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IN THE NEWSOne of the most respected Prime Minister's of our generation, Malcolm Fraser has passed away today, aged 84. The ABC reports the former Liberal PM Malcolm Fraser has been remembered as a "great moral compass" and "very tough politician". Mr Fraser was prime minister of Australia and leader of the Liberal Party from 1975 to 1983. He was Australia's 22nd prime minister, taking the job in events so dramatic they still reverberate decades on. Speaking on radio this morning, former Prime Minister John Howard said "Fraser was a very good Prime Minister, much better than people would have suspected in 1975....
IN THE NEWSWe are delighted to welcome a new member of the James Bennett sales team - Rod Riley joins us as sales consultant for NSW & ACT libraries. Sarah Cavanagh, Sales Manager said "We are really pleased to have Rod join our team. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to James Bennett and we know you will all enjoy working with him." Many of you already know Rod through his previous role at Bolinda, where he worked for seven years. He is originally from Wollongong and studied at the University of Wollongong before moving to Melbourne. Rod said "There are so...
IN THE NEWSFantasy writer Terry Pratchett, creator of the Discworld series and author of more than 70 books, has died. He was 66. The announcement of his death came in typically irreverent manner on the author’s Twitter feed, with a series of tweets beginning in the voice of his character, Death: “AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER.” “Terry took Death’s arm,” the following tweet read, “and followed him through the doors and on to the black desert under the endless night.” Pratchett’s publisher, Larry Finlay, paid tribute to one of the world’s “brightest, sharpest minds”. “In over 70 books, Terry enriched the...
IN THE NEWSThe Stella Prize has announced the 2015 Stella Prize shortlist. The six extraordinary books explore themes of identity, family, displacement and belonging, with distinctly Australian resonances. Two of the books are debut works, highlighting the enormous talent of Australian women writers, even those just beginning their careers as authors. Twelve books were longlisted for the prize, which is presented for the best work of fiction or nonfiction by an Australian woman published in the previous calendar year. The entries are judged by critic and writer Kerryn Goldsworthy, journalist and broadcaster Caroline Baum, writer and lecturer Tony Birch, singer-songwriter Sarah Blasko and author...
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...
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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!