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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... vol. 96 no. 3 February 2017 of Books + Publishing est. 2013 Books + Publishing
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'It's hard to believe we've entered another year with the potential repeal of parallel import restrictions still looming. The government now has the Productivity Commission's final report into Intellectual Property Arrangements - delivered in late December-which recommends that PIRs are repealed by the end of 2017. Whether the government is able to get the legislation through the Senate is another matter.' (Andrea Hanke, Editorial introduction :4)


  • Only long-form essays and criticism indexed. Also includes short book reviews.


* Contents derived from the 2017 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Question Time : Reflections on the Role of the Publisher, Alexandra Payne , single work essay
'UQP nonfiction publisher Alexandra Payne has worked in the publishing industry since 1995 and is completing a doctorate on the future of the publisher in a transmedia landscape. She joins Books + Publishing in 2017 as a regular columnist.'
(p. 5)
Funny Business, Jackie Tang , single work essay
'With children's books by comedians on the rise, Jackie Tang asks publishers and booksellers what's driving the trend - and whether the books are living up to the hype.
(p. 6) Section: Junior
Addressing the Cost of Literary Awards, Andrea Hanke , single work criticism
'The decision by UWA Publishing to cease entering its titles for book awards has highlighted the high costs incurred by publishers. Andrea Hanke spoke to several awards organisers to find out how they are trying to help.'
(p. 8)
Diversity Matters, Jordi Kerr , single work criticism
'Three years from the 'We Need Diverse Books' campaign, Jordi Kerr examines the state of diversity in children's publishing and finds that we don't just need diverse books, we need representation and industry training.'
(p. 8-9) Section: Junior
Partnering Up, Vicki Stegink , single work essay
'La Trobe University has partnered with Black Inc. to launch the nonfiction imprint, La Trobe University Press, in the university's 50th anniversary year. Vicki Stegink spoke to vice-chancellor John Dewar and Black Inc. publisher Chris Feik about this unique publishing model.'
(p. 9)
Alternative Worlds, Danielle Binks , single work criticism
'Danielle Binks explores the state of genre publishing in Australia.'
(p. 10-13)
Festival Fever, Jo Case , single work essay

'With the tally of Australian literary festivals reaching more than 90 in 2017, Jo Case takes a look at the role festivals play in an increasingly crowded literary events landscape.'

(p. 14-15)
Movie Mayhem, Bec Kavanagh (interviewer), single work interview
'Mammoth Mistake is the first book in Alix Miles' new 'Olive Black' series, about a 10-year-old actress who juggles friendships, rivals and on-set hi-jinks. Reviewer Bec Kavanagh spoke to the author.'
(p. 15) Section: Junior
Rundle in the Jungle, Mandy Macky , single work essay
'Dymocks Adelaide franchise owner Mandy Macky has led the Rundle Mall store since 1991, through microfiche, continuous-feed computer sheets and a relocation. She shares her bookseller's diary.
(p. 16)
A Country Practice, Portia Lindsay , single work essay
'Former bookseller and NSW Writers' Centre program officer Portia Lindsay has found her calling in regional arts development and now runs the Mudgee Readers' Festival. She shares her career journey.'
(p. 17)
System Override, Alan Vaarwerk , single work interview
'Elizabeth Tan's Rubik is a novel of interconnected short stories with plotlines that explore 'a sprawling world of shady corporations, sentient memes and hackable bodies'. The result is 'conceptually and structurally breathtaking', writes reviewer Alan Vaarwerk. He spoke to the author.'
(p. 25)

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