Weekly Book Newsletter
24 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

Giveaway for subscribers: free film tickets! x

A lost masterpiece rescued and rediscovered … be one of the first to see restored Australian classic Wake in Fright. As a special offer for... Read more

Winton wins fourth Miles Franklin Award with 'Breath' x

As reported in a WBN special bulletin on Thursday night, Tim Winton has been announced as the 2009 winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award... Read more

2009 ABIA Awards announced x

The 2009 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) were presented last night, Tuesday 23 June, at a gala event at Sydney’s Sofitel, hosted by Tara Moss. The... Read more

'The Slap' wins booksellers' choice award x

Christos Tsiolkas was announced on Monday night as the winner of the Nielsen BookData 2009 Booksellers’ Choice Award for his multiple prize-winning novel The Slap... Read more

Pricing war of words continues as Productivity Commission deadline approaches x

While the Productivity Commission is in the final stages of preparing its report on Australia’s parallel importation laws, due to be delivered to government on 30 June,... Read more

RedGroup Retail: integration 'complete', Coote departs x

RedGroup Retail , which operates Angus & Robertson, Whitcoulls, Borders ANZ, Supanews and Calendar Club, has announced that the process of integrating its separate businesses... Read more

Hardie Grant branches into UK x

Independent Australian publisher Hardie Grant Books has announced the launch of a new company in London. Jane Aspden, former managing director of Mitchell Beazley, will... Read more

Ullin presented with Lifetime Achievement Award x

Albert Ullin, the founder of iconic children’s bookshop The Little Bookroom, was presented with a lifetime achievement award on Monday night at the Australian Booksellers... Read more

'Quiet but productive' at ABA conference x

The three-day ABA conference, held in Manly, Sydney, from Sunday 21 June to Tuesday 23 June, was noticeably quieter than last year, though general feedback... Read more

SLV fellowships announced x

The State Library of Victoria (SLV) has announced the recipients of its 2009/10 Creative Fellowships, worth a total of $185,000. Now in their seventh year,... Read more

Galley Club Awards 2009 x

The winners of the 2009 Galley Club Awards have been announced. The awards, in their 33rd year, celebrate excellence in book and magazine production. The... Read more

Beattie to film John Marsden's 'Tomorrow' series x

Stuart Beattie, co-writer of the epic Australia, will make his directorial debut with John Marsden’s Tomorrow, When the War Began, first published by Pan in 1994... Read more

'The Build Up' to become TV series x

Phillip Gwynne’s novel The Build Up is to become a 13-part drama series, filmed in the Northern Territory by TMG Media for SBS Television. The... Read more

In brief x

ABA appointments for Connolly, Page and Whitmont At this year’s Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) AGM, held on Monday at the ABA national conference in Sydney,... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Tools of Change for Publishing meets Frankfurt  OUP reference launches... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘There was a small-group accelerated learning event at the station for the word was networked … or something’–Don Watson translates the first line of Banjo... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

What is it about people these days and their obsession with vampires? As well as Stephenie Meyer claiming her usual top positions in the Bestseller charts... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Australian Copyright Council–2009 Training program, 23-26 June, Sydney The Future... Read more



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