Amanda Lawrence is managing editor of the gateway websites Creative Economy, hosted by CCI, and Australian Policy Online, hosted by the Institute for Social Research at Swinburne University. She is also editor of the Creative Economy Newsletter. Amanda has worked in various roles in the cultural sector, including manager of the Literature Program at the Asialink Centre, University of Melbourne, from its inception in 1996 until 2005; program manager at the Victorian Writers Centre; coordinator of the 1999 Melbourne Festival of Poetry; and bookseller and newsletter editor at Readings bookstore. Amanda has given a number of papers on the development of Australian Policy Online and is a guest lecturer in information architecture at RMIT. Her publications include a study of the Asian book industry and its potential as a market for Australian books, commissioned by RMIT/Common Ground.