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Explaining Australia’s Fair Use Publishing Conundrum

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We look at what would the proposed introduction of fair use to Australian copyright law mean for publishers, and why is it attracting international attention.

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Issues on the Ether: How Is Self-Publishing Maturing?

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This week’s Publishing Perspective’s #EtherIssue looks at the debate about quality and changing perceptions of the self-publishing community in the broader market.

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Opening Minds Through Eyes: Oz’s Milk Shadow Books

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Australian upstart publisher Milk Shadow Books has tapped a well of multicultural comics talent down under to produce a string of bestselling fringe titles.

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G’day! New Aussie/Kiwi Literary Festival Sets Sail in London

Australian expat Jon Slack of Amphora Arts — which also runs the South Asia Festival — organized the new event.

London’s new Australia & New Zealand Festival of Literature & Arts had a glamorous, clever launch on Monday. It takes place May 29-June 1, 2014.

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American & Aussie Take on France with New Int’l Literary Fest

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Paul LeClerc, ex-NYPL, and Caro Llewellyn, ex-PEN World Voices, have launched the Festival des Ecrivains du Monde, taking place this month in Paris and Lyon.

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Australia and New Zealand to Raise Profile With New London Lit Fest

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May 2014 will see the first AusNZ Festival of Literature and Arts take place in London, an effort to draw more attention to Australian and New Zealand literature.

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Ether for Authors: Is Today’s Book Marketing All in the Algorithms?

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Porter Anderson takes in recent discussions about metadata and book marketing, a live, crowdsourced writing experiment, book recommendation culture, and more.

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Fostering Literary Respect for Underrepresented Regions, Authors

The 2013 regional winners of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize were published on Granta.

The relaunched Commonwealth Book Prize continues to be a key conduit of exchange between underrepresented countries and regions to the UK publishing community.

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Young Adult Fiction: Too Sexy or Just Steamy Enough?

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Largely thanks to the Fifty Shades phenomenon, YA publishers are serving up more sex and are trying to strike a balance between what’s appropriate and what teens want.

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Qantas Airline Publishes Short Books Tailored for a Flight

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Australian airline Qantas has custom published a series of books by bestselling authors to give to their elite milage passengers and that can be read in a single flight.

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