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Bookselling in a pandemic: 18 months later 

23 August 2021
Brunswick Bound manager Ellen Cregan travelled to the United States in March 2020 as part of Melbourne City of Literature’s Bookseller in Residence program. Although her trip was cut short...

All bases covered: Karys McEwen on book design 

9 October 2019
Karys McEwen discusses the subtle ways that book design impacts students and librarians. Book design is not something that I spend a lot of time considering, or at least that...

Karys McEwen: Age advice 

21 May 2019
Secondary school librarian Karys McEwen explains why, when it comes to teen readers, age may not be the best indicator of whether a book is ‘suitable’. A student approached my library...

Jane Curry: What makes a good author? 

18 April 2019
In her first opinion column of the year, Ventura Press founder Jane Curry shares her thoughts on the traits that make a  successful author. Writing is a solitary and fiercely...

Karys McEwen: Why you should meet your heroes

19 March 2019
In her first column for 2019, high school library manager Karys McEwen argues that young people have much to gain from interacting with authors in person—but authors need to be...

Martin Hughes: Death by exposure 

30 August 2018
Publishers should take an industry-wide stance to ensure fairer collaboration with print media, argues Affirm Press publisher Martin Hughes. Many years ago a major metropolitan newspaper was so excited about...

Pricing our business: Terri-ann White on book prices 

Terri-ann White 10 May 2016
UWA Publishing director, author and former bookseller Terri-ann White calls for industry-wide resistance to lower book prices and greater efficiency in distribution in her latest column on the state of...

Terri-ann White: Is the book industry special? 

Terri-ann White 21 March 2016
UWA Publishing director Terri-ann White has written books, taught writing and literature, and owned a bookshop. She joins Books+Publishing in 2016 as a regular columnist examining the book industry and where...