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The Reading List: recommendations from the On Reading panel session

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The Reading List: recommendations from the On Reading panel session

Words by UWA Publishing Publishing Officer, Charlotte Guest 


At the On Reading panel session, which took place as part of the 2015 WINTERarts Festival, we delved into the subject of reading habits and cognition. The panel was designed as an open forum for exchanging provocations to get us thinking about the ways in which reading practices may shape comprehension and communication. What eventuated was an expansive set of ruminations about where we may be taking reading and where reading may be taking us.

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A Publisher’s Take on the Go Set a Watchman mess

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Words by Charlotte Guest, Publishing Officer at UWA Publishing


I know what you’re thinking: the Go Set a Watchman imbroglio has been combed through with the same fastidiousness seen in an anxious parent looking for lice. Perhaps, but I think it’s worth continuing the conversation a little longer in order to assess what this case study tells us about the way marketing works. Set aside the murky ethics of how the manuscript came to be published in the first place, and consider the post-production fall out...

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From publisher to writer: some answers

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 Words by Charlotte Guest, Publishing Officer at UWA Publishing


 Every week, we receive calls and emails asking a particular set of questions that revolve around one central issue: how does a first time writer get published?

Time constraints mean that we cannot always answer these questions as fully as we’d like, so to satisfy both interlocutors (the asker and the asked) I’d like to dedicate this post to answering the most commonly asked questions, as well as providing some tips to aid your submission before it even gets read.

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Opening the archives: on access to information and resources

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Opening the archives: on access to information and resources

Words by Charlotte Guest, Publishing Officer at UWA Publishing


For those whose Twitter, Instagram and Facebook streams are usually populated with book-related content, you may have been surprised to see an inordinate amount of cake on your screens today. That would be because today is National Cooking for Copyright day, a campaign run by Freedom of Access to Information and Resources (FAIR).

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On Reading: how our reading habits might change the way we think

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Words by Charlotte Guest, Publishing Officer at UWA Publishing

Register for UWA Publishing's WINTERarts event, On Reading: How our reading habits might change the way we think.


Socrates bemoaned the advent of writing over oratory for what he saw as its negative impact upon memory: if all knowledge is documented there would be no need to retain it in our minds and our souls. Now, in the twenty-first century, we fear the impact of typing and electronic texts upon memory and learning, majority opinion being that we process information more thoroughly if we hand write notes as opposed to typing them.

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