Lunchbox/Soapbox: Tim Coronel: What Next for the Australian Publishing Industry?
Five years ago, the tone of discussion about the book industry shifted from ‘confidence’ to ‘crisis’, as online shopping and the emergence of e-books shook up the established ways of doing business.
In this Lunchbox/Soapbox event, we partner with the Small Press Underground Networking Community to present Tim Coronel – bookseller, editor, journalist and publisher – as he discusses the book industry’s rapid, perhaps desperate, transition. He’ll explain how the involvement of massive and powerful international technology businesses such as Amazon, Apple and Google has changed the publishing and bookselling landscape forever.
He also looks, with a positive eye, to the Australian publishing future.
Tim Coronel has been involved in the book industry for over 20 years. After studying professional writing and editing at RMIT, in 2002 he took on what was meant to be a 10-week temp job at Thorpe-Bowker’s book-industry trade magazine Bookseller+Publisher and ended up staying there for nine years, becoming editor of the magazine and the Weekly Book Newsletter in 2005 and publisher responsible for all Thorpe-Bowker publications in 2007.