Books Australia – The Guardian

  The independent chain was awarded International Bookstore of the Year this week. According to Readings’ manager Mark Rubbo, it’s all about community Melbourne bookshop Readings, which won International Bookstore of the Year at the London Book Fair. Photograph: Readings It was February 2011 when Borders Group collapsed, with the thundering crash of a retail…

Australian Books – The Conversation – Let’s allow parallel book imports, and subsidise Australian publishing

It’s hard to imagine that too many economists in Australia will receive Christmas cards from book publishers this year. A long campaign of lobbying, culminating with the recent Harper review into competition policy, has resulted in the Commonwealth government deciding to remove restrictions on the parallel importation of books. To most economists this is a…

Australian Books – Sydney Morning Herald – Book Council of Australia to be scrapped as $52.5 million cut to arts revealed in MYEFO

December 15, 2015 Dewi Cooke, Garry Maddox, Linda Morris Treasurer Scott Morrison. Photo: Andrew Meares Screen Australia will suffer its third round of cuts in 18 months while the government scraps the Book Council of Australia as part of $52.5 million in cuts to the Arts and Communications, $47 million of which it will redirect to…