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Happy International Zine Month
July is International Zine Month and zine fans are celebrating all over the world. Join the party.
Meanwhile, Melbourne’s finest purveyors of everything zine, the Sticky Institute, are getting ready to host a party of their own. Love Don’t Pay the Rent is afundraising event for friends of the Degreaves Subway zine-stitution, featuring a bunch of bands at the Toff in Town on 21…
For a long time, literary magazines have been the lifeblood of books, writing and ideas. With Harpers in trouble, the recent hiatus of Heat, and the whole industry in flux, here’s an overview of good reading on the subject.
We begin with a mythbuster. The myth is that a literary magazine or journal is less likely to survive in the marketplace than a…
Booksellers and Readers Have Reason to Hope
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It was standing room only at our recent Meanland event on future directions for books and bookshops. Chaired by incoming Meanjin editor Sally Heath and featuring presenters Chris Flynn, Corrie Perkin, Jo Case and Michael Webster, the discussion canvassed a wide array of anxieties and hopes for the future of books and the shops that sell them. Despite the rapid…
The Great App Con
The first tablet was the iPad, right? Wrong. Developed in 1968, the first tablet was the Dynabook, and in some ways it was superior to the iPad. This is an excerpt from a piece by John Weldon on reading and tablet technology published on the Meanland website, an initiative on the future of reading co-auspiced by Overland and Meanjin literary journals.
“The iPad, in…
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