Four of the six shortlisted books for the 2018 Stella Prize were from smaller presses, as was the winner, Alexis Wright’s Tracker.
As major publishers chase bestselling books, small ones are leading the way in publishing Australian literary fiction. And of late, they have been sweeping our major literary awards.
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Deadly Woman Blues by Clinton Walker was pulled from circulation after various factual errors were revealed.
Clinton Walker's Deadly Woman Blues was a missed opportunity and a lesson in how not to tell other people's stories.
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Criticism of ebooks is the last thing you'd expect from the chief executive of global publishing company Hachette Livre.
‘Fifty Shades’ author E.L. James, shown signing autographs, has earned a fortune from her romance novels.
Few of them are getting rich off their books but the genre is making them more money than it used to.
There is a huge appetite for science and other research - so why aren’t more academic publications truly ‘open access’?
Could the real open access please stand up? If more research was published according to true open access principles, we'd see better application of evidence for everyone's benefit.
Posters of various newspapers paying tribute after the death of former South African President Nelson in 2013.
Some have suggested that the publisher and author of 'Mandela's Last Years' were simply attempting to cash in on the Mandela legacy. This is not a basis for the withdrawal of a book.
Saturday is Love Your Bookshop Day –
but bookshops face many challenges.
Despite dire predictions, bookstores are doing well: they are curators of taste and community hubs. But their challenges are many – from the arrival of Amazon Down Under to a 'post-truth' climate that devalues knowledge.
Cover art from “Annie Muktuk and Other Stories,” Norma Dunning’s first book filled with sixteen Inuit stories which portray the unvarnished realities of northern life via strong and gritty characters.
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Inuit poet, scholar and writer Norma Dunning shares her experiences of trying to get published in Canada.
A recent flurry of tweets about cultural appropriation from members of the Canadian media elite show their ignorance the publishing industry remains overwhelming white
Print magazines are as popular as ever – but why?
Newspapers may be in crisis but magazines are thriving. The growth is in specialist titles - indeed the glossy offerings of Coles and Woolworths now have almost double the readership of the Australian Women's Weekly,
Milo Yiannopoulos addressing the media this week.
Independent booksellers are increasingly seeing their role as, necessarily, an active, educative, political one.
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Given Pullman’s trenchant critique of despotism, his new trilogy will certainly be read allegorically.
Glossy magazines have a serious role to play.
Many academics are falling prey to predatory journals.
Everything you need to know about predatory publishers.
They’re still often more expensive overseas than in Australia.
The copyright wars are set to continue, with the government releasing a Productivity Commission report arguing for a relaxation of intellectual property laws.
Bedtime stories can be comforting, chilling and mysterious, but new research highlights how emotions change depending on how children are doing it.
If the government decides to remove regional trade protections on the book industry, it should compensate Australian authors. But given how unlikely new funding would be, the best option – for everyone – is to leave well enough alone.
Bookstagrammers captures the aesthetic beauty of book covers and jackets.
The #bookstagram hashtag on Instagram is changing the way the world looks at reading.
Pages one and two of issue 31 of OZ magazine.
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Richard Neville was a man of his times: a smart-alec student in the 60s; a drug-smoking hippie on trial in the 70s; to a family man, writer and public speaker in the 80s and 90s.