Weekly Book Newsletter
14 May 2008

ABC denies plan to close shops x

The ABC has flatly denied a report in the Sydney Morning Herald that it would be closing its 43 stores around Australia. The report in... Read more
 

Budget 08: ABA, ASA response x

The 2008 federal budget contained no ‘significant new measures’ that would affect booksellers, according to the new CEO of the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) Malcolm... Read more
 

Five Mile recalls Farquharson true crime title x

The Five Mile Press has issued an urgent recall of the title Killer in the Family by true crime author Lindy Cameron. The book explores... Read more
 

Carey, Coetzee among the 'Best of the Booker' x

The public now has a chance to vote for ‘The Best of the Booker’ after the shortlist for the one-off celebratory award was released on... Read more
 

Big names in running for Gold Medal x

Several big names are in the running for the Australian Literary Society’s 2008 Gold Medal. The award for an ‘outstanding Australian literary work’, which celebrates... Read more
 

Abdel-Fattah wins Kathleen Mitchell Award x

Only six books were entered in this year’s $7500 Kathleen Mitchell Award for Young Writers, which was won by Randa Abdel-Fattah for Ten Things I... Read more
 

Pundyk wins Watermark Fellowship x

The author of The Honey Spinner (Murdoch Books), a nonfiction look at honey production around the world, has won the Watermark Fellowship. Grace Pundyk will... Read more
 

Boost for would-be 'book town' x

Victoria may not be too far away from its own Hay on Wye. Currently boasting five bookshops for its 1000 residents, the picturesque Gold Rush... Read more
 

In brief x

New literary agency opens in SydneyA new literacy agency was launched in Sydney this week by the novelist and former Hickson Associates literary agent, Gaby... Read more
 

Around the world x

Among the items added to our Around the World blog this week: Borders UK chief upbeat about the future of print UK booksellers attack ‘green... Read more
 

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Last day of the International Publishers Association’s 28th Congress, Seoul,... Read more
 

Bestsellers this week x

Tim Winton’s lauded Breath gets pipped at the post by the relentless 4 Ingredients in the Bestseller charts this week, though it does come first... Read more
 

Quote of the week x

‘Large publishers are in a position to become better booksellers than some retailers, and this will be increasingly apparent with the take-up of electronic content.’–Andrew... Read more
 

RiP Charles Ellis x

Charles Ellis, who served as president and CEO of John Wiley & Sons from 1990 to 1998, has died aged 72.
 

RiP Nuala O'Faolain x

Irish journalist and memoirist Nuala O’Faolain has died in Dublin aged 68. Her novels included My Dream of You and The Story of Chicago May.
 

 

 

Contact us

Subscriptions
subscriptions@booksandpublishing.com.au
Phone (03) 8517-8333

Editorial
Managing editor
Sarah Farquharson
sarah@booksandpublishing.com.au

Editor
Kelsey Oldham
kelsey@booksandpublishing.com.au

Digital editor
Brad Jefferies
brad@booksandpublishing.com.au

Production
Production manager
Andrew Wrathall
andrew@booksandpublishing.com.au

Classifieds, jobs and notices
submit.booksandpublishing.com.au
classifieds@booksandpublishing.com.au

Display advertising
Advertising sales manager
Fi Tunnicliff
advertising@booksandpublishing.com.au
Phone (03) 8517-8321

Books and Publishing Pty Ltd
(The publication was formerly owned by Thorpe-Bowker)

Address
Books+Publishing, Level 1, Building 1, 658 Church Street, Richmond, VIC 3121 Australia

Books+Publishing’s website and publications contain content that is exclusive to subscribers. To photocopy, email or otherwise reproduce all or part of Books+Publishing’s content without the written permission of the publisher is illegal.

News

Do you want to submit news to Books+Publishing?
Read the editorial submissions page.

Classifieds

Classifieds, job ads and notices can be placed in Books+Publishing via the advertising submissions page.

Select newsletters

Select which newsletters you’d like to receive here.
Unsubscribe from individual newsletters here.
Or unsubscribe from all newsletters here.

View articles

Purchase a subscription to Books+Publishing to view all articles on the website.

If you need help with your subscription, please email the subscriptions team.

Share