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The Interrobang: A Festival of Questions
Does science fiction give us an unrealistic expectation that we can effectively inhabit Mars? Questions on discovery, imagination and progress
Hold the Print
Anyone fortunate enough to have had work published in Meanjin will testify to the thrill of knowing their writing has shared in a history that their writer heroes have also shared. Now, the word is that Meanjin may become an online only journal.
Can Bedtime Reading Save Publishing?
Not one to be daunted by predictions of a publishing e-apocalypse, author Sean Cummings figures he’s found the way to save the book. The writer is using new media to try to save old media: he’s set up a Facebook page called ‘Save Publishing - Read a Book at Bedtime’. His contention? That if we all spend just ten minutes a night reading before…
On 1 March, EU inspectors conducted raids in the offices of publishers across Europe. The EU explained the raids were motivated by concerns that ebook publishers “violate EU anti-trust rules that prohibit cartels and other restrictive business practices”. Here’s how the Guardian saw it.
Last year, a stand-off occurred that pitted Amazon against publishers. Publishers were concerned that Amazon might become a monopoly retailer…
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