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UK government says CIPFA library statistics ‘flawed’

29 August 2018

The UK government’s Libraries Taskforce has raised concerns about library statistics published by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), reports the Bookseller. In a report entitled ‘CIPFA...

New Macquarie study explores Oz publishing innovation 

15 February 2018

Macquarie University has released a new report on how Australian publishers are implementing innovative measures in response to competition from offshore retailers, entertainment entities such as Netflix, social media and...

Book industry salary survey 2013 

7 October 2013

This year, Books+Publishing surveyed members of the Australian book industry to find out exactly how much workers are getting paid. Andrea Hanke and Andrew Wrathall report on the results. It’s...

Reviewing and gender: the Australian stats

8 March 2012

Last year, the US-based group VIDA—created to promote women in the literary arts—released these bright red and blue pie charts showing how many women and men were reviewed in, or...

Women writers reviewed: the Australian count 

7 March 2012

Last year, the US-based group VIDA--created to promote women in the literary arts--released these bright red and blue pie charts showing how many women and men were reviewed in, or...

In brief 

18 November 2008

Book and newspaper sales up 20.5% on 2007Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures for September indicate books are bucking the flat national retail trend. While retail trade figures for the...

In Brief 

4 March 2008

ACCC releases details on ARW/Borders decisionThe Australian Consumer and Competition Commission has now released a detailed report on its decision not to oppose any bid for Borders' Australian stores by...

APA ends bestsellers survey 

17 July 2007

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) has decided to end its annual bestseller survey, which it has conducted for almost 20 years.

In brief 

3 July 2007

Retail sales figures fall in April and MayAfter ten consecutive months of growth, retail sales slipped 0.1% in May and 0.3% in April, according to figures released by the Australian...

WBN pre-Christmas survey 

4 December 2006

The WBN team will be hitting the phones later this week and early next to conduct our annual pre-Christmas survey.The survey will be published in the last WBN for the...