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ABDA: Awards presentation date confirmed

20 March 2019
The Australian Book Designers Association (ABDA) has announced the winners presentation for the 2019 Australian Book Design Awards will be held at the State Library of New South Wales on...

PANZ Book Design Awards entries open

20 March 2019
Publishers Association of NZ (PANZ) has announced it has opened entries for the 2019 Book Design Awards. All entry forms and criteria are also available on the website. Entries close...

George Robertson Awards nominations open

27 February 2019
The Australian Publishers Association has opened nominations for the George Robertson Awards. The awards acknowledge the contribution made by people who have devoted 30 years or more of distinguished service to...

Editors Victoria: Dinner meeting with Joe Reich

27 February 2019
For its first meeting of the year, the Victorian branch of IPEd (Editors Victoria) is trialling a new venue: the Coffee Head Cafe in Camberwell. The guest speaker will be...

ABIA Business Award nominations open

20 February 2019
Australian Publishers Association (APA) has announced that nominations are now open for the ABIA Business Awards in the categories: Publisher of the Year Small Publisher of the Year Retailer of...

ACT Writers Centre: Hardcopy program applications open

13 February 2019
Applications for the 2019 Hardcopy program are now open. Hardcopy is a professional development program for emerging Australian writers, and the focus for the 2019 program will be on nonfiction....

CBCA Vic: Night of the Notables and award events

13 February 2019
Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) announces that the CBCA Awards will be hosted by the Victorian Branch. The event schedule is as follows: Notable Books will be revealed on CBCA...

Editors NSW workshop: Intermediate to advanced Word

13 February 2019
Editors NSW is running a workshop on intermediate to advanced Word, presented by Denise Tsagaris. This Microsoft Word workshop will provide experienced users with the skills to work with document...

ABIA nominations closing soon

6 February 2019
Australian Publishers Association (APA) would like to remind publishers that nominations for the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) close 5pm, Monday 11 February. See the Nominations page for award category descriptions...

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...