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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... vol. 98 no. 2 July 2018 of Books + Publishing est. 2013 Books + Publishing
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'It has been a tough couple of months, led by the (very abrupt) announcement of the closure of Five Mile and Bonnier Australia. What the Bonnier situation - and others - throws into sharp relief for many younger professionals in this industry is how elusive job security is, and even when those opportunities present themselves, how difficult it can be to balance early-career wages with high costs of living. In the three-and-a-half years I've been at Books + Publishing, I've seen a number of talented people leave publishing to work in adjacent fields or to start anew entirely. Burnout is real, and younger arts workers are increasingly talking openly about the viability of their careers. To this end, it was pleasing to see the ABIAs recognise the achievements of this industry's younger cohort with the launch of the Rising Star award. Recognition might not be able to fix things, but it's a start.' (Jackie Tang : Editorial introduction)


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* Contents derived from the 2018 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Talking Less and Listening More, Martin Hughes , Ruby Ashby-Orr , single work column

'Affirm press publisher Martin Hughes (with senior editor Ruby Ashby-Orr) explores what it means to shape a better culture and create safer workplaces.' (Publication abstract)

(p. 5)
Bonnier Publishing Shuts Australian Publishing Arm, single work column

'Bonnier Publishing, the publishing arm of Swedish media company Bonnier Group, has restructured its business in Australia, with 35 out of the 36 staff at Bonnier Publishing Australia entering redundancy consultation.'  (Introduction)

(p. 6) Section: News
The Wheeler Centre Launches $150,000 Mentorship Scheme for Diverse Writers., single work column

'The Wheeler Centre has partnered with the Aesop Foundation to launch a $150,000  initiative for developing writers called The Next Chapter.' (Introduction)

(p. 6)
Back to the Drawing Board, Danielle Binks , single work column

'Danielle Binks explores the rising demand for homegrown board books.'

(p. 6-7) Section: Junior
Join the Club, Elizabeth Flux , single work column

'Rising numbers of book clubs at bookstores and libraries show there is still 'a voracious appetite for concentrated group discussion'. Elizabeth Flux investigates what makes a good club work.' (Introduction)

(p. 8-9)
Acquiring New Languages, Jackie Tang , single work column

'Jackie Tang asks publishers, booksellers and librarians if three is an increased demand in foreign-language children's books.' 

(p. 8-9) Section: Junior
For the Love of Poetry, Angela Elizabeth , single work column

'Angela Elizabeth finds out how local publishers are committing to poetry beyond the 'Instapoetry' trend.' 

(p. 10-11)
Reading the Audience, Stacey Malacari , single work column

'In 2017, the LoveOzYA committee conducted a survey into the reading habits of the Australian YA community. Committee chair Stacey Malacari reports on the survey's findings.' (Introduction)

(p. 10-11) Section: Junior
Leading the Way, Lee Walker , single work column

'Oxford University Press director of School Publishing Lee Walker reflects on 26 years in the publishing industry and what she hopes to achieve as the newly appointed president of the Australian Publishers Association.'  (Publication abstract)

(p. 12)
The Winning Ticket, Jackie Tang , single work column

'Nielsen Book associate director Julie Winters talks to Jackie Tang about the sales effect of Australia's biggest literary prizes.'  (Publication abstract)

(p. 13)
Finding Your Centre, Megan Daley , single work column

''A school library is at the very centre of creative school communities,' writes teacher-librarian and book blogger Megan Daley. She shares her career journey.' (Introduction)

(p. 13) Section: Junior
Cover New Ground, Nathania Gilson , single work column

'Nathania Gilson asks publishers and booksellers about the art of rejacketing a children's book series.' (Introduction)

(p. 14)
This Life of Books, Suzy Wilson , single work column

'Riverbend Books owner and Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) founder Suzy Wilson was awarded the Lloyd O'Neil Award for outstanding service to the Australian book industry at the 2018 ABIAs. In this edited excerpt of her acceptance speech, Wilson shares her thoughts on a life lived with books.'  (Publication abstract)

(p. 16)
World Class, Angela Crocombe (interviewer), single work interview

'Jeremy Lachlan's middle-grade adventure Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds is 'a thrilling story set in a universe made up of multiple worlds' that features at its heart the bond between a daughter and her father. Reviewer Angela Crocombe spoke to the author.' (Introduction)

(p. 20) Section: Junior
Kaleidoscopic Views, Jordi Kerr (interviewer), single work interview

'Emily Gale's I Am Out with Lanterns intertwines the points of view of several teenagers to create a story that is 'nuanced, complex and thoroughly devourable', writes Jordi Kerr. She spoke to the author.'  (Introduction)

(p. 21) Section: Junior
Telling Tales, Chris Saliba (interviewer), single work interview

'Moreno Giovannoni's The Fireflies of Autumn is a collection of loosely connected short stories, describing life in the Tuscan village of San Ginese. Reviewer Chris Saliba spoke to the author.'  (Introduction)

(p. 25)
Come Out Swinging, Deborah Crabtree (interviewer), single work interview

'Christian White's The Nowhere Child tells the story of a Melbourne woman caught up in the investigation a a decades-old kidnapping case in Kentucky. Reviewer Deborah Crabtree spoke to the author of this highly anticipated debut.'  (Introduction)

(p. 26)

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