q . . . It is highly recommended to anyone who thinks they have a serious interest in the book . . . or would like to discover to discover something of the complexity of the well-springs of the Australian psyche.q Biblionews Paper Empires explores Australian book production and consumption from 1946 to the present day, 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.Forty per cent of the companya#39;s design work is now completed in-house. 1990s growth By 1995 Allen ... Sophie Cunningham, formerly of McPhee Gribble and Penguin Books, joined Allen aamp; Unwin as a trade publisher in 1994. Like Julie Gibbsanbsp;...
|Title||:||A History of the Book in Australia: Paper empires : a history of the book in Australia 1946-2005|
|Publisher||:||Univ. of Queensland Press - 2006|