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A matter of timing

A matter of timing

Some real page turners coming up...

Media briefs: Random House apologises … pricing <em>The Economist</em> … how to lose a front page story …

Media briefs: Random House apologises … pricing The Economist … how to lose a front page story …

It only took hours for a front-page story in the Australian Financial Review to come crashing to the ground. And other media tidbits of the day.

Business minutes: Clive’s shrinking fortunes … oil prices climb … Harper Lee to make a killing …

Business minutes: Clive’s shrinking fortunes … oil prices climb … Harper Lee to make a killing …

Having bought his way to power, Clive Palmer's pockets are looking increasingly empty. And other business tidbits of the day.

Media briefs: Fairfax, SBS journos get peanuts … Random House grovels … Rupert’s files …

Media briefs: Fairfax, SBS journos get peanuts … Random House grovels … Rupert’s files …

SBS staff are fuming after being offered just 0.5% a year in pay rises. And other media tidbits of the day.

‘A fine human being’: Keneally celebrates 50 years in print

‘A fine human being’: Keneally celebrates 50 years in print

Australian author Thomas Keneally celebrated 50 years since the release of his first book at an exclusive event in Sydney last night.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Gillard announces book deal ... new species discovered? ... Pell no fan of David Marr's Quarterly Essay.

Despite renos, Penguin House can’t match Amazon McMansion

Despite renos, Penguin House can’t match Amazon McMansion

The merger of publishers Penguin and Random House will trigger more takeover activity. And the impact will trickle down to all aspects of the industry, writes Scribe publisher Henry Rosenbloom.

End of an era, birth of a Penguin House

End of an era, birth of a Penguin House

The merging of trade publishing companies Penguin Books and Random House may mean the end of the identity of a loved and trusted brand. Bethanie Blanchard reflects on that funny slightly anthropomorphic bird.