Released on 2013-10Categories History

Angus & Robertson and the British Trade in Australian Books, 19301970

Angus & Robertson and the British Trade in Australian Books, 19301970

Author: Jason D. Ensor

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781783080892

Category: History

Page: 268

View: 566

‘Angus & Robertson and the British Trade in Australian Books, 1930–1970’ traces the history of the printed book in Australia, particularly the production and business context that mediated Australia’s literary and cultural ties to Britain for much of the twentieth century. This study focuses on the London operations of one of Australia’s premier book publishers of the twentieth century: Angus & Robertson. The book argues that despite the obvious limitations of a British-dominated market, Australian publishers had room to manoeuvre in it. It questions the ways in which Angus & Robertson replicated, challenged or transformed the often highly criticised commercial practices of British publishers in order to develop an export trade for Australian books in the United Kingdom. This book is the answer to the current void in the literary market for a substantial history of Australia’s largest publisher and its role in the development of Australia’s export book trade.
Released on 2013-10-01Categories History

Angus & Robertson and the British Trade in Australian Books, 1930–1970

Angus & Robertson and the British Trade in Australian Books, 1930–1970

Author: Jason D. Ensor

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781783080588

Category: History

Page: 268

View: 228

‘Angus & Robertson and the British Trade in Australian Books, 1930–1970’ traces the history of the printed book in Australia, particularly the production and business context that mediated Australia’s literary and cultural ties to Britain for much of the twentieth century. This study focuses on the London operations of one of Australia’s premier book publishers of the twentieth century: Angus & Robertson. The book argues that despite the obvious limitations of a British-dominated market, Australian publishers had room to manoeuvre in it. It questions the ways in which Angus & Robertson replicated, challenged or transformed the often highly criticised commercial practices of British publishers in order to develop an export trade for Australian books in the United Kingdom. This book is the answer to the current void in the literary market for a substantial history of Australia’s largest publisher and its role in the development of Australia’s export book trade.
Released on 2023-02-28Categories Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion to the Australian Novel

The Cambridge Companion to the Australian Novel

Author: Nicholas Birns

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316514481

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 373

View: 221

The Cambridge Companion to the Australian Novel provides a clear, lively, and accessible account of the novel in Australia. The chapters of this book survey significant issues and developments in the Australian novel, offer historical and conceptual frameworks, and provide vivid and original examples of what reading an Australian novel looks like in practice. The book begins with novels by literary visitors to Australia and concludes with those by refugees. In between, the reader encounters the Australian novel in its splendid contradictoriness, from nineteenth-century settler fiction by women writers through to literary images of the Anthropocene, from sexuality in the novels of Patrick White to Waanyi writer Alexis Wright's call for a sovereign First Nations literature. This book is an invitation to students, instructors, and researchers alike to expand and broaden their knowledge of the complex histories and vital present of the Australian novel.
Released on 2010-11-19Categories Reference

Literary Research and the Literatures of Australia and New Zealand

Literary Research and the Literatures of Australia and New Zealand

Author: Faye H. Christenberry

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810877457

Category: Reference

Page: 280

View: 281

This book is a research guide to the literatures of Australia and New Zealand. It contains references to many different types of resources, paying special attention to the unique challenges inherent in conducting research on the literatures of these two distinct but closely connected countries.
Released on 2008Categories Australia

The Best Australian Poems 2008

The Best Australian Poems 2008

Author: Peter Rose

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 9781863953030

Category: Australia

Page: 194

View: 828

Perceptive, inspiring and wonderfully crafted, the poems presented here by Peter Rose are among the most outstanding literary works of 2008. Featuring established poets and promising newcomers, and gathered from a wide range of sources, this collection highlights the sheer brio and diversity of modern Australian verse. Poets include- Dorothy Porter, Robert Adamson, Judith Beveridge, John Kinsella, Brenda Walker, Les Murray, Clive James, Fay Zwicky, Chris Wallace-Crabbe, Lisa Gorton, Rosemary Dobson, Stephen Edgar, Geoffrey Lehmann, Tracy Ryan and Laurie Duggan, and many more.
Released on 2010-07Categories

History of the Book in Australia

History of the Book in Australia

Author: Craig Munro

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781458782687

Category:

Page: 790

View: 229

This new volume in UQP's History of the Book in Australia series explores Australian book production and consumption from 1946 to the present day. In the immediate postwar era, most books were imported into a colonial market dominated by British publishers. Paper Empires traces this fascinating and volatile half-century, using wide-ranging research, oral history and memoir to explore the worlds of book publishing, selling and reading. After 1945, Australian publishing went from a handful of fledgling businesses to the billion dollar industry of today with thousands of new titles each year and a vast array of imported books. Publishing's postwar expansion began with the baby boom and the increased demand for school texts, with independent houses blossoming during the 1960s and 70s followed by the current era dominated by global conglomerates. All aspects of print culture are explored, from authorship and editing to bookselling, libraries and reading habits, in the context of today's rapidly changing publishing landscape with its many technological challenges. A wide range of expert contributors, including book-trade practitioners, have produced this lively and indispensable account of our vital cultural industry.
Released on 2018-07-02Categories Literary Criticism

Australian Books and Authors in the American Marketplace 1840s–1940s

Australian Books and Authors in the American Marketplace 1840s–1940s

Author: David Carter

Publisher: Sydney University Press

ISBN: 9781743325797

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 378

View: 173

Australian Books and Authors in the American Marketplace 1840s–1940s explores how Australian writers and their works were present in the United States before the mid twentieth century to a much greater degree than previously acknowledged. Drawing on fresh archival research and combining the approaches of literary criticism, print culture studies and book history, David Carter and Roger Osborne demonstrate that Australian writing was transnational long before the contemporary period. In mapping Australian literature’s connections to British and US markets, their research challenges established understandings of national, imperial and world literatures. Carter and Osborne examine how Australian authors, editors and publishers engaged productively with their American counterparts, and how American readers and reviewers responded to Australian works. They consider the role played by British publishers and agents in taking Australian writing to America, and how the international circulation of new literary genres created new opportunities for novelists to move between markets. Some of these writers, such as Christina Stead and Patrick White, remain household names; others who once enjoyed international fame, such as Dale Collins and Alice Grant Rosman, have been largely forgotten. The story of their books in America reveals how culture, commerce and copyright law interacted to create both opportunities and obstacles for Australian writers.
Released on 2006Categories Business & Economics

Paper Empires

Paper Empires

Author: Craig Munro

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 0702235733

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 476

View: 833

Will Australia’s once booming book industry be replaced by e-publishing? Are independent publishers and booksellers on the way out? In a world where one ‘mega-author’ can sell millions of books, can anyone else compete?Paper Empires tells the inside story of Australian publishing over the past half-century. It begins with the larrikin pioneers of the 1950s and 60s and follows the fortunes of the independents and multinationals that followed in their wake. Two fascinating local successes include the reinvention of Allen & Unwin as our largest independent, and the creation of Lonely Planet which has turned a passion for travel into world-beating success. The contributions made by branches of global companies such as Penguin and Scholastic have also been part of this post-war growth. With dozens of in-depth profiles of book trade identities and their companies, as well as many themed case studies, Paper Empires explores the myths and traces the interconnected histories of book publishing, bookselling and reading.Includes: • editing, design and production • booksellers and the retail trade • writers, bestsellers, magazines and pulp fiction • readers and reading • Indigenous writing and publishing • educational publishing and children’s literature • awards and funding • the future of publishingPaper Empires is a must-read for anyone with an interest in the business of books. (Also available in hardcover)