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Book Industry Innovation Award shortlist announced

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) has announced the shortlist for this year’s Book Industry Innovation Award, which will be presented as part of the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) in May.

The finalists are:

  • HarperCollins for ‘Around the World in 80 Hours—Twitter Fiction Festival’
  • HarperCollins for Cranium Universe (Reg Mombassa)
  • Bolinda for ‘Borrowbox Digital Library Solution’
  • National Gallery of Victoria for Rally: Contemporary Indonesian Art (Jompet Kuswidananto & Eko Nugroho)
  • Cambridge University Press and Cambridge HOTmaths for Essential Mathematics for the Australian Curriculum and Cambridge HOTmaths Integrated Programe.


The winner of the award, which is sponsored by Publishing Technology, will be announced at the ABIA presentation ceremony in Sydney on 24 May, along with the winners of the other ABIA categories. To see the full list of ABIA finalists, click here.

As previously reported by Books+Publishing, the Book Industry Innovation Award replaces last year’s Book Industry Digital Innovation Award, which was awarded to ReadHowYouWant. The award is open to all businesses or individuals servicing the Australian book industry and aims to ‘celebrate an initiative … that has shown innovation and integrity in the market and enables potential customers to be reached in novel ways with new products’.



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