Weekly Book Newsletter
23 July 2008

Printers oppose changes to parallel importation x

The Printing Industries Association of Australia has joined the Australian Publishers Association (APA) and the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) in opposing the removal of... Read more

Booksellers NZ conference x

The 87th annual Booksellers New Zealand conference was held in Wellington on Sunday and Monday. While the general feeling in the NZ trade is that... Read more

Books Alive 2008: the full list x

The 2008 Books Alive ‘50 Books You Can’t Put Down’ List will be released to the public in News Limited newspapers around the country this... Read more

Anna McFarlane leaves Pan Macmillan x

Anna McFarlane, children’s publisher at Pan Macmillan, has resigned ‘to pursue other interests, including children’s book-related film and television projects’. McFarlane’s new company, which she... Read more

Inaugural Crime and Justice festival a success x

The inaugural Crime & Justice festival, presented by Reader’s Feast Bookshop, was held at Melbourne’s Abbotsford Convent over the weekend. The festival, which combines the... Read more

Kevin wins inaugural Eureka Street/Reader's Feast award x

The inaugural Eureka Street/Reader’s Feast Awards for Social Justice/Human Rights Writing were presented at the inaugural Crime & Justice Festival on Friday night. The winner... Read more

BookScan begins to offer insights to NZ x

Having only started operations in New Zealand last year, at the invitation of Booksellers NZ and the Book Publishers Association of NZ (BPANZ), Nielsen BookScan... Read more

NZ awards galore x

The Sunday night of the recent Booksellers New Zealand conference saw the Penguin NZ-sponsored conference dinner and industry awards, held in Wellington’s impressively restored Town... Read more

Montana Award winners x

The Booksellers NZ annual conference concluded on Monday night with the presentation of New Zealand’s premier book prizes, the Montana Awards. Charlotte Grimshaw (pictured, photo... Read more

Man Asia Literary Prize longlist announced x

The longlist for the 2008 Man Asia Literary Prize was announced on Tuesday. Among the longlisted titles is Leave Me Alone, Chengdu by Chinese author... Read more

Samuel Johnson Prize 2008 announced x

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: or The Murder at Road Hill House by Kate Summerscale (Bloomsbury) has won the 10th Anniversary BBC FOUR Samuel Johnson... Read more

In brief x

Churchill fellowship to State Library of South Australia directorThe director of the State Library of South Australia Alan Smith has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship... Read more

Around the World x

Remember to check our our Around the World blog for links to booktrade stories from across the globe. Click here to see Around the World.

Bestsellers this week x

Harry Potter on the top of the charts again?! Hold onto your hats, it’s not a new one from J K Rowling but her most... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: ‘A Night of Wine and Crime’, Mornington, VIC, 24 July... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘Over the course of four years I made time to read all of the Harry Potter books out loud to my daughters. If I can... Read more



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