Yesterday I went along to the annual HarperCollins author day. We had an update from CEO James Kellow on the state of the Australian publishing industry and the latest developments in the parallel importation of books debate in Australia. It's worrying times for local publishing and important that we all get behind the #BooksCreate campaign to support Australian writers, people working in the industry and the future of Australian stories. Follow the campaign: http://bookscreateaustralia.com.au/ and sign the petition to save Australian literature and stop parallel importation of books: https://www.change.org/p/scott-morrison-save-australian-literature-stop-parallel-importation-of-books
We were also lucky enough to hear from Natasha Boyd of Book Bonding and Mark Rubbo, founder of Readings, about the importance of the author-bookseller relationship.
Image: with CEO of HarperCollins Australia James Kellow, author Spiri Tsintziras and Natasha Boyd from Book Bonding Independent Bookstore