Article: Miles Franklin Award Won by Anna Funder


The 2012 Miles Franklin Literary Award has been won by the debut novel of Anna Funder – ‘All That I Am.’

For more visit:
http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/anna-funders-all-that-i-am-wins-miles-franklin-20120620-20ocj.html

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Article: Attention Span of Children Prevents Reading


I doubt too many people will be surprised by the article linked to below. Children of the entertainment age are no longer reading because of short attention spans and a lack of reading in the home.

For more visit:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9342391/Children-with-short-attention-spans-failing-to-read-books.html

Free Book: ‘With The Beatles,’ by Alstair Taylor


The link below is to an article that explains how you can get a free copy of the ebook ‘With the Beatles,’ by Alstair Taylor. Basically you need to be a member of Copia and also have the Copia free ereader application.

For more visit:
http://www.mediabistro.com/appnewser/with-the-beatles-ebook-for-free_b23912

Article: Borrow Harry Potter Ebooks for Free


The link below is to an article reporting on how to borrow the Harry Potter ebooks for free – but you do need to be an Amazon Prime member to do so. They are available from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.

For more visit:
http://www.mediabistro.com/appnewser/harry-potter-ebooks-now-available-to-borrow-from-kindle_b23908

It would appear that you also need to be in the USA. The Kindle Owners’ Lending Library site provides more information on how to access ebooks.

Not My Review: Video – The Rise of the Image – The Fall of the Word by Mitchell Stephens


Infographic: Summer Reading


The link below is to an infographic flowchart that aims to assist you in your reading over the Summer (northern hemisphere). Here is Australia it is of course winter.

For more visit:
http://www.flavorwire.com/297601/the-ultimate-summer-reading-flowchart

Article: Kickstarter Project – ‘I HATE READING!’


The link below is to an article about a Kickstarter project for a children’s book called ‘I Hate Reading!’

For more visit:
http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/i-hate-reading-childrens-book-project-featured-on-kickstarter_b52518

Free Book: KFC Republish Colonel Sanders’ Memoir


The link below is to an article concerning a memoir by Colonel Harland Sanders, the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken. It is available for free via Facebook. To get it you need to like KFC on Facebook and authorize the app. With that being the case, you could argue it isn’t quite free.

For more visit:
http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/kfc-to-republish-colonel-sanders-memoir-on-facebook_b52390

Article: Kobo Unveils Self-Publishing Program


The link below is to an article concerning ebook company Kobo and their new self-publishing platform called ‘Kobo Writing Life.’

For more visit:
http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/kobo-unveils-self-publishing-program_b52502