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Digital press ideePOP launched 

12 June 2014

A new digital press specialising in longform nonfiction has launched.ideePOP is the brainchild of Simon Clews, director of Melbourne University’s Writing Centre for Scholars and Researchers, director of Reader’s Feast...

Diary of a (digital) sales rep: Anne Treasure 

13 December 2012

What does a sales rep for a digital-only publisher do all day? We spoke to Anne Treasure, digital marketing executive at Momentum.  What was your original job description? Has it...

EWF announces digital publication mentorships 

30 November 2012

The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) is calling for applications for a six-month digital publication mentorship in 2013. The festival said in a statement that it is looking for three writers...

HarperCollins launches digital YA imprint in US

27 November 2012

HarperCollins is launching a new digital imprint for YA short stories and novellas in a range of genres, reports the New York Times. To be called HarperTeen Impulse, the imprint...

Copyright in Australia: Where to from here? 

1 October 2012

Two reports relating to the Australian copyright industries were released in August. One looks at the recent past: the economic contributions of our country’s copyright industries between 1996 and 2011....

On the epidemic of niceness in online book culture

7 August 2012

In an article at Slate, US writer Jacob Silverman argues that today’s online book culture has become a ‘mutual admiration society’ which discourages criticism and dissent. The writer Emma Straub...

Bolinda opens New Zealand office 

28 February 2012

Australia-based audiobook publisher Bolinda Publishing has established an office in Auckland, New Zealand. Bolinda co-CEO Rebecca Hermann told the Weekly Book Newsletter that two full-time local staff, sales executives Ed...

Quote of the week 

29 November 2011

'One issue we are still very much negotiating (though some publishers might refer to it as "arguing") is that of electronic files and security. Who owns the copyright? Yes, the...

‘Aurealis’ re-launched as emagazine 

11 October 2011

Australian fantasy and science-fiction magazine Aurealis has been re-launched as a free epublication. The latest issue of the magazine, Aurealis #45, has been released and is available to download from...