Radical eclecticism: An interview with Overland editor Jeff Sparrow

With a list of past contributors that includes such Oz lit luminaries as Patrick White, Peter Carey, Elizabeth Jolley, David Williamson, Judith Wright, Thea Astley, Xavier Herbert, Bruce Dawe, Frank Moorhouse, Manning Clark, Christina Stead—to name just a few—the pages of Overland have long been considered one of Australia’s premier literary storehouses. However, there is … Continue reading »

Friday Fry-Up

Ever wondered how readers find books? It’s certainly one of those topics that’s of interest to publishers everywhere, and to the folks behind the Goodread’s website. They’ve recently posted an Anatomy of Book Discovery: A Case Study using Charles Duhigg‘s nonfiction book, The Power of Habit that makes for interesting reading If you’ve ever found yourself wishing for … Continue reading »

Blog on!

Cory Doctorow denies that blogging is dead; killed off by newer forms of social media: I still blog 10-15 items a day, just as I’ve done for 10 years now on Boing Boing. But I also tweet and retweet 30-50 times a day…. the more media I have at my disposal, the more ways there … Continue reading »

Trucks, hard liquor, poetry, and art.

  Yay, Friday – random links day! An incredible opportunity for Australian playwrights just got even better!  Drive trucks? Write poetry? Then get on board dust poems! But truckie poets take note, if you want to contribute to the anthology, the deadline is tomorrow… All the postulating about the recession leading to better book sales might … Continue reading »