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A Lonely Planet for some, as more jobs go from publisher

Lonely Planet will make more cuts — up to 100 jobs could go — as it transitions painfully to a digital future. While more people are travelling, fewer are buying guidebooks.

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Bowling over publishers, Waugh’s words on independent wicket

Former cricketer Steve Waugh is self-publishing his latest memoir and selling it exclusively through Big W. What does this mean for traditional biography publishers?

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Creative jobs: maybe that arts degree isn’t so useless after all

Worried about a career in the arts? It’s not as bad as you may think. Journalists and printers may be on the scrap heap, but there are more artists employed than ever according to new data.

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‘Mad beyond the dreams of Tamburlaine’: Rinehart book reviewed

Gina Rinehart’s latest book is weirdly amateur, and portrays the mining magnate as delusional and blind to how she is being perceived, writes literary critic Cameron Woodhead.

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Death of the bookshop: what you pay for when you buy local

Many book lovers might choose to shop locally rather than on overseas websites if they had the chance to ponder some of the implications of their decisions, says editor-in-chief of Bookseller+Publisher magazine Matthia Dempsey.

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Book barns are dead, long live cosy indies

We can’t save big book barns, but we can save independent cultural retail. It’s independent book stores and music retailers that offer something the big chains rarely mustered: character, passion and charm.

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Real Business | BOOKS|

How I made a blank book an Amazon bestseller

Author Shed Simove desperately wanted a bestseller, but even he was surprised when his self-published blank book — titled What Every Man Thinks About Apart From Sex — sailed up the Amazon charts.

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Private equity to blame for REDgroup collapse

The private equity model of buying companies and loading them with debt was completely inappropriate for a company facing tough market conditions, writes Glenn Dyer.

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A year in book buying: tallying the receipts

Only a fool would believe the public will rush to spend two — three times as much for their product in order to sustain book stores just because they’re nice. writes fiction editor at Australian Book Review Chris Flynn.

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