Authors angered by Vienna’s 800,000 book axe


Writers are outraged by news that Vienna¬ís libraries plan to get rid of hundreds of thousands of books.The IG Autoren, a group of authors, said in an open letter published today (Fri) it feared that the libraries will ban less popular works “which do not match the mainstream of the bestseller literature business.”A spokesman for […]

Many male internet fans shun books, study shows


More than three in 10 men say garnering information online is “more fun” than reading books.Linz-based pollster Market found that 35 per cent enjoy bringing themselves up-to-date on the internet more than reading a book. The agency said those men also said reading the news online was “more fun” than reading books. Only 23 per […]