Weekly Book Newsletter
31 March 2010

'Weekly Book Newsletter' published Thursday next week x

Due to the Easter Monday holiday, next week’s Weekly Book Newsletter will be published on Thursday 8 April.   The deadline for classified and job... Read more

Giveaway: Madman DVDs and manga x

Thanks to Madman, we have a box of assorted DVDs and manga to give away to some lucky Weekly Book Newsletter subscribers. If you’d like... Read more

Inside the current issue: Nash on why we're at 'publishing ground zero' x

‘Book futurist’ Richard Nash will be a guest speaker at this year’s Australian Booksellers Association national conference in July.   He told Bookseller+Publisher: ‘Publishing 3.0... Read more

Lonely Planet confirms staff changes x

Lonely Planet has confirmed it has made some changes to its print and digital teams.   ‘We have been very open saying we are moving... Read more

Pan Macmillan launches beta ebook site x

Pan Macmillan Australia has added an ebooks page to its website, listing all the publisher’s titles available in ebook format. ‘We’ve had these titles available... Read more

Wiley confirms local redundancies in STM division x

John Wiley & Sons has confirmed three positions in its Melbourne office have been made redundant.   The redundancies are the result of a plan... Read more

CBCA awards shortlist x

As reported in a Weekly Book Newsletter Special Bulletin yesterday, the shortlist for the 2010 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year... Read more

Bologna book fair 2010 'busier, buzzier and happier' x

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair, which ran from 23 to 26 March, was reportedly a much busier event this year than in 2009.   ‘The... Read more

2010 ABA conference program launched, bookings open x

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) has launched the program for its 2010 national conference.   The 86th ABA Conference & Trade Exhibition will be held... Read more

Booksellers summit 'a very constructive exercise' x

A group of 15 bookselling and library supply representatives met in Sydney yesterday to ‘discuss and come to agreement on the major issues facing booksellers’.... Read more

PM's awards: entries open, new categories confirmed x

Entries for this year’s Prime Minister’s Literary Awards have been announced, with confirmation that two new categories–children’s and YA–have been added to the awards.  ... Read more

Kobo launches ereader; REDgroup yet to confirm plans x

Kobo, the ebook platform provider developed by Indigo in Canada that REDgroup retail has become an investor in, has announced its previously flagged Kobo ereader is... Read more

Burley Griffin biography wins national editing award x

Grand Obsessions: The Life and Work of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin, written by Alasdair McGregor and edited by Nicola Young (Lantern), has... Read more

In brief x

White, Hazzard make ‘Lost’ Booker shortlistVivisector by Patrick White and The Bay of Noon by Shirley Hazzard are among the titles shortlisted for the ‘Lost’... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Alexis wins PEN/Faulkner award Atwood, Ghosh share US$1... Read more

Fancy Goods x

New on the Fancy Goods blog this week: Q+A with Australian Booksellers Association conference speaker Richard Nash on ‘Publishing 3.0′; author interview with Maggie Joel... Read more

On tour x

Authors on tour in April and May include: April Nicole Alexander, Random House (The Bark Cutters) Julie Goodwin, Random House (Our Family Table) Carole Wilkinson,... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘I’m pretty convinced that it will work, it’s just the time it will take everyone to either have the content ready on the publisher side... Read more

Got news? x

If you’ve got news you think would be of interest to Weekly Book Newsletter readers, let us know by emailing bookseller.publisher@thorpe.com.au.

Bestsellers this week x

There’s a storm brewing in South Dakota and also on this weeks bestseller charts as Lee Child’s thriller 61 Hours (Bantam) blasts in to number... Read more

Media Extra: What's Hot? x

The 50-year anniversary of architect Robin Boyd’s first publication The Australian Ugliness (Text) has arrived, along with an anniversary edition to commemorate it. Boyd was... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Nominations close for the Nan Chauncy Award, 31 March Entries... Read more

Stay in touch x

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RIP Patricia Wrightson x

Children’s writer Patricia Wrightson OBE, has died aged 88. She was awarded the Dromkeen Medal in 1984 and the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1986.... Read more

RIP Anne Bower Ingram x

Publisher and editor Anne Bower Ingram OAM, has died aged 72. She won the Lady Cutler Award in 1984 and the Dromkeen medal in 1985.... Read more

 

 

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