The Future of Books is Unwritten

The future of digital and print books is uncertain. Photo shows Man Booker prize winner and innovative Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai.

Man Booker prize winner László Krasznahorkai. Courtesy of Flavorwire. News from the Association of American Publishers that digital sales have dropped by ten percent in the first five months of 2015 has prompted big publishing to build and expand warehouse space for print books. But it isn’t just the precipitous decline in sales that is

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Interview With Jane Rawson

Australian writer Jane Rawson. Author of the book Formaldehyde.

Jane Rawson grew up in Canberra and now lives in Melbourne with a bagel-baking husband and two good looking cats. For money she writes about technology and social justice for a non-profit IT company. Her first novel, A Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists (Transit Lounge, 2013) was shortlisted for the Aurealis Award

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Have Men Ended Their Love Affair With Books?

Photo of a man reading a book as part of the #ManReads campaign.

Whatever happened to lads’ lit? Why don’t men read books by women? And how do we change the fact that many men haven’t picked up a book since school, asks Chris Moss. Think of a man. Think of a book. What do you see? A shiny sci-fi novel? Crime, or horror perhaps? A “how to”

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Is Technology Killing or Kindling a Love of Reading?

Girl reading a book. Creative commons attribution.

Read whatever you want, whatever you feel like reading, wherever you feel like reading, but read. Read for God’s sake as it will make you a better person. It will teach you how to handle different situations. And it will provide you advice on your own problems. “Technologies certainly do create cultural phenomenon, whether for

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Ebook Sales Decline Following Amazon Change

Amazon kindle image courtesy of Wall Street Journal.

WSJ: When the world’s largest publishers struck e-book distribution deals with Amazon.com Inc. over the past several months, they seemed to get what they wanted: the right to set the prices of their titles and avoid the steep discounts the online retail giant often applies. But in the early going, that strategy doesn’t appear to

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