Books

October 7, 2015

UN initiative will transform the lives of millions of readers

It’s a sad fact that over 93% of books in the world are not published in accessible formats for blind, visually impaired or print disabled readers. In June 2013, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) adopted the Marrakesh Treaty to help solve this book famine which has become a human rights issue. Australia has signed […]

October 6, 2015

Celebrating education publishing excellence in Australia

Technology is now enabling educational publishers to create resources that deliver personalised learning to students. Discovering and nurturing the talent within each student is the new paradigm in the classroom and Australian publishers’ are offering innovative products and solutions that equip students with the skills they will need in the new digital economy. Each year […]

September 16, 2015

South Australian Author Awarded Copyright Agency J.M. Coetzee Writing Fellowship

South Australian author Dr Cath Kenneally has been awarded $30,000 as the first Copyright Agency J.M. Coetzee Writing Fellow at the University of Adelaide. Made possible with funding from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, the fellowship will provide Dr Kenneally a six-month residency at the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice (at the University of […]

September 14, 2015

Copyright Agency awards inaugural Author Fellowship

The Copyright Agency has awarded its inaugural $40,000 Author Fellowship to Mark Henshaw. The announcement was made at the Australian Society of Authors Congress dinner on Friday, 11 September 2015. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Mr Henshaw chose a career as a curator at the National Gallery over the penurious writer’s life, despite his first […]

September 14, 2015

Our culture will pay for loss of rights, says Turow

American best-selling author and former President of the US Authors’ Guild, Scott Turow, addressed the Australian Society of Authors’ Congress recently. He urged authors to stand united to retain their rights and for readers to back them through buying their books. Read this edited version of his engaging and informative speech, which was published in […]

September 11, 2015

Best-selling author Scott Turow visits Australia

US author and lawyer Scott Turow, who is known as a champion of authors’ rights and whose books have sold more than 30 million copies, is in Australia to speak at the Australian Society of Authors’ Congress in Sydney tomorrow evening and then in Canberra on Monday. Turow’s ASA keynote, Under Siege in the Digital […]

August 24, 2015

Literary industry welcomes abolition of GST threshold on offshore books

Australia’s book industry: authors, publishers, booksellers and rights managers have welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to reduce the Low Value Threshold on offshore purchases to zero from 1 July 2017. The Australian Society of Authors, the Australian Publishers Association, the Australian Booksellers Association, the Copyright Agency and the Australian Council of Small Business called for […]

May 26, 2015

Copyright Agency Awards Five Inaugural Publisher Fellows

The Copyright Agency has awarded a total of $40,000 to five publishers to undertake inaugural research fellowships in the 2015/16 financial year. A suite of fellowships – for publishers, an author, and legal researchers – were announced in 2014 to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the agency, and honour its founding members. The inaugural Copyright […]

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