Weekly Book Newsletter
1 October 2008

Rogers steps down as APA president; St Leger interim president x

The APA has announced that ‘due to the pressure of her own work commitments, Juliet Rogers has decided to step down from the role of... Read more

Palmer to join A&U as publicity director; Hawkins to step down x

Allen & Unwin has announced the appointment of Andy Palmer to the role of publicity director. Palmer will replace Andrew Hawkins who, after ‘six and... Read more

Davis resigns from Hema Maps x

Peter Davis, marketing manager for Hema Maps for the past 20 years, has announced his resignation, to start the new consultancy business World Mapman Solutions.... Read more

Food Media Awards winners announced x

The winners of the 2008 Australian Food Media Awards were announced on Friday September 26 in the Parkside Ballroom of the Sydney Convention and Exhibition... Read more

OUP ANZ performs well x

‘OUP Australia and New Zealand performed well in the primary, secondary, and higher education markets,’ according to Oxford University Press’ annual financial report. The report... Read more

Aussie authors feature strongly in A&R poll x

Australian books make up a good percentage of Angus & Robertson’s ‘Top 100′ Book list, announced today. Twenty-two spots are taken by Australian books; Marcus... Read more

Five Mile re-releases recalled true crime title x

The Five Mile Press is re-releasing A Killer in the Family (Lindy Cameron and Fin J Ross), after legal considerations prompted the publisher to recall... Read more

New arts hub to open in Hobart x

Advice on arts funding, professional development, and commissioning services, plus an exhibition space are all part of a new arts hub in Hobart. The arts... Read more

David Jones: Nicholas appointed national book buyer; new card; record results x

David Jones has appointed Debbie Nicholas as national book buyer. Nicholas, who replaces Katrina Ross, commences today. The department store chain has also announced the... Read more

ABS figures tell mixed story x

New figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics indicate that while overall retail sales rose in August, sales in many areas declined. ‘Retail sales rose... Read more

In brief x

Franco-Anglais Poetry Festival comes to MelbourneFrom 8 to 12 October Melbourne will host the 31st Franco-Anglais Poetry Festival. Free sessions and performances in French, English... Read more

Around the world x

Among the stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Fire at UK publisher ‘a terrorist act’ No damages allowed in... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

As expected, Christopher Paolini’s Brisingr has struck gold in the Bestsellers and Highest New Entries charts, starring at number one in both. Which goes to... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) information sessions – Melbourne, 1 October... Read more

RiP James Crumley x

American writer James Crumley has died aged 68. He wrote crime novels and several volumes of short stories including The Last Good Kiss, Dancing Bear,... Read more

RiP Brian M Thomsen x

Brian M Thomsen, a Tor Books consulting editor and author has died. He was 49. Thomsen wrote more than 60 short stories and articles, two... Read more



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