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Digital Books Get Their Gongs
Will Kindle e-books get the nod?
In another sign that the digital book market is maturing, it now has its own industry awards. The Bookseller has launched the FutureBooks ‘digital innovation’ awards. According to their website, they’re “the first of their kind to recognise how the trade is embracing the future with new products, new ways of working, and new marketing strategies”.
New News by the Centre for Advancing Journalism
Media Policy Makers and Shakers: What can government do?
How to Count to a Million
For more than a generation writers, readers and publishers have eyed bestseller lists with a sense of triumph or trepidation. The rise of the e-book means that someone has to figure out how to keep tabs on what’s selling in the virtual universe. Laura Hazard Owen writes on how e-book bestseller lists are being developed and compiled. The challenge is to meet the demand…
News That’s Newer Than New
A two-day conference being held tomorrow and Saturday as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival is taking a look at the impact of digital technologies and culture on the business and practice of news. ‘New News’ is a program of events - most of them at the Wheeler Centre - that will explore a dazzling variety of topics and feature some of Australia’s most…
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