Simpsons Solicitors

Developing the Australian Book Industry

April 9th 2010

A new Book Industry Strategy Group, under the leadership of Mr Barry Jones AO, will set the course for the Australian book industry as it meets the opportunities and challenges posed by increasing online book sales and the use of ebooks.

In announcing the appointment of the group’s chair and members, Innovation Minister Senator Kim Carr said that the Book Industry Strategy Group (BISG) will develop strategies to ensure that the Australian book industry continues to thrive in a global digital environment.

Senator Carr made the announcement today at the Worldwide University Network (WUN) Enterprise International Student Forum hosted by the University of Sydney. The university chose innovation in digital publishing as the topic for the inaugural WUN International Student Forum in response to the Minister’s decision to establish the BSIG in February 2010.