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Upcoming events


SQ/QWC Adaptable Program
(20 March)
Publishers Publicity Circle Melbourne meeting 
(21 March)


International Military Writers’ Festival
(5–7 April)
RightsTech: Europe conference
(9–10 April)
Sydney Writers’ Festival
(29 April–5 May)
Sydney Writers' Festival
(29 April–5 May)


Visiting International Publishers program
(1–3 May)
Clunes Booktown Festival
(4–5 May)
Scribblers Festival Schools Program
(8–10 May)
Institute of Professional Editors conference
(8–10 May)
Queenscliffe Literary Festival
(11–26 May)
Jerusalem International Book Forum
(12–15 May)
Children's Book Council of Australia National Conference
(31 May–2 June)


(21–22 June)
Australian Booksellers Association conference
(23–24 June)


Melbourne Writers Festival
(30 August–8 September)


Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival
(31 October–3 November)




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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...

Leading Edge Books announces conference program

14 March 2018
Leading Edge Books has released the program for its 2018 conference, to be held from 25-27 March at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart, Tasmania. Entrepreneur and author Andrew Keen...

ABA to hold 2018 conference in Canberra

16 October 2017
The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) will hold its 2018 conference in Canberra on 17-18 June. The conference and trade exhibition will be held at the QT Hotel and the gala...

LEB to hold 2018 conference in Hobart

4 October 2017
Leading Edge Books (LEB) will hold its annual conference on 25-27 March 2018 at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart. The conference program will incorporate a half-day supplier trade show...