SHOALHAVEN authors Ralph Grayden and Allison Tait were joined by Nowra Library staff Anji Harnwell and Jonathan Tickle in a digital versus traditional publishing discussion on Monday.
Nowra Library hosted the discussion as part of an information session on the different types of devices for downloading audio and e-books.
The session focused on the use of digital resources in today’s society.
Mr Grayden, who published his book exclusively online earlier this year, said he enjoyed the discussion, which was vigorous at times.
“It was a discussion about the changes in the world of publishing and the differences between e-publishing and traditional publishing.
“People are interested to find out about e-publishing.
“I published online because as a new author it has been traditionally very hard to get published depending on your book.
“With e-publishing you don’t have to invest as much money.
“I launched my book in March and received a favourable review from The Sun-Herald, which helped bump it up to number 11 on the E Books Charts and number six on the Amazon Comic Fiction Chart.”
Nowra author and blogger Allison Tait was surprised by the size of the crowd and their appetite for information.
“Everyone was really interested in what we had to say and were asking lots of questions,” she said.
“As a result we covered an awful lot of ground, from blogs to e-books and writing.
“The library staff were brilliant and showed the various e-devices they offer and what they are doing online,” she said.