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Despite its rhetoric of innovation and experimentation, the indie-style imprint Strange Light is brought to us by a company that is already dominating the country’s literary space. Amine Rock Hoovr /Unsplash

New Can-Lit ‘indie’ book imprint is anything but

Don’t be fooled by the ‘indie’ rhetoric surrounding the new imprint of Penguin Random House Canada, a multinational corporation. Only time will tell if it will do much for the diversification of Can-Lit.
Saturday is Love Your Bookshop Day – but bookshops face many challenges. Shutterstock

Love of bookshops in a time of Amazon and populism

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.
Parallel import restrictions are bad for Australian consumers, and not the best way to support Australian books. wiredforlego/flickr.com

Let’s allow parallel book imports, and subsidise Australian publishing

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.
A new study examines the responses of Australian authors, publishers and readers to global changes in the contemporary publishing environment. www.shutterstock.com

How to read the Australian book industry in a time of change

A study into the responses of Australian authors, publishers and readers to global changes in the contemporary publishing environment suggests authors are being innovative, but financial rewards can be elusive.

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