Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Rewind. Recap.

The week that was...

If it is a book you want to buy from Pratham Books and are wondering which one to choose from our huge list, maybe you should read a few customer reviews to help you make the choice. Our intern Naomi reminisces about the time she spent teaching at a government school in Bangalore.

Our friends at Pratham have been awarded the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2009 Award in the public service category.

Neil Gaiman talks about his love for audiobooks and the components of a good audiobook. Paulo Coelho talks about digital media, readership, piracy and more. Author Robin Antalek shares a story about a holiday tradition that was inspired by a beloved chidren's book.

Project Madurai is an open and voluntary initiative to collect and publish free electronic editions of ancient tamil literary classics. January 1st is the day, each year, when the works of some authors enter the public domain. Learn more about Public Domain Day.

All proceeds from the sale of the 'Birdi Num Num' book will support World Literacy of Canada's India programme. Poets dominated this year’s Sahitya Akademi awards winners with eight of their books chosen for the honours in 24 categories of literature.

Students can participate in two competitions - A Billion Dreams (last date for submission: 30th December 2009) and The Shortie Awards: Film & News Festival (last date for submission: 9th April 2010).

Funky book accessories we spotted this week were the polar bear bookcase and the quote/unquote bookends.

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