A sensitivity read can help authors feel confident.
Author Anthony Horowitz felt “hurt” when advised by a sensitivity reader on his representation of a Native American character.
Our research team tracked the impact of Dark Emu, Bruce Pascoe’s bestseller, over five years. We measured its value across a range of criteria, from financial to environmental.
Making a book takes lots of brainstorming and writing, but there are many steps to printing it, too.
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It takes a lot of steps – and help from other people – to make a physical book you can hold in your hands.
The Kiss - Francesco Hayez (1859).
Romance fiction has a reputation for being conservative, but in reality it is an innovative and uncontrollable genre.
Mega-publisher Penguin Random House wants to acquire Simon & Schuster, but the proposed merger could have some negative consequences.
Research shows reading books with diverse characters and story-lines helps children develop a greater understanding and appreciation of people different to themselves.
Most of Australia’s books are distributed by just one company. The stress of COVID has hit this supplier, and your local bookshop.
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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.