Articles tagged “defend oz lit”
‘Australians need Australian stories.’ W. H. Chong
‘We have been growing a local publishing industry and culture where designers and illustrators can work and support each other.’ Miri Rosenbloom
There is an effective consensus across the industry—among booksellers, authors, publishers, literary agents and printers—about the widespread benefits of the current arrangements. These are the people who have worked to transform our industry into one of the most successful publishing territories in the world. The consumer has been the winner. Let’s keep it that way.
‘New Zealand repealed its PIR legislation in 1998. Since that time the New Zealand publishing industry has contracted disastrously.’ Tom Keneally
‘They want to thieve our past work, and, by ending parallel importation restrictions and territorial copyright, destroy any future for Australian writers.’ Richard Flanagan
This is the first in a series of e-posters of Australian authors and overseas colleagues speaking up for their rights. Watch this space for more from Richard Flanagan, Magda Szubanski, Jonathan Franzen, Jackie French, Toni Jordan, Jeanette Winterson, Tom Keneally and friends.
Did you know the Australian book industry employs more than 20,000 people and generates $2 billion in revenue annually, and that ours is the fourteenth-largest publishing industry in the world?
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