Copia, the socially-driven digital content platform that provides customized learning solutions for students, educators and publishers, today announced two major partnerships in Australia, where it is the leading partner in the region for eBook aggregation and distribution.

A strategic partner of the Australian Publishers Association (APA), Copia is powering the eBook component of TitlePage Plus, a new subscription-based supply chain solution for the book industry. The service allows stores to scale their offering while helping them to efficiently access and sell a wide variety of printed and eBook titles. By offering a white-labeled (WL) version of Copia to bookshops, TitlePage Plus empowers retailers to reach consumers in the most interactive and relevant ways possible. The reading app, powered by Copia, is available for free for consumers across an assortment of platforms – including iOS, Android and Blackberry devices as well as directly from Windows and Mac desktops.

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Allen & Unwin and Murdoch Books are pleased to announce the sale of Murdoch Books to Allen & Unwin.

Murdoch Books is a leading independent Australian publisher of high-quality, illustrated non-fiction books, with a traditional focus on the food, leisure and lifestyle categories. Murdoch Books has been publishing successfully in Australia and internationally since 1991. They have offices in Sydney and Longon. Their distinguished authors include Peter Evans, Tessa Kiros, Luke Nguyen, Neil Perry and Adriano Zumbo. Murdoch Books is the publishing partner for marie claire Australia.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - Jul 9, 2012) - Australian Library and Information Association Conference - OverDrive, the leading global distributor of eBooks and audiobooks to libraries, schools and retailers, is accelerating its growth with the opening of a new office in Melbourne, Australia. OverDrive Australia supports the company's ongoing effort to deepen its relationships with library, publisher and bookseller partners in Australia, New Zealand and throughout the Asia Pacific region. At the Australian Library and Information Association Conference (Booth 24) in Sydney, July 10-13, OverDrive will introduce its new team members and showcase Next Generation services that enable instant access to eBooks and audiobooks, rich integration of digital content and a streamlined user experience.

The map is not the territory, but this collection gets closer than most. Earth Platinum, published at the end of February in an edition limited to 31 copies, is the world’s largest atlas. The book is 1.8 m (6 ft) high and 1.4 m (4.5 ft) wide. When opened, it spans 2.8 m (9 ft). It contains 128 pages of maps, flags and panoramic photographs, and weighs 150 kg (over 300 lb). It’s the kind of book you can’t read alone: it takes two persons to turn over the gigantic pages. 


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