10 November 2016

Academics and researchers from across Australia will be presenting papers on a range of topics relating to publishing. For information, see the 2016 call for papers.


One, two and three day tickets are available for SPN members and non-members.

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Keynote Address

David ThrosbyDistinguished Professor of Economics, Macquarie University, Sydney

Professor David Throsby will give the keynote address at the 2015 Industry Research Day, which is entitled Arguing the value of the Australian book industry.

Throsby is Distinguished Professor of Economics at Macquarie University in Sydney, and together with Dr Jan Zwar is currently engaged in a three-year study entitled The Australian Book Industry: Authors, Publishers and Readers in a Time of Change, funded by the Australian Research Council.

Industry Research Day

  • 8:15am

    • Performance SpaceArrival

      Coffee and tea

  • 8:45

    • Performance SpaceWelcome

      Aaron Mannion, Small Press Network

  • 9:00am

    • Performance SpaceThe Knowledge Factory: Publishing and the University

      Denise O’Dea, The Open Access Movement and What It Means for Publishing Beyond the Academy

      Susan Murray, Hierarchies, Quality and Reputation: Scholarly Publishing in the 21st Century

      Alexandra Payne, The Life and Death of the Publisher: Examining the Publisher as Curator and Cartographer

  • 10:45am

    • Morning tea

  • 11:00am

    • Performance SpacePublishing Case Studies and Research

      Sam Cooney, Ten Years of the Lifted Brow: Socialising to Create Space

      Sybil Nolan, Ooligan Press: How a Teaching Press Manages to Remain Industry-Facing

      Aaron Mannion, Genteel Gamblers: Publishing and Risk Sharing

      Callum Morgan, Findings from Macquarie University’s 2015 Survey of Australian Trade Book Publishers

    • Worksop SpaceTwenty-first Century Readers

      Nicola Rodger, How the Social Lives of Books Leads to their Surprising Afterlives

      Megan Le Masurier, Slow Magazines: Alternative Temporalities, Print and the Indie Magazine

      Katya Johanson and Leonie Rutherford, “They All Think I’m on my Phone”: Who Influences Australian Teenagers’ Reading Practices in 2016?

  • 12:45pm

    • Lunch

  • 1:45pm

    • Performance SpaceKeynote Address

      David Throsby, Arguing the Value of the Australian Book Industry

  • 2:45pm

    • Performance SpaceBorders of Publishing

      Susanne Bartscher-Finzer, The Motivations of Book Publishers in Germany and Australia: An Empirical Comparison

      Patrick Allington, Australian Literary Magazines, Dissent, and the National Conversation

      Emmett Stinson, Nationalism, Transnationalism and the Australian Short Story Collection

    • Workshop SpaceOnly the Lonely in Small Press Culture

      Ann Vickery, Portable Crush and the Ends of Intimate Community

      Andy Carruthers, Social Withdrawal as Activist Publishing

      Eddie Hopely, Live Collaboration and the Phantasmic Loop

  • 4:15pm

    • Afternoon tea

  • 4:45pm

    • Performance SpaceContested Spaces: Publishing as Negotiation

      Sophie Masson, Going Over to the Other Side: The New Breed of Author-Publishers

      Beth Driscoll, Who Publishes Australian Popular Fiction?

      Millicent Weber, Scandal at the Festival: Literary Festivals as Sites of Field Negotiation

  • 6:00pm

    • Performance SpaceBook Launch: The End of Print?

      Stay for drinks and networking at the launch of this book, following on immediately from the Industry Research Day sessions.

      Book Launch: The End of Print?