Australian Project to Digitise Out-Of-Print Australian Titles


The link below is to an article reporting on a new Australian project to digitise and make available out-of-print Australian titles.

For more visit:
https://www.booksandpublishing.com.au/articles/2020/07/31/154544/new-project-to-digitise-lend-and-sell-out-of-print-australian-titles/

The Gandhara Scroll


The link below is to an article reporting on the Gandhara Scroll, an historically important Buddhist manuscript, that has been made available online.

For more visit:
http://www.openculture.com/2020/08/one-of-the-oldest-buddhist-manuscripts-has-been-digitized-put-online.html

More Amazon Bashing


The link below is to an article that looks at the latest attempts at Amazon bashing and curbing the power of Amazon in the book industry. Don’t get me wrong here, monopolies are not necessarily a good thing in my opinion, however, has Amazon done anything illegal? I doubt it. Perhaps bookshops and bookstores need to change things up a bit – many still seem to refuse to mail order (I stress many, not all) for example.

For more visit:
https://lithub.com/bookseller-writer-and-publisher-organizations-want-congress-to-go-after-amazon/

Sharing Books During the Pandemic


The link below is to an article that considers how to safely share books during the coronavirus pandemic – how to disinfect books, etc.

For more visit:
https://bookriot.com/how-to-disinfect-books/