First Friday, our monthly conversation with an industry professional, is a chance for our community to learn more about the writing and publishing industry. This October, we invited you to our online event with Jon Page, General Manager of Dymocks Sydney and former President of the Australian Booksellers Association.
Catch up on our First Friday Zoom recording as Writing NSW CEO Sophie Groom chats with Jon about his background working in the book industry for over 25 years, what goes in to managing one of Australia’s longest-running bookstores, current trends in the publishing and bookselling, and what customers today actually seem to want.
Explore the rest of our conversations with other First Friday guests on our YouTube channel.
Jon Page has been in the book industry for over 25 years. He is currently the General Manager of the flagship Dymocks Sydney store on George St. He began his bookselling career in his family’s bookshop, Pages & Pages Booksellers. He also managed the online bookstore, Boomerang Books, for five years. He was a committee member of the Australian Booksellers Association for nine years, including three years as President, and was a member of the Book Industry Collaborative Council. Jon is passionate about books and reading and wouldn’t want to work in any other industry.
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