Claire Parnell is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne, researching access and inclusion in the post-digital publishing industry. She is a research assistant on the ARC Discovery project ‘Genre Worlds: Australian Popular Fiction in the 21st Century’ and 2019 co-recipient of the RWA Academic Research Grant.
University of Melbourne
The contemporary digital publishing sphere is one of hybridity convergence and messiness as the affordances of digital self-publishing channels allow independent producers unconnected to established publishers to enter the literary field. Texts, authors and readers move through the contemporary publishing…