Tim Coronel has been involved in the book industry one way or another for over 25 years—variously as a bookseller; a journalist and commentator on the book trade; a writer, editor and publisher of books, magazines and online content; and as a publishing consultant. He is currently a sessional lecturer and subject co-ordinator in the University of Melbourne’s Master of Publishing and Communications. He was the co-ordinator of the Independent Publishing Conference for the Small Press Network in 2013 and 2014. He has worked as a publicist for Monash University Publishing and in the marketing department of Cengage, as well as continuing to work as a freelance editor and publishing consultant for clients ranging from trade publishers to statutory and government bodies.
Jessica Harvie is currently the Conference Coordinator for the Small Press Network and the Festival Administrator for Melbourne Writers Festival. Prior to this, she worked in student media, mental health, and drug and alcohol communications; has been a judge for the Aurealis Awards; and will not publicly admit the total of her current overdue library fines.
Bridget Black is one of the Associate Producers for the 2019 Independent Publishing Conference. She is currently completing a Master of Writing and Publishing at RMIT, having previously graduated with a Bachelor of Music at Monash University. She has always loved books of any genre, and devouring them at possibly too fast a pace. Outside of the literary world she enjoys going to gigs, eating dumplings and drinking copious amounts of tea.
Vidisha Srinivasan is one of the Associate Producers for the Independent Publishing Conference. She has dabbled in advertising and scriptwriting, and spent three educational years in magazine publishing at GQ. Currently she is pursuing her Master of Publishing and Communications at the University of Melbourne. When she isn’t stressing over coursework, you can find her tending to her bubble tea addiction and hoarding more books than she can possibly read.
Alexandra Dane researches contemporary book cultures, focussing on the relationship between gender, literary consecration and the influence of formal and informal literary networks.
Millicent Weber is a Lecturer in English at the Australian National University. She researches the intersections between live and digital literary culture, and is the author of Literary Festivals and Contemporary Book Culture, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2018.