Weekly Book Newsletter
6 February 2008

Respond to the Bookseller+Publisher readers' survey by 25 Feb to be in the running for a $200 prize x

Bookseller+Publisher magazine and Bookseller+Publisher Online/WBN regularly survey our readers to ensure that your trade publications are relevant and useful. For the first time, we have... Read more

Brumby acquires Bloomings Books x

The Brumby Group has announced its acquisition of Bloomings Books, which wholesales and distributes a range of gardening, botanical and natural history books, as well... Read more

Parish awarded Order of Australia x

The nature photographer and publisher Steve Parish has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours list. Parish, who... Read more

Nitschke detained in NZ over banned book x

Australian doctor, author and euthanasia campaigner Dr Philip Nitschke was detained by New Zealand customs officers at Auckland airport last week. Nitschke was in NZ... Read more

Adelaide Festival Awards shortlist x

The shortlist of nominees for the 2008 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature has been announced. The biennial awards, with total prize money of $130,000, have... Read more

Elizabeth Jolley collection launched x

Curtin University in Western Australia will launch the Elizabeth Jolley Research Collection later this week. The online collection will showcase the life and work of... Read more

Seekmedia also offers consolidation x

Following last week’s announcement of the launch of Central Book Services’ stock consolidation service, Seekmedia has contacted WBN to remind the trade that it offers... Read more

An evocative word of the year x

The Macquarie Dictionary has announced its ‘word of the year’ for 2007: ‘Pod-slurping.’ Pod-slurping, officially listed as a noun, is the downloading of large quantities... Read more

Penguin launches global webcast as Oprah picks Tolle x

Oprah Winfrey has announced that the next book to be featured in her influential book club will be A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle (Penguin).... Read more

In brief x

Max Ell’s Bazaar Books closesMax Ell’s Bazaar Books, located in Sydney’s Roselands, has closed after more than 30 years of trading. The store, founded by the... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing conference 11-13 February, New... Read more

Around the world x

Among the stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Kolkakta Book Fair again in turmoil Diamond Dagger award for Sue... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

The fastest mover this week, also coming in at number three in the bestsellers, is Jessica Seinfeld’s cookbook Deceptively Delicious (yes she’s married to comedian... Read more

RiP Margaret Truman Daniel x

Margaret Truman Daniel, the daughter of US President Harry S Truman and author of best-selling biographies and mysteries, has died in Chicago, she was 83.



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