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‘Australians are enthusiastic book buyers, yet our rate of book publication is one of the lowest in the developed world. Publishing is not a risk-taking industry. Not only does it have low profit margins, but the highest returns of unsold stock come from bestsellers. It is an industry that relies on traditional wisdom: that imported blockbusters, cookbooks and biographies are popular in Australia, that unknown fiction writers are hard to sell, and that bookshop customers are ageing and predominantly female. Until recently, publishers did not pay much attention to statistics on best- sellers, apart perhaps from their own company records.’(Introduction 235)

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    y separately published work icon Paper Empires : A History of the Book in Australia 1946-2005 Craig Munro (editor), Robyn Sheahan-Bright (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2006 Z1275326 2006 anthology criticism (taught in 3 units) The second of a series of studies of Australian book production and consumption. The work is organised into three sections: 'The Rise of Publishing ', 'Book Business' and 'Reaching Readers'. Within each grouping are chapters on related subjects, in some cases accompanied by illustrative case studies. St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2006 pg. 235-239
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