john birmingham

It seems likely that regulators will come for the tech giants. The Australian Taxation Office has already wrestled Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook to the mat, forcing them to stop offshoring their profits while hitting up local taxpayers to cover all of their expenses. Paying your tax like some poor

There hasn’t been much good news out of publishing and media since the Great Recession, but one segment, recorded audio, is exploding everywhere, all at once. The US audiobook market recored 47 per cent year on year growth in the last twelve months. Audible Australia recently announced an aggressive push

Digital disruption in book publishing by John Birmingham

My first year as a working writer I made a hundred and thirty-five dollars and ate a lot of generic poverty noodles. My second, a bumper year, I broke two hundred. It was encouraging, but not enough to upgrade to those fancy Maggi noodles the big, prize-winning authors get. After