The Reading Hour is today!

The National Reading Hour is today 6pm – 7pm!  Share a book with your friends & family to spread the love of reading.

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UTS Library Retrieval System

Any blog about the digital age, books and libraries without a mention of the new purpose-built Library Retrieval System (LRS) that recently opened at the University of Technology Sydney.

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And the winner of the Miles Franklin Award is….

Novel pic Evie Wyld for All the Birds, Singing.

The Miles Franklin Award is presented each year to a novel which is of the highest literary merit and presents Australian life in any of its phases.

The Miles Franklin was first awarded in 1957. Since then, the annual announcement of the winner has become an event anticipated and discussed throughout Australia and around the world.

Read more about the 2014 winner

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eBook Anti-Trust Lawsuit settled outside of court

Apple has reached an out-of-court settlement with plaintiffs seeking compensation for an alleged e-book price-fixing scheme in the United States.

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National Simultaneous Storytime is tomorrow!

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Pullitzer Prize Winning Author releases eBook of classic novel

Industry NewsAuthor Harper Lee’s famous classic To Kill a Mockinbird will be available on eBook and Audiobook from July 8, according to HarperCollins.

In a statement, Lee, now 88, said that “I’m still old-fashioned. I love dusty old books and libraries…I am amazed and humbled that Mockingbird has survived this long. This is Mockingbird for a new generation.”

First published in July 1960, Mockingbird has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide and still sells more than one million copies a year, according to HarperCollins.

eBook lending supplier Overdrive has not yet announced if it will hold the eBook for lending through libraries.

 

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eBook Anti-Trust Compliance at $840 million

Apple is finally cooperating with independent ebook monitor Michael Bromwich in efforts to examine Apple’s compliance policies and procedures.  Bloomberg has reported that “Bromwich said his team experienced “unexpected delays in its efforts to evaluate Apple’s antitrust compliance policies, procedures and training” following his October appointment. After the appeals court ruling, his team attempted to “reset” the relationship, which resulted in constructive responses from Apple, he said.”

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Reading in a busy schedule…

For most of us, there’s hardly any time to fit in any leisure reading.  So what are some strategies we can use?

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The Reading Hour is tonight!

The Reading Hour has come upon us!  Read from 5pm-6pm tonight, and kick start a daily habit of reading just 10 minutes a day.

But don’t just leave it till then.  There are events happening all day at most libraries and bookshops to celebrate the joy of reading.  Book signings, children storytime and much more…

Find out more at http://www.love2read.org.au

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The Reading Hour this Saturday!

The Reading Hour will be held nationally 5pm-6pm this Saturday!

What is The Reading Hour?

The Reading Hour is a national event to encourage everyone to read for at least 10 minutes each day.  The program is aimed especially at parents to read with their children.

When did The Reading Hour start?

The Reading Hour was first held during Australia’s National Year of Reading 2012.  The continuation of the Love2Read brand in 2013 has seen The Reading Hour continue into 2013.

Find out more: http://www.thereadinghour.org.au/

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