• Bologna 

    Bologna Children's Book Fair

    The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is the most important international event dedicated to the children’s publishing and multimedia industry.

    Each year the Bologna Children's Book Fair proposes to all exhibitors and visitors alike special initiatives that offer excellent opportunities to increase contacts and hone ones’ skills in various sectors of the children’s copyright market.

    In particular:
    Literary Agents Centre > place of honour for the exchange of copyrights
    Illustrators Exhibition > the largest and most prestigious international display of the most innovative trends in children’

    30 Mar 2015 Bologna Book Fair
    Piazza Constituzione,6
    40128 Bologna
  • Sydney 

    Australian Book Industry Awards

    The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) is the biggest industry event on the nation’s literary calendar to acknowledge the best books and finest talent in the book business.

    The worlds of literature, the arts, sports, pop culture, entertainment, commerce and politics will unite in one glamorous evening to celebrate the people behind the books Australia loves.

    In the 15th year of the awards, bookish types will hit the ruby red carpet and enjoy an evening of entertainment, fine dining and great company.

    21 May 2015 Doltone House
    Pirrama Road Pyrmont Point.NSW 2009
  • Frankfurt 

    Frankfurt Book Fair

    Frankfurt Book Fair is the world's largest trade fair for books.

    Representatives from book publishing and multimedia companies from all over the world come to the Frankfurt Book Fair in order to negotiate international publishing rights and licensing fees.

    14 Oct 2015 Frankfurt Buchmesse
    Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
    60327 Frankfurt am Main

About us

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) is the peak industry body for Australian book, journal and electronic publishers. Established in 1948, the association is an advocate for all Australian publishers: large or small; commercial or non-profit; academic or popular; locally or overseas owned.

Over the years the Australian Publishers Association has grown into an organisation of considerable influence. From modest beginnings and a membership of twenty, the Association now has over 216 members and represents 91% of the industry, based on turnover.


Who Can Apply

Australian Publishers Association membership is open to any individual, partnership or corporation engaged in publishing books, journals, educational materials and electronic works as a bona fide and ongoing operation in Australia.

Want to know more about the benefits of membership?

To be eligible, an applicant's publishing must be of a continuous nature, even if their output is small. Nationality, size or speciality is not taken into account. Members may be full or associate members - associate members enjoy all the privileges of membership, except for voting. Subscriptions for full members are based on their company's annual turnover.

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) is an advocate for all Australian publishers: large or small; commercial or non-profit; academic or popular; locally or overseas owned.

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