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 November, we invite you to our online event with Jon Page, General Manager of Dymocks Sydney and former President of the Australian Booksellers Association.
Jon joins Writing NSW CEO Sophie Groom to talk about his background working in the book industry for over 25 years, including managing one of Australia’s longest-running bookstores. Jon will also chat about current trends in publishing and bookselling, and what customers today actually seem to want.
This event starts online at 12:30pm, via Zoom, and will run for 60 minutes. If there is time, we will take audience questions at the end. Free and open to members and non-members, but RSVPs are essential.
Registered attendees will receive a link to access this event online immediately prior to the event start time on Friday 3 November.
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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