Weekly Book Newsletter
13 August 2008

Campion Education acquires Landmark School Supplies x

The textbook and school stationery supplier Campion Education has acquired Landmark School Supplies. Campion Education has grown in recent years to include Bellbird Books and technical... Read more

Victorian Prem's awards shortlist announced x

The shortlist for the 2008 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards was announced on Friday, 8 August, by Arts Minister Lynne Kosky at the State Library of... Read more

Pearson and Macmillan educational publishers of the year at APA awards x

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing were held in Sydney on Thursday, to honour the best books in the... Read more

Field trip reveals positive results of Indigenous Literacy Project x

A field trip to the Jawoyn region of the Northern Territory by representatives of the bookselling and publishing industry has highlighted both the positive benefits... Read more

Dymocks conference 'best ever' x

The annual Dymocks conference ran from Sunday 3 August to Tuesday 5 August, and had the largest turn-out yet, Dymocks managing director Don Grover told... Read more

HarperCollins reports 'a wonderful year' x

HarperCollins Worldwide has announced its year-end financial results for the financial year to June 2008. The company reported full-year sales of US$1.39 billion (A$1.53 billion), an... Read more

'Strong performance in Australia' for Scholastic x

Scholastic Corporation, parent company of Scholastic Australia has reported a net loss of US$22.4 million (A$25.8 million) for the financial year to May. However, when the... Read more

Chinese printer refuses Tibet book x

A Chinese printer has refused to print Putting Queensland on the Map by Felicity Jack for UNSW Press because it mentions the China-Tibet border. The book contains... Read more

In brief x

Sydney Jewish Writers’ FestivalThe second Sydney Jewish Writers’ Festival will be held from 17 to 19 August, and will feature international guests such as Daniel... Read more

Around the world x

Among the stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Chabon wins Hugo Book on Mohammed’s wife dropped over fears of... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘Another teacher described the situation where the community cow had made herself comfortable in his classroom during his first week at school–his teacher training hadn’t... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight has been propelled into first place in the Bestseller charts, which may well be due to the anticipation of her new title... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: 2008 National Retail Forum and 2008 Retail Expo Australasia, 12-14... Read more

RiP Mahmoud Darwish x

Poet, author and politician Mahmoud Darwish has died aged 67. His works included Leaves of the Olive Tree, A Lover from Palestine and End of the... Read more

RiP Simon Gray x

Playwright and memoirist Simon Gray, author of The Smoking Diaries, Year of the Jouncer and Last Cigarette, has died.

 

 

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