Weekly Book Newsletter
3 December 2008

Complete our pre-Christmas survey and be in the running to win x

WBN has begun its annual pre-Christmas survey of booksellers to find out how the industry is faring during its peak selling period. We are in... Read more

Dates: last WBN and Media Extra for 2008 x

Next week’s WBN (Wednesday 10 December) will be the last for 2008. The first WBN for 2009 will be published on Wednesday 7 January. In... Read more

Industry response to Issues Paper; APA, ASA, printers call for Commissioner Sylvan to step down x

The Printing Industries Association of Australia (PIAA) has criticised the Issues Paper released by the Productivity Commission as part of its study into Australia’s parallel... Read more

Dryden to step back, Chilvers to step up at Better Read Than Dead x

Derek Dryden, owner of the Better Read Than Dead (BRTD) bookshop in Sydney’s Newtown, has announced the appointment of Sally Chilvers to the newly created... Read more

Borders to launch new 'concept store' in Doncaster x

Borders will open a new concept store in the refurbished Westfield shopping centre in Melbourne’s Doncaster tomorrow. ‘The opening of the new Borders concept store... Read more

Hachette Australia changes name and logo x

Hachette Livre Australia has announced it is changing its name to Hachette Australia. ‘Alongside this name change, we are also pleased to announce the launch... Read more

Milne resigns as Co-op Bookshop CEO; Caton acting CEO x

CEO of the University Co-operative Bookshop Simon Milne has announced his resignation. ‘There have been many significant successes over the last seven years,’ he said... Read more

'American Journeys ' wins Walkley x

Don Watson’s American Journeys (Knopf) has been awarded the 2008 Walkley Award for Best Nonfiction Book. The annual awards for excellence in journalism were presented... Read more

Territory Read Literature Award shortlist announced x

The shortlist for the inaugural Territory Read Literature Award, celebrating Northern Territory literature, has been announced. The shortlist consists of: Alone on the Soaks (Alec... Read more

Australian copyright industries generate $97.7 billion, says report x

A PricewaterhouseCoopers report undertaken for the Australian Copyright Council has found that Australia’s copyright industries generated $97.7 billion in economic activity in 2007. The report,... Read more

Victorian government arts funding announced x

A total of $250,000 has been dedicated to literature projects in the Victorian Government’s latest round of arts grants. This includes $50,000 to longstanding literary... Read more

Christmas 2008 closing times x

Unless otherwise indicated, businesses listed are not open on weekends or public holidays. Company Last day of business First day of business Allen & Unwin... Read more

Summer Bookseller+Publisher previews 2009 titles x

The Summer issue of Bookseller+Publisher is now online here, featuring author interviews with Peter Singer, Ross Gibson, Kate De Goldi and John A Flanagan, 42... Read more

In brief x

ILP auction raises $8000 The recent auction broadcast on 702 ABC Sydney raised $8000 for the Indigenous Literacy Project. The winning bidder will receive a... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: the ethics of pirated e-books book on religious tolerance wins... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘Referring this subject to the Productivity Commission is like asking duck-hunters what they’d like to shoot’–Scribe publisher Henry Rosenbloom responding to the Productivity Commission’s study... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

Cookbooks, sports books, Bryce Courtenay and a Clive Cussler title topping the charts this week? Must be Christmas! Donna Hay’s No Time to Cook is... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Guadalajara International Book Fair, Mexico, 29 November-7 December Australian Poetry... Read more



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