Feeds

Hackett bookish after Internet sale

Aus tech entrprenuers back new publishing house

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Internode founder Simon Hackett is behind the launch of Australia’s newest cross-platform book publishing house, MidnightSun Publishing.

Supported by fellow technology entrepreneur Ross Williams, the duo have backed niche house MidnightSun, which wants to leverage demand for multi-platform and multi-format books.

The publishing house was established by Swedish-born Australian author Anna Solding with the aim of encouraging greater diversity in book publishing in Australia using new technology.

“We believe MidnightSun has an advantage as a niche publisher that can exploit the technology revolution that is transforming the publishing industry. This will allow us to offer our titles in whatever format the reader wants, whether that’s a traditional bound book or one of the burgeoning electronic book (e-book) formats,” Solding said.

“The publishing industry is experiencing major restructuring due to new technology, but the barriers that face new writers are greater than ever,” she added.

Hackett recently closed the $AU105 million sale of Internode to iiNet, and Williams sold his company Rocksoft in 2006 for $US63 million. Williams has provided MidnightSun with financial and technical support. MidnightSun Publishing will be officially launched February 10 at the South Australia’s Writers Centre. ®

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!
No biological clockwatching when you work in Silicon Valley
Lords take revenge on REVENGE PORN publishers
Jilted Johns and Jennies with busy fingers face two years inside
Yes, yes, Steve Jobs. Look what I'VE done for you lately – Tim Cook
New iPhone biz baron points to Apple's (his) greatest successes
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
Facebook pays INFINITELY MORE UK corp tax than in 2012
Thanks for the £3k, Zuck. Doh! you're IN CREDIT. Guess not
Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom
Sysadmin with EBOLA? Gartner's issued advice to debug your biz
Start hoarding cleaning supplies, analyst firm says, and assume your team will scatter
Edward who? GCHQ boss dodges Snowden topic during last speech
UK spies would rather 'walk' than do 'mass surveillance'
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.