Weekly Book Newsletter
8 November 2007

PEP left as front-runner for Borders as Dymocks withdraws bid x

According to a Reuters news story, Dymocks has withdrawn its bid for the 24 Borders stores in Australia and New Zealand, seemingly leaving a ‘final’... Read more
 

ASA to research educational publishing x

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) has announced that it has appointed a researcher to undertake a study into the Australian educational publishing sector, looking... Read more
 

Dowling wins International Horror Guild award x

Basic Black: Tales of Appropriate Fear (Cemetery Dance Publications), by Australian author Terry Dowling (pictured), is the joint winner of the International Horror Guild’s award... Read more
 

Davitt award winners announced x

The winners of the 2007 Davitt awards for women’s crime writing, administered by Sisters in Crime, were announced in Melbourne on 2 November. Silent Death:... Read more
 

NY reception promotes Oz speculative fiction x

Australian authors were showcased to key US publishing industry figures at a reception for Australian science fiction and fantasy writers in New York on 30... Read more
 

Third annual 'World Matters' festival wraps up x

Eltham Bookshop’s third annual ‘World Matters’ festival, held from 27 to 29 October, was ‘an outstanding success,’ according to organiser Meera Govil. With around 35... Read more
 

In brief x

Bedford joins Kibble judging panelAustralian novelist Jean Bedford has joined the judging panel for the Nita B Kibble Literary Awards for Women Writers, following the... Read more
 

Around the world x

Among the stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Has ACCC decision doomed an Australian printer? New Rowling book will... Read more
 

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Walkley Non-fiction Book Award finalist announcement, Sydney 12 November Australian... Read more
 

Bestsellers this week x

After collecting four stars out of five from a reviewer in the October issue of Bookseller+Publisher magazine, Matthew Reilly’s Six Sacred Stones comes up trumps... Read more
 

RiP Eric Rolls x

Author Eric Rolls, known for his writings on nature and the environment including A Million Wild Acres, died on 31 October. He was 84.
 

 

 

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