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Apple to sell Japanese-language ebooks 

9 January 2013

Apple will begin selling Japanese-language ebooks this month, reports Publishing Perspectives. According to reports from Japan, Apple will offer approximately 80,000 titles from a range of publishers, including Kadokawa, Shogakukan...

In Brief 

21 March 2011

iPad 2 to be released in Oz, NZ this week Apple has announced that the iPad 2 will go on sale in more than 20 countries this Friday, including Australia...

In brief 

27 January 2011

SLQ, QWC remain closed The State Library of Queensland (SLQ) and the offices of the Queensland Writers Centre (QWC) remain closed this week, following the evacuation of the Stanley Street...

‘ABR’ planning electronic version 

21 September 2010

The Australian Book Review (ABR) has announced it is developing a digital edition of the magazine to be released in 2011, in celebration of the magazine's 50th birthday. Deputy editor...

In brief 

2 August 2010

IPEd tenders for 'Style Manual'The Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) has joined with Adelaide-based company Website Criteria and the Australian Graphic Design Association to submit an expression of interest to...

In brief 

28 July 2010

iPad launches in NZ; 'Hairy Mclary' app at #1Apple has launched its iPad in New Zealand. Since the release of the iPad on Friday 23 July, Penguin Books New Zealand's...

Kindle reduced to A$215 

22 June 2010

Amazon has reduced the price of its Kindle ereader from US$279 (A$320) to US$189 (A$215). The reduced price, which applies to Australian purchases, brings the ereader closer to REDgroup's Kobo...

Australian publishers move on ebooks 

16 May 2010

We now have two more major players in the ebook arena with the local launches of Apple's iPad and iBookstore and REDgroup Retail's Kobo ereading platform and ereader. Though its...

Quote of the week 

29 April 2010

‘Some independent publishers are way out in front, some less so. Just as some big publishers are more advanced than others. It's a mixed bag'--Black Dog Books managing director Andrew...

Apple announces iPad and iBooks Store 

27 January 2010

After many months of speculation, Apple has finally announced the release of its ‘tablet' computer/ereader, to be called the iPad. The iPad resembles a larger iPod Touch, with a backlit...