Portrait of Tim Coronel

Tim Coronel

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.

Tim oversaw the publication of the University of Melbourne Book Industry Study in 2009. He has been published internationally in Publishing Research Quarterly, Publishers Weekly, Publishing Perspectives, The Bookseller and Book Brunch.

Early in his career (from 1989 to 2002), he worked in a variety of bookshops, from suburban chain stores to specialist independents. Catching the editing bug around the turn of the millennium, he worked on the University of Melbourne student journal Antithesis and at Meanjin.

Tim left Thorpe-Bowker at the end of 2011 and is now working as a freelance editor, writer and publishing consultant.