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Wavesound Pty Ltd., Australia’s leading publisher of unabridged audiobooks, and a subsidiary of Recorded Books Inc., has announced that Nada Stanojlovic has been appointed General Manager and Director of Wavesound Pty Ltd. Herbert Hillary, the former General Manager will be retiring, following six years with the business which has seen significant growth.
Nada previously held roles at James Bennett (General Manager, Library Services & Business Development) and most recently Footprint Books (National Sales and Marketing Manager).
Nada brings a wealth of experience in library supply and customer needs to the company to help facilitate the next phase of Wavesound growth. Her aim will be to build on the growing list of Australian content as well as global titles and packages on offer and seek to maximise usage in library, educational and retail markets.
Nada Stanojlovic commented: ‘I am delighted to be joining Wavesound during a period of growth opportunity for the company. I will be using all of my experience of the Australian library market to increase awareness of Wavesound’s market-leading range of physical and digital product offerings and above all, helping to meet our customers’ needs through relevant authors and content.’ Nada can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Wavesound Pty Ltd: Wavesound Pty Ltd is Australia’s leading publisher of audiobooks, large print books and digital products such as eBooks and eAudiobooks on the OneClickdigital Platform, Zinio Magazines, Transparent Language, Indieflix, Universal Class, Atomic Training and ComicsPlus, for the library market. Audiobook titles are available in CD, Playaway, MP3 CD and Download formats. The company, founded in 2009, is a subsidiary of Recorded Books Inc. (USA) and the sister company of W F Howes (UK). Wavesound is the exclusive publisher and distributor of Clipper, Jammer, Lamplight, Avid and Nudged imprints in Australia. For more information, visit www.wavesound.com.au or email email@example.com.
About Recorded Books Inc.: Recorded Books Inc. is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital media to consumer, retail, professional, school, library and infotainment markets. The company owns an exclusive catalogue of more than 22,000 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors. Recorded Books provides digital audiobooks and eBooks as well as other compelling third-party content, including digital magazines and films, through its proprietary RBdigital Gateway platform. The company operates in the United Kingdom through its W F Howes subsidiary and in Australia through its Wavesound subsidiary. Recorded Books was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Prince Frederick, MD. For more information, visit www.recordedbooks.com.
NewSouth Books has secured rights from Insight Editions to sell a great range of Fantastic Beasts product in the lead up to Christmas—Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Newt Scamander Deluxe Stationary Set (9781608879366), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Newt Scamander Hardcover Ruled Journal (9781608879311), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Stupefy Hardcover Ruled Journal (9781608879663), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Macusa Hardcover Ruled Journal (9781608879304), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: City Skyline Hardcover Ruled Notebook (9781608879489), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Obliviate Hardcover Ruled Notebook (9781608879472), Incredibuilds: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Niffler Deluxe Book and Model Set (9781682980613) and Incredibuilds: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Swooping Evil Deluxe Book and Model Set (9781682980620).
NewSouth is excited to announce that Lennie The Legend: Solo to Sydney by Pony (NLA Publishing) won The Eve Pownall Award for Information Books, and Phasmid: Saving the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect (CSIRO Publishing) received honours in the same category. Our further congratulations to One Step at a Time (Midnight Sun Publishing) which received honours in The Picture Book of the Year.
Everyone at Peribo is thrilled to congratulate Windy Hollow Books on winning Picture Book of the Year with Flight (Nadia Wheatley, illust. Armin Greder) in this year’s Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards.
Congratulations to Nadia and Armin for your exquisite work and to Cristina, Filomena and the Windy Hollow team on this very special publication.
To order copies of Flight (ISBN 9781922081483) please contact Peribo Customer Service on email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: (02) 9457 0011, fax: (02) 9457 0022
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