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October

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival
(23–27 October)
Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival
(31 October–3 November)

November

Broadside
(9–10 November)
Shanghai Visiting International Children’s Publishers program
(11–16 November)
Neilson Hays Bangkok Literature Festival
(16–17 November)

June

Australian Booksellers Association conference
(21–22 June 2020)

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ABA announces 2020 conference dates

23 August 2019
The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) has announced that the 96th annual conference and trade exhibition will be held at the Sofitel Wentworth in Sydney from 21–22 June 2020. In conjunction...

IPEd conference 2019: pay rates, copyright discussed

22 May 2019
More than 300 delegates attended this year's National Editors Conference in Melbourne in May, under the theme ‘Beyond the page’. Run by the Institute for Professional Editors (IPEd), the peak...

EWF announces 2019 festival ambassadors

2 April 2019
The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) has announced the five writers appointed ambassadors for the National Writers’ Conference, which runs from 22-23 June at State Library Victoria. The ambassadors are Katherine...

Over 200 attend 2019 Leading Edge Books conference 

27 March 2019
Just over 100 booksellers, more than 100 publishers and suppliers and 35 authors attended this year’s Leading Edge Books (LEB) conference, which was held in Adelaide from 17-19 March. LEB...

IPEd announces keynotes for 2019 conference

12 December 2018
The Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) has announced four keynote presentations for its ninth National Editors Conference, held in Melbourne on 8-10 May 2019. Keynotes include: Macquarie Dictionary former editor Susan Butler will...

Leading Edge to hold 2019 conference in Adelaide

14 November 2018
Leading Edge Books (LEB) will hold its annual conference on 17-19 March at the Hilton Adelaide in South Australia. With the theme ‘making connections’, the conference program will incorporate the...

SPN announces Isdahl, Dattner as conference keynotes

26 September 2018
The Small Press Network (SPN) has announced the keynote speakers for the 2018 Independent Publishing Conference, which runs from 22-24 November 2018 in Melbourne. Danika Isdahl, production manager at US-based...

Your store: Training wheels 

30 August 2018
Brisbane bookshop Avid Reader and the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) have launched an all-day booksellers’ training program that will include sessions on using Nielsen BookScan; the financial realities of running...

ABA announces 2019 conference dates

27 July 2018
The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) will hold its 2019 conference and trade show in Melbourne at Pullman Melbourne on the Park on 23-24 June. ABA CEO Joel Becker said, ‘We’re...

ABA to trial one-day training session in Brisbane 

13 July 2018
The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) is hosting a one-day booksellers’ training session in Brisbane on 21 August. The all-day program, which runs from 9am to 5pm, will include sessions on...

SPN announces 2018 conference research day keynote

21 June 2018
The Small Press Network (SPN) has announced Monash University associate professor Rebecca Giblin as the keynote speaker for the 2018 Independent Publishing Conference academic research day, which will take place...

Booksellers NZ 2018 conference program released

14 June 2018
The program for the 2018 Booksellers NZ Conference, which runs from 25-26 August, has been announced. Booksellers NZ CEO Lincoln Gould says this year’s conference is ‘all about the book,...

EWF announces 2018 festival ambassadors

10 April 2018
The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) has announced the five writers appointed ambassadors for the festival’s National Writers’ Conference, which runs from 23-24 June at the State Library of Victoria. The...