WBT has an archive of books below.
Book Distribution is the hardest thing.
I have been doing a little digging on book distribution and related matters. This is what I came up with. If you have any other suggestions please leave them in the comments section down below.
All books should have an ISBN. Pls note – an ISBN / ISSN does not mean the book is copyrighted but is makes it easier for a book to be found. Therefore an ISBN aids in distribution. Also a CIP (Cataloguing in Publication) provides a bibliographic record for library distribution.
A copyright is exclusive legal right to the creator of original works to print, publish, perform, or record literary works. Remember that J K Rowling is obscenely rich (£820 million) partly because of the laws of copyright permit her to sell the rights to popular Harry Potter books at a premium.
Books should be deposited with municipal, state and national libraries. This generally the job of the publisher but the author should make sure this happens.
Municipal or local Library
BCC – Unfortunately some years ago, the Brisbane City Council outsourced its book purchasing to Peter Pal Library Supplies – Unit 7, 14 Randall St, Slacks Creek, QLD, 4127 Ph (07) 3209 3922. I wonder what role Peter Pal actually plays in the decision making. They seem to prepare the books for the BCC (Special Binding) but I suspect the decision to purchase a book lies elsewhere … where is the question? The BCC website states that you can email a question to the reference section at https://brisbanecity.libanswers.com/form?queue_id=3076
The library states that it takes library members wishes into account when developing the collection. However it is none too specific about how. I have emailed the BCC Librarian asking how these decisions are made, by whom and using what criteria.
State library of Queensland (SLQ) – You can make a legal deposit, you can donate the book or ask the library to buy the book because it has some unique association with Queensland. You can request the State Library to purchase a book at http://askslq.altarama.com/reft100.aspx?pmi=tIPWCGkmGC The SLQ website provides some help … see
Legal Deposit in Libraries through NED
Are you an author or publisher of an e-book in Queensland?
If so, you are required under the Libraries Act 1988 (Qld) to deposit one copy of any new publication published in Queensland (physical or digital) with the State Library of Queensland, whether it is a book, serial publication (such as a newsletter, annual report, magazine or journal), map, music score or videorecording.
Legal deposit with the State Library of Queensland is required for print, electronic and audio-visual publications, including government publications, in accordance with the Libraries Act 1988. If both print and electronic formats are available, electronic is preferred and may be lodged with National edeposit (NED) @ https://ned.gov.au/resources/about.html File format is important. This and other questions can be found at https://ned.gov.au/resources/making-a-deposit.html
Internet Archive is a non-profit borrowing library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. You can upload your book to this website.
If a publisher does not qualify for legal deposit it can ask the SLQ to purchase the book or simply donate the book to the library stating its relevance to Qld.
15 Nov 2021
Image: Radical Books collection held by the Institute of Social Ecology at the Ellen Taylor Community Centre West End, Brisbane (AHIMSA house now held at Common House 74b Wickham St in Fortitude Valley) – plenty of manifestos here but where are the answers as we hit the wall?
Common House’s Library and Social Centre opening hours this week are: Monday: 4-7pm (Anti-Poverty Network QLD drop in hours)Wednesday: 11-4pmThursday: 12-5pmFriday: 7pm – Film Screening: Maggots and Men (100 Years of the Kronstadt Rebellion)
Links to Books in the Karl Marx library in Alphabetic order:
After the Waterfront – the workers are quiet” by LeftPress
Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engels
The Curr Family in Far North Queensland 1862-1925 by Frederick Carlton Curr Edited by Eleanour E. Freeman
History of the Curr Family from 1798 till 1955 by Margery Curr
Dawn to Dusk: reminiscences of a rebel by Ernie Lane
Gone Tomorrow – Australia in the 80s by Humphrey McQueen
How To Make Trouble And Influence People by Iain McIntyre
“Iraqi Icicle” by Bernie Dowling
The Killer Cop and the Murder of Donald Mackay by John Jiggens
Land Rights Now! by Garey Foley
“Liberating Pine Gap” by Jim Dowling (ed.)
The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan
Love Letters from the Bar Table by Shane Dowling
“Minyung Woolah Binnung” by Lionel Fogarty
“Pig City: from the Saints to Savage Garden” by Andrew Stafford
Resistance – a childhood fighting for East Timor by Naldo Rei
Recollections of Squatting in Victoria by Edward M Curr
“The Sydney Connection” by John Jiggens
Towards Peace – a workers journey by Phil O’Brien and Bernie Dowling
“Vuelo Lan Chile” by Marcial Parada
Book Launch of “VUELO LAN CHILE” by Marcial Parada
Books are also listed on the blogroll (on the right hand side).
Christina Stead’s Poor Women of Sydney, Travelling Into Our Times.” Journal for the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, JASAL. 15.3 (2015).https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:379211/UQ379211_OA.pdf
“Resistance and Sovereignty in Some Recent Australian Indigenous Women’s Novels.” Journal of English Language, Literatures in English and Cultural Studies, Ilha Do Desterro. 69.2 (2016):17-31.https://periodicos.ufsc.br/index.php/desterro/issue/view/2359/showToc
“Preoccupations of Some Asian Australian Women’s Fiction at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century.” E-Tropic: Electronic Journal of Studies in the Tropics. 16.2 (2017): 118-140. Doi:10.25120/etropic.16.2.2017.3619