Indies Forum

Indies Forum

Who should attend?

  • Independent Publishers and Independent Booksellers and Authors

What will be covered?

  • What do Booksellers Want? Key Australian booksellers will lift the lid on what publishers can do to help booksellers sell books covering marketing materials, Title Page etc
  • Publishing - The Inside Track. In this session we will discuss the costs involved in publishing a book and how a publisher decides their marketing strategy and how to get to their readers, the target audience,
  • Authors - The Importance of the Ecosystem. A light-hearted session from our most important "third-party" to inspire greater collaboration between everyone in the book industry.
  • Innovative ideas from a Retail Disruptor. A forward-looking and practical session from a specialist retail consultant who will discuss the global trends impacting the publishing and bookselling industry as well as ways in which independent booksellers can compete with online booksellers and ebooks.
  • Forum. The town hall style meeting for Indie publishers and booksellers in now in session! In this casual, fun and informative forum we're going to channel SBS's Insight to give everyone a chance to voice their opinion and provide advice on a pre-selected list of topics that affect both indie publishers and booksellers.

Who is presenting?

  • Mark Rubbo – Managing Director, Readings
  • Susanne Horman – Owner, Robinsons
  • Leesa Lambert - Co-owner and Manager, The Little Bookroom
  • Jane Fraser - CEO, Fremantle Press
  • Alison Green - CEO, Pantera Press
  • Ivor Indyk - Publisher, Giramondo Publsihing
  • Denny Neave - Founder and Managing Director, Big Sky Publishing
  • Dr Tony Birch - Shortlisted Author for the Miles Franklin Award
  • Beverley Chambers - Head of Operations, Asia - Pacific Numensa Retail Consulting

Tickets for our members and members of the ABA are $25 and include a light lunch. If you are an ABA member please contact us on 02 9281 9788 or via email to receive your special discounted price.

Date 20 Feb 17
Time 9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Venue The Queen Victoria Women's Centre
QVWC Ground Floor, 210 Lonsdale Street Melbourne VIC 3000
Cost $25 for APA full/ABA members, $50 for APA associate members and $95 for non members
Registrations Open 23 Nov 16 12:00 AM
Registrations Close 17 Feb 17 11:59 PM
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