PIRs – MORE ON “THAT” 1% LEVY – by Sharyn Lilley

Dymocks has sent material to the Labour Caucus meeting suggesting that a 1% levy on publisher’s sales could fund up to $15 million for grants for writers to write those culturally significant novels. http://www.theage.com.au/national/dymocks-says-levy-could-fund-writers-20091026-hgr4.html . This intrigues me. I notice they make no mention of book sellers contributing to this levy, but they do mention…

PIRs – DYMOCK’S CHAIR PROPOSES 1% PUBLISHER LEVY TO FUND ‘CULTURALLY WORTHWHILE’ BOOKS – by Sally Murphy

Michelle Grattan in yesterday’s Melbourne Age reported that Don Grover, Dymock’s CEO had suggested a 1% levy be placed on publishers to fund the ongoing production of ‘cutlurally worthwhile’ books. Author Sally Murphy responds. Now I’ve heard everything! The very organisation pushing for a change which will make it harder for publishers to publish wonderful Australian…