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Upcoming events


Sydney Writers' Festival 2020
(27 April–3 May)
Sydney Writers' Festival 
(27 April–3 May)
Visiting International Publishers program
(29 April–1 May)


Clunes Booktown Festival 2020
(2–3 May)
Melbourne Jewish Book Week
(2–7 May)
First Nations Writers' Residency
(4–13 May)
Bologna Children’s Book Fair
(4–7 May)
Taipei International Book Exhibition
(7–12 May)
NY Writers Festival
(14–17 May)


Emerging Writers Festival
(16–23 June)
ABA Conference 2020
(21–22 June)
Australian Booksellers Association conference
(21–22 June)
(23 June)


Frankfurt Book Fair
(14–18 October)


Shanghai Children’s Book Fair
(13–15 November)




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LEB conference postponed

16 March 2020
Leading Edge Books (LEB) has postponed the upcoming LEB conference, scheduled for 22–24 March, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. LEB said in a statement this morning that it has...

S&S, Nielsen withdraw from LEB conference 

12 March 2020
Simon & Schuster Australia (S&S) and Nielsen Book Australia will not attend this year’s Leading Edge Books (LEB) Conference, which is due to run from 22–24 March in Brisbane. In...

LBF to host audiobook summit

7 February 2020
The London Book Fair (LBF) is launching a new audiobook summit, to be held on 10 March. Audio HQ will include sessions on the size of the UK market and...

Taipei book fair postponed due to coronavirus

3 February 2020
The Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE), originally scheduled for 4–9 February, has been postponed until 7–12 May as a result of the spreading coronavirus epidemic. The Ministry of Culture, Taiwan...

APA announces new industry conference BookUp

8 October 2019
The Australian Publishers Association (APA) has announced a new conference for the Australian book industry called BookUp. Aimed at ‘all book publishing people’, the one-day event will explore the future...

SPN announces conference keynotes

3 October 2019
The Small Press Network has announced three keynote speakers for its 2019 Independent Publishing Conference, to be held at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne from 21–23 November. Claire Squires, director...

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...