Bookish News for the Week

It’s been such a busy week (again) but some new and interesting book and reading related things have appeared on the radar this week. I thought I’d share what I found interesting this week.

Sony Reader Store opens in Australia

The Sony Reader Australia store opened quietly last week, but this week an email was sent to My Sony members advertising the new store. Not just for Sony Readers, this store sells eBooks in the EPUB format, which works with a lot of readers. As you can see above, if you sign up early, you receive a free copy of Friendship Bread by Darien Gee. Prices do vary, so it’s worth doing a search on potential purchases.

Hachette and Qantas present books timed to fit within your flight

Image from Business Insider Australia

Hachette Australia and Qantas have joined forces to present a series of ten Australian books to fit in with flying time between certain destinations – from Sydney to Dubai and within Australia destinations. Authors such as William McInnes, Peter FitzSimons and Sean Fewster are represented. Unfortunately, you’ll need to be a Qantas Platinum One member (i.e. the most frequent of the frequent flyers) to enjoy these. However, should you know a member wanting to donate their series to a grounded book blogger, ask them to drop me a line in between flights!

You can drool over the gorgeous covers here.

Heavenali presents Anita Brookner Reading Month in July

Author Anita Brookner turns 85 this July, so heavenali is hosting a reading month for you to revisit some old favourites, or like me, read her works for the first time. I’ll be reading The Rules of Engagement, but there are plenty of books to choose from. Do join in if you’re interested!


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