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Allen & Unwin launches ‘Underbelly’ app 

25 May 2010

Allen & Unwin has announced the launch of an iPhone app for the three bestsellers in the ‘Underbelly' series, written by Andrew Rule and John Silvester and published in hard...

Kindle available to Australia 

7 October 2009

Amazon has announced its Kindle ereader is now available to customers outside the United States, including Australia. Kindles are available to order for US$279 (A$313) from the Amazon website now...

New joint venture to digitise NZ books 

6 October 2009

A new venture in New Zealand aiming to digitise New Zealand books has so far attracted 300 books from 30 publishers, reports Scoop. New Zealand's Copyright Licensing Ltd (CLL), Digital...

In brief 

6 October 2009

iMinds launches ‘MindTracks'New Australian audio publisher iMinds has launched a collection of short nonfiction general knowledge ‘tracks' that can be purchased and downloaded through iTunes or the US audiobook website...

DNAML launches new ebook website 

29 September 2009

Australia-based software developer DNAML has announced the launch of a new ebook website The website is ‘a global concept, which is accessible anywhere in the world' but includes books...

Random House launches print on demand program 

22 September 2009

Random House Australia (RHA) has launched a print on demand (POD) program that will allow it to produce single copies of out-of-print titles. The program, which has been 18 months...

A&U, Black Inc. and Exisle partner with RHYW 

8 September 2009

ReadHowYouWant (RHYW) has announced new partnerships with publishers Allen & Unwin, Black Inc. and Exisle to create ‘accessible formats' of the publishers' titles. RHYW, which re-purposes books into special formats, including...

First New Zealand ebooks launched 

1 September 2009

The New Zealand Electronic Text Centre (NZETC), affiliated with Victoria University in Wellington, has launched a collection of 1150 free downloadable ebooks. The ebooks, which include works by Katherine Mansfield...

Quote of the week 

9 June 2009

‘I'm sure people will start stealing books, but the question is do book publishers benefit from a world where people can get access to books more easily, even if they're...

Reader’s Feast sells ebook readers 

12 May 2009

Melbourne's Reader's Feast Bookstore has become one of the first independent bookstores to carry a range of ebook readers. The store stocks the Bookeen Cybook, Irex iLiad (V2 and Book...

NZ Digital publishing seminars 

7 April 2009

Jillian Ewart of NZ's Bookseller's News reports:Martin Taylor's presentation on The Rise and Fall and Rise of E-books kick-started New Zealand's Digital Publishing Seminars last week. Digital Publishing Seminars were...

Bramble appointed manager of Monash ePress 

24 February 2009

University librarian Cathrine Harboe-Ree has announced the appointment of Jo Bramble as the new Manager of the Monash University ePress. The ePress, established in 2003, provides electronic publishing services to...