There’s a new website for Australian booklovers called Australians for Australian Books. It’s at www.ausbooks.com.au, and it is the official site for the campaign to prevent the surrendering of Australian copyright. Such a decision by the Productivity Commission and the Australian Government would destroy a vibrant industry and place hundreds of Australians out of work.
The site has been launched by the Society of Australian Authors, the Printing Industries Association of Australia, the Australian Literary Agents’ Association and the Australian Publishers Association as part of their campaign to protect Australian copyright for books. Text Publishing is a strong supporter of the campaign, and we urge you to visit the site. Understand the issues involved, and keep up with the latest news—it affects you, the booklover.
Further reading: article about the proposed changes by Michael Heyward, Managing Director and Publisher, Text Publishing