Weekly Book Newsletter
11 August 2010

Sunshine and politics at Byron Bay Writers Festival x

This year’s Byron Bay Writers Festival wrapped up on Sunday after a thankfully sunny three days back at its ‘traditional’ North Beach site, which had... Read more
 

Borders relaunches Carlton store; revamps website x

Borders relaunched its Carlton store in Melbourne last week, showcasing a newly designed interior layout. The Borders Carlton store features new children’s, stationery, travel, cooking... Read more
 

Dymocks national conference x

Dymocks welcomed representives of 70 stores and a total of 200 delegates to its national conference, which ran from 1 to 4 August at the... Read more
 

Siegersma leaves DA; Palka appointed CEO x

Richard Siegersma has stepped down as CEO of DA Information Services. Marek Palka has been appointed as the new CEO. A statement from DA said... Read more
 

Think Australian partners with Publishing Perspectives, APA x

Think Australian, the rights/export magazine produced each year by Bookseller+Publisher to showcase Australian attendees at the Frankfurt Book Fair, will this year partner with international... Read more
 

New Collins franchise owners for Bendigo and Whitford City x

Collins Booksellers has announced new franchise owners for its stores in Bendigo and Whitford City. Collins Bendigo, previously owned by Mandy Allen and recently placed... Read more
 

Galley Club award winners announced x

The 34th Galley Club Awards for Excellence were held in Sydney on 6 August. Serendip: My Sri Lankin Journey (Peter Kuruvita, Murdoch Books) was named... Read more
 

Wilkinson wins IBBY Ena Noel award x

Lili Wilkinson has been announced as the winner of the IBBY Ena Noel Award for Scatterheart (Black Dog Books). The biennial award was established in... Read more
 

Family Therapists' Award winners x

The winners of the 23rd Australian Family Therapists’ Award for Children’s Literature have been announced. The main prize winner is Wendy Harmer for I Lost... Read more
 

In brief x

New role for HawthorneSusan Hawthorne, co-founder and director of Spinifex Press, has been appointed as Adjunct Professor in the Writing Program at James Cook University. CBCA... Read more
 

Around the world x

Among the many international book trade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: China: digital overtakes print Google: there are... Read more
 

On Fancy Goods x

On our Fancy Goods blog this week we interview Jessica Rudd, daughter of our former PM, whose novel Campaign Ruby (Text) features some remarkable similarities... Read more
 

On tour x

August Jake Adelstein, Scribe (Tokyo Vice: A Western Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan) Jon Bauer, Scribe (Rocks in the Belly) Joe Bageant, Scribe... Read more
 

Quote of the week x

‘As a bookseller I want to be able to provide my customers with the book they want in the format they want. We try to... 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

In Don’t Blink (James Patterson & Howard Roughan, Century) an infamous mob lawyer is murdered at Lombardo’s Steak House in New York and the assassin... Read more
 

Most mentioned: this week in 'Media Extra' x

Jon Bauer’s debut novel Rocks in the Belly (Scribe), about an eight-year-old boy and the volatile man he becomes, gained a great deal of media... Read more
 

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Daylesford Words in Winter program: 6-21 August Walkley Media Conference:... Read more
 

Stay in touch with us x

Sign up for The Bookseller+Publisher Newsletter–delivered free to your inbox once a fortnight. You can also follow Bookseller+Publisher online on Twitter, become a Facebook fan or... Read more
 

RIP Jim Kennan x

Former Deputy Premier of Victoria Jim Kennan has died, aged 64. The Crime & Justice festival writes: ‘Mary Dalmau and her colleagues on the organisational... Read more
 

RiP Tony Judt x

Historian and political commentator Tony Judt has died, aged 62. UK-born, Judt spent much of his professional life in the US, but his main subject... Read more
 

 

 

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