Proving sales across platforms independently is very difficult as there are so many outlets. Nielsen Bookscan, which collects the retail sales information from point of sale systems in more than 31,500 bookshops around the world, does not provide collated sales across e-books and physical books, which means we' are reliant on publishers. So, bearing that in mind, Nielsen have given us their top 100 list of all-time Uk book sales. It shows volumes of each book, its publisher and genre. So, how does Fifty Shades compare? It's not top on this list: that's got Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code at number one, followed by the Harry Potter novels.
La technologie RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification), adoptée pour le prêt en bibliothèque, continue de trouver des adeptes après son lancement à Paris en 2008. Bien que son efficacité ait été alors largement remise en doute à l'époque par les bibliothécaires parisiens, la puce électronique permettant de faciliter le prêt, l'inventaire et la gestion des ouvrages, semblerait connaître de meilleurs auspices.
At the Leighton Township Library, patrons can read a magazine, rent a DVD, do research for a school report, or just relax with a good mystery novel. Now, they can also buy stamps or mail a package. On Aug. 1, the Leighton Township Library building became the first library in the country to be designated as a 'village post office' by the USPS.
We all know about life imitating art, but what about novels imitating film—film noir in particular? Patrick Conrad’s No Sale (the words written in lipstick on a mirror by Gloria Wandrous, the Elizabeth Taylor character in Butterfield 8) is only the latest in a short list of noir fiction that draws on film noir. I’m not talking here about novels that simply use the themes and techniques of film noir to tell a story, but rather about novels that refer directly to famous films and their actors.
Need to read The Art of War? At Texas A&M’s libraries, the odds are ever in your favor. The library’s new orientation and marketing video is a ‘tribute’ to the bestselling YA book The Hunger Games and its movie adaptation.
See, like many other dudes who are delivering your mailz, fixing your networkz, or grooming your lolcatz, I is an individual. Sure, I have a family and responsibilities, but when it comes to me time, it’s time for me. Not that I’m greedy (I’m selfish, there’s a big difference). Adventure books are the perfect dude outlet; they let us see a version of ourselves doing great things.
The next time someone tells you that libraries have no function because of the growing popularity of e-readers, direct them towards the Westport Library--a Connecticut library that just opened a MakerSpace--a place where people can tinker and create projects--for the local community. Because in case you haven’t taken a trip to your local library recently, libraries are no longer just for books.
In the olden days, a reader might pick up a book because the cover was exciting, intriguing, maybe even beautiful. But in the brave new world of e-books and e-readers, the days when an artist named Chip Kidd could make us reach for a book may be gone.
Among the mundane items graced by their connection to Elvis Presley that are expected to fetch thousands at an auction next week are an old library card, pill bottles, a trench coat and a signed high school yearbook. The library card, which Presley, then 13 years old, signed to check out a copy of "The Courageous Heart: A Life of Andrew Jackson For Young Readers" from Humes High School in Memphis in 1948, is expected to sell for more than $3,500 when it is sold on August 14.
The ALA Library recently responded to a rather specific question: What television programs consist of librarians interviewing authors? We found a good handful of librarian-hosted TV talk shows from all across the country that provide insight into the writer and writing process.
Where did they get the idea that libraries are sinking? These are smart folks, and not prone to the sky is falling “libraries are relics” rhetoric. Then, to my horror, I realized it was me! I set the premise for the whole conversation. I was the one that felt libraries are so important and librarians so crucial that we must save them. To save anything assumes that they need intervention and are at dire risk of being lost.
In honour of Family Literacy Day’s 15th year, ABC Life Literacy Canada is encouraging Canadian families to take "15 minutes of Fun" to learn together. Learning can happen anywhere, any time. Practicing literacy together for just 15 minutes a day has tremendous benefits for both children and parents. Stay tuned for more information including fun literacy activities you can complete as a family!
Library DVD borrowing has fallen sharply during the past year, and library users are rapidly migrating toward streaming services for both music and movies, according to the July 2012 edition of LJ‘s Patron Profiles, which examines trends in Media Consumption and Library Use.
Wow! This is how I reacted when I discovered this astounding example of what can be done with 3D printing. This video completely moved my thinking beyond ideas about Playful Learning and a Makerspace in our School Library to knowing that the future can be very different because of maker-inspired technologies.So really – lets inspire our students in Makerspaces – because their ideas may well become the future development that changes the world (or a part of it) in some way.
More than 75,000 of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the 100 best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience.
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