The Mysterious Case of Carter Brown, or, Who Really Killed the Australian Author
Discusses the Horwitz Publications author 'Carter Brown' (Alan Geoffrey Yates), became the bestselling Australian novelists after his books were licensed to American publisher Signet. Argues that "the author 'Carter Brown' provides a site for a consideration of the exporting of intellectual property, and the ways in which a small Sydney publisher, a naive author, and a multi-national conglomerate negotiated geographical and cultural boundaries to produce one of Australia's most successful literary exports."
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Published 1 October 2004 in Volume 21 No. 4. Subjects: Australian literature - Marketing & promotion - Overseas, Australian literature - Overseas publishing, Australian publishers, Australian publishing - Economics, Pseudonyms, Pulp fiction.