New guides support creation of accessible digital books

The Australian Inclusive Publishing Initiative, supported by Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, has launched two guides: Inclusive Publishing in Australia and Making Content Accessible. Inclusive Publishing in Australia is an introductory guide for publishers and all those who contribute to the publishing workflow, including editors, proofreaders and indexers. It explains how inclusion and accessibility benefit both the […]

Getting the backstory on writing and publishing

The Cultural Fund has once again funded Express Media’s Toolkits 12-week mentoring program for writers under 30, underway now in three genres, and seeking applications in early June for two further streams: Poetry and Digital Storytelling. Toolkits helps young writers develop their skills in a unique online environment, with facilitators and guest authors Zoya Patel, Mira Schlosberg,Jennifer […]

Woodside Petroleum and Audit NSW win Governance Awards

Every year, hundreds of Australian companies and not-for-profits compile annual reports. The Australasian Reporting Awards (ARA), established in 1950, help organisations to improve their reporting standards and recognise those who are excelling in this area. The 2018 Awards and associated Seminar on Reporting held recently gave delegates a chance to upskill as well. Conference participants […]

After the Apology a landmark film from member Larissa Behrendt

Author, lawyer and Copyright Agency member Larissa Behrendt has directed a new feature length documentary After the Apology, in which she explores the alarming fact that since Kevin Rudd’s 2008 apology, the number of Aboriginal children being removed from their families is much higher than during the time of the Stolen Generations. Through the experiences […]

Reading Australia 10-word story challenge for schools

ALIA and the Copyright Agency’s Reading Australia team are working together to promote Australian books to students, with the 10 word story challenge, launched on 14 May and running through to 2 July, 2018. For students to win Booktopia book vouchers worth $100 for themselves and their school library, all they have to do is […]

Win tickets to the Australian Book Industry Awards

Every year, the Australian Book Industry awards one exceptional book the title of Book of the Year. To celebrate this award, Better Reading wants to find out which of the past winners is Australia’s favourite. Pick a Book of the Year, explain why it’s your favourite and you could win the ABIA 2018 prize pack. The winner will […]

2018 Brian Johns Lecture with Morry Schwartz

Esteemed book and journal publisher Morry Schwartz AM (pictured) will deliver the 2018 Brian Johns Lecture at the State Library of NSW on 7 May. Morry’s company, Schwartz Publishing, operates Black Inc. books and La Trobe University Press. It also publishes the journals Quarterly Essay and Australian Foreign Affairs. Its sister company, Schwartz Media, publishes […]

Former director Jeremy Fisher one of the 78ers depicted in ‘Riot’

On the 40th anniversary of the recently held Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, ABC TV screened Riot, a landmark film which documents the very first such parade – held on Saturday 24th June 1978 at 10pm. This parade, in which participants were brutally beaten by the police, was a catalyst for the eventual decriminalisation […]

Image Credit: Author Fellow, Rodney Hall. Photo by Ross Bird. Non-Fiction Fellow, Krissy Kneen. Photo by Anthony Mullins. Visual Artist Fellow, Khaled Sabsabi. Photo by Khaled Sabsabi.

Image Credit: 2020 Reading Australia Fellow, Karen Yager. Photo by Paul Wright.

Image Credit: Created using Shutterstock and Unsplash.

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