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International Library News 

16 July 2013

UK PLR extension for ebooks, audiobooks confirmed The UK government will extend its Public Lending Rights (PLR) scheme to include ebooks and audiobooks borrowed onsite at public libraries, reports the...

Johnson joins BICC 

5 December 2012

Simon & Schuster Australia managing director Lou Johnson has joined the Federal Government’s Book Industry Collaboration Council (BICC). Johnson replaces Penguin Australia CEO Gabrielle Coyne on the council and as...

Government to ‘modernise’ PLR, ELR schemes 

21 August 2012

The Federal Government has announced that it has ‘started work on modernising’ the Public Lending Rights (PLR) and the Education Lending Rights (ELR) schemes ‘to ensure their continued relevance and...

Quote of the week 

4 July 2012

‘It will take a long time for the new markets that are emerging to make up for the markets that we are losing’—Andrew Wilkins, publisher of Wilkins Farago, speaking on...

Government responds to BISG recommendations

26 June 2012

The Federal Government has formally responded to the recommendations made by the Book Industry Strategy Group (BISG) last year. As previously reported by Bookseller+Publisher, the BISG made 21 recommendations in...

APA, ABA agree to work towards 14/14 day PIR timeframe 

16 May 2012

As reported in a Bookseller+Publisher Special Bulletin on Tuesday 15 May, the Australian Publishers Association (APA) and the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) have reached an agreement to work towards reducing...

APA, ABA agree to work towards 14/14 day PIR timeframe 

15 May 2012

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) and the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) have reached an agreement to work towards reducing the timetable for retention of territorial copyright from 30/90 days to...

BISG: the recommendations

16 March 2012

More than a year in the making, the Book Industry Strategy Group report to government has finally been delivered. Here are the main recommendations: Released publicly in November 2011, the...

Carr changes ministerial role; Sherry leaves Cabinet 

13 December 2011

Senator Kim Carr is no longer Minister for Industry, Innovation, Science and Research following a cabinet reshuffle announced by Prime Minister Julia Gillard this week. Carr is now the Minister...

Industry, politicians respond to BISG recommendations 

15 November 2011

The Book Industry Strategy Group's final report to government, which was handed over to the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Senator Kim Carr last week, has attracted a variety...

BISG recommendations announced 

8 November 2011

The Book Industry Strategy Group (BISG) has recommended the timetable for retention of territorial copyright in Australia be reduced from 30/90 days to 14/14 days in its final report to...

Quote of the week 

8 November 2011

'By 2014 at least $500 million and potentially upward of $800 million in print and ebook sales could be lost from the local industry to offshore retailers'--the Book Industry Strategy...