Libraries & Ebook Borrowing Update


The links below are to articles reporting on the continuing controversy concerning ebook borrowing at libraries.

For more visit:
https://www.booksandpublishing.com.au/articles/2019/10/16/140906/more-than-100000-sign-petition-condemning-macmillans-new-ebook-lending-terms/
https://the-digital-reader.com/2019/11/03/libraries-arent-pulling-any-punches-when-explaining-publisher-imposed-delays-to-patrons/
https://the-digital-reader.com/2019/11/03/libraries-are-boycotting-macmillan-ebooks/

Nominations for the 2020 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award


The links below are to articles reporting on nominations for the 2020 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the world’s richest prize for children’s literature.

For more visit:
https://www.booksandpublishing.com.au/articles/2019/10/22/141501/twelve-australians-nominated-for-2020-astrid-lindgren-award/
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/oct/17/british-nominations-world-richest-children-book-prize-astrid-lindgren-memorial-award
http://www.alma.se/en/Nominations/Candidates/2020/

America’s First Banned Book


The link below is to an article that takes a look at the first banned book in American history – ‘New English Canaan’ by Thomas Morton.

For more visit:
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/americas-first-banned-book

Shortlist for the 2019 JCB Prize for Literature (India)


The link below is to an article that takes a look at the shortlist for India’s richest literary award, the JCB Prize for Literature.

For more visit:
https://www.booksandpublishing.com.au/articles/2019/10/16/141212/shortlist-for-indias-jcb-prize-for-literature-announced/

2019 Victorian Premier’s History Award Winner


The link below is to an article reporting on the winner of the 2019 Vctorian Premier’s History Award – Phil Roberts for ‘Avenue of Memories.’

For more visit:
https://www.booksandpublishing.com.au/articles/2019/10/15/140846/phil-roberts-wins-victorian-premiers-history-award-for-avenue-of-memories/