Support in buying and selling book rights internationally is a key benefit of APA membership.

With a current population of 25 million, Australia’s domestic book market is relatively small. The success of Australian books is partly dependent on selling rights to the international market.

APA members can participate in Australian collective stands at key international book fairs at group and subsidised costs, as well as through the platform.

Our export services save you time and money, as well as boost the profile of your books internationally, so you can focus on building relationships with rights agents in various markets. The APA also coordinates collective stands at key and emerging book fairs to increase the opportunities for Australian publishers to showcase their books and authors to international markets.

The APA eases the logistical burdens of book fairs by:

  • Arranging fair bookings
  • Coordinating freight
  • Coordinating exhibition set-up
  • Setting up sales speed dating events
  • Producing a catalogue publication
  • Other fair administration

We currently coordinate an Australian Collective Stand for the Frankfurt Book Fair, Beijing International Book Fair and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. These opportunities are assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body.

Learn more about our Book Fair support

The APA also arranges online networking events with publishers from specific countries or regions, and maintains the platform as a way to host virtual stands and showcase Australian publishing to international rights agents.

Learn more about BooksFromAustralia and networking opportunities.