There's been a book's worth of words expended on discussion of the imminent decision by the Productivity Commission on parallel-importation of books into Australia.

So this particular book-buying scientific geek decided to do what scientific geeks tend to do: check the actual real-world data.

The first table lists the top ten books according to sales statistics (from The SMH 11 July 2009). This is the "indie" list because the best seller list is wall-to-wall Stephenie Meyer and I was not going to waste my time on that! Only two (as it happens the top two) in the list are Australian-published Australian authors: