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Australian market overview  

Date: 28 February 2019
Category: Features

For the past few years the Australian retail book market has been posting marginal growth (‘flat is the new up’ is a common catch-cry). In 2018, Nielsen BookScan reported that... Read more

Amazon unblocks Oz shoppers from US store

Date: 22 November 2018
Category: Local news

Australian consumers are now able to purchase and ship items from Amazon’s international website, according to a statement from Amazon. The retailer suspended shipping to Australian addresses from its international website... Read more

Amazon launches Prime in Australia

Date: 20 June 2018
Category: Local news

Amazon has launched its subscription service Prime on the company's Australian website, offering users free delivery and subscription access to ebooks, videos and games. The service will include free ‘expedited... Read more

Book Depository confirms local supply

Date: 3 February 2016
Category: Local news

Amazon-owned online bookseller the Book Depository has confirmed it has set up local supply of Australian titles, with packing and distribution from Melbourne-based logistics company DAI Post. In a statement,... Read more

Quote of the week  

Date: 26 August 2015
Category: Local news

‘Congratulations to them, as other groups were saying we’ll have a $20 minimum [threshold], but the booksellers stuck to their guns and said it has to be zero’—Council of Small Business... Read more