The New Year: SPUNC
As 2011 ends and 2012 begins, we’ve invited our resident organisations to consider the year gone by and to share their plans for the year to come.
2011 was a huge year for SPUNC - it was the year in which we began to carve a path forward for Australian independent publishers entering the eBook environment. Distribution is the perennial obstacle course for small and independent publishers here, but the growth of the eBook market around the world is beginning to open doors for new channels of distribution, which means more readers for more locally produced content.
In 2012 SPUNC will be continuing to develop its digital distribution service, ensuring more books are available more widely. Later in 2012, we will be hosting a publishing symposium for the Australian publishing industry - a two day conference exploring new publishing, distribution and bookselling models. This will be open to the public as well as the industry, and will be occurring at the Wheeler Centre, with publishers, booksellers and book industry obsessives from around Australia plus international guests, all involved.
We have a few other exciting bits and pieces up our sleeves, but we’re saving them for later. If you’re passionate about Australian publishing, or you pride yourself on the diversity of your reading list, stay tuned…