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Jill Dupleix
Food writer
Sydney, Australia

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Sue Hines

Group Publishing Director | Allen & Unwin/ Murdoch Books

Sydney, Australia

Generally thinking:

Business, Work & Strategy
Global Issues
Media & Journalism
Arts & Entertainment
Creativity & Design

My tags:

ArtCraftsCultureDigital MediaEntrepreneurshipFoodGraphic DesignHealthInterior DesignJournalismMediaPhotographyPrintingPublishingVisual Arts

Very good at:
+ synthesising ideas
+ making books
+ working with creative people

About me & my work:

I have been publishing books of all kinds for many years, the last 17 of which have been for Allen & Unwin, Australia's largest independent publishing house, where I was until recently the Publishing Director. 18 months ago the company bought Murdoch Books so I have moved to Group publishing director with responsibilities across both lists but my primary concern is building Murdoch Books back into the powerhouse of illustrated publishing that it was until recent years. I love everything about a book whether it be of the ink on paper kind or the more ephemeral electronic variety. I love the object, and I equally love the convenience of an ebook. I love the people of publishing - the artists, writers, thinkers, makers, designers, printers, photographers, editors and all the rest of the multitude that it takes to make a great book. The last few years has brought a revolution to my industry but I have no fear of that disruption - for as long as there are people there will be stories. And those stories will always need a way of being told, to be made accessible and portable and affordable and beautiful and well-made, no matter what form they take.

My links:

Allen & Unwin


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