• 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.

    Nominations for the ABIA book awards and ABIA business awards are now closed.

    21st May 15 Doltone House
    Pirrama Road Pyrmont Point.NSW 2009
  • Sydney 

    Vivid: From Page to Screen

    From Page to Screen: An event for publishers and producers to share stories that could make the next great film!

    Co-hosted with Screen NSW, this event will bring together key creatives from the publishing and screen industries, to start a conversation on turning good reads into great films.

    31st May 15 Museum of Contemporary Art
    Vivid Ideas Exchange, Level 6 Terrace Entrance, Sydney.

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 200 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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