explores Australian book production and consumption from 1946 to the present day, using wide-ranging research, oral history and memoir to explore the worlds of book publishing, selling and reading.
Interesting and accessible, Paper Empires
includes everything you need to know about:
- The publishing industry from Allen & Unwin to HarperCollins.
- The retail industry from Angus and Robertson to the independents.
- The awards and festivals.
- Readers and reading: from Biggles to Australian Women's Weekly.
With contributions from a who's who of the industry past and present, from Diana Gribble (McPhee Gribble) to Tony Wheeler (Lonely Planet), Paper Empires
is the definitive guide to the book industry in Australia.