Last year, Australian children's authors joined many other Australian book-lovers to fight against the proposed lifting of Restrictions against Parallel Importation of books into this country. That fight was successful. But now, there is another threat to Australian children's books. And this is worse - … Continue reading Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…
You may have noticed on this blog and also on the SAVING AUSSIE BOOKS blog, the frequent use of a campaign poster of a toddler reading a book ... it was our boy, David at 12 months or so. Just had to share a recent … Continue reading Poster boy grows up….
Just like no one likes a sore loser, no one likes a cocky winner! But, allow me the relief a good shout of victory brings. We have won our battle against Parallel Importation of Books in a resounding victory - this morning the ALP Cabinet … Continue reading VICTORY IS OURS!
The total signatures on the Saving Aussie Books Petition was almost 3700 and when combined with the signatures gathered in MP Steve Gibbon’s printing town of Maryborough and those from the Australian Publishing Association, the total is approximately 10,000. The signatures on the Saving Aussie … Continue reading The anti-Parallel Import Petition goes to Canberra
When Professor Allan Fels appeared on a panel at the Open Forum on PIs at the Melbourne Writers Festival on Saturday night and said, ‘Authors are being whipped up into frenzy by their publishers,’ I knew then this man (who is among the group calling … Continue reading ‘FRENZIED AUTHORS’ ARE A DANGEROUS MOB