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ABIA nominations are open

16 January 2019
Nominations are open for the 2019 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA). Categories include: Biography Book of the Year Picture Book of the Year (ages 0-6) Book of the Year for...

Editors NSW: manuscript assessment workshop

16 January 2019
Editors NSW is running a workshop titled 'The art of manuscript assessment', presented by Kaaren Sutcliffe. The workshop is aimed at editors who conduct reviews of manuscripts and is also...

World Illustration Awards 2019 is open for entries

12 December 2018
The UK-based Association of Illustrators (AOI) in partnership with US-based Directory of Illustration announces that the World Illustration Awards (WIA) 2019 is open for entries. Illustrators, commissioners, agents and tutors...

Melbourne Book Market: Christmas event

12 December 2018
Melbourne Book Market will be held on Sunday, 16 December at Queen Victoria Market for a special Christmas event. The market includes booksellers of secondhand, remainder, new release and self-published...

Australian Reading Hour 2019

12 December 2018
The Australian Reading Hour (ARH) is calling out for involvement in its event on 19 September 2019. ARH is seeking ambassadors for 2019, preferably one children’s and one adult author. Suggestions...

Staff changes at Australian Booksellers Association

12 December 2018
Robbie Egan has joined the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) as Chief Executive Officer.  He is currently working alongside outgoing CEO Joel Becker, who will be leaving on 21 December. Egan’s...

Folded and Gathered: Melbourne social event

5 December 2018
Folded and Gathered, a new social club run by Melbourne publishing folk from four different companies, invites publishing industry professionals (including freelancers) to join them at an end-of-year industry get-together....

The CBCA 13th National Conference

5 December 2018
The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) conference co-conveners Dyan Blacklock and Margaret Hamilton have announced that Early Bird bookings are now open for the 13th National Conference, ‘And Now...

Give literacy this Christmas

5 December 2018
'The ILF makes us better as a school community. They make remote children happier. They make children successful'—Charlie Klein, Teaching Principal of Tjuntjuntjara Remote Community School, WA. Give literacy this Christmas...

ALIA: Suggest an author for 2019 ALIA conference

28 November 2018
The ALIA Information Online 2019 Conference will be held at the Hilton Hotel, Sydney from 11-15 February 2019, with an author panel on Wednesday 13 February 2019 (2:30 to 3:25 pm). The author panel was...

CBCA: Applications open for award judges

28 November 2018
The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is opening applications for judges for its 2020 and 2021 Book of the Year Awards. The judging panel for the CBCA Book of...

Publishers Association of NZ: Christmas drinks

21 November 2018
The end of the year is fast approaching and PANZ invites you and your colleagues to join us for a festive drink and nibbles to celebrate another successful year. Where:...

IPEd: Entries now open for 2018 IPEd Prize

14 November 2018
The Institute of Professional Editors IPEd is now calling for entries for the 2018 IPEd Prize. Entires must be submitted no later than 14 January 2019. For more information on how...

IPEd National Editors Conference: Call for papers

14 November 2018
The Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) conference committee is asking for expressions of interest from editors, indexers and other publishing professionals, researchers, students and associates to present ideas, topics and...

IPEd: Call for nominations for the 2019 Rosie Award

8 November 2018
The Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) has opened the call for nominations for the 2019 Rosie Award. The Rosie is an award to recognise excellence in editing, as demonstrated in...

ABA Christmas parties and Rep of the Year Awards

31 October 2018
Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) is holding Christmas parties in both Victoria and New South Wales, and will be announcing the Rep of the Year Awards for each state at the events....

Editors NSW: Seminar on ethics in editing

24 October 2018
Editors NSW is running its biennial seminar on ethics in editing, which this year focuses on ethics facing editors, both in their business dealings and in the practice of editing....

Editors NSW: Basic copyright and copyright issues

17 October 2018
Editors NSW is running a workshop with Olivia Lanchester, Legal Services Manager at the Australian Society of Authors (ASA), who will talk through the basics of copyright and the copyright...

CBCA 2019 conference announced

3 October 2018
The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has announced that its National Conference will be held from 31 May to 2 June 2019 at QT Hotel in Canberra. The 13th...

Varuna: Publisher Introduction Program applications open

3 October 2018
Varuna, the Writers' House is calling for applications for Publisher Introduction Program (PIP). The program includes a seven-day residency at Varuna and a manuscript consultation. In 2019, participating publishers include...

Editors NSW: The business of being a freelance editor

26 September 2018
Editors NSW is presenting a workshop on the business of being a freelance editor with Rhonda Daniels, owner of freelance editing business Right with Rhonda. Sessions include: Knowing the numbers: understanding income,...