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.
Getting up close and personal with science has huge benefits – for the scientist, too.
There is mounting evidence to show scientists and researchers why public engagement is worth their while.
What could be better than browsing in a bookstore?
Five years ago, the death knell was sounded for the bookshop. But the paper book, which offers hours of deliciously deep, screen-free reading, has not gone the way of Kodachrome. In fact, bookstores are staging a minor comeback.
Young adult literature is booming – and the secret is in the communities of young book lovers forming online.
Experts once thought that young adult literature was doomed. Now it's got some of the fastest-growing sales in publishing. What changed? Social media might be the key.
Argentinian artist Raul Lemesoff drives his vehicle called “Arma de Instruccion Masiva” (weapon of mass instruction) through Buenos Aries. What is Australia doing to protect its publishing industry?
Books contain ideas. They enable minds to shine. Our publishing industry is under pressure on many fronts – yet cultural matters seem of little significance to the federal government.
Paying for expensive textbooks could become a thing of the past.
An open access textbook model is gaining traction in the US and Australia and shaking up the publishing industry.
In the current publishing climate culture is always subsumed to business.
The perception of publishing as a business, even a creative one, means that the question of book sales dominates our conversations about it. But publishing offers far more to our culture than that.
Something wiki this way comes.
Wikipedia is celebrating its 15th birthday, but it's eight years since contributor numbers peaked. What does this tell us about its future?
Parallel import restrictions are bad for Australian consumers, and not the best way to support Australian books.
The uniquely Australian literary voice is worth protecting, but parallel importation restrictions are not the way to do it. Rather, we should lift those restrictions – and subsidise Australian booksellers directly.
The issue of parallel imports will not go away – but there are other options to explore.
Our contemporary age may be the first in which parallel importation is undertaken not by booksellers in competition with each other, but by individual consumers in competition with local booksellers.
Publishers need to stop indulging in apocalyptic fantasies of doom and destruction.
The Australian government yesterday announced it intends to repeal parallel importation restrictions on books, which has again caused concern in the publishing industry. But, really, what's the problem?