May 5, 2022

Macquarie University Survey of Australian authors

Copyright Agency is partnering with Macquarie University and the Australia Council for the Arts on a new national survey of Australian authors. The findings will be released later this year. All published Australian authors are eligible to fill out the survey and we invite you to have your say. Copyright Agency CEO Josephine Johnston, says […]

April 28, 2022

A new national survey for Australian authors

Macquarie University, the Australia Council for the Arts and the Copyright Agency are excited to announce that a national survey of Australian authors is now open. All published Australian authors are eligible to fill out the survey and we invite you to have your say. To complete the survey, visit www.mq.edu.au/authors-survey. The survey will remain […]

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October 19, 2021

Success Story: new research on rights sales shows increased demand for Australian books overseas

The popularity of Australian children’s books overseas, the strength of the Chinese language market, and increasing interest in Australian adult fiction have been driving the success of Australian books overseas. The research, Success Story: International rights sales of Australian-authored books 2008–2018, was conducted in partnership between the Australia Council for the Arts, Macquarie University and […]

October 15, 2020

Protocols for respecting First Nations IP

The Australia Council released the latest edition of its Protocols for using First Nations Cultural and Intellectual Property in the Arts.

February 7, 2019

New research on the international success of Australian books

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has partnered with the Australia Council for the Arts to support Macquarie University’s research examining the international rights sales and export of Australian books over the last decade. Both organisations will contribute $30,000 to the study. In a first, the university study will collect data on the extent and nature […]

January 23, 2018

Australia Council’s Wenona Byrne talks literary trends

In November last year, the Australia Council’s Literature Director, Wenona Byrne, delivered the keynote speech at the Independent Publishing Conference organised by the Small Press Network. We’ve reproduced Wenona’s speech, which offers terrific insights into current trends and opportunities in publishing (with her permission). Frankfurt Book Fair In October 2017, I attended the Frankfurt Book […]

March 25, 2013

Government Releases Cultural Policy

The government released its National Cultural Policy, Creative Australia, on 13 March. The policy is an outcome of the Government’s 2020 summit in 2008, and the first national cultural policy since Creative Nation in 2004. The policy sets out five goals covering covering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; cultural diversity; the central role of […]