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Feb 28

Business awards are now open for nomination

The 2017 business awards are now open for nomination!
Categories include:

  • Publisher of the Year
  • Small Publisher of the Year
  • National Book Retailer of the Year
  • Independent Book Retailer of the Year

Nominations for the business awards will close at 5pm, 21 March.

To nominate click here  

On Thursday 25 May, 2017, the much-loved and highly celebrated Magda Szubanski will take the stage to present the 2017 ABIAs.

magda

The 2017 Australian Book Industry Awards will take place at the spectacular Art Gallery of NSW as Australian and international guests from the worlds of literature, entertainment, business, government, the arts, media and more come together to celebrate the year’s best books and the industry behind them.

What are the Business Awards?

Independent Book Retailer of the year.

This is an award for the Australian independent book retailer who best demonstrated excellence over the course of the year January to December 2016. Entrants should have no more than ten stores and a turnover of less than $50 million and should not be a part of group of companies or retailers with a combined turnover of more than $50 million. There is no cost to enter.

This award is open only to Australian independent book retailers.

National Book Retailer of the year

This is an award for an Australian company or group of companies or retailers that has best demonstrated excellence and contributed to the overall success of the industry over the course of the year January to December 2016.
This award is open only to Australian-registered national retailers, including: book retail chains, discount department stores, online retailers and other retailers successfully selling books as part of a larger range of products.

Publisher of the year

This is an award for the Australian publisher with a turnover of more than $10 million whose publishing programme (including sales, promotion, editorial and production) demonstrated excellence, commensurate with the publisher’s size, for the period January to December 2016, and which contributed to the success of the industry.

Small publisher of the year

This is an award for the Australian publisher with a turnover of less than $10 million whose publishing programme (including sales, promotion, editorial and production) demonstrated excellence, commensurate with the publisher’s size, for the period January to December 2016, and which has contributed to the overall success of the industry.