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Meanland – The Evolution of the Bookshop


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In partnership with Meanjin and Overland, we continue this series in 2011. With, 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

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. She has been books editor of The Big Issue, as... Read more

Michael Webster
Michael Webster

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

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... Read more


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