Weekly Book Newsletter
12 December 2007

Final WBN of 2007 x

This is the final Weekly Book Newsletter for 2007. Thorpe-Bowker publisher Andrew Wilkins said: ‘2007 has been a great year for Bookseller+Publisher Online, with record... Read more
 

WBN pre-Xmas survey to be published tomorrow x

Due to the overwhelming response of the trade to WBN‘s annual pre-Christmas survey, we will publish the results as a Special Bulletin tomorrow, Thursday 13... Read more
 

Dymocks picks iLiad as e-reader choice x

Having announced a major foray into electronic books last month, Dymocks will now be the first retailer in Australia to sell the iLiad e-book reader, with plans... Read more
 

Indigenous Literacy Project receives a further $65,000 from NSW barristers x

The Indigenous Literacy Project (ILP), which administered the inaugural Indigenous Literacy Day in bookshops around Australia on 5 September this year, has now raised almost... Read more
 

'Westerly' funding cut; future in doubt x

The Western Australian state government has cut funding to Westerly, the Perth-based literary magazine that launched the careers of writers including Tim Winton, Robert Drewe... Read more
 

'Writers at Como' moves to the Convent x

The inaugural Reader’s Feast Writers at the Convent festival will be held at Melbourne’s Abbotsford Convent from 15 to 17 February 2008. Readers Feast has... Read more
 

Finalists for 2008 Aurealis Awards announced x

The finalists in the 2008 Aurealis Awards, which recognise the best Australian works in the genres of science fiction, fantasy and horror, have been announced.... Read more
 

'Mister Pip' tops NZ bestsellers x

Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones (Text/Penguin NZ) has topped New Zealand’s bestseller charts for the year, with over 46,000 copies sold in NZ. Another 25,000... Read more
 

NZ booktrade wary of Whitcoull's Borders bid x

According to an article published in Christchurch’s The Press newspaper, ‘there is precious little rejoicing going on at news that Whitcoull’s is seeking to take... Read more
 

Katauskas wins librarian's award at annual Dromkeen Luncheon x

Jenny Katauskas, managing librarian of the Book Bunker at Westmead Children’s Hospital in New South Wales, was awarded the 2007 Dromkeen Librarian’s Award at the... Read more
 

Christmas closing extra x

In addition to last week’s Christmas closing list the following organisations have advised us of their closing dates: New Holland Last day of business: 1pm,... Read more
 

APA and OzCo seek applicants for biennial Residential Editorial Program x

[this item ran last week with a number of typographical errors: WBN apologises for any inconvenience caused] The Australian Publishers Association and the Literature Board... Read more
 

In brief x

Dorothy Rowe ‘one of top 100 living geniuses’Psychologist and author Dorothy Rowe has been named as one of ‘the top 100 living genuises’ by consultants... Read more
 

Forthcoming events x

Entries close for the 2008 Miles Franklin Literary Award, 14 December Advertising booking deadline for February 2008 issue of Bookseller+Publisher magazine, 14 December Entries close... Read more
 

Around the world x

Among the stories added to our Around the World blog this week: Beaufoy to step down from New Holland Paddington Bear returns–as an illegal immigrant... Read more
 

Quote of the week x

‘This is absolutely extraordinary, there has never been anything quite like it before’–Penguin NZ publishing director Geoff Walker on the success of Lloyd Jones’ Mister... Read more
 

Bestsellers this week x

Perhaps it’s an indication that Christmas is but a few sleeps away–budding chefs, penniless students and house-husbands among other foodies are snapping up 4 Ingredients,... Read more
 

RiP James Kemsley x

James Kemsley, who drew the Ginger Meggs cartoon strip since 1984, has died. His published books included a number of Ginger Meggs titles, the Cartoon... Read more
 

 

 

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