From 2014–2016 Jan Zwar was a postdoctoral fellow on an Australian Research Council project called The Australian Book Industry: Authors, Publishers and Readers in a Time of Change, headed by Professor David Throsby. She assisted the Book Industry Collaborative Council with their final report on the future of Australia’s book industry. During 2016 she collaborated with the Australia Council to design a survey of 3,000 Australians about books and reading. Jan has taught marketing and Australian literature at Macquarie University.