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How to con your way to the top of Amazon's best-seller list

How to con your way to the top of Amazon's best-seller list

You don't have to be a literary genius to get a number one book on Amazon. In fact you don't have to write a single word.

'You always plot': highlights from Niki Savva's Plots and Prayers

'You always plot': highlights from Niki Savva's Plots and Prayers

Niki Savva's dive into the events of the 2018 leadership spill reveals more than a few red-faced ministers.

Five crucial books to read about Australian spying

Five crucial books to read about Australian spying

From early histories of ASIO to Malcolm Turnbull's recollection of the Spycatcher trial. It's a good time to read up.

Why is Australia so obsessed with Ned Kelly?

Why is Australia so obsessed with Ned Kelly?

When it comes to tales of daring heists and gun-toting highwaymen, Australian popular mythology has barely scratched the surface.

How the price system helped create our modern world 

How the price system helped create our modern world 

Humans didn’t invent the price system on purpose; we are the beneficiaries of a happy accident.

Bungled books and matters of fact

Bungled books and matters of fact

In a week littered with literary inaccuracies, the question needs to be asked: why are so many authors getting away with sloppy research?

Eight Lives: a pacy medical thriller

Eight Lives: a pacy medical thriller

"A smart, sophisticated thriller that explores power, class and prejudice, Eight Lives will keep you engrossed until the last page." — Affirm Press

Remembering Les Murray, Australia's gift to the world

Remembering Les Murray, Australia's gift to the world

He was a poet who reached across the aeons to Homer, yet he lived in a land which has never willingly taken a single poem to its heart.

How the internet's champions of free speech control the message

How the internet's champions of free speech control the message

Ginger Gorman chased down Facebook and Twitter for months with questions about online abuse. She got answers, but she can't exactly report them.

Silencing MUP's 'loud voice' was not part of review: publisher

Silencing MUP's 'loud voice' was not part of review: publisher

Adler's personal talent for finding and publishing new and important voices will be missed, say those in the industry.