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The essay looks at the profitability of literary books for publishers, taking as examples data from the University of Queensland Press and some other publishers. The empirical research finds as the baseline reality of literary publishing 'its unprofitability, its fundamentally uncommercial nature' (147). Three case studies reveal that factors other than literary criteria tend to contribute to a book's commercial success.

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    y separately published work icon Resourceful Reading : The New Empiricism, eResearch and Australian Literary Culture Katherine Bode (editor), Robert Dixon (editor), Sydney : Sydney University Press , 2009 Z1663702 2009 anthology criticism 'This collection provides the first comprehensive account of eResearch and the new empiricism as they are transforming the field of Australian literary studies in the twenty-first century...The essays range from accounts of the state of the discipline in its international contexts with a particular focus on future directions, to exemplary applications of empirical methods by leading critics and scholars. Reports on current large-scale online projects that represent a significant future direction of literary studies in Australia are also included. Together, they demonstrate the possibilities and the range of new empirical and electronic approaches to Australian literary studies.' (Source: back cover) Sydney : Sydney University Press , 2009 pg. 142-155

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The University of Queensland Press : Poetry and Material Culture Deborah Jordan , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Fryer Folios , June vol. 6 no. 1 2011; (p. 14-17)
Deborah Jordan discusses the role of University of Queensland Press as a significant publisher of Australian poetry in the 1960s
The University of Queensland Press : Poetry and Material Culture Deborah Jordan , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Fryer Folios , June vol. 6 no. 1 2011; (p. 14-17)
Deborah Jordan discusses the role of University of Queensland Press as a significant publisher of Australian poetry in the 1960s
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