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Regional Publishing Success

February–March 1980, no. 18

Mobiles by Peter Cowan

Regional Publishing Success

February–March 1980, no. 18

The phenomenon of the Fremantle Arts Centre Press in Western Australia is one of the instructive publishing success stories of the past decade.

It is a frankly regional venture, and by concentrating on the local market and the immediate writing scene it has built up a secure base of interest – and sales. Out of a real or imagined (but widespread) sense of slight, or exclusion, has emerged the one thing most likely to resolve that carping insecurity: direct action aimed at self-sufficiency. It is important to recognise this motivating force. But it is important, also, to look at the consequences of that initial do-it-yourself bravado.

Thomas Shapcott reviews 4 Poetry Books by Regional Publishers


by Peter Cowan

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