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Feb 14

The 2018 ABIA Business Awards are now open for nominations!

Submissions are now open for the following awards:

  • Publisher of the Year
  • Small Publisher of the Year
  • Retailer of the Year
  • Independent Retailer of the Year
  • Rising Star of the Year *NEW*

Submissions for the business awards will close at 5pm, 20 March.

To nominate click here  

Details of each award, including criteria and information about how to enter, are set out on the individual award nomination pages, and available below.

Award Descriptions

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 2017, and which contributed to the success of the industry.

Download a sample copy of the nomination form.

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 2017, and which has contributed to the overall success of the industry.

Download a sample copy of the nomination form.

Retailer of the Year
This is an award for the 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 2017.

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.

Download a sample copy of the nomination form.

Independent 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 2017. Entrants should have no more than ten stores and a turnover of less than $50M and should not be a part of group of companies or retailers with a combined turnover of more than $50M.

Download a sample copy of the nomination form.

Rising Star of the Year *NEW*
This award recognises emerging talent in the Australian publishing industry, whose record reflects ongoing excellence and growth in contribution to their profession. The nominee must be currently working in the Australian publishing industry, and have been part of the industry for less than 10 years as of 31 December 2017. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Download a sample copy of the nomination form.

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