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It’s time to kill parallel import restrictions

It’s time to kill parallel import restrictions

Parallel import restrictions are a ridiculous protectionist holdover, and their time is up, writes Evan Mulholland, media and communications manager at the Institute of Public Affairs.

The truth about parallel imports

The truth about parallel imports

Crikey readers discuss politics and other issues of the day.

Publishers try to hold back the tide on parallel imports

Publishers try to hold back the tide on parallel imports

Publishers, predictably, want to keep Australia's restrictions on importing books as they are. But savvy customers and e-book sales mean it soon might not matter anyway.

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

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.

Last page for book buying? Carr, Cunningham, Rosenbloom on REDgroup

Last page for book buying? Carr, Cunningham, Rosenbloom on REDgroup

Book retailer REDgroup is a victim of online retailers (and the federal government's rejection of recommendations to open up the local market) or simply poor management. Crikey asked publishers and retailers what it means.

Wills visit: this is 2010, not 1810

Wills visit: this is 2010, not 1810

Crikey readers weigh in on Prince Will's visit, the actual cost of books from BookDepository and fat people flying on planes.

Costello: Publishing protectionism is bad — just as Farnsie

Costello: Publishing protectionism is bad — just as Farnsie

The Howard government's decision to lift parallel import restrictions on CDs didn't kill the Australian music industry, says Peter Costello, and the local public industry could survive just as well without protectionism.

Rundle: Bob Carr, PIR galah

Rundle: Bob Carr, PIR galah

Bob Carr's weekend op-ed in The Oz demonstrates in miniature all the arrogance and mendacity of the big chains' participation in the parallel book imports debate -- and why they lost it, says Guy Rundle.

Where’s the book buyer’s voice in the book debate?

Where’s the book buyer’s voice in the book debate?

We've heard from the ideologues, the book sellers and working authors. So where's the book buyer's voice in the book import discussion? Michael R. James weighs in.

The Great Book Debate

The Great Book Debate

Readers weigh-in on parallel imports, asylum seekers, all-male institutions, the Traveston Dam, Tiger Woods and more.