I reckon The Very Hungry Caterpillar can be reworked to work as an interactive ebook. I also think cookbooks will mostly be digital within a few years. The research proposal component of my shortlisted but unsuccessful 2011 Unwin Trust UK-Australian Fellowship proposal sets out some of my thoughts and questions on these and other issues related to the future of book publishing.
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Apple’s iPad2 is shipping to Australia on March 25 (two weeks after the US), at the same price as its predecessor, and in two colours: black or white. But it will not feature the dazzling retinal display of its smaller cousin, the iPhone4, which will be a disappointment for ebook readers.
Sydney-based online retailer Booktopia has become the first Australian bookseller to partner with Google to sell ebooks.
Before we get too far into 2011, it’s time to announce the ebookish.com.au award winners for 2010. We had planned to announce them between Christmas and New Year, but have been unable to think about anything ebookish other than whether it’s safe to take Kindles and iPads to the beach or swimming pool until now.
Later today we’ll announce the winners of the inaugural ebookish awards – so you have a small window in which to ponder our lists of finalists, drop us a line via Twitter (@ebookish #ebookishawards) or leave a comment on this page to tell us who (or what) should top each category and why, to suggest contenders we’ve overlooked, and to make predictions about next year.
Singer/songwriter Paul Kelly’s memoir, How to Make Gravy, will be published in print, as an ebook and as an app this week, according to Penguin Australia chief executive Gabrielle Coyne.
We’ve taken a first look at Sony’s Readers and latest Kindle in order to fill you in on the pros and cons of each. But we think there’s another device coming that’ll kill them all.
Random House Australia’s Head of Digital Brett Osmond investigated issues we reported with the ebook version of Bill Bryson’s latest book, and found them to be specific to the iPhone app for Kobo. PLUS Kindle DX ‘refurbished’ with a nicer price.
Further to last week’s post about Peter Temple’s Truth arriving as an ebook two days after it won this year’s Miles Franklin Literary Award, I can report that it is now available through the Borders app for $20.95. That price is high for an ebook, especially when you consider Borders is currently selling the paperback [...]
Australian readers who wanted to jump straight into the novel selected as this year’s Miles Franklin Literary Award winner tonight had to wait.