Weekly Book Newsletter (end March 2022)
17 June 2009

Important information for WBN subscribers: change of email send address x

WBN subscribers, please note that the email address you receive your WBN from will change in coming weeks. The new email address will be wbn@emailthorpe.com.au. ... Read more

The University of Western Australia Press becomes UWA Publishing x

UWA Publishing is the new name and imprint replacing The University of Western Australia Press, based in Claremont, Western Australia. UWA Publishing director Terri-ann White... Read more

DA acquires library division of Foreign Language Bookshop x

DA Information Services has announced it has acquired The Foreign Language Bookshop’s library division. The division, now called Languages Direct, supplies LOTE (Languages Other Than English)... Read more

APA releases new price study x

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) has released a study which CEO Maree McCaskill said showed the Australian ‘domestic book market is in reality priced cheaper... Read more

ABA announces special guest for conference x

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) has announced that Meg Smith of the American Booksellers Association is making a special appearance at this years ABA conference... Read more

Dymocks and Hachette partner for new initiative x

Dymocks and Hachette Children’s Books have partnered in a new literacy initiative, Books Before Bedtime. The initiative aims to get parents and children in a... Read more

Mousdale opens independent bookstore, NZ x

Doris Mousdale, former retail business manager for Dymocks New Zealand’s head office, is to open her own bookstore, Anthology, on Teed Street, Newmarket, in August.... Read more

In brief x

Bologna drops to three days in 2010Bologna Children’s Book Fair in 2010 will drop from four to three days, reports Publisher’s Weekly. Fair manager Roberta... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Debut author wins A$175,000 Impac Prize US ebook sales up... Read more

Rights round-up x

In rights news this week Fremantle Press has sold the Italian-language rights to The Children’s House of Belsen (Hetty Verolme) to Citta Aperta. UWA Publishing... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘For writers themselves, they really do crave a place where they can go and meet and talk and be pulled out of isolation. That’s why... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

James Patterson and Michael Connolly duel with Stephenie Meyer this week on top of the Bestsellers chart. Patterson’s Swimsuit is at number one and Connolly’s... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Miles Franklin Literary Award winner announced, 18 June View from... Read more

RiP Fleur Cowles x

American journalist and author Fleur Cowles has died, aged 101. As well as being editor of Flair magazine, she wrote; Bloody Precedent, Friends and Memories... Read more

RiP Harold Norse x

Beat poet and novelist Harold Norse has died, aged 92. He wrote experimental cut-up novel Beat Hotel and many poems.

RiP Suzanne Peterson x

Writer and teacher Suzanne Peterson has died, aged 64. Her works included Harry’s Child, which she wrote when she was 19, and Crying in the... Read more



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