Weekly Book Newsletter
28 November 2007

Dymocks responds to ASA concerns on digital rights x

Dymocks’ CEO Don Grover [pictured] has issued a response to the Australian Society of Authors’ recent press release that expressed ‘serious concerns’ over digital rights... Read more

Borders opens new stores in Australia and NZ; sale not yet confirmed x

Borders is continuing to open new stores in Australia and New Zealand, despite the ongoing sale process. Last week saw the opening of a store... Read more

Genat joins ALS x

Patricia Genat has joined South Australian library supply business ALS Library Services as managing director. She has also taken an equity position in the business. Genat... Read more

What will Labor mean for the industry? x

As the nation adjusts to the end of 11 years of Liberal governance, the publishing industry will be among many waiting as the dust settles... Read more

Walkley shortlist x

The four titles shortlisted for this year’s Walkley award for nonfiction are: The Great War (Les Carlyon, Picador) People in Glass Houses (Tanya Levin, Black... Read more

Phillips, Pearce named reps of the year at ABA NSW Christmas party x

Around 70 booksellers and publishers attended the New South Wales branch of the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) Christmas party last Wednesday 21 November in Pyrmont,... Read more

Books Illustrated to leave Gasworks, give up bookshop x

The combined children’s bookshop, education centre and gallery space Books Illustrated is moving from the Gasworks Arts Park in Melbourne’s Albert Park where it has... Read more

MWF confirms highest attendance on record x

Melbourne Writers Festival director Rosemary Cameron has confirmed that the 2007 festival this year earned the highest box-office sales on record. Box office sales increased... Read more

Reed NZ name change to Raupo following Pearson acquisition x

The New Zealand publisher Reed Publishing will be known as Raupo Publishing as a result of its acquisition from Reed Elsevier by Pearson in May... Read more

Bookseller+Publisher goes Web2.0 x

Bookseller+Publisher Online now has its own group on social networking site Facebook. If you are a user of Facebook and would like to join, click... Read more

In brief x

Kiwi claims victory in Amazon patent fightNew Zealander Peter Calveley is claiming a one-man victory over Amazon.com, with the internet retail giant announcing changes to its... 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, Adelaide 26 – 30 November... Read more

Around the world x

Among the stories added to our Around the World blog this week: Fodor’s goes mobile HC UK CEO talks up digital future Borders’ third-quarter figures... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘Frankly, we’re stunned that Dr Fisher has reacted in this way to a development that would see Australian books reach new global markets’–Dymocks CEO Don... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

Bryce Courtenay snatches top spot this week from Matthew Reilly with his new book The Persimmon Tree. Courtenay has described it as ‘unashamedly, a love... Read more



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