Weekly Book Newsletter
23 January 2008

WBN post-Xmas survey x

WBN published the results of its post-Christmas survey as a Special Bulletin last Friday, showing that over 90% of those surveyed had an ‘excellent’ or... Read more

Macmillan warehouse getting back on track x

Problems at the Macmillan Distribution Services (MDS) warehouse that began late last year caused many booksellers headaches over the busy Christmas period. ‘We suffered from... Read more

CAL reports half-billion-dollar milestone x

Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) has announced a milestone, with its 2006-07 distribution bringing the total returned to rightsholders since CAL’s establishment in 1989 to over... Read more

Where to buy Cruise bio ... try eBay! x

Following Pan Macmillan’s decision not to proceed with the publication of a local edition of Andrew Morton’s biography of Tom Cruise, it now seems that... Read more

APA offers distributors 'significantly reduced' membership fee x

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) has announced that distributors can now join the association at a ‘significantly reduced membership fee.’ Distributors who do not publish... Read more

New Australian social networking website for book-lovers x

Sydney-based company Amity Agency has launched what it says is Australia’s first ‘Web 2.0 community for book-lovers,’ www.booktagger.com. Booktagger is intended as ‘a community where... Read more

Global bestsellers x

A number of different year-end bestseller lists from around the world published recently demonstrate the wide variety of titles that become successful in different markets.... Read more

Gaining insights into the expanding Indian market x

Bookseller+Publisher will shortly be covering two important events of interest to those seeking to gain insights in the expanding Indian book market. On 31 January,... Read more

In brief x

DOI newsThe Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Foundation has announced that the DOI system has made a number of steps forward, including a approval from the... Read more

Around the world x

Among the stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Turkey to amend controversial free speech law Waterstone’s celebrates a merry... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Professional Publishing in Asia 2008 Conference, New Delhi, 31 Jan-1... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

It’s quite the mixed bag on the bestsellers list this week, as post-Christmas spenders forage to their hearts content. Ian McEwan’s Atonement stays at number... Read more

RiP Brian Clouston x

John Collins writes: Brian Clouston AM (1925 – 2008) One of the larrikin publishers who survived and prospered in the sixties, Brian Clouston helped break... Read more

RiP Sandra Harvey x

Journalist and author Sandra Harvey has died aged 49. Sandra wrote five books on crime and criminal investigation and last year was awarded The Crime... Read more



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