A MUST HAVE FOR ANYONE INVOLVED OR INTERESTED IN THE PUBLISHING INDUSTRY A wide-ranging study of contemporary publishing in Australia, specifically focusing on the period from 1990 onwards, and looking towards the future. The Australian publishing industry turns over almost 2 billion dollars a year. This collection of essays analyses the structure and dynamics of the industry in the context of social, cultural and legal forces. Making Books presents a sophisticated introduction to the structure and dynamics of the contemporary publishing industry. Chapters focus on topics such as:* the structure of the Australian publishing industry* the culture of the publishing house* editorial practice and policy* publishing and cultural policy* the 'decline' of literary publishing* Bookscan* the impact of new technologies on the industry* and much, much more.