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IN THE NEWSWe are delighted to launch the first LARGE PRINT MONTH here at James Bennett. For the month of March our sales, marketing, service, operations and profiling and selection teams will be working with our library customers to highlight LARGE PRINT selection and purchasing workflows. From bestselling titles in LARGE PRINT format, to LARGE PRINT publisher listings, LARGE PRINT mediated profiles, and more...why not join in the conversation today on social media using the hashtag #whenlargeprintcounts Make sure you follow us on Facebook for daily updates on all things LARGE PRINT. If you have any questions on LARGE PRINT MONTH and ordering...
IN THE NEWSWe are delighted to welcome a new member of the James Bennett/Baker & Taylor sales and service team - Nikki Shaw has joined us in the role of NZ Sales Consultant, based in Wellington. Sarah Cavanagh, Public Library Sales Manager said "We are very excited to announce the appointment of Nikki. This role is a new one that has been created as part of our commitment to our New Zealand library customers. Nikki brings a wealth of experience to our team and we know you will enjoy working with her immensely." Nikki joins us from team leader of the acquisitions...
IN THE NEWSHarper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced a newly discovered novel by Harper Lee, beloved author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird'. The novel, which Lee titled 'Go Set a Watchman' will be published on July 14th, 2015. Harper Lee says, “In the mid-1950s, I completed a novel called 'Go Set a Watchman'. It features the character known as Scout as an adult woman and I thought it a pretty decent effort. My editor, who was taken by the flashbacks to Scout’s childhood, persuaded me to write a novel from the point of view of the young Scout. I was a...
IN THE NEWSBaker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, announced the launch of its new Axis 360 app for both Apple and Android devices. The Axis 360 app offers mobile users the ability to discover, download and listen to digital audiobooks, as well as access ebooks to read, within a single application. Axis 360 app users will enjoy increased functionality and ease-of-use, with one-stop access to content from their public or school library. Users can browse the library or school’s entire digital collection or search for a specific title. Once they discover that perfect...
IN THE NEWSInternationally acclaimed Australian author Colleen McCullough has died in hospital on Norfolk Island, aged 77. McCullough was a neuroscientist by training and worked in various Sydney and English hospitals before settling into 10 years of research and teaching in the Department of Neurology at the Yale Medical School in the US. She then became a full-time author and for nearly 40 years McCullough was one of Australia’s top-selling novelists. Her first novel, ‘Tim’, written in 1974 was about a middle-aged women’s romance with a good-looking, younger, developmentally impaired handyman. It was made into a film starring Piper Laurie and Mel Gibson. She...
IN THE NEWSThe 2015 Victorian Premier's Literary awards shortlists have been announced. Did you know the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards were inaugurated by The Hon. John Cain, Premier of Victoria in 1985 to mark the centenary of the births of Vance and Nettie Palmer and to honour and reward literary achievement by Australian writers? These days the Awards are administered by the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas on behalf of the Premier of Victoria. There are five categories - Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Drama and Young Adult. The winners of these five categories contest the Victorian Prize for Literature which is worth $100,000. The...
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THIS MARCH IS
LARGE PRINT MONTH
James Bennett is delighted to introduce Large Print Month. For the month of March we're going to present the best of large print suppliers and authors on Twitter and Facebook. Get your library involved! Tell us why large print is important using the hashtag #whenlargeprintcounts
WE RELEASE THE NEW
AXIS 360 APP
We are delighted to announce the Axis 360 app has been updated for Apple and Android library patrons! You can read about its new features and functionality here. Download the new app today and enjoy a new reading and listening experience!