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ABA, APA to host forum for indie authors, booksellers and publishers

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) and Australian Publishers Association (APA) are hosting a forum for independent booksellers, publishers and authors in Melbourne on 20 February.

Sessions include ‘what booksellers want’, covering what publishers can do to help booksellers, including marketing materials and TitlePage; ‘Publishing: The Inside Track’, discussing the costs involved in publishing a book and how publishers decide their marketing strategy; ‘Authors: The importance of ecosystem’, a ‘light-hearted session’ on inspiring greater collaboration between everyone in the book industry’; a presentation from specialist retail consultant Beverley Chambers; and a town hall-style meeting to ‘give everyone a chance to voice their opinion and provide advice on a pre-selected list of topics that affect both indie publishers and booksellers’.

Participants include Readings managing director Mark Rubbo, Robinsons owner Susanne Horman, Jeffreys Books manager Linda Tassone, the Little Bookroom co-owner and manager Leesa Lambert, Text managing director and publisher Michael Heyward, Affirm Press sales and marketing manager Keiran Rogers and author Tony Birch.

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