At the turn of the 20th century, with few children's books featuring Black characters, one young editor implored his peers to 'Let us make the world know that we are living.'
Many important Australian books have found themselves out-of-print and hard-to-find. The Untapped project aims to change that, bringing classics to a library near you.
Trixie Belden wasn't as pretty as her best friend, or a cool as Nancy Drew. But she had a 'mental computer' for solving mysteries and a non-judgmental moral core.
Will the newest batch of books about the climate crisis change minds? Reading about the problem can help us understand it, but it's political action that is needed now.
Only three non-English UK-based authors have ever won the Booker prize. And all three of them were published by London presses.
The Booker Prize has always struggled with inclusivity.
Limited promotion and marketing budgets reinforce false ideas about how well diverse books and writers will sell. This leads to a negative cycle for black, Asian and minority ethnic writers.
The desire of scholars and universities in Africa to fit into a model imposed from elsewhere may hinder development in Africa.
Famous expats Charmian Clift and George Johnson, Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen provide inspiration for this heady romance. But the shifts between reality and fiction are distracting at times.
The feedback from regular readers was better than the feedback from professional economists.
The books chosen as finalists in this year's Stella Prizes can help us draw on our innate resources. We can seek inner truths and explore ways to support each other thanks to these gifted writers.
Fewer books will be available to South Africans, and the books remaining under copyright will be more expensive, if the country gives in to US pressure to extend its copyright term.
We've had books, films, plays, theme parks, bars and endless paraphernalia. But after more than 20 years of Harry Potter mania, its commercial spell might finally be waning.
We created a reading-machine that finds poetry hidden in plain sight in popular books. In doing so, we are exploring Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and reading in a digitised world.
Publishers funnel massive amounts of resources into promoting titles that they think will become bestsellers. But they've become spellbound by 'stories of struggle' that can succumb to stereotypes.
This collection has become an annual bestseller, navigating fake news and shouty views and offering a fresh perspective on the fundamental issues. Get your copy today.
The WA based publisher has a strong commitment to Australian poetry, publishing both 'big name' writers and smaller voices.
The notion that a respected publishing house can be replaced by open access publishing is disproved by examining other recent examples, such as the now-closed University of Adelaide Press.
Even before blockbuster films and television, readers and writers hated reviewers plot-spoiling.
The Hinch Army of domestic goddesses seems more Women's Institute than the future of media.