The Australian book industry deserves more government support

The book industry makes a significant contribution to the Australian economy, but is it supported sufficiently?

The Australian book industry has operated for more than a century. It has matured into a mid-level English language market, smaller than the US and UK markets, but of sufficient size to generate first-rate books and export significant works to the rest of the world.

It is also an industry exposed to an unusual degree of risk at every level of the supply chain.

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