Author 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.
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.”
For most of us, there’s hardly any time to fit in any leisure reading. So what are some strategies we can use?
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
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/
Book Week starts today, a whole week of wacky fun to celebrate children’s books. If you’re as excited as I am, read on…
Notwithstanding all the election chaos, National Bookshop Day is still going ahead as planned today, Saturday 10th August 2013. Organised by the Australian Booksellers Association, National Bookshop Day celebrates bookstores and the people who run them.
Bookstores are important because they promote the literary careers of many Australian authors, and also for promoting freedom of thought and communication.
A list of National Bookshop Day events can be found here: http://www.aba.org.au/events
Notable events include the winner of the search for Australia’s Favourite Bookshop and author signings and freebies at many bookstores around Australia.
Last week, Amazon announced Kindle Worlds, a new imprint and store allowing anyone to publish fan fiction, and earn money from it. The Amazon royalty rate of 35% of the sale price will be used and writers paid monthly. A proportion of proceeds will also be paid to the original licence holder.
Amazon has been able to do this through an agreement with Warner Bros, licensing Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, and The Vampire Diaries as three different ‘Worlds’. Writers can pick a world, then write fan fiction using the characters and settings as per the original text.
But what is Kindle Worlds doing to the world of fan fiction?