Why join us?

We make it easier to be a publisher in Australia. Here are 10 good reasons to become a full member today. 

1. Have your voice heard

We make sure your interests are taken into account by Government decision makers so that Australian laws and regulations are as favourable to a national publishing industry as possible.

2. Make your titles visible

TitlePage is the definitive Australian price and availability look up service. It’s used by over 3,500 book shops, libraries and suppliers. Make sure your titles are visible in the Australian market, and that orders come to your Australian suppliers first.

3. Build your capabilities

We provide professional development opportunities including a popular monthly webinar program, up-to-date industry information on hot topics and seminars

4. Be connected

Industry events and online community forums provide opportunities to make new contacts and stay in touch with others in the industry for business opportunities, collaborative solutions and industry information.

5. Take advantage of special offers

Benefit from offers available only to members, including discounts on award entries, events and ticket fees as well as training courses and other services.

6. Make better business decisions

We collect key information on the industry through salary and benchmark surveys that are only available to contributors or members - and often the only way to compare your business against your peers.

7. Find new access to markets

The APA has supported Australian publishers at the Frankfurt Book Fair for more than 50 years. The Australian Collective Stand provides access to the Fair at very favourable rates impossible to obtain elsewhere as well as personal support for those attending. We also support publishers attending other fairs including the Bologna Fair for children’s books.

8. Play a bigger part in the industry

Taking part in a sectional committee, helping organise one of our awards, representing the industry or making something happen will increase the part you play as part of the industry. It’s also professionally interesting and satisfying work and helps build your community.  

9. Promote your work and the industry

Stand out from the crowd participating in one of our prestigious awards ceremonies or and have a say in how they are run.

10. Free Directory access

Save $99 by entering our members and suppliers directory free of charge.


Associate membership 

We also have an associate membership category. If you are involved with the industry or a small publisher with under $100,000 turnover per annum you may apply to join as an associate member. 

As an associate you can join in key industry events and networking opportunities, open a publisher account on TitlePage (if you are a publishers with an annual turnover of less than $100,000), list free of charge in the industry directory and attend international book fairs as part of the APA collective stand. Other services may be available for an additional fee.




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