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A London style and an Australian persona: Angus & Robertson, national duty and the commercial pressures of selling Australian books overseas

Ensor, J.D. (2012) A London style and an Australian persona: Angus & Robertson, national duty and the commercial pressures of selling Australian books overseas. In: The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing Conference: From text(s) to book(s), 21 - 23 June 2012, Universite de Lorraine, Nancy, France

Abstract

My paper is about one of Australia's most historically significant publishers and given the international nature of this conference I thought I would begin with a quick overview of the company and some context as to why an Australian publisher would be compelled to set up an office in London during the early twentieth century. From this, I will then relate a moment from Angus & Robertson's history that teases out the tensions that can arise between a publisher's public goal of promoting national culture abroad through text and the more mundane need to turn a profit from the sale of books...

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Media, Communication and Culture
Conference Website: http://idea-udl.org/from-texts-to-books/
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/13757
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