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Webster appointed SPN chair

The Small Press Network (SPN) has announced the appointment of Michael Webster as chair of the SPN board.

‘Michael’s career in the Australian book industry has spanned more than forty years and we are excited to have his experience supporting the mission of SPN and furthering the interests of the independent publishing sector,’ SPN general manager Mary Masters told Books+Publishing.

Webster is currently chair of the Melbourne Writers Festival and is a principal consultant at Nielsen BookScan. ‘He has previously been responsible for publishing studies at RMIT University, he has served on numerous industry bodies and in 2008 was awarded the George Robertson Award for services to the book industry,’ said Masters.

Webster replaces Readings books division manager Martin Shaw, who will continue to serve as a board member.



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