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Staff writer - History Magazines – Friday February 17, 2017

As Staff Writer you'll write accurate, lively and accessible content that is enjoyable to read for the magazine and website. You'll research and learn about new subjects quickly and be able to speak about them in an authoritative tone. You'll conduct interviews with historians, establish good relationships with museums, book publishers and PR contacts to enable you to produce high quality editorial. You'll generate and develop content ideas and angles, as well as develop ideas for design treatments and box outs. You'll assist with the magazine's social media presence and contribute copy, ideas and assistance across all of Future's history coverage.

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Staff writer - Science Magazines – Friday February 17, 2017

Do you have a passion for science and a love of writing? Are you excited by new discoveries, the everyday wonder behind commonplace tech and the rich possibilities of the future? We are looking for two Staff Writers to create high quality editorial for either How it Works or All About Space magazine and their websites.

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Publishers Association of New Zealand announces Association Director appointment – Wednesday February 15, 2017

The Council of the Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) today announced the appointment of Catriona Ferguson to the role of Association Director.

Catriona is currently the Chief Executive of the New Zealand Book Council and was previously a Literary Advisor for Creative New Zealand. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the Association, particularly in the areas of grants and funding – and equally a life-long passion for books, reading and outstanding creative content.

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Faber CEO speaks out after winning trade publisher of the year – Friday February 10, 2017

Faber & Faber’s chief executive has called for publishers to oppose crackdowns on free speech and the rise of so-called fake news. Stephen Page made his comments after the publisher of TS Eliot, Kazuo Ishiguro and Costa book of the year winner Sebastian Barry scooped the Frankfurt book fair independent trade publisher of the year award.

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Books are back because Amazon likes them – Thursday February 9, 2017

Ten years ago, as Jeff Bezos launched the Kindle ereader in New York, he declaredthat “the book is so highly evolved and so suited to its task that it’s very hard to displace”. Amazon’s founder was right: this spring, despite the digital upheaval unleashed by the Kindle, it will open a bookstore in Manhattan.

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Read all about it: print might be on rise but book sale figures incomplete – Sunday February 5, 2017

At first glance, it was surprising news from the recent Digital Book World conference in New York City: Traditional hardcover book sales had overtaken e-book numbers for the first time since 2012.

That’s according to Jonathan Stolper, senior vice president and global managing director for Nielsen’s book ratings, in a keynote address to the conference two weeks ago, as reported by Publishers Weekly.

Indeed, another recent report from the Association of American Publishers noted print sales showing year-to-year growth from January through August. Old-school print, it would appear, was making a comeback.

Skeptics, however, were quick to note you can’t judge a book sales analysis by its cover.

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How print beat digital in the book world – Saturday February 4, 2017

If the media industry needed proof that it moved too quickly to devalue its print products on the way to chasing digital audiences, the book industry has been making a convincing case in the last few years. The rise of print book sales and decline in e-books in 2015 was no accident. Last year, the trend continued, and self-publishing in electronic form no longer seemed as good a bet as in previous years.

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Sydney book club finish writing second novel together titled The Shifting Light – Saturday February 18, 2017

MORE than six years ago, the members of a Sydney book club came up with the idea of writing a book together to fund a trip to Russia.

The women, who called themselves the Book Sluts because they would read anything, were in the Blue Mountains on a weekend away drinking vodka and discussing Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment.

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