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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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  • 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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  • 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 22, 2011
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The short answer to the title question? Not much. Amazon, Book Depository, Apple, Kobo and (eventually) Google will just keep pocketing tens of millions of dollars a year from the local book-buying public. The question in the title was posed to me yesterday by Nick Broughall, editor of local gadget authority site Gizmodo. You can…

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  • March 9, 2011
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Remember how I reminded you about “Read an ebook week” the other day? Well, I’m doing it again to remind you that we are giving away three $50 ebook vouchers to be spent on ebooks by authors at our publishing platform AuthorDirect.net. At $2.99 a pop and under, that’ll keep you going for a while. Once you’ve…

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  • March 4, 2011
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If you haven’t heard of Joanna Penn and her writing blog The Creative Penn, you are probably not into writing blogs, and certainly not in Australia. No-matter. In December 2010 her blog made it into the Top 10 Blogs for Writers and the Top 5 writers’ blogs in Australia. She recently did a Q&A about her self-publishing…

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  • March 3, 2011
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I choose to believe that their decision isn’t influenced by the ebook pricing investigations that have just started in Europe, And last month’s similar investigation into ebook pricing in the UK, and the relationships between publishers and retailers. Yes, I can barely control my glee as publishers in Europe are under scrutiny by the trade watchdog…

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  • March 2, 2011
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I can’t hope to cover the iPad 2 hullaballoo as well as those at the San Francisco event, but it doesn’t mean I’m not up at 4am following the action. Here are the choice cuts from the coverage, via Mashable, TechCrunch: After selling 15 million iPads in 2010 and gaining 90% market share in the…

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  • March 1, 2011
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This just popped up on Twitter – via Bookseller + Publisher It’s news, and I’m no accountant, but it doesn’t seem like a quick fix… Ouch: administrator: RedGroup owes staff $7.8mill, unsecured crditors $44mill and PEP is secured creditor at $118 mill. Store closures likelyless than a minute ago via TweetDeckBookseller+Publisher BplusPmag   UPDATE: Bookseller…