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4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2011  
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Literature is the product of the creative minds of authors, whether this be writing books or articles for publication in newspapers and magazines.

The (ABS, 2008c) Australian Culture and Leisure Classifications, 2008 (Second edition) (cat. no. 4902.0) defines the literature and print media industry as those businesses and organisations whose main activity is creative writing and/or the printing, publishing and selling of literature products.

The classification includes the following activities in this category:

  • primary literature creation (writing material for publication or performance)
  • newspaper publishing and printing
  • periodical publishing
  • book publishing
  • other printing (e.g. sheet music)
  • literature wholesaling and retailing.

With the exception of book publishing and book retailing, there are only limited data available on this industry.

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