Weekly Book Newsletter
1 July 2009

Important notice for subscribers: new email send address for WBN x

WBN subscribers, please note that the email address you receive your WBN from has now changed. The new email address is wbn@emailthorpe.com.au.  Please add this... Read more

Productivity Commission hands final parallel importation report to government x

The Productivity’s Commission’s final report on Australia’s book parallel importation laws was delivered to recently appointed assistant treasurer Nick Sherry yesterday. A Commission spokesperson told... Read more

Tower Books warehouse to close x

WBN understands the Tower Books warehouse, based in Sydney, is due to close this month, with stock to move to the Bookwise warehouse in South Australia.... Read more

Brough appointed new LP global online director x

Lonely Planet has announced the appointment of Kelly Brough as its new global online director. Taking over the position from Andy Conroy, who was seconded... Read more

Australian Educational Publishing Awards 2009 shortlist announced x

The shortlist for the Australian Educational Publishing Awards 2009 has been announced. Over 200 entries were received for this year’s awards. The full shortlist for... Read more

CBS to provide Gardners with Australian titles x

Central Book Services has announced it has been contracted by Gardners Books, a UK distributor, to supply Australian titles. The agreement will cover only those... Read more

Readings celebrates 40 years with new Foundation and book x

Readings Books, Music and Film has announced the creation of The Readings Foundation, established by Readings managing director Mark Rubbo to support ‘Victorian individuals and... Read more

Posthumous Carnegie for Dowd; Greenaway to Rayner x

Siobhan Dowd has been announced as the recipient of the 2009 Carnegie medal for children’s literature; and Catherine Rayner the recipient of the Greenaway medal... Read more

Random House offers booksellers digital Dan Brown marketing material x

Random House has created free digital material that booksellers can use in email and website campaigns, beginning with the countdown to Dan Brown’s The Lost... Read more

Grimshaw shortlisted for Frank O'Connor Short Story Award x

New Zealand author Charlotte Grimshaw is among the authors shortlisted for the 2009 Cork City Frank O’Connor Short Story Award, for her collection Singularity (Vintage).... Read more

Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature 2009 announced x

True Green Kids: 100 Things You Can Do to Save the Planet (Kim McKay and Jenny Bonnin, ABC Books) and Tuart Dwellers (Jan Ramage, illus.... Read more

In brief x

New Zealand retailer The Warehouse goes online The Warehouse is offering online shopping within New Zealand, starting with books, DVDs, CDs, game software and gift... Read more

Around the world x

Among the stories added to our Around the World section in the past week: 2009 Bulwer-Lytton winner announced Pearson invests US$30 million in India Wikipedia... Read more

Rights round-up x

FictionText Publishing has acquired Strine: The Complete Works of Professor Afferbeck Lauder, to be published in November. Australian Jeremy Chambers’ first book, The Vintage and... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘Whether it is the laws that protected authors and restricted the price or distribution of texts, traditional aesthetic categories and literary genres–the very structures used... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

It’s great to see a book from a relatively small publisher get top spot in the charts. IAD Press’ Living Alongside the Animals Anangu Way... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Kids and YA Literature Festival, NSW Writers’ Centre, 4-5 July... Read more

RiP H B Gilmour x

H B Gilmour, veteran publishing professional and bestselling author, has died, aged 69. She wrote The Trade, So Long, Daddy and The Muppets Take Manhattan,... Read more



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