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Book buyer spotlight: Peter Pal’s Stuart Dunstan 

19 June 2019
How does book buying differ for the library sector? Stuart Dunstan, fiction buyer for Australian library supplier Peter Pal, spoke to Books+Publishing for our ‘book buyer spotlight’ series. How long have...

Meryl Halls: Creating better bookshops 

19 June 2019
Meryl Halls recently became managing director of the UK Booksellers Association (BA). In June she’s in Australia to give the keynote address at the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) conference. She...

The regional bookshops competing with Big W 

13 June 2019
Brad Jefferies speaks to independent booksellers in regional areas about the impending closure of around 30 Big W stores. Reactions were mixed when it was reported in March that up...

Book buyer spotlight: Dymocks’ Imogen Neely 

5 June 2019
Imogen Neely is the merchandise manager for Dymocks. She spoke to Books+Publishing for our ‘book buyer spotlight’ series. How long have you been in the role and what did you do...

The freelance life 

30 May 2019
Is freelancing as an editor all that it is purported to be? Marisa Wikramanayake investigates pay and working conditions for freelance editors. It is a common dream to work as...

Book buyer spotlight: Gleebooks’ Morgan Smith 

29 May 2019
Morgan Smith has worked for Sydney’s Gleebooks for close to 25 years, and is currently the manager and book buyer at Gleebooks’ Dulwich Hill store. She spoke to Books+Publishing for our...

Galleys and galleries: The art and design book market 

15 May 2019
Australian art gallery attendance is at an all-time high and BookScan data suggests a correlation between gallery attendance and the sales of illustrated art and design books. Kelsey Oldham explores the...

Book buyer spotlight: WHSmith’s Ruth Ellis 

15 May 2019
Ruth Ellis worked for Dymocks and Berkelouw before joining WHSmith as a buyer two years ago. She spoke to Books+Publishing for our ‘book buyer spotlight’ series. How long have you been...

Book buyer spotlight: Readings’ Angela Crocombe 

8 May 2019
Angela Crocombe has worked as an author, publicist, sales rep and in foreign rights before joining Readings as its children’s book buyer. She spoke to Books+Publishing for our ‘book buyer...

Class act: Facilitating in-school author visits 

8 May 2019
An inspiring in-school appearance from an author is often the key to getting kids interested in reading. Andrea Hanke spoke to four speakers’ agencies about facilitating these important interactions. For Victoria-based...

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...

Meet the ABIA Rising Stars 2019: Sam Cooney 

17 April 2019
The Australian Book Industry Awards’ (ABIA) Rising Star of the Year is awarded to an emerging talent in Australian publishing who has spent less than 10 years in the industry....

Meet the ABIA Rising Stars 2019: Mark Campbell 

16 April 2019
The Australian Book Industry Awards’ (ABIA) Rising Star of the Year is awarded to an emerging talent in Australian publishing who has spent less than 10 years in the industry....