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Australian Publishers Association (APA) professional development sessions include: Click on Kids’: Children’s Digital Publishing Seminar: Thursday August 1 in Sydney at Aerial UTS Function Centre,... Read more
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As a result of Prometheus Books moving its Sales and Distribution to Random House in the US, Random House Australia have taken over distribution of Prometheus Books in Australia. The current distributor, Footprint Books, will accept AUTHORISED returns in accordance with their policy provided goods are returned before 30 September 2013.
Please contact Footprint Books on (02) 9997-3973 or firstname.lastname@example.org for any queries on such returns. Backorders held by Footprint Books have been transferred to Random House. Please contact Random House customer service on 1800-222-444 for any other queries on the Prometheus Books List.
Simon and Schuster Australia Pty Ltd will cease distribution for Reader’s Digest Australia from 30th August 2013. Simon and Schuster will sell up to and including August 2013 new titles. Reader’s Digest will sell September 2013 new titles and forward.
Any valid returns for Reader’s Digest titles sold by Simon and Schuster need to be receipted into UBD by Friday 25th October 2013. Returns received after that date will not be processed for credit and the stock will be returned at the customer’s expense.
All backorders for active Reader’s Digest titles (aside from OP titles) accrued to 30th August 2013 will be transferred to Reader’s Digest to supply.
From Monday 2nd September 2013, Reader’s Digest titles will be available in Australia and New Zealand directly from Reader’s Digest.
Jason Workman, Reader’s Digest Marketing Director (Jason_workman@rd.com) thanks Simon and Schuster for all their support over the past 4 years.
For sales enquiries or a copy of the latest Reader’s Digest catalogue, please contact Ellen Wesseling on (02) 9018-6250 or email@example.com. Reader’s Digest looks forward to continuing to supply its range of books to the Australian and New Zealand book trade.
Registrations are now open for this year’s September Get Reading! campaign, which will feature an all-Australian Top 50 Books You Can’t Put Down.
The 2013 guide will promote 50 great reads by Aussie authors and will include something for everyone – making it easy for more Australians to find a good book. The guide this year will reach more Australians than ever before as it will be available as an easily accessible, attractive digital guide at getreading.com.au and also as a downloadable and printable PDF.
This year’s largest celebration of books and reading will also include exciting competitions and giveaways, a national author event program, television advertising featuring National Ambassador Shane Jacobson and free POS promotional material.
Booksellers and libraries can get onboard this year’s campaign, order their promotional material and register to host author events by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for a password, and then registering online at getreading.com.au before TUESDAY 31 JULY.
Enhancements to TitlePage offer brand new products and services for booksellers to attract and keep customers in Australian stores.
The Australian Publishers Association (APA) and RR Bowker have teamed up to launch TitlePage Plus, a comprehensive supply chain solution powered by Thorpe Bowker® that creates a single point of access to local availability and enriched metadata for print and digital books. TitlePage Plus now includes a consumer direct fulfillment (CDF) offering, enabling local booksellers to compete with the services offered by global booksellers, and expected by consumers. It also includes a cost effective entry point to selling ebooks with an integrated print and digital offering via Copia, an APA strategic partner in TitlePage.
“TitlePage Plus is the service Australian publishers and booksellers have been seeking,” said Thorpe-Bowker’s General Manager, Gary Pengelly. “It delivers opportunities to expand consumer offerings and improve supply chain efficiency, ultimately enhancing the customer experience. We’re confident TitlePage Plus will make a positive contribution to return on investment for all.”
“Focussed on the discoverability of book content, seamless integration of print and digital delivery, the convenient service consumers expect, TitlePage Plus makes it easier for the Australian book industry to compete with international offerings, while continuing to deliver quality customer service as only local businesses can,” said APA CEO, Maree McCaskill.
The APA introduced TitlePage in September 2004 to provide a single search repository of all titles available in Australia and publisher/distributor information. The user-friendly service became an instant hit with booksellers and suppliers by providing access to accurate price and availability and bibliographic information 24/7.
In addressing supply chain needs TitlePage Plus takes the service further.
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