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Bringing the Love of Books to Indigenous Australians

Karen Williams en route to Alice Springs

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation has spent a decade leveraging the skills of publishing pros bring the love of books to remote communities in Australia.

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Independent Publishing as the Source of Bibliodiversity

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Susan Hawthorne argues that independent publishing is the source of cultural diversity, bringing bibliodiversity to confront megapublishing and bookselling.

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HarperCollins Tests Bundling Packs With Australian Booksellers

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The Bookseller notes that HarperCollins Australia and Kobo have teamed with two indie Australian booksellers to sell print and digital titles together.

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Australia’s Richard Flanagan Wins Man Booker Prize

The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Though this was the first year that Americans competed, the Man Booker Prize was awarded to an Australian, for his novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North.

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Lit Fest in London Builds Buzz for Aussie and Kiwi Authors

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The inaugural Australia & New Zealand Festival of Literature & Arts brought 130 authors and performers to London, showcasing the two nations’ talents.

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SmackFiction: Building an App for Mobile YA Book Discovery

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Lisa Buchan of SmackFiction explains the process of building and piloting a new app for Young Adult and New Adult book discovery in New Zealand and Australia.

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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

Walking to Japan

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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