Weekly Book Newsletter
14 October 2009

November 'Bookseller+Publisher' online x

In the November issue of Bookseller+Publisher: Stephanie Johnston tells us about Brazil’s FLIP literary festival Andrew Wilkins reports from Tonga Unwin Trust fellow Amy Tipper shares... Read more

Parallel importation: Status quo 'just as dangerous' as an open market says ABA CEO x

As the book industry awaits the results of continuing talks in Canberra and a final cabinet decision on the Productivity Commission’s parallel importation report, the... Read more

Kindle available to Australia x

As reported on Bookseller+Publisher online last Wednesday, Amazon has announced its Kindle ereader is now available to customers outside the United States, including Australia Kindles... Read more

Lothian to leave Collins x

Collins Booksellers has announced the resignation of CEO Peter Lothian. Lothian, who held the position for almost three years, will finish on Thursday 22 October.... Read more

A&U acquires shareholding in UK's Atlantic Books x

Allen & Unwin (A&U) has become a shareholder in the UK-based publisher Atlantic Books. A&U’s involvement as a significant shareholder follows the decision of Atlantic... Read more

Herta Mller receives 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature x

German author Herta Müller has been awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize for Literature. The Svenska Akademien described Müller as a writer, ‘who, with the concentration... Read more

Frankfurt 2009 kicks off: numbers steady; China guest of honour; Australian forum on opening day x

The 2009 Frankfurt Book Fair, the 61th fair of Frankfurt’s modern era, gets underway officially from today, but already the German city is a hive... Read more

'The Striped World' wins Forward Prize x

The Striped World by Sydney poet Emma Jones (Faber) has won Best First Collection at Britain’s Forward Prizes for Poetry. The £5000 pound (A$8935) prize,... Read more

New Zealand's CLL Awards announced x

The winners of New Zealand’s Copyright Licensing Limited (CLL) Awards have been announced. One of the NZ$35,000 (A$28,300) awards went to Peter Wells MBE to write... Read more

Audience numbers up at 2009 Ubud Writers and Readers Festival x

The Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, now in its sixth year, was held in Ubud, Bali, from 7 to 11 October. While final numbers will... Read more

Inky Awards shortlists announced x

The titles shortlisted for this year’s Inky Awards for YA literature have been announced. Shortlisted for the Golden Inky for an Australian author were Worldshaker... Read more

Fourth biennial IPEd Conference 'enjoyable, interesting and professionally useful' x

The Institute for Professional Editors (IPEd), the peak professional body for editors, held a successful National Editors Conference during October, on the banks of the... Read more

Borders: 100 Favourite Books of All Time x

Borders this week announced its 100 Favourite Books of All Time, as voted for by customers. Subscribers to the Borders e-newsletter were asked to vote... Read more

In brief x

Australia Post bans three Popular Penguin titlesAustralia Post has banned the sale of Popular Penguin titles Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov), The History of S-xuality (Michel Foucault) and Delta... Read more

Around the World x

In international news from our Around the World blog: Lonely Planet appoints new head of US operations Douglas Adams a hit on iPhone German Chancellor... Read more

Rights round-up x

In rights news this week: SalesFiction-Hachette Australia has sold US rights to Stephen Irwin’s The Dead Path (also known as The Darkening) to Doubleday via... Read more

On Tour x

Authors on tour from October to March 2010: October Emily Maguire, Picador (Smoke in the Room)Monica Mayhem, Random House (Absolute Mayhem)Don Watson, Random House (Bendable... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘I’m tired of going to conferences and talking about "the future": we’re in it already … what are you doing?’–Sara Lloyd of Pan Macmillan UK... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

Stieg Larsson’s The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest presides over the Highest New Entries chart this week and comes second in the Bestsellers after... Read more

Most mentioned: this week in 'Media Extra' x

Canadian author Margaret Atwood has been making many an appearance on the MX Most Mentioned chart of late, thanks to her new novel The Year... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Frankfurt Book Fair, Germany, 14-18 October Australian and NZ Society... Read more

 

 

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