Weekly Book Newsletter
24 November 2010

'Fair Game' movie tickets giveaway! x

A fascinating glimpse into the dark corridors of political power, Fair Game is a riveting drama based on the autobiography of real-life undercover CIA officer... Read more

Inside the current issue: 2011 title preview x

The summer issue of Bookseller+Publisher, the final isuue for the year, is out now. Inside, you’ll find a round-up of titles that publishers are particularly... Read more

Neil to leave REDgroup, join Kobo x

Malcolm Neil, communications manger at REDgroup Retail, will leave the business to take up the position of director of vendor relations for Australia and New Zealand... Read more

Changes at REDGroup Retail x

REDGroup Retail has confirmed that a number of employees have been made redundant. A spokesperson from FD Third Person, which provides communication services for REDGroup Retail,... Read more

Kocan honoured with 2010 OzCo Emeritus Award x

Peter Kocan AM is the recipient of this year’s Australia Council for the Arts’ Writers’ Emeritus Award. Chair of the Australia Council Literature Board, Dennis Haskell,... Read more

ABA to talk to Ministers about GST; Dymocks to decide on off-shore website move after Christmas x

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) has announced today that it has requested meetings with government ministers to discuss the GST threshold on imported goods and its impact on... Read more

Tink wins 2010 CAL Waverley Library Award for Literature x

Former NSW politician Andrew Tink is the recipient of this year’s CAL Waverley Award for Literature for his biography William Charles Wentworth: Australia’s Greatest Native... Read more

'The Slap' nominated for 2010 Bad S-x Award x

Christos Tsiolkas’ novel The Slap (A&U) has been nominated for this year’s Bad S-x in Fiction Award. Christos’ publisher Jane Palfreyman told the Weekly Book... Read more

ABA to conduct economic benchmarking survey x

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) has announced that it will conduct an economic benchmarking survey of its member stores. ABA members will be sent a request today... Read more

2010 CLL Educational Publishing Awards winners announced x

The winners of the inaugural New Zealand Copyright Licensing Ltd Educational Publishing Awards have been announced. The winning titles are: Best Book or Series in... Read more

NRA application prevents four-day retail store closures in QLD x

An application by the National Retailers Association to allow non-exempt retail stores to open on 27 and 28 December 2010 and 3 January 2011 in... Read more

Future of WA franchise legislation uncertain; Private Members Bill to face parliamentary scrutiny x

The Federal Government and the Franchise Council of Australia have welcomed a decision by the Western Australian Liberal Party to allow a parliamentary committee to... Read more

2010 COOL, KROC Awards winners announced x

The winning titles in the 2010 Canberra’s Own Outstanding List (COOL) and Kids Reading Oz Choice (KROC) Awards have been announced. The winning titles in the COOL... Read more

In brief x

Flynn appointed ‘ABR’ fiction editor Chris Flynn has been appointed the first fiction editor of the Australian Book Review (ABR). Flynn is also co-judge, with... Read more

Around the world x

Among the many international booktrade stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Hachette France and Google sign scanning deal Jaimy... Read more

On Fancy Goods this week x

On Fancy Goods this week, Andrea Hanke reviews First Dog on the Moon’s The Story of the Christmas Story (Andrew Marlton, Text); Paul Landymore interviews... Read more

Rights round-up x

In rights news this week: SalesChildren’s–On behalf of New Frontier Publishing, Australian Licensing Corporation has sold Italian language rights to Last Tree in the City... Read more

On Tour x

NovemberMarianne Delacourt, Allen & Unwin (Sharp Turn) Stacey Demarco, Rock Pool Publishing (2011 Lunar Diary)Anh Do, Allen & Unwin (The Happiest Refugee)Elizabeth Donaldson, Exisle Publishing... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘How good to see the WBN isn’t afraid of tackling the big issues facing our industry! Christos joins me in finding this nomination hilarious, nearly... 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

Jeff Kinney has monopolised the charts this week with his ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ series (Puffin) blitzing the competition and taking the number one... Read more

Most mentioned: this week in 'Media Extra' x

For every innocent man sent to prison, there is a guilty one left on the outside. This is the idea behind John Grisham’s latest novel... Read more

Forthcoming Events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: 15th annual conference of the Australian Association of Writing Programs... 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 Eleanor Coerr x

Children’s books author Eleanor Coerr has died, aged 88. Coerr’s works include Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, Mieko and the Fifth Treasure, and The... Read more



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