Sustainability in the Australian book industry

I've just completed a series of snapshots on sustainability in Australian publishing and bookselling, for Books+Publishing (subscription required): Part 1 provided an overall intro and looked at what publishers are doing. Part 2 looked at where most of the emissions come from, greener book production and printing practices, whether there are alternatives to the paper we currently use, and … Continue reading Sustainability in the Australian book industry

Last weekend’s literary connectivity, and what I’ve been reading lately

On the weekend I was up in sunny Brisbane for the Australian Booksellers Association 2010 conference. It’s a conference for members and friends of the ABA – so, booksellers, publishers, and some librarians and media. I was officially there as a ‘blogger’ – on a panel called ‘Customers, Connections and Communities’, with Andrew McDonald from … Continue reading Last weekend’s literary connectivity, and what I’ve been reading lately