Archive for Category: "Books"

Coming Out Catholic: Interview with Author Alex Dunkin

Coming Out Catholic: Interview with Author Alex Dunkin

Alex Dunkin is currently a PhD student at the University of South Australia, and has accomplished an amazing feat of publishing his own book; Coming Out Catholic. The novel follows the story of a private Catholic school student coming to terms with his sexuality. You see the struggles running through his mind and the guilt for feeling the way he does.
Alex sat down with MORGAN BURLEY to discuss his accomplishment.

One card library system to be rolled out in Quorn

One card library system to be rolled out in Quorn

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.

Challenges facing Australian authors

Challenges facing Australian authors

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.

A new chapter for bookstores as digital reigns

A new chapter for bookstores as digital reigns

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 […]

Tea Tree Gully Library welcomes public artwork

Tea Tree Gully Library welcomes public artwork

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.

Paroxysm Press goes digital

Paroxysm Press goes digital

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.

Free novels in cafés for National Year of Reading

Free novels in cafés for National Year of Reading

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.

Thinking outside the book

Thinking outside the book

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.

Dancing with the Goodfellows

By HEIDI JENKINS. Cancer isn’t an experience that any of us like to talk about.

Hobbit creates writing habit

How many 27-year-old guys do you know who have written a children’s book? asks MELISSA NORRIS.