BELGRADE, February 2nd 2015
The digital edition of the latest bestseller by Lljiljana Habjanovic Djurovic “Our Father”, published by New Look Entertainment, was presented at the Press Room of Belgrade’s Business Center 47.
Habjanovic Djurovic is best selling Serbian female author in last decade, and her new book “Our Father,” which appeared in printed form in October 2014 for the Belgrade Book Fair, is already printed in 45,000 copies.
The author of “Women’s genealogy”, who publishes her books in digital format since 2013, says that she, as a writer, thinks it is very important to reach out to as many readers.
“Here, in Serbia, there is kind of resistance to e-books, the writers also do that. People complain that e-book is not the same as an classic book… But, where would we be today if people in Gutenberg’s time said that the book is not the same as parchment. Time goes and new technologies allow the book to come to you,” Ljiljana Habjanovic says.
She is happy that her books, as soon as translated, can be read “in no time” in “China and Los Angeles and Australia”.
Hajbanović Djurovic, as a good example of the benefits of e-books, recounted anecdotes from her summer vacation from a few years ago: when almost half of the guests in her hotel were reading books with a tablet, she actually brought five “classic” books.
“Compare now 250 grams – one tablet – with five ‘heavy’ books. Not to mention that my library at home is crowded,” she added.
Books by Habjanović Djurovic have been translated into 14 languages.