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Books Division of New Media Publishing to launch in July - New Media
Books Division of New Media Publishing to launch in July

Headed by Sumien Brink, current editor-in-chief of Woolworths TASTE, and complemented by the creative force of Crispian Brown, creative director of New Media, the New Media Books Division will launch on 1 July 2015.

Issued by New Media 19 May 2015 13:17

Skryf Net competition calls for children of South Africa to write creatively
Skryf Net competition calls for children of South Africa to write creatively

Entries for the 2015 Skryf Net Competition are still open for children in South Africa. The objective of the competition is to seek out, encourage, recognise and generally worship creative writing excellence among primary school pupils in South Africa.

19 May 2015 13:16

Best of South African literature ready for showdown
Best of South African literature ready for showdown

Ten books have been selected as finalists for the Sunday Times Literary Awards - five for the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction and five for the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize. The winners, who this year will receive R100,000 each, will be announced at Summer Place in Hyde Park on 27 June 2015.

19 May 2015 09:09

Dentsu Aegis Network acquires John Brown Media
Dentsu Aegis Network acquires John Brown Media

Dentsu Aegis Network has announced that it has acquired John Brown Media, their rich depth of experience in creating and publishing content will enhance Dentsu Aegis Network's existing content capabilities, creating a highly differentiated and innovative integrated content offering for clients globally.

14 May 2015 11:04

Lauren Beukes part of the #TwitterFiction Festival
Lauren Beukes part of the #TwitterFiction Festival

South African novelist and comic writer, Lauren Beukes is one of the 45 authors, including both featured authors and contest winners, participating at the #TwitterFiction Festival. They have daily time slots to share their stories with readers one Tweet at a time. Writers will use a number of narrative techniques (words, photos, videos and real-time crowd-sourcing) from multiple Twitter accounts using the #TwitterFiction hashtag.

13 May 2015 13:31

Happy Tails magazine wagging welfare work
Happy Tails magazine wagging welfare work

Rescue Rock has launched its print and digital magazine, Happy Tails, which focuses on positive, uplifting and inspiring stories in the South African animal welfare world.

12 May 2015 08:43

Newspaper titles move into 24.com network
Newspaper titles move into 24.com network

There has been massive digital migration of newspaper titles to News24 and Netwerk24 online platforms, with the move of 11 English and 14 Afrikaans newspaper titles, which include local, regional and national newspapers. News24 readers are also able to customise their homepage to include a community newspaper of their choice - making their local news part and parcel of their daily news fix.

11 May 2015 07:49

New JV to promote writers, small publishers, book distributors
New JV to promote writers, small publishers, book distributors

African Narratives (AFNA) and the Bookshop Association of South Africa (BASA) have launched a partnership that could offer important new opportunities for writers, small publishers and book distributors. A memorandum of understanding will be signed in May 2015.

28 Apr 2015 13:21