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Pmbw group june 2011


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Pmbw group june 2011

  1. 1. Paul Macdonald M Ed B Ed The Children’s Bookshop Beecroft June 2011 Conversations about Books...The Short List, Picture Books, Fiction...
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  3. 3. The E-Book <ul><li>E-Books accounted for 8.5% of all Book Sales in the US in May 2010, compared with 2.9% in May 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>As of January, 2011, e-book sales are less than 1%- 3% of all book sales in Australia. </li></ul><ul><li>80% of Australian readers still very much prefer a traditionally bound book to anything on a screen. (SMH Jan) </li></ul><ul><li>Tertiary libraries- E-Format Preferred. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: Random House Australia currently have approximately 6,000 e-books ready to read, including international and Australian titles, and an ongoing e-book program of new releases </li></ul><ul><li>Apps abound! </li></ul><ul><li>The great teen paradox! </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Why books still matter? </li></ul><ul><li>The importance of shared experience </li></ul><ul><li>The need to read for pleasure. </li></ul><ul><li>The need for permanent historical artifacts. </li></ul><ul><li>Higher degree of distraction when reading from a screen. </li></ul><ul><li>The need to promote ‘hard reading’ to encourage resilience. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Book Trailer
  6. 6. The Short List
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  8. 8. Olders Readers
  9. 9. Picture Book
  10. 10. Younger Readers
  11. 11. Early Childhood
  12. 12. Eve Pownell
  13. 13. Crichton
  14. 14. The Interactive Book is Not New
  15. 15. Aussie Highlights
  16. 16. Messages and More
  17. 17. Extension
  18. 18. Easy Reads Abound
  19. 19. A Global/ Multi-Cultural Perspective
  20. 20. Crossovers
  21. 21. The Series... Not too Risky!
  22. 22. Crime Fiction Abounds
  23. 23. Fantasy/ Action Rules
  24. 24. Blurring of Boundaries
  25. 25. Dystopian Teen Fiction Dominates
  26. 26. Teen/ Adult
  27. 27. A Face-Lift for Non-Fiction
  28. 28. <ul><li>“ Children who know adults who read for pleasure take it for granted that </li></ul><ul><li>reading is a valuable and worthwhile activity” </li></ul><ul><li>(Csikszentmihalyi, 1991) </li></ul>
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  30. 30. Paul Macdonald M Ed B Ed The Children’s Bookshop Beecroft [email_address] <ul><li>10% Discount for Teachers all Times </li></ul><ul><li>15% discount on books </li></ul><ul><li>20% discount on Class Sets </li></ul><ul><li>Lists for Literature Circles and Class Sets </li></ul><ul><li>Book Packs </li></ul><ul><li>$7 Postage for all orders- 1 book or 3 Boxes of books. </li></ul>