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Apple launches iBooks in China

1 October 2015

Apple has launched iBooks, iTunes Movies and Apple Music in China, reports Reuters. Paid iBooks start at 0.5 yuan (A$0.11), although free iBooks are also available. iTunes movies range from...

SA State Library partners with China’s Shandong Library

3 June 2015

The State Library of South Australia (SLSA) and Shandong Province Library in China have signed an agreement to ‘strengthen exchanges and cooperation, through sharing cultural and library expertise and knowledge’,...

The Bookworm launches publishing house and literary award

13 January 2015

In China, literary organisation the Bookworm is launching the publishing house China Bookworm Press and the inaugural China Bookworm Literary Award, reports Creative Asia. China Bookworm Press will publish English-language...

Australian Writers Week authors announced

6 November 2014

The Australian Embassy Beijing has announced that A J Betts, Maxine Beneba Clarke, Tim Cope, Brooke Davis and Damon Young will be the guest authors at Australian Writers Week in China in March...

Phoenix Media to acquire children’s division of PIL 

16 May 2014

Chinese publisher Phoenix Media is set to acquire Publications International Ltd (PIL)’s children’s division for US$80 million (A$85.5 million), reports Publishers Weekly. The purchase, which is expected to be completed...

Pearson appoints new MD for Greater China 

25 February 2014

Hera Sui has been appointed as the new managing director for Pearson Greater China, Pearson announced in a statement. Sui joins Pearson from enterprise software firm SAP, where she was...

China’s biggest publishing company opens Melbourne office 

13 February 2014

China’s biggest publishing company Phoenix Publishing & Media Group (PPMG) opened an office in Melbourne in October last year.PPMG is the parent company of 12 Chinese publishing houses that have a combined publishing...

International Library News 

24 September 2013

CILIP passes vote of no confidence in libraries minister In the UK, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) has passed a vote of no confidence in libraries...

International Library News 

17 September 2013

OverDrive to distribute digital content in China OverDrive has signed an agreement to make its catalogue of digital content available to libraries and retailers in China, said OverDrive in a statement....

International Library News 

11 September 2013

Shanghai subway library opens Chinese commuters now have access to a subway library on Shanghai’s Metro Line 2 where they can borrow a book from one station and drop it...