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.


    Masterclass in Marketing in the Children's Sector

    A webinar offering an exclusive opportunity for publishers to garner marketing insights from Kylie Watson-Wheeler, an expert marketer at The Walt Disney Company.

    22 Jul 15

  • Sydney 

    Editing Futures Seminar

    How Commerce, Culture & Technology are Changing Editing

    The seminar takes place in two sessions, 'Editing at the intersection of commerce and culture' and 'How technology is changing editing'.

    Four of the Publishing Industry's leading experts will present. Don't miss our earlybird offer!

    30 Jul 15

    UTS Function Centre,
    Ultimo, Sydney.
  • Melbourne 

    Educational Publishing Awards

    The EPAAs honour the best educational materials published during the year.

    Awards will be presented in the primary, secondary, TAFE & vocational and tertiary education categories as well as to the Primary and Secondary Publisher of the Year. ‚Äč

    17 Sep 15

    The Wheeler Centre,
    176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.

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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