Inside the Australian and New Zealand book industry

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Patch leaves PRH 

Bethany Patch has left her role as senior editor of Dorling Kindersley (DK) at Penguin Random House (PRH) Australia. Patch ...

‘Overtime is an overlooked aspect of bookshop work: to be the expert bookseller that employers and customers expect takes a lot of private reading … Yes, it is a pleasure and a privilege to read, but it is also a requirement for the job and a form of specialisation that current pay structures fail to recognise.’—Bookseller, editor and writer Freya Howarth explores the satisfactions, frustrations and emotional labour of retail work.