News – BBC Learning English app

Free BBC Learning English App goes live With readily available daily updates of new, fun, topical and amazing lessons, transcripts and quizzes, our app will help English-language learners develop their English skills and become brilliant English-speakersPaul Scott, Editor, BBC Learning English Date: 29.08.2018     Last updated: 29.08.2018 at 13.13 Category: World Service One of the world’s most…

UK Books – booklaunch.london (Huh? Why London?)

      First impressions: If only Booklaunch’s online usability was as good as its contents. A brilliant idea rushed to market … Booklaunch is a project of New Premises Ltd 12 Wellfield Avenue, London N10 2EA. Published by Stephen Games Designed by Pearce Marchbank RDI Printed by Mortons Media Group Ltd. Registered in England at Media…

Bookseller Briefing 36/18 – week ending 7 September

South African publishers investigated for alleged price-fixing The Publishers’ Association of South Africa (PASA) and its 91 members are under investigation by the country’s competition authority over alleged price-fixing on books. PASA, which is the largest publishing industry body in South Africa, comprises publishers including the South African branches of international publishers Oxford University Press, Taylor…

SA Books – BusinessTech – Competition Commission announces investigation into book publishers

    The Competition Commission has initiated an investigation (complaint) against the Publishers’ Association of South Africa (PASA) and its over 91 members for fixing prices of books. Competition Commissioner Tembinkosi Bonakele said that he had received information pointing to the fact that the association and its members (who are publishers, book importers and sellers of…

Bookseller Briefing 35/18 – week ending 31 August

  Lawsuit reveals takeover bid for B&N by rival ‘book retailer’ Barnes & Noble was on the cusp of being sold to another book retailer in June before the deal fell through, it has been revealed. The information transpired after B&N’s former c.e.o. Demos Parneros filed a lawsuit yesterday (28th August) charging his former employer…

TV – DSTtv/BBC – “Be immersed in Music, Arts and Literature with Brand New BBC Arts & Culture content available exclusively to DStv Premium Customers”

Don’t be misled by the headline. The programmes may be new in that they have not been broadcast on DStv before, but the majority of the programmes themselves are far from ‘brand new’ …   Date: 23.08.2018     Last updated: 23.08.2018 at 09.30 Category: Distribution; BBC Studios Over 5 days (127 Hours) worth of new shows to sit…

TV – BBC – BBC Studios to launch all-new series of Doctor Who in Africa at first ever Comic Con Africa

“BBC Studios to launch all-new series of Doctor Who in Africa at first ever Comic Con Africa Date: 28.08.2018     Last updated: 28.08.2018 at 10.26 Category: BBC Studios; Distribution BBC Studios in Africa announced today that it will be hosting a special Doctor Who experience for the series’ regional launch at Africa’s first ever Comic Con next month,…