last night in Melbourne. Attracting around 60 people–booksellers, publishers and ABA and... Read more

Leading Edge expands in NZ and UK x

After announcing earlier this year that it would expand its successful buying group model to the UK, Leading Edge Books has now crossed the Tasman... Read more

More Australian literature in WA, NSW schools x

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) and the Australia Council have welcomed developments in Western Australia and New South Wales intended to increase the study... Read more

Gervay wins Lady Cutler Award x

Author Susanne Gervay has been awarded the Lady Cutler Award for 2007 by the NSW branch of the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA). The... Read more

In brief x

‘Careless’ wins Colin Roderick AwardCareless by Deborah Robertson (Picador) is the winner of this year’s Colin Roderick Award for the best Australian book of the... Read more

Around the world x

Among the stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Richard & Judy turn to children’s books Amazon sales soar, but... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: • Australian Copyright Council training sessions, Brisbane 5 November •... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

Food and sport … much of the Australian population can resonate with either one. This is demonstrated in the bestseller charts this week with Geelong:... Read more

 

 

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