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Economic analysis of literary publishing in Australia

2 Dec 2008
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To enable literary publishers and other literary organisations to distribute and market writing more effectively in Australia and increase the income of writers, this report provides a better understanding of the structure of the literary publishing industry and the potential readership for literary genres. This Australia Council-commissioned research report is a study of the economics of the Australian literary publishing sector.

The Australia Council is the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body. A priority area for the Australia Council is arts marketing and audience development to create a higher level of demand from arts consumers and to develop new audiences and readership. In turn, it is intended to help authors earn a living wage from their work.

To enable literary publishers and other literary organisations to distribute and market writing more effectively in Australia and increase the income of writers, it is imperative to gain a better understanding of the structure of the literary publishing industry and the potential readership for literary genres.

While there are reports into the nature of Australian publishing in general and the ABS provides statistics on the Australian publishing industry, there is very little specific data or information relating to literary publishing.

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