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King IV as easy as 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 17
King IV as easy as 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 17

Most corporates already apply King III principles and soon King IV will replace King III in its entirety...

Issued by Blue Apple 14 Feb 2017

The New York Times and Spotify new subscription service will cost users $5 a week in the US ()
NY Times teams with Spotify for music-news offering

NEW YORK - The New York Times said on Wednesday it had teamed up with the online service Spotify in bid to lure subscribers with a "news and music experience"...

9 Feb 2017

Juta acquires controlling share in Future Managers
Juta acquires controlling share in Future Managers

The Competition Commission has approved Juta and Company's acquisition of a controlling share in Future Managers, effective 1 February 2017, which extends Juta's reach into textbooks...

9 Feb 2017

Bespoke textbooks offer printers respite from the revenue-eliminating e-book model
Bespoke textbooks offer printers respite from the revenue-eliminating e-book model

Publishers have made their bread and butter off textbooks for longer than students have endured on microwave noodles and crackers...

By Vaughan Patterson 8 Feb 2017

How to write your company's integrated report
How to write your company's integrated report

Annual report time rolls around with perfect regularity… whether you like it or not. And there's no getting around the fact that it's a huge, time-consuming, often exhausting task...

Issued by Blue Apple 1 Feb 2017

Ringier extends its news, e-commerce to East Africa
Ringier extends its news, e-commerce to East Africa

Ringier Africa has extended its activities in publishing and e-commerce in Africa by launching Pulse and P Live in East Africa, following its success in West Africa, which reached over 50m users on a monthly basis...

24 Jan 2017

How to leave the kitchen sink out of your integrated report
How to leave the kitchen sink out of your integrated report

Every organisation has an overabundance of information itching to find its way into your integrated report. One of the most difficult challenges any compiler faces is deciding what - and how much of it - to include...

Issued by Blue Apple 24 Jan 2017

Pearson plunges on profit warning and Penguin sale
Pearson plunges on profit warning and Penguin sale

Shares in UK publisher Pearson plunged up to 28 percent on Wednesday after it issued a profit warning and said it would sell holdings in Penguin Random House, a joint venture with German media company Bertelsmann...

19 Jan 2017

16th Oliver Top Empowerment Awards entries deadline extended
16th Oliver Top Empowerment Awards entries deadline extended

The Oliver Top Empowerment Awards, showcasing the organisations and individuals at the forefront of sustainable transformation, has extended the deadline for entries to Friday, 3 February...

Issued by Topco Media 11 Jan 2017

A real page-turner needs physical pages
A real page-turner needs physical pages

According to research by Good e-Reader, e-book sales dipped by 20% in the first half of 2016. We have also seen industry giant, Amazon, expanding its book-selling empire with the very thing that it once tried to destroy: bookstores...

23 Dec 2016

#BestofBiz: Marketing & Media
#BestofBiz 2016: Marketing & Media

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

12 Dec 2016

IAB SA Bookmark Awards 2017 judges announced
IAB SA Bookmark Awards 2017 judges announced

The judges for next year's IAB SA Bookmark Awards have been announced, led by jury president John Dixon. The 2017 judges features more diverse industry players than ever before...

7 Dec 2016

Pantsula Dance for Life - pre-orders
Pantsula Dance for Life - pre-orders

Crowdfunding has begun on The Pantsula Dance For Life book and your help is needed to make it happen!..

By Chris Saunders, Issued by Ola! Films 6 Dec 2016

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#INMAAfrica: How mobile fits into the publishing puzzle

"We're a print publication, we don't need mobile." While this may be true for now, current trends indicate that you can't afford to keep your head in the sand about the changing publishing model a moment longer, particularly in Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Nov 2016

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#INMAAfrica: Smart phones + social networks = social phones + smart networks?

Winning digital strategies for news publishers in the age of platforms were a hot topic at the first day of the INMA Media Summit Africa 2016. Here's what you need to keep in mind about the power of social platforms and mobile devices' effect on your publishing strategy...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Nov 2016

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#INMAAfrica: Digital doesn't trump print... yet.

