A review of 2018 book sales in Australia
by Prof Michael Webster

Everyone knows that Melburnians love to talk about three things: the weather – four seasons in one day; public transport – here’s looking at you, PTV/VLine; and where to get ‘the best’ coffee, vegan brunch, pizza, latest thing…

And editors? We talk about pay rates, authors and book sales. Pay rates and authors are covered in the conference (see presentations on Thursday by Pamela Hewitt and Marisa Wikramanayake, and the Super Book Clubs).

So imagine how excited we are to announce a presentation by Australia’s foremost authority on book sales! Join in on Friday at 11:45 am as Michael Webster takes us for a rollicking run through the books that sold in Australia last year. What were the bestsellers – any of ‘yours’?

About the speaker

Michael Webster is Adjunct Professor at RMIT University, Chair of the Small Press Network and recipient of the George Robertson Award for services to Australian publishing. Michael has 45 years’ experience in trade and educational publishing, and academia. He introduced what is now Nielsen BookScan to the Australian industry in 2000.