Join us for free drinks, nibbles and conversations as we launch Publishing Means Business: Australian Perspectives edited by Aaron Mannion, Millicent Weber and Katherine Day. The book will be launched by Beth Driscoll, Senior Lecturer, University of Melbourne.

The Australian publishing industry has transformed itself from a colonial outpost of British publishing to a central node in a truly global creative industry. Despite challenges, including reduced government support for homegrown authors and the arts, small presses thrive and Australian consumers have access to an unprecedented range of foreign and domestic titles.

Social media, big data, print on demand, subscription and new compensation models are subtly reshaping an industry that now also relies on more freelance labour than ever before.

Publishing Means Business examines the current state of this exciting and unpredictable industry, while also asking questions about the broader role of publishing within our culture.

Buy now or at the launch or during the conference.