Weekly Book Newsletter
30 April 2008

ABA Conference: you can still register! x

Registrations for the 2008 Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) conference are still open–delegates who register now will avoid the late fee. This year’s conference will be... Read more

Little Bookroom sold to former employees x

The Little Bookroom in Melbourne, Australia’s oldest specialist children’s bookshop, has a brand new pair of owners. Former employees Leesa and Lesley Lambert are now running the... Read more

ABA welcomes new CEO x

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) held a function in Melbourne on Monday night to welcome its new CEO, Malcolm Neil. Neil spoke of his enthusiasm... Read more

Nielsen BookData Booksellers Choice shortlist announced x

The Australian Booksellers Association has announced the shortlisted titles for the Nielsen BookData 2008 Booksellers Choice Award. Shortlisted for the award, which recognises the book... Read more

Harper Collins joins UK push to publish print and e-books simultaneously: Australia waiting on 'the right hardware' x

HarperCollins UK will embrace e-publishing in earnest this September, CEO Victoria Barnsley has announced. Come September, the company plans to begin publishing in print and... Read more

Carnegie and Greenaway shortlists x

The shortlists for this year’s Carnegie Medal for children’s writing and Kate Greenaway Medal for illustrated children’s books have been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Carnegie... Read more

Revenue slightly down at Elsevier x

The chairman of Reed Elsevier Jan Hommen has hailed a ‘year of significant achievement and strategic development’ for the multinational, despite revenue from Elsevier textbooks... Read more

In brief x

‘Five Bells’ up for saleThe copyright on one of Australia’s best-known poems, Five Bells by Kenneth Slessor, is up for sale. Slessor’s son, Paul, plans to... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Australian Publishers Association Annual General Meeting, 30 April CBCA 9th... Read more

Around the world x

Among the stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Nabakov’s last work to be published HarperCollins UK announces e-book launch ... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

4 Ingredients by Kim McCosker & Rachael Bermingham has crept back to the top of the Bestsellers and the Fastest Movers chart, thus knocking Marian... Read more

RiP Pamela Bone x

Journalist, human rights advocate and author Pamela Bone has died aged 68. She was an Age columnist for 20 years.



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