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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...

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14 March 2011

Yass bookstore closes down The Little Dog Bookshop in Yass, NSW closed down in February. The bookshop, which opened in September 2007, was the first carbon-neutral bookstore in Australia.Changes to...

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1 June 2010

Fellowship for HeissAuthor and social commentator Anita Heiss has been announced as the recipient of a two-year fellowship for literature as part of the Australia Council's National Indigenous Arts Awards....

S&S launches new Australian website 

7 September 2009

Simon & Schuster Australia (S&S) has announced the ‘soft launch' of its new Australian website. The new website at is ‘the first step' in an ongoing plan to improve...

Random House launches YouTube channel 

5 November 2008

Random House Australia has launched a YouTube channel with short book previews, teasers, author introductions and interviews. Random House marketing director Brett Osmond said the channel was about enriching the...

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15 April 2008

New NZ book review websiteNZ-based Scoop Media has launched The Scoop Review of Books online at The site, edited by Jeremy Rose, will promote books and authors with reviews,...

Schwartz launches ‘Slow TV’ 

18 March 2008

Schwartz Media, publisher of the Monthly magazine, Quarterly Essay and Black Inc., has launched a new internet TV venture, SlowTV ( will deliver online video content--interviews, debates, conversations and public lectures on...

Winton a hit at 2008 Leading Edge conference 

11 March 2008

The 2008 Leading Edge Books conference, held in Alice Springs from 7 to 10 March, attracted ‘about 150' delegates from around Australia, as well as representatives from most Australian publishing...

New Australian social networking website for book-lovers 

22 January 2008

Sydney-based company Amity Agency has launched what it says is Australia's first ‘Web 2.0 community for book-lovers,' Booktagger is intended as ‘a community where members can create a visual...

New Borders website gets off to a good start 

15 January 2008

A new website quietly launched by Borders late last year has had a very successful first Christmas, ranking as the most-visited book retail website in Australia in November and December,...

New UK digitisation report warns of underinvestment 

4 December 2007

The UK's Booksellers Association (BA) has released a new report on digitisation, Embracing the Digital Age, which is co-authored by Francis Bennett, founder of BookData, and Michael Holdsworth, the chair...

ABA launches ‘find-a-bookshop’ internet service 

10 July 2007

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) has announced that it is about to commence a national campaign aimed at encouraging book buyers to choose their local bookshop when making book-purchasing decisions.The...