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Book love and burnout: Alexandra Payne on the ‘unexpected challenges of working in publishing and bookselling’

‘Like most in the industry, I read manuscripts, proposals and works in progress out of work hours. If I choose to read a book in my non-work time, I feel I should read a recent nonfiction release to stay connected to the market. So even my reading for pleasure is driven by my work.’ Read UQP nonfiction publisher Alexandra Payne’s latest column for Books+Publishing here.