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New APA initiative to signify Australian created books

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) has begun a campaign to signify books created in Australia with a new logo.

Based on the logo for joint-industry group Books Create Australia, the symbol would appear on the back cover of a book to show that a book is authored or illustrated by Australians.

The APA has applied to IP Australia and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to register a trademark. The industry body says the application could take six months or more to be assessed, and that it will invite publisher members to apply to use the logo soon.

The initiative is also supported by industry bodies that comprise Books Create Australia: the Australian Society of Authors (ASA), that Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) and the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).

For more information, see the latest APA newsletter here.


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