2019 ABIA Business Awards are NOW OPEN!

13 Feb 2019

Nominations are now open for:

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

From booksellers in Sydney to Townsville; publishers in WA to Melbourne; and emerging publishing professionals all across the country, we want to see a wide representation of nominations coming in. Make the competition fierce! 

Booksellers – Nominating is FREE for National and Independent Retailer Award  Independent or bigger, we know it’s a bit weird nominating yourself. But you work very hard getting books into the hands of readers and we want to celebrate you! Nominate your bookshop! Or a Rising Star in your team!

Publishers – don’t think twice! Nominate yourself in the appropriate Publisher of the Year category. Join the likes of Thames & Hudson and HarperCollins — winners of the 2018 Publisher of the Year awards. 

Publishing Managers – who of your staff that are in the first ten years of their publishing career deserve accolades? Who do you know is a future leader of the industry? Nominate them in the Rising Star Awards. 
 

Start your submission here or check out the details below for more information on how to enter.

The Business Award submissions close at 5 pm on Tuesday 19 March (AEDT).

Happy nominating!

 

Award Categories, Descriptions and Sample forms

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 2018, 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 2018, 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 2018.

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 2018. 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

This award recognises emerging talent in the Australian publishing industry, whose individual 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 2018. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Download a sample copy of the nomination form.

ABIA Business Awards open 13 February and close 19 March 2019.