4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2010  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/10/2010   
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The 2003-04 ABS Book Publishers Survey identified 234 businesses that were predominantly involved in publishing books. There were an additional ten businesses that generated an annual income in excess of $2.0m from book publishing, although their main business activities were in other fields.

At the other end of the distribution chain, the 2003-04 ABS Book Retailers Survey identified a total of 1,572 businesses in Australia involved in book retailing. This included 561 bookshops, 991 newsagents and 19 other large retailers (i.e. supermarkets, department stores, etc.).

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