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Eric Carle’s famous book about a caterpillar was originally about a book worm.
Former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins.
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Brittany Higgins’ forthcoming memoir will allow her to tell her story in her own words. She’ll join a group of strong women who’ve done just that.
Vittore Carpaccio’s portrait of a woman reading (1510).
The first French novelist wrote about an adulterous affair and moved to Paris after separating from her husband.
Rather than presenting a disability as an obstacle, life writing can explore the joys, frustrations and creativity of living with disability or Deafness.
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.
It is important that children sees themselves in the books that read.
Research shows action is needed to get more kids reading for pleasure – especially those from disadvantaged and minority backgrounds.
Dick Bruna, Miffy at the gallery 1990.
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Simply drawn, universally appealing. A new exhibition provides an opportunity to marvel at Miffy’s global success.
Kokomo by Victoria Hannan has been touted as a ‘millennial novel’ – but its search for love and connection are timeless.
With hundreds of book covers displaying previously taboo swear words, are publishers losing the ability to shock readers?
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.
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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.
An extraordinary tale: Dan Mallory.
The strange story of the author one of 2018’s bestselling novels reveals a lot about some careers at the top end of publishing.
Man Booker International Prize
The best translated fiction available in English.
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.
What will an eBook be 20 years from now? What will a book be?
Reports of the decline of the eBook are premature. The publishing industry is changing rapidly and data that appears robust tells us less than it once did.
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.
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.
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.
A new study examines the responses of Australian authors, publishers and readers to global changes in the contemporary publishing environment.
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.
These fans should be happy.
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J R R Tolkien died over 40 years ago and since then there have been over 30 titles bearing his name. Is this warranted?