Weekly Book Newsletter
4 June 2008

New-look Books Alive campaign: '50 Books You Can't Put Down' x

Books Alive has announced a ‘bold new approach’ for the 2008 campaign, which runs from 27 July to 31 August. While the model is the... Read more

Johnson leaves A&U; joins S&S x

Lou Johnson, sales director at Allen & Unwin (A&U) for the past six years, is leaving the company to join Simon & Schuster (S&S) in... Read more

Abbey's changes: Winning to retire; Milne stands down as deputy x

Abbey’s bookstore in Sydney has announced several staff changes. Jack Winning will retire in 2009 and will be replaced as managing director by Alan Abbey.... Read more

Byron Bay Writers' Festival program released x

The program for this year’s Byron Bay Writers’ Festival, to be held from 25-27 July, has been announced. There is, as usual, a strong international... Read more

Wooldridges acquires Education House x

Perth-based educational supplier Wooldridges has announced its acquisition of Education House, which supplies textbook and school resources in Western Australia. ‘The acquisition of Education House... Read more

Red Ochre Award for Pilkington Garimara x

In recognition of her lifetime contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts, author Doris Pilkington Garimara has been awarded the Australia Council’s Red Ochre... Read more

Ned Kelly awards longlist announced x

The longlist for the 2008 Ned Kelly Awards (or ‘Neddies’) has been announced. Presented by The Crime Writers Association of Australia, the awards are for... Read more

Galley Club Awards shortlist announced x

The shortlist in the Kayell Australia Galley Club Awards for Excellence in Book and Magazine production have been announced. Awards are under the categories of... Read more

ASA announces mentorship recipients x

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) has announced the 20 successful applicants for its 2008/2009 round of mentorships. The ASA received over 350 entries in... Read more

In brief x

Tim Winton on SlowTV–45-minute interview onlineThe often media-shy Tim Winton has participated in a 45-minute interview with Martin Flanagan for the new website ‘SlowTV’, broadcast... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘We did not go because there is no reason to go anymore… The days of the old trade show are coming to an end’–why Margo... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many new items added to our Around the World blog in the past week: US book market flat Censorship concerns over Canadian court... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Smart 2009 Conference, Sydney, 10-11 June Shaun Tan in conversation... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

Women authors take all the top spots in the charts this week. The formidable 4 Ingredients is number one in the Bestsellers, Cherie Blair’s autobiography... Read more



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