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Australian Book Design Awards applications open

7 November 2019
The Australian Book Designers Association (ABDA) Committee has announced that the 68th Australian Book Design Awards is open for submissions. Books published between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019...

Macquarie Uni study on rights sales: survey open

23 October 2019
Macquarie University is running a research project examining the international rights sales and export of Australian books over the last decade. Academics David Throsby, Paul Crosby and Jan Zwar are...

ABA Sales Rep of the Year Awards

16 October 2019
The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) has opened entries for both its New South Wales and Victorian Sales Rep of the Year Awards. Booksellers have the opportunity to acknowledge the great...

ABA booksellers and publishers Christmas parties

16 October 2019
The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) invites booksellers and publishers to attend Christmas parties in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide. Victorian party Date: Monday, 11 November, 6:30pm to 8:30pm Location: Grub, 87...

Writers SA: Self-publishing weekend

16 October 2019
Writers SA is running a two-day program on self-publishing, featuring a range of workshops, Q&A panels and networking events. Speakers and presenters include authors John Birmingham, Jane Hinchey, Chris Taylor...

Editors NSW: Editing for accessibility

16 October 2019
Editors NSW is running a meeting on editing for accessibility with freelance editor Julie Ganner. The presentation will discuss: the term 'print disability' and some of the ways in which readers...

Copyright Agency 2019 writers’ royalty and image royalty claim

2 October 2019
The Copyright Agency is running a campaign for writers’ royalty and image royalty claims. Writers (journalists, authors, contributors) and image creators (artists, photographers, illustrators, cartoonists) who meet the eligibility criteria...

Editors Victoria in-house editors event

2 October 2019
Editors Victoria is running an in-house discussion with Rebecca Kaiser, who will talk on building a career in publishing. Kaiser has worked in the book publishing industry for over 30...

Editors Victoria dinner meeting on book design

2 October 2019
Editors Victoria is running a branch dinner meeting with Pooja Desai, discussing contemporary book design. Desai is the design manager for Hardie Grant Egmont, and her design for the Pups...

Editors Victoria: Editing Diverse Voices

25 September 2019
Editors Victoria is running a workshop on editing diverse voices. The Australian publishing landscape is always changing, and editors must know how to support diverse writers. How can we transcend...

PANZ: Applications open for career development fund

11 September 2019
Publishers Association of NZ (PANZ) is calling for applications for the International Career Development (ICD) fund. The ICD fund is aimed at senior and mid-level publishing staff in New Zealand, to...

Editors NSW: Workshop on Word

4 September 2019
Editors NSW is running a workshop on intermediate to advanced Word, presented by Denise Tsagaris, designed for editors seeking training specifically in Word Styles and Templates. The workshop will provide...

Editors Victoria: Editing Diverse Voices seminar

14 August 2019
Editors Victoria is running a seminar on editing diverse voices in October. The seminar will explain the best editorial practice for inclusivity and diversity, how we can transcend our biases...

IPEd: Editing Digital Content

7 August 2019
The Victorian branch of the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) is running a professional development session on editing digital content with John Ryan. This session will help attendees understand the...

Philip Bray’s farewell

17 July 2019
Philip Bray is retiring after 50 years of bookselling at Brays Books in Balmain, Sydney. Brays Books staff members Bronwyn, Libby and Tim invite book-industry friends to join them in...

Gecko Press networking drinks

17 July 2019
Networking drinks will be held for publishers who are in Wellington for the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Publishers are very welcome to bring along their...

Children’s publishing: networking drinks

3 July 2019
Children’s publishing professionals are invited to a 'Christmas in July' event. Celebrate and catch up with friends and colleagues from all publishing houses. Eat, drink, be merry, win bookish prizes...

Varuna Residential Fellowships open for applications

12 June 2019
Varuna the National Writers’ House invites writers from across Australia to apply for a Varuna Residential Fellowship. The fellowship offers writers working across a wide range of literary forms and...

APA: Australian Reading Challenge

5 June 2019
Australian Publishers Association (APA) is encouraging readers to be involved in the Australian Reading Challenge. The Australian Reading Challenge is for three types of people: those who would like to...