Selling Canadian Books in Australia (2017)

9781988769011 (PDF)


3rd edition

Selling Canadian Books in Australia provides valuable information and strategies to build your distribution networks and rights sales. With a growing population now of 24.5 million, Australia enjoys a respected global reputation and is an attractive international market for Canadian publishers. Amongst the world’s leading economies and recession free for over 25 years, it is a politically stable, free market democracy with year-on-year economic growth, Australia’s living standards and well-being are generally considered amongst the highest in the world.

Learn which genres have the most potential; who the major publishers, sub-agents agents and distributors are; and how best to promote your books to buyers across all levels of the industry.

This market guide includes information on:

  • Demographics and reading habits
  • Australian publishers
  • Formats and pricing
  • The digital book market
  • Sales channels
  • Distribution channels
  • Book fairs and key events
  • Discoverability

Appendices with key company profiles and contact information are included.

About the Author

Michael Webster has over 40 years’ experience in trade and educational publishing and industry-related academia, including board membership of the Australian Publishers Association, the Australian Booksellers Association, Copyright Agency, the Literature Board of the Australia Council, and Melbourne Writers Festival. An Adjunct Professor at RMIT University in Melbourne, he introduced Nielsen Bookscan to the Australian industry in 2000, is a recipient of George Robertson Award for services to the book industry, and is currently Chair of the Small Press Network (SPN) the membership organization for small and independent publishers in Australia and New Zealand.

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