Archive for Category: "Books"
South Australian libraries are well on the way to assuring that carrying multiple library cards becomes a thing of the past. The new ‘one card’ network will connect 130 public libraries across the state and allow patrons to borrow and return items wherever they go using just one card. ROB MACINTYRE reports.
By KATIE MILANOWICZ
With over two million books published each year worldwide, many Australian authors and publishers are struggling to make a living, despite local bookshops doing their best to promote their products. KATIE MILANOWICZ reports.
By SILVIA JOSIPOVIC The struggle continues for bookstores as competition with online retailers and digital formats escalates. Figures released by Amazon indicate digital book sales now exceed sales of all print titles on its site; hardcover and paperback combined. For every 100 books sold, customers download 114 eBooks. Repercussions have been felt throughout the industry [...]
The Tea Tree Gully Library has become a popular venue for showcasing artwork, giving valuable exposure to local artists.The artwork is displayed in the Library foyer and is viewed by many daily visitors, providing emerging and experienced artists an opportunity to exhibit their work to the community. ANASTASIA VENTO reports.
Champion on spoken word events and book publisher Paroxysm Press has announced the launch of the group’s much anticipated e-books, bringing their Australian and international poets and authors into the digital age, writes MARIE KAKOUSIDIS.
The Coventry Library in Stirling has placed free books in cafés across the Adelaide Hills this month as a part of National Year of Reading, writes DAVID BALFOUR.
As the Gutenberg Printing Press of the 1400’s fundamentally changed the format for storytelling, information and ideas, the e-book has similar aspirations, writes EMMA WATERMAN.
By HEIDI JENKINS. Cancer isn’t an experience that any of us like to talk about.
How many 27-year-old guys do you know who have written a children’s book? asks MELISSA NORRIS.