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Australia funds authors, publishers, in digital publishing, cultural exchanges
October 4, 2013 | 10:00 am

In an initiative that other countries might well envy, Australia's Copyright Agency Creative Industries Career Fund has just announced its latest series of career development grants to "Australian writers, artists and publishers." According to the official release, "fourteen recipients will share in over AUD$38,000 [$35,400] to build their skills through opportunities ranging from mentorships to experience at leading institutions."   Publishing industry recipients include publisher Tony Duke, who "will be undertaking mentorships whilst attending the UK Publishers Association Digital Publishing Forum seminar in the UK," and New South Wales publisher Jeanmarie Morosin, who "will undertake a workshop at the Eric Carle Museum...

Australia says no worries on Apple e-book pricing
July 23, 2013 | 10:53 am

According to coverage in the Australian Financial Review, Australia's competition authority, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, is taking a hands-off attitude to Apple's e-book pricing practices past and present, despite pressure from some quarters to act in a similar fashion to the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division and bring a price-fixing case. Independent Senator for South Australia Nick Xenophon, one of the more outspoken and vocal advocates of consumer rights in Australia, issued a release earlier in July entitled "Rotten Apple?" calling on "the ACCC to initiate an urgent investigation into Apple, following the damning US Court decision. However,...

The Book Salon opens in Australia for better writing Down Under
July 17, 2013 | 8:13 pm

The Book SalonSteph Little, author, publishing professional, and online and offline marketer, has launched a new website and resource center for Australia's authors, The Book Salon, offering them guidance, pointers, resources, information, or just straightforward encouragement, according to Australia's Books and Publishing. Herself a Brit, Steph relocated to Australia and now works as a marketing campaign manager at local independent publisher Hardie Grant, but her new initiative is purely personal. "I moved to Melbourne from the UK in 2010 in search of a better life. I found it," she says.  "My favourite writers are Roald Dahl, Geoff Dyer, Kate Atkinson, Emily Brontë, Matt Haig, Ian McEwan,...

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed
November 24, 2012 | 10:55 am

Why it's time for more transparency in publishing (FutureBook) Will Kindle Serials Transform Anthology Publishing? (Digital Book World) Publishers struggle with an ebook bind (Business Spectator) The Kindle Daily Deal: 14 Kurt Vonnegut books {and} Stolen by Vivian Vande Velde * * *    ...