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Keating joins Collins Booksellers head office 

7 August 2013

Michelle Keating has joined the Collins Booksellers head office in the role of national franchise manager. Keating has worked for a number of Collins stores in Melbourne over the past 23...

Four Collins franchises placed into administration 

7 August 2013

Four Collins Booksellers franchises in Victoria have closed after the stores’ parent company was placed into voluntary administration. The four stores are located in Bendigo and Kangaroo Flat in regional...

Mary Ryan’s Toowoomba reverts to company ownership 

5 December 2012

The Mary Ryan’s bookstore in Toowoomba, Queensland, has reverted to company ownership after operating as a franchise for five years. Mary Ryan’s CEO Bill Concannon told Bookseller+Publisher that Mary Ryan’s...

Coy promoted at Collins Booksellers

19 October 2012

Collins Booksellers has announced that Alisa Coy has been promoted to the role of national franchise manager. Coy will begin in the role on 29 October and will report to...

NZ Dymocks stores rebrand as independents

13 June 2012

Dymocks stores in Queensgate and Mt Eden in New Zealand have ended their franchise agreements and are now trading as independent booksellers under the names United Booksellers and Black Sheep...

SA small business commissioner appointed 

17 April 2012

The South Australian Government has appointed Mike Sinkunas as the state’s small business commissioner. Sinkunas, who has previously worked in education, computing and the SA public service, was appointed to...

New National Franchise Program launched 

7 February 2012

The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a free national franchising service called the National Franchise Program (NFP), which is designed to strengthen the Australian franchising sector. The new program, which...

In Brief 

6 February 2012

Robb named 2012 CAL Nonfiction Writer-in-Residence at UTSAustralian writer Peter Robb has been named as the inaugural Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) Nonfiction Writer-in-Residence at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS)....

In Brief 

13 November 2011

New pop-up stores from Arcade teamDale Campisi and Michael Brady from Arcade Publications have launched a new retail venture and postal service in Melbourne, called Melbournalia. The Melbournalia stores, which will...

In Brief 

1 November 2011

Kobo devices available for order from CollinsKobo devices are now available to order online from Collins Booksellers. The bookseller will sell the Kobo Wireless Ereader for $139.99, and the new...

In Brief 

17 October 2011

ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize winners announcedCarrie Tiffany and Gregory Day are the joint winners of the 2011 Australian Book Review (ABR) Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize. Tiffany was...

Collins Booksellers acquires 20 former A&R stores 

16 August 2011

Collins Booksellers has confirmed to the Weekly Book Newsletter that 18 former Angus & Robertson (A&R) franchise stores and two former A&R company-owned stores have joined the Collins network. Collins...

In Brief 

15 August 2011

WA regional writers' festivalsAuthors Alan Carter and Judy Nunn were among the special guests at the 2011 Kimberley Writers Festival, which took place between 29 and 31 July. The festival,...

In Brief 

1 August 2011

Kobo to release 'Touch Edition' ereader The Weekly Book Newsletter understands Kobo is likely to release its new Touch Edition ereader locally in September. The new edition features a touch screen, with...

In Brief 

11 July 2011

CAL celebrates 20,000 membersCopyright Agency Limited (CAL) has celebrated a new membership record this week, with 20,000 authors, publishers, photographers and visual artists now members of the organisation. This milestone...

Collins Booksellers to acquire ‘group of’ A&R franchises 

11 July 2011

Collins Booksellers has announced that it has secured agreement with REDgroup administrators Ferrier Hodgson to acquire an undisclosed number of Angus & Robertson (A&R) franchise stores.Collins Booksellers CEO Daniel Jordon confirmed to the...