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  • July 25, 2011
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Hot off the presses (press release), folks: Collins Booksellers Announce Partnership with Kobo a Leading, Global, eReading Service Collins Selects the Kobo Wireless eReader and Kobo’s World-class Content Catalogue – Offering Another Way for their Customers to Read. Melbourne – Australia Friday July 22, 2011: Australian book retailer Collins Booksellers has reached agreement to partner…

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  • June 15, 2011
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Yep, you heard right – with the help of group buying platform Stampede.It, we are experimenting with ebook “daily deals”. Daily deals, group buying, whatever you want to call it, it means cheap ebooks for you. The current live deal is “The Gorge” by US thriller extraordinaire Scott Nicholson. Like a good scare? This ePUB…

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  • April 6, 2011
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photo credit: Swamibu The argy-bargy continues in the ongoing struggle to sort out the REDgroup mess. Yesterday I posted on the report that 25 Angus & Robertson franchisees had released a statement that they were terminating their franchising agreement with A&R (and therefore REDgroup). Now administrator Ferrier Hodgson claim that the group can’t do that…

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  • April 5, 2011
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Further to my earlier post about Angus & Robertson franchisees terminating their agreement and jumping off the sinking REDgroup ship, the A&R site is still spruiking the benefits of becoming a franchisee! See the pic above. So – if you have an interest in developing a non-existent business, call today! As you can see in…

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  • April 5, 2011
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Bookseller + Publisher are reporting that 25 A&R franchisees have … ‘exercised their right to terminate as a result of Angus & Robertson’s continued breach of the franchise agreement…[which] includes Angus & Robertson’s failure to provide the services and benefits it is obliged to provide pursuant to the franchise agreement’. Apparently, and rightly, the straw…

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  • March 31, 2011
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Yet more proof that there are huge swathes of the population that don’t even know that ebooks exist – and hence are the ebook adopters of the future. From the SMH, comes news from Kobo that the mere news mentions that ebooks have received since the REDgroup administration have translated into a sales spike on…

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  • March 24, 2011
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As we sometime say here in Awstraya, “Yeah, nah.” With WordPress.com crowing about it’s new iPad-magazine auto-conversion functionality – the hosted WordPress platform’s ability to now detect viewers that are on an iPad and show then a WordPress.com site in iPad-friendly, swipeable mode, I gave it a go. I had to use the OnSwipe plugin,…

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  • March 24, 2011
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WordPress site owners are going a little potty today, at the announcement that sites hosted on WordPress.com will get an auto-generated iPad- friendly HTML5 view for readers on tablets. Nice. Considering I’m writing this on an iPD, you can probably guess that I’m keen to show Bookbee’s wares (oo-er) in the same way. Luckily, there’s…

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  • March 23, 2011
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The claret keeps flowing at REDgroup, with these distasteful morsels from Bookseller+Publisher: Administrators Ferrier Hodgson announced today that REDgroup Retail customers have until 3 April to redeem Angus & Robertson (A&R) and Borders gift cards in store… Gift card holders do have the option to register as an unsecured creditor of REDgroup Retail, however, the administrators…

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  • March 23, 2011
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I an effort to go on sale in 25 extra countries as close to simultaneously as possible, Apple stores will be open late on Friday for the launch of the iPad 2 in Australia. In addition to Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands,…