Speakers at the first day of the INMA Global Media Summit Africa were that rare mix of funny, knowledgeable and approachable. Here are some of my favourite moments from the day, all highlighting the fact that we need not panic and become 'jack-of-all-trades' publishers...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Nov 2016

Top 500 to publish Pravin Gordhan's take on the way forward
Top 500 to publish Pravin Gordhan's take on the way forward

Top 500 South Africa's Best Managed Companies showcases an exclusive interview with Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in its eighth annual edition...

Issued by Topco Media 1 Nov 2016

Corruption Watch annual report recognised at SA Publication Forum
Corruption Watch annual report recognised at SA Publication Forum

Design agency Blue Apple clinched an award at the annual SA Publication Forum in the Best Annual Report category with their Corruption Watch submission...

Issued by Blue Apple 31 Oct 2016

The SpaceStation purchases SouthernX
The SpaceStation purchases SouthernX

SouthernX will be fully integrated into The SpaceStation as of 1 November to form a wholly publisher-owned private media marketplace within Media24...

Issued by The SpaceStation 21 Oct 2016

Does your integrated report (annual report) work for you?
Does your integrated report (annual report) work for you?

Your stakeholders don't just want to know what numbers you have achieved over the past year, they want to know who you really are, where you're going and what it's going to take for you to get there...

Issued by Blue Apple 18 Oct 2016

How to increase conversions on a website?
How to increase conversions on a website?

TimeOne - Performance operates on your behalf throughout the entire data-driven performance marketing value chain...

Issued by TimeOne Group 4 Oct 2016

New talent to the fore in Man Booker Prize shortlist
New talent to the fore in Man Booker Prize shortlist

Judges for top British literary award the Man Booker Prize spurned big-name novelists in favour of experimental new talent as they announced their shortlist in London...

14 Sep 2016

Triggerfish to animate The Highway Rat
Triggerfish to animate The Highway Rat

An adapted version of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's children's book, The Highway Rat, is to be animated by Triggerfish Animation Studios. The animation will premiere on BBC One during Christmas 2017...

13 Sep 2016

#InnovationMonth: TOPS at Spar produces wine-printed book
#InnovationMonth: TOPS at Spar produces wine-printed book

South African liquor retailer, TOPS at Spar, has released Novel Novel, a 120-page compilation of stories written by the TOPS and Tales online community and printed in a mixture of both wine and ink...

13 Sep 2016

SPARK Media's Print Fashion Week innovations
SPARK Media's Print Fashion Week innovations

If you thought print media was boring, think again. Ahead of SA Fashion Week taking place later this month, SPARK Media made 5 to 9 September 'Print Fashion Week'...

12 Sep 2016

Jess Mouneimne launches her book, Being Boss
Jess Mouneimne launches her book, Being Boss

Jess Mouneimne has launched her new book, Being Boss, at an event in Cape Town, hosted by TV personality Siv Ngesi, a long time friend of Mouneimne...

12 Sep 2016

Reading for enjoyment
Reading for enjoyment

Every month Jet Club gives away books to the value of R1000 to four Jet Club kids' school libraries. Leah Raees Govender of Palmcroft Primary School in Phoenix was a recent winner...

Issued by The Publishing Partnership 9 Sep 2016

Sally Andrew wins Nielsen Booksellers' Choice Award
Sally Andrew wins Nielsen Booksellers' Choice Award

Penguin Random House author Sally Andrew won the Nielsen Booksellers' Choice - Book of the Year Award for her book, Recipes for Love and Murder: A Tannie Maria Mystery at the 2016 Nielsen Bookseller's Awards ceremony, held at the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town...

Issued by Penguin Random House SA 2 Sep 2016

Penguin Random House South Africa wins 2016 Sefika Trade Publisher of the Year Award
Penguin Random House South Africa wins 2016 Sefika Trade Publisher of the Year Award

Penguin Random House South Africa received top honours in the category Trade Publisher of the Year at the 2016 Sefika Awards ceremony, held at the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town...

Issued by Penguin Random House SA 1 Sep 2016

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