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McPherson’s shareholders approve OPUS merger 

26 March 2012

Shareholders of McPherson’s Printing Group (MPG) have approved the company’s merger with OPUS Group. OPUS Group said in a statement this week that 97% of MPG shareholders voted in favour...

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13 March 2012

Spinifex authors nominated for Publishing Triangle awardsTwo Spinifex Press authors have been nominated for awards presented by the Publishing Triangle, the association of lesbians and gay men in publishing. Spinifex...

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5 March 2012

Screen Australia funding for book adaptationsScreen Australia has approved funding for the development of thirteen new feature film projects, four of which are being adapted from books by local authors....

Industry, politicians respond to BISG recommendations 

15 November 2011

The Book Industry Strategy Group's final report to government, which was handed over to the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Senator Kim Carr last week, has attracted a variety...

McPherson’s reports nine percent drop in revenue 

13 September 2011

Book printer McPherson's Printing Group has recorded a nine percent drop in revenue and a 24% decline in pre-tax earnings in its printing division for the 2010-2011 financial year. Sales revenue for...

Griffin Press launches carbon calculator 

2 August 2011

South Australian-based printer Griffin Press has launched a carbon calculator for book publishers to understand and make decisions about the carbon emissions generated through the company's manufacturing process. Griffin Press...

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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...

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30 May 2011

Printing Industries argues for carbon tax compensation In a recent submission to the federal government's Multi-Party Climate Change Committee, the Printing Industries Association of Australia has argued that the introduction...

Griffin Press launches global print network 

3 May 2011

Griffin Press has launched a new global printing collaboration with printers in Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States, which will allow simultaneous book manufacturing, publishing and delivery across...

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24 March 2011

Non-SPUNC titles available through Readings ebookstore Murdoch Books and Port Campbell Press are among the first non-SPUNC (Small Press Underground Networking Community) publishers to make titles available through the Readings ebookstore. Port...

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21 November 2010

Flynn appointed ‘ABR' fiction editor Chris Flynn has been appointed the first fiction editor of the Australian Book Review (ABR). Flynn is also co-judge, with the magazine's editor Peter Rose,...

On Demand Acquires DPA 

30 August 2010

Digital printer On Demand has acquired Digital Printing Australia (DPA). Print industry journal Print 21 Online reports that DPA directors Claude Lucchesi and Kirk Peterson will leave the business, with...

Random to print all local titles on FSC paper 

2 March 2010

Random House Australia (RHA) has announced that from this month all of its Australian books will be printed on paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). ‘At Random House...

Ligare turns 30 

4 August 2009

Ligare, the Riverwood, NSW-based book printer, is celebrating 30 years in business. Ligare began as a small hand-binding company in Surry Hills, in 1979. By 1981 the business had outgrown...

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9 June 2009

Brisbane Writers' Festival ‘Word Play' kids' program launchedThe Brisbane Writers' Festival program for young readers, writers and illustrators ‘Word Play' has been announced. This year, 10,000 places are available for...