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28 August 2017

Government declines support for fair use in Productivity Commission response; industry groups respond

The federal government has declined to support the Productivity Commission’s recommendation to introduce a fair use exception to copyright law, and will instead consult on developing more flexible copyright exceptions next year.... Read more


‘The Dry’ wins best novel at 2017 Davitt Awards

Jane Harper’s debut novel The Dry has won best adult novel at the 2017 Davitt Awards for crime books by Australian women, presented by Sisters in Crime. The Dry also... Read more
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People’s Choice Queensland Book of the Year shortlist announced

The shortlist for the $10,000 Courier-Mail People’s Choice Queensland Book of the Year, as part of the 2017 Queensland Literary Awards, has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: The Birdman’s... Read more


Bestsellers this week x

The 91-Storey Treehouse (Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton, Pan) remains in the top spot in the bestseller charts in its second week of release, with three other titles from the series... Read more
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Pearson remains world’s biggest publisher in 2016

Pearson has retained the top spot in the Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry for the ninth year in a row, reports the Bookseller. The annual Livres Hebdo/Bookseller list, compiled... Read more
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