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Dymocks to close D Publishing this month

4 March 2013

Australian bookselling chain Dymocks has announced that it will close its self-publishing platform, D Publishing, at the end of this month. D Publishing said in a notice on its website...

Kobo acquires French software company Acquafadas 

17 October 2012

Kobo has acquired the French digital software company Acquafadas for an undisclosed sum, reports the Bookseller, which said it was a move ‘designed to bring ‘illustrated e-books and magazines and...

New book machines to go live later this year 

26 September 2012

On Demand Books, producers of Espresso Book Machines, is partnering with Eastman Kodak and ReaderLink Distribution Services to improve the machines and bring them to more locations worldwide, reports Publishers Weekly. The Espresso Book Machine...

Penguin acquires self-publishing service Author Solutions 

25 July 2012

Pearson has acquired the self-publishing service Author Solutions ‘from Bertram Capital for US$116 million [approximately A$113 million] in cash’, the publisher announced in a statement. The company said that while Author...

Kobo launches Writing Life platform 

18 July 2012

Ebook provider and retailer Kobo has officially launched its self-publishing platform, Kobo Writing Life. The platform is accessible to users in Australia and New Zealand and can be accessed here....

When bookstores stock self-published titles 

13 June 2012

Some booksellers are being approached daily by self-published authors. So how do they decide which titles to stock? Rita Yazdani spoke to three booksellers. When Amal Awad decided to self-publish...

Apple releases iBooks update, self-publishing app 

24 January 2012

Apple has released a new version of its iBooks application for iPad and a new self-publishing application, which together will allow Apple users to self-publish multimedia ebooks through the iBookstore....

Dymocks launches D Publishing 

7 December 2011

Dymocks has officially launched its web-based publishing arm, D Publishing. As previously reported by the Weekly Book Newsletter, the new business, which can be accessed at, allows users to upload draft...

Oz self-publishers to attend London Book Fair 

31 January 2011

A group of Australian self-publishers are calling for local authors to participate with them in this year's London Book Fair (LBF), which will take place between 11 and 13 April.The Australian...

In brief 

10 November 2010

HarperCollins to move in 2011HarperCollins plans to move its Sydney operations to a CBD location by mid-2011. The publisher is currently located in the Sydney suburb of Pymble.New Asia Pacific commercial director for Swets Netherlands-based...

New online bookshop for self-published authors 

18 February 2008

Self-published authors have a new outlet to sell their books, with the launch of an online store by print-on-demand company BookPOD. ‘Many of our customers have taken the advantage of our book...