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Protea, an equal opportunity employer, seeks a talented individual to fill this permanent junior position in its administrative department, based in Hatfield, Pretoria

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Protea, an equal opportunity employer, seeks a talented individual to fill this permanent junior position in its administrative department, based in Hatfield, Pretoria

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The winners of The London Book Fair International Book Industry Excellence Awards, in association with The Publishers Association, have been announced at a prestigious Awards ceremony held on the first day of The London Book Fair. The Awards provide recognition from the UK for the best companies and individuals from across the international publishing industry, as such UK companies are not eligible for the majority of categories.The line-up of winners was truly global with Belorussia, Pakistan, India, Denmark, Australia, Malaysia, the US and China all coming up trumps. Read more…

The Digital Minds conference in London yesterday on the eve of the London Book Fair took a philosophical bent, questioning is this “golden age for publishing or the end of the book?” See Roger Tagholm’s report on Publishing Perspectives here.
For an up to date insight as to what is happening in London this week, don’t miss out on Publishing Perspectives Editor in Chief Edward Nawotka and Porter Anderson’s a live Twitter chat from the LBF on this week’s Ether topic(s) at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT—and that’s 4 p.m. BST in London—on Wednesday. They will use the hashtag #EtherIssue as they do weekly. Don’t miss it and watch for @PubPerspectives and @Porter_Anderson on Twitter.

Following on the success of the launch event in 2013, this year’s Footnote Summit will see leading publishers, content providers, and suppliers to the publishing industry reconvene for this annual event on the 13th of June 2014 at the CTICC in Cape Town.
The conference will have a strong focus on digital publishing and will highlight eLearning, the accessibility of eBooks in schools, as well as piracy and DRM.

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Persone wat aan die volgende vereistes voldoen word genooi om aansoek te doen vir die pos:
Minimum kwalifikasies: Matriek
Rekenaarvaardig, sterk administratiewe vaardighede, ondervinding in kleinhandelsomgewing en verkope.
Kanidate moet beskik oor uitstekende boek- en algemene kennis, entoesiasties wees oor klantediens en toegewyd wees en in ‘n span kan saamwerk.

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TEXT BOOK DELIVERY
In 2012, the media was awash with reports of non-delivery of textbooks to Limpopo schools. Anticipating further problems with textbook procurement and delivery in 2013, Civil Society lobby group SECTION27 sought a court order in October 2012 imposing a deadline of 15 December 2012 for delivery of textbooks for the 2013 school year. The court order was granted, and all eyes were on the Department of basic Education (DBE) to see whether there would be an improvement on delivery of this basic entitlement, which there was.
“It became clear during the course of 2013 that the data used by the DBE to plan textbook procurement and delivery was wildly inaccurate. At one stage, the DBE did not even have accurate data as to how many schools and learners there were in Limpopo,” Reported Nikki Stein in The Daily Maverick in January. Read more…

“The real problem with ebooks is that they’re more “e” than book,” says Art Brodsky, A former chairman of the Montgomery County Library Board, an advisory group that promotes a strong and vibrant library system in the United States.
The collusion of large ebook distributors in pricing has been a public issue for a while, but more importantly we need to look at how they are priced differently to consumers and to libraries. This, says Art, is how ebooks contribute to the ever-growing divide between the literary haves and have-nots. Read more…

San Antonio’s all-digital BiblioTech library, one of America’s first all-digital libraries, opened its doors in September last year and is run by the local County. The project itself is the brainchild of Judge Nelson Wolff of Bexar County, an avid book collector who was inspired by the increasing digitalization of the New York Public Library and by Walter Isaacson’s biography of the founder of Apple, Steve Jobs.
The main branch is in a low-income district about seven miles from the county courthouse in a building with a tax assessor, a constable’s office and a justice of the peace.

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