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10 days to go until #readinghour

There are only 10 days to go until the Reading Hour takes place across Australia on 18th August 6pm-7pm.

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New Book: Surveillance

coverAllen & Unwin have published a new book called ‘Surveillance’.  Written by Crikey correspondent Bernard Keane, this thriller is about security in the digital age, and how far governments may go to conceal the truth.

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2015 Miles Franklin Award Winner Announced

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The winner of the 2015 Miles Franklin Award is Sofia Laguna’s The Eye of the Sheep.

Originally trained to be a lawyer, Laguna continues to have a successful writing career for both adults and children books.

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Man Booker Prize awarded to Tasmanian Author

The prestigious 2014 Man Booker Prize has been awarded to Richard Flanagan, for his novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North.

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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.

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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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