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Lit Fest in London Builds Buzz for Aussie and Kiwi Authors

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The inaugural Australia & New Zealand Festival of Literature & Arts brought 130 authors and performers to London, showcasing the two nations’ talents.

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SmackFiction: Building an App for Mobile YA Book Discovery


Lisa Buchan of SmackFiction explains the process of building and piloting a new app for Young Adult and New Adult book discovery in New Zealand and Australia.

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Issues on the Ether: The Literary Elitism Question

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Setting up Wednesday’s #EtherIssue debate on Twitter, Porter Anderson looks at recent writing on perceptions of elitism in the literary world.

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Opening Minds Through Eyes: Oz’s Milk Shadow Books

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Australian upstart publisher Milk Shadow Books has tapped a well of multicultural comics talent down under to produce a string of bestselling fringe titles.

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G’day! New Aussie/Kiwi Literary Festival Sets Sail in London

Australian expat Jon Slack of Amphora Arts — which also runs the South Asia Festival — organized the new event.

London’s new Australia & New Zealand Festival of Literature & Arts had a glamorous, clever launch on Monday. It takes place May 29-June 1, 2014.

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Big Ideas from Books in Browsers IV

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Books in Browsers showcased several, new big ideas for digital publishing, including ‘Network Tense,’ ‘Collaborative Architecture,’ ‘Book Hacks’ and more.

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Books in Browsers IV: The Rise of the Reader

Adam Hyde of BookSprints presents at Books in Browsers 2013

At Books in Browsers 2013, the summit kicked off with several discussions about how readers, both as consumers and creators of content, are transforming the book publishing industry.

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“Kiwi Twin Peaks” Wins 2013 Man Booker Prize

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New Zealand author Eleanor Catton, at the age of just 28, has become the younger ever winner of the Man Booker Prize for her novel, The Luminaries.

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Google Play Ebooks Expands to 9 New Asian Countries

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Google has expanded Play ebook sales to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and New Zealand.

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Ether for Authors: What’s Important in the Man Booker Debate?

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This week’s buzz round-up looks at the controversial possible changes in the Man Booker Prize rules, New Zealand’s publishing decline, Frankfurt tips and more.

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