Making Books: Studies in Contemporary Australian Publishing

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9780702234699: Making Books: Studies in Contemporary Australian Publishing

This collection of essays discusses contemporary publishing in Australia—a trade that generates nearly $2 billion annually—while analyzing the structure and dynamics of the industry in the context of social, cultural, and legal forces. Diligent focus is paid to key topics such as the culture of an average Australian publishing house, the decline of literary publishing, and the impact of new technologies on the industry. Discussions on the publishing of specific genres—from romance and crime fiction to poetry and feminist literature—are also included.

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David Carter is the director of the Australian Studies Centre at the University of Queensland. He is the author of A Career in Writing; Images of Australia; and Thinking Australian Studies, Teaching Across Cultures. Anne Galligan is a postdoctoral fellow at the Australian Studies Centre at the University of Queensland.

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