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Masson appointed SPN chair, Webster steps down 

1 December 2020

The Small Press Network (SPN) has appointed Christmas Press publisher Sophie Masson as president, replacing Michael Webster, who has stepped down after six years in the role. Webster, who was...

Most Underrated Book Award 2019 shortlist announced

7 August 2019

The Small Press Network (SPN) has announced the shortlist for the 2019 Most Underrated Book Award (MUBA). The shortlisted titles are: Brontide (Sue McPherson, Magabala) Antidote to a Curse (James...

Most Underrated Book Award 2018 shortlist announced

19 October 2018

The Small Press Network (SPN) has announced the shortlist for the 2018 Most Underrated Book Award. The shortlisted titles are: Gwen (Goldie Goldbloom, Fremantle Press) Living in Hope (Frank Byrne with Gerard...

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...

Staff changes at the Small Press Network

16 July 2018

The Small Press Network (SPN) has announced the appointment of Tim Coronel as general manager. Coronel, who was previously communications manager for SPN, takes over from Matthia Dempsey, who has...

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...

Publishers selected for SPN mentorship program

29 June 2016

Eight small publishers based in Victoria have been selected for the Small Press Network’s (SPN) mentorship program. The publishers are: Celapene Press, Empowering Resources, Monash University Publishing, Miscellaneous Press, Three...

New SPN mentorship program for Victorian members

24 May 2016

A new Small Press Network (SPN) program will match six Victoria-based SPN members with established publishing professionals for a year-long mentorship. SPN general manager Matthia Dempsey told Books+Publishing ‘many small...

Dempsey joins SPN as general manager

6 April 2016

Former Books+Publishing editor-in-chief Matthia Dempsey has joined the Small Press Network as general manager. Dempsey takes over from Hannah Cartmel, who is returning to freelance editing. Cartmel has been acting...

SPN: Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth drinks 

20 January 2016

Join the Small Press Network for a casual get-together in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne or Perth. All booklovers, SPN members and their guests are welcome, and drinks and food will be...

Webster appointed SPN chair

8 September 2014

The Small Press Network (SPN) has announced the appointment of Michael Webster as chair of the SPN board.‘Michael’s career in the Australian book industry has spanned more than forty years...

SPN publishing conference dates, venue announced 

16 April 2014

The Small Press Network’s Independent Publishing Conference will be held in Sydney from 13-14 November.The organisation’s third annual conference, and its first outside Melbourne, will be held at the Federation...