Nominations now open for ABIA Book Award categories!

Nominations for the 2018 Australian Book Industry Awards are now open for Book Award categories! Entries for the Business Awards and Audiobook Award will open shortly.

The ABIA longlist will be decided by an academy comprising of more than a hundred industry professionals before an expert panel meets to produce the much-anticipated shortlist.

The award categories are listed below.

  • General Fiction Book of the Year
  • General Non-fiction Book of the Year
  • Biography Book of the Year
  • Picture Book of the Year (age range 0 to 6)
  • Book of the Year for Younger Children (ages 7 to 13)
  • Book of the Year for Older Children (ages 13+)
  • Illustrated Book of the Year
  • International Book of the Year (any genre)
  • Literary Fiction Book of the Year
  • Small Publishers’ Adult Book of the Year
  • Small Publishers’ Children’s Book of the Year
  • The Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year

Nominations close 5pm AEDT Monday, February 12. The awards will be presented at the industry’s night of nights on May 3, at our exciting new venue, International Convention Centre Sydney.

See our FAQ page  for details on the awards and eligibility requirements. For further information email