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    We are pleased to announce a new font is now available for readers with dyslexia. www.Dyslexicbooks.com was launched in April 2016 as part of the ReadHowYouWant Accessible Publishing program, which features large print, DAISY and Braille editions. James Bennett is now able to offer titles in this new format which has been designed specifically to help people with reading difficulties like dyslexia. Heavy baselines, varying ascending/descender lengths and semi-italics, among others, assures the Dyslexia Font offers optimal reading comfort. For those parents who seek your advice on how best to encourage a child to read, we hope that you will encourage them...

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    The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has announced Australia’s most borrowed library books for the first quarter of 2016 to mark the start of Library and Information Week, which runs from 23-29 May. Sue McKerracher, Chief Executive Officer of ALIA, said: "Australian library users continue to reach for 'Gone Girl' by Gillian Flynn - it made it into the top 10 most borrowed books for the second year running. Of course, as season 6 of ‘Game Of Thrones’ is televised, readers are turning back to book one in the 'Song And Ice' fantasy epic by George R.R. Martin. It's...

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    The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has announced their Short List for 2016. They were announced at midday as part of their 12th National Conference. This year, the Book of The Year Awards celebrates its 70th anniversary making it the longest running book awards in Australia. From the small list of books entered in 1946, entries have now grown to over 400, highlighting the strength and richness of Australian publishing for children, and the talent of those who create the books. The CBCA Book of the Year awards are extremely influential in children’s publishing and bookselling, promoting quality children's...

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    ABIA 2016

    The winners of the Australian Book Industry Awards were announced at a gala ceremony at the NSW Art Gallery. The ABIAs recognise publishers' and booksellers' work in editing, design, production, marketing, publicity and sales, as well as the achievements of local authors. This year the event was more politically charged event with authors, publishers, and even the international presenters given over to protesting against the proposed industry changes which would reduce authors’ copyright control over their books and potentially flood the market with cheap overseas editions of books.  First-time author, actor and comedian Szubanski, won the Gold ABIA book of the...

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    As part of the Baker and Taylor Group, James Bennett is excited by the announcement today of the acquisition of Baker & Taylor by Follett Corporation. Follett is a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content to schools and university retail markets in the USA. Bringing together Baker & Taylor and Follett creates the world's largest source for books, entertainment, digital content and multi-media, and gives libraries, schools and retailers the tools to access, manage and deliver physical and digital content wherever learning and reading take place. James Bennett will continue to operate as part of the...

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    Harper Lee, the elusive novelist whose child's-eye view of racial injustice in a small Southern town, "To Kill a Mockingbird", became standard reading for millions of young people and an Oscar-winning film, has died. She was 89. "To Kill a Mockingbird" was published in 1960. Immediately successful, it won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize and became a classic of American literature. The book tells the tale of a white lawyer defending a black man accused of rape in the Deep South. It sold more than 40 million copies worldwide and 55 years after it was published, in 2015, she released the sequel,...

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