Where to Buy Ebooks by Australian Women Writers (#aww2012), by Anna Maguire
March 16, 2012 | 8:00 am
In my post about reading Australian Women Writers in 2012 I included a list of Australian bookshops that were supporting the Reading and Reviewing Challenge for 2012 AND selling ebooks. I wanted to keep the list growing of these bookshops but have the information available on one page. This list will continue to grow as I’m informed about more bookshops.
Australian retailers providing links to ebooks by Australian Women Writers
Bookshops using the Booki.sh Platform participating in the Challenge
- Avid Reader in Queensland have a list of books for the Australian Women Writers 2012 Reading and Reviewing Challenge here.(744 ebooks as at 14/03/12)
- Readings Bookshop (six shops in Melbourne, Victoria) have supported the Australian Women Writers challenge on their blog by having their staff and expert reviewers pick their favourite reads. Be aware though not ALL books have ebooks available, but certainly most do and it’s a nice list.
Bookshops using the ReadCloud Platform participating in the Challenge
- The Australian Online Bookshop in WA have a list available for the Australian Women Writers Challenge here. (238 books as at 14/03/12)
- Foster’s Little Bookshop in Victoria have a list available for the Australian Women Writers Challenge here. (91 ebooks as at 14/03/12)
- The Book Shuttle in Kingscliff NSW have an Australian Women Writers Challenge Tab here. (120 ebooks as at 14/03/12)
- Shearers Bookshop in Leichhardt, NSW have an Australian Women Writers Challenge Tab here. (34 ebooks as at 14/03/12)
- Pages&Pages Booksellers in Mosman, NSW have an Australian Women Writers Challenge Tab on their here. (65 ebooks as at 14/03/12)
- The Book Shuttle in Kingscliff, NSW have an Australian Women Writers Challenge Tab on their here. (120 ebooks as at 14/03/12)
- Better Read Than Dead in Newtown, NSW have an Australian Women Writers Challenge Tab on their here. (53 ebooks as at 14/03/12)
I will update this blog post as I receive more information about Australian Booksellers who are supporting the Australian Women Writers Reading and Reviewing Challenge (who sell ebooks)
List of Australian Women Writers on Kindle
- Author Deborah Kalin has created a page on her site of Australian Women Writers Available on Kindle.
Have you read about Australian Women Writers?
Editor’s Note: Anna Maguire runs Digital Consultancy Digireado and you can read her blog about digital publishing and follow on Twitter or Facebook. In order to put the post in context, Amy asked me to include the following:
I would like to point out though that there is the potential for this post, if viewed out of context, to be a bit misleading. Of course, as you know, it is possible to buy Australian Women Writers from a variety of retailers. What my blog post is aiming to do, in association with Australian Women Writers, is encourage local retailers to support the Reading and Reviewing Challenge for 2012.
For myself, leaving high school in a time of abundance, with many of the battles of equality fought by the women a generation or two above me, I’ve never really had to worry about my place in the world. Of course I know that publishing is populated by mainly women (in Australia at least) and yet the CEO positions are mainly male. It’s only when I became educated about the gender imbalance in literary prizes and reviews that I realised that we have a chance to work on addressing some important issues.