Bookdealers Guild NSW » E-Books http://bookdealersguildnsw.com.au Wed, 07 Aug 2013 21:42:15 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 en hourly 1 But what if they drop it… http://bookdealersguildnsw.com.au/but-what-if-they-drop-it/ http://bookdealersguildnsw.com.au/but-what-if-they-drop-it/#comments Thu, 30 Sep 2010 01:14:53 +0000 Bookdealers Guild NSW http://bookdealersguildnsw.com.au/?p=136 A survey done in the States finds that “six out of 10 of those between ages 9 and 17 say they’re interested in reading on an electronic device such as the Kindle or the iPad”.  This bring up an interesting question – if this is the only way to get kids reading again, will we pay the price?  As the mother of a three-month old, I will defintely try to get her interested in reading ahead of time using the ‘old fashioned’  books.  If that doesn’t work and she shows interest in a Kindle (or whatever device will be out in a few years) then I’ll be placing that order ASAP.  As a bookseller it is a bit depressing, but getting kids to read, no matter the format, is in my mind the bigger picture.  Any thoughts?

Read the original AP article.

–Contribued by Jennifer Hechinger @ Parklea Books

 

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The downfall of the book as we know it? http://bookdealersguildnsw.com.au/the-downfall-of-the-book-as-we-know-it/ http://bookdealersguildnsw.com.au/the-downfall-of-the-book-as-we-know-it/#comments Fri, 27 Aug 2010 11:05:07 +0000 Bookdealers Guild NSW http://bookdealersguildnsw.com.au/?p=70 New Thriller Sells More E-Books Than Hardcovers

We’ve have many a discussion at the Guild about the threat of the e-book to bookdealers.  This article is something to worry about, but the good news is that this trend is still mainly in the U.S.  The cliche that Australia is ten years behind the States might be a good thing in this case…

Read the Wall Street Journal article here…

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