Tom Thomspon corrects Rosemary Neill's assertion that Judith Wright was 'temporarily publisherless' during the 1990s. Editions Tom Thompson and HarperCollins (previously Angus and Robertson) kept Wright in publication via Selected Poems (1996) and Collected Poems (1994).
Stephany Steggall adds Bruce Dawe's name to those mentioned by Rosemary Neill in the latter's article 'Pulping Our Poetry'. Steggall states that as 'Australia's unofficial poet laureate' Dawe merits a place in any discussion about 'the publishing history of Australian poets'.
Jane Fraser examines the chick lit genre. Among those to whom she speaks are Maggie Alderson and Kathy Lette. Both Alderson and Lette are uncomfortable with the term 'chick lit' and find it disparaging and confining.
Ean Higgins reports that material relating to Kerry Packer's relationships with women was excluded from the original version of Paul Barry's The Rise and Rise of Kerry Packer due to fears of litigation. The revised edition, published after Packer's death, includes new material on these relationships.
Stephen Matchett looks at the democratisation of the literary reviewing culture. 'The power of the old media opinion makers has not disappeared', he says, 'but it has dramatically diminished. Today, readers who want to share their opinions of books online build their own blogs or podcasts, e-zines or YouTube clips, just as people do in every other area of human interest'.