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The Future of Publishing

Posted: June 11th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Naked Truth, Read A Book, Standout | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on The Future of Publishing

The Future of Publishing

PART ONE: The behemoth that is AMAZON

The e-book has been called the biggest change to publishing since the printing press, and perhaps its biggest challenge. And although digital publishing is still a relatively small business in Australia, sales of ebooks and digital reading tablets are expected to bust all previous sales records this Christmas.

So does this mean death for the humble hard copy book, will we all be reading only from screens in years to come? It’s a stupefying question that publishers and technorati have been pitching back and forth  for the past 5 years, can paper, print and pixels live together?

Amazon began selling hardcover and paperback books in July 1995, twelve years later in November 2007, Amazon introduced the Kindle ebook reader and promptly began selling ebooks. By July 2010, Amazon ebook sales had surpassed hardcover book sales, and six months later, ebooks overtook paperback books to become the most popular format on Amazon.com. Today, less than four years after introducing ebooks, Amazon.com now sells more ebooks than all print books – hardcover and paperback – combined ::

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READ A BOOK: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Posted: March 1st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Michael Courtenay, Read A Book, Standout | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on READ A BOOK: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cinder - Marissa Meyer - Jan 2012

It’s almost impossible to miss,  spend 15 minutes on the internet and your sure to bump into some mention or other of Marissa Meyer’s Cinder, a new dystopian novel placing a pot of cyborgs, magical powers and evil stepmothers on the boil.

Cinder is the debut novel of New York Times bestselling author Marissa Meyer . The story is loosely based on the classic fairytale “Cinderella”. Though Cinder is aimed squarley at a young adult/scifi audience, it’s a surprising good read for those of us who have managed to grow facial hair.  Cinder was selected as one of IndieBound’s Kids’ Next List for winter 2012. Read the full article »»»»