Join us in 2022!

We look forward to celebrating the joy of books with you on Thursday 9 June at the International Convention Centre in Sydney.

Key Dates

Book Award Nominations Open
Tue 18 Jan
Book Award Nominations Close
Mon 14 Feb
Business Award Nominations Open
Tue 22 Feb
Business Award Nominations Close
Mon 21 Mar
Announcement of Longlist
Tue 22 Mar
Audiobook Nominations Open
Wed 23 Mar
Audiobook Nominations Close
Wed 27 Apr
Announcement of Shortlist
Mon 23 May
ABIAs Event & Live Stream
Thu 09 Jun

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Latest news

2022 Book Awards Shortlist

We are thrilled to announce the Book Awards shortlists for the 2022 ABIAs. The ABIAs demonstrate the exceptional collaborations occurring between publishers, authors, editors, illustrators, marketers and designers in bringing quality books to Australian and international markets. The ABIA Academy, comprising more than 250 publishers, booksellers, agents, media and industry representatives, has selected the shortlists […]

ABIA Awards Night with Alinta Chidzey

Join our industry’s night of nights: the Australian Book Industry Awards! This year’s in-person event will feature live entertainment and the glitz and glamour of showbiz. Unmissable! Featuring multi-award-winning actor Alinta Chidzey, one of Australia’s most captivating leading ladies. Currently wowing audiences as Satine in Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Alinta is also an […]

2022 Long List Announcement

The Book Awards longlist for the 2022 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) has been announced. The ABIA Academy – a group of more than 250 publishers, booksellers, agents, media and industry representatives – has selected books published in the previous calendar year across 12 categories. The ABIAs showcase the collaborative efforts of publishers, editors, illustrators, […]

Avid Reader: ABIA Bookshop of the Year

In conversation with owner Fiona Stager, Michelle Law and Christopher Currie by Connor Parissis Brisbane’s iconic bookstore, Avid Reader, was awarded 2021 Bookshop of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) in April. The award is testament to not only emerging as the centre of Brisbane’s reading culture but by being the centre […]

Mandy Macky – Dymocks store owner and bookseller of 30 years inducted into the book industry Hall of Fame

Mandy Macky, owner of Adelaide’s Rundle Mall Dymocks store, has been named the Lloyd O’Neil Award recipient for 2021 after 30 years as a bookstore owner and seller. The award, which celebrates extended and exemplary service by an individual in the book industry, comes ahead of her retirement. Mandy is said to be a generous […]