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 industrythe culture of the publishing houseeditorial practice and policypublishing and cultural policythe 'decline' of literary publishingBookscanthe impact of new technologies on the industryand much, much more.