Weekly Book Newsletter
8 July 2009

MWF announces industry sessions x

Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) has announced two programs of interest to the publishing industry to run as part of the 2009 festival: the Digital Publishing Program,... Read more

Random House offers consumers free ebook x

Random House is offering consumers a free ebook of the Wil Anderson title Survival of the Dumbest, in what marketing manager Brett Osmond says is... Read more

Fremantle Press and Black Dog Books partner with ReadHowYouWant x

Specialist in alternative book formats ReadHowYouWant (RHYW) has partnered with two more Australian publishers, Fremantle Press and Black Dog Books, to create alternative formats of... Read more

Lonely Planet Store opens today at Sydney International Airport x

Lonely Planet opens its world-first concept store today in Sydney Airport’s international terminal, as part of Sydney Airport’s $500 million International Terminal redevelopment. Lonely Planet... Read more

MWF Indigenous Literacy Project benefit concert x

The Indigenous Literacy Project (ILP) has announced a funding concert to take place on 25 August 2009, during Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF), to raise funds... Read more

Chronicles Bookstore closes x

Chronicles Bookstore in Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, Melbourne, closed on 31 May due to an increase in rent. Owners Sue and Ian Boyle ran Chronicles... Read more

NZ digital publishing forum conference x

The NZ Digital Publishing Forum held a two-day conference in Auckland from 24 to 25 June, entitled ‘The Future of the Book’. The conference included... Read more

In brief x

HarperCollins book raises over $300,000 for bushfire appeal HarperCollins has announced that national sales from Black Saturday: Stories of Love, Loss and Courage from the... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many stories added to our around the world blog in the past week: Penguin UK makes 100 redundant Amazon to put ads into... Read more

Rights round-up x

FictionAllen & Unwin has sold rights to Christos Tsiolkas’ The Slap to Openhouse publishing in Korea, Mish in Slovenia and Ripol Classic in Russia; and... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘Australia’s book industry is waiting anxiously for the release of a Productivity Commission report … which could change the face of book retailing’–Kerry O’Brien, presenting... Read more

On tour x

Authors on tour in July and August: JulyRupert Isaacson, Text Publishing (The Horse Boy) Scott Frost, Hachette (Don’t Look Back)Stuart MacBride, HarperCollins (Blind Eye)Emma Tom,... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

Stephenie, Stephanie, whichever way you spell it, the name is at the top of the charts this week–Stephenie Meyer’s Eclipse is at number one in the Bestsellers (no... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Association for the Study of Australian Literature: Common Readers and... Read more



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