In partnership with Meanjin and Overland, we continue this series in 2011. With Amazon.com, ebooks and print-on-demand, are we seeing the end of the traditional bookstore? In the first Meanland event for 2011, a panel of retailers, e-traders and industry insiders discuss how book selling is changing and what that evolution means for readers, writers and literature.
Jo Case is the Program Manager at Melbourne Writers Festival. Before this, she was the Wheeler Centre’s senior writer/editor. Her first book, Boomer and Me: A memoir of motherhood, and Asperger’s is published by Hardie Grant in Australia and the UK.
Michael Webster is a senior lecturer in publishing at RMIT and principal consultant, Nielsen BookScan.
Sally Heath is editor of Meanjin and a former Fairfax journalist.
Corrie Perkin is a Melbourne journalist and bookseller. In 2009 she opened My Bookshop in Hawksburn Village.
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