The package, which would bring Canada's media aid spending close to $1 billion, comes after repeated pressure from publishers. You can expect Australian companies to follow suit.
Despite reassurance from News Corp officials, the News and Information services publishing arm continues to struggle, write Paddy Manning and Glenn Dyer.
A flood of pollies have books coming out, from Julia Gillard to John Howard and Bob Day. We look at what makes for a good read in this tricky genre.
Thrice nominated for the Booker Prize, writer Anita Desai reflected on her place in India's rapidly changing literary canon in a speech in Melbourne last night.
The merger of publishers Penguin and Random House will trigger more takeover activity. And the impact will trickle down to all aspects of the industry, writes Scribe publisher Henry Rosenbloom.
Australian poetry is suddenly the subject of considerable debate. While there's controversy over a new poetry anthology by UNSW Press, there's wider optimism over the health of poetry more generally.
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.
Does a plug by another author on a book cover ever convince you to buy it? Author Bill Morris explains the delicate business of 'blurbing', where writers indulge in mutual pats-on-the-back and help aspiring writers get their books onto shelves.