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Meanland - The Evolution of the Bookshop

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.

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Who?

Portrait of Jo Case

Jo Case

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

Michael Webster is a senior lecturer in publishing at RMIT and principal consultant, Nielsen BookScan.

Portrait of Sally Heath

Sally Heath

Sally Heath is editor of Meanjin and a former Fairfax journalist.

Portrait of Corrie Perkin

Corrie Perkin

Corrie Perkin is a books advocate, editor, award-winning journalist, podcaster, interviewer, events host and communications advisor. For 12 years she owned a bookshop in Melbourne and continues her mission of bringing writers and readers together via her media projects.

Since 2017, Corrie has served as a board member of the Wheeler Centre.

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