Aussie books secure!

Just a quick post to share the joy… The parallel importation of books decision has been finalised: in a win for writers and readers alike, the Productivity Commission’s recommendations have been completely rejected by the Australian government. In face-savingly stern terms, the Australian government is directing the book industry ‘to respond to the increasing competition from … Continue reading »

The Whole Shebang

Melbourne Writers Festival update: Robert Sessions left the UK for Australia looking for the promised land, or at least a gig in publishing. He found both, and 47 years later has headed publishing in Penguin Australia for 20 years. He spoke for nearly an hour at The Whole Shebang this morning. I wish he’d spoken … Continue reading »