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Hachette accuses Amazon of delaying book deliveries

12 May 2014

Hachette US has accused Amazon of ‘discouraging’ customers from buying its books by delaying delivery, reports Publishers Weekly. According to a New York Times report published on 8 May, Amazon is listing...

ArtsHub launches online bookshop with Bookworld

11 December 2013

Arts website artsHub has launched an online bookshop in partnership with Bookworld. The artsHub bookshop opened to the public on 6 December, offering 200,000 titles divided into three main categories:...

Online-only children’s bookshop launched

9 January 2013

An online-only children’s bookshop has launched in Australia. The Kids’ Bookshop launched ‘softly’ in November 2012 and made its first sale a few days later, owner Graham Gill told Bookseller+Publisher. Based...

Kobo Mini, Glo available from Bookworld 

5 December 2012

Online booksellers Bookworld and Angus & Robertson are now selling two of Kobo’s new ereading devices—the Kobo Mini and the Kobo Glo. The online stores are selling the five-inch Kobo...

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...

In brief 

26 January 2009

Costco to open at second Melbourne locationSpeculation in Melbourne indicates that the US retailer Costco has secured a second Victorian site ahead of a mooted Sydney location, according to Inside...

In brief 

28 October 2008

Man Asia Literary Prize shortlist announcedThe shortlist for the 2008 Man Asian Literary Prize has been announced. The five books are Alfred A Yuson's The Music Child; Miguel Syjuco's Illustrado;...

In brief 

2 September 2008

‘The Moral Demands of Affluence' wins Eureka Prize for Research in Ethics The Moral Demands of Affluence (Garrett Cullity, OUP) has won this year's Australian Catholic University Eureka Prize for...