2020 ABIA Business Awards are NOW OPEN!
Nominations are now open for:
- Publisher of the Year
- Small Publisher of the Year
- Retailer of the Year
- Bookshop 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 your nominations coming in for the best and brightest in the Australian book industry.
Booksellers – Nominate your bookshop! Or a Rising Star in your team! Nominations are free to enter for this category.
Publishers – Don’t think twice! Nominate yourself in the appropriate Publisher of the Year category.
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 11:59 pm on Monday 09 March (AEDT).
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 2019, 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 2019, and which has contributed to the overall success of the industry.
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 2019.
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.
Bookshop of the Year
This is an award is for an individual physical bookshop in Australia that has demonstrated excellence over the course of the 2019 calendar year. The bookshop may be part of a larger chain, but this award is for an individual store as listed on the entry form.
Rising Star of the Year
This award recognises emerging talent in the Australian book publishing industry whose record reflects ongoing excellence and growth in contribution to their profession. The nominee must currently be working in the Australian publishing industry as a permanent employee, and have been part of the industry for no more than 10 years as of 31 December 2019. Self-nominations will not be accepted.
ABIA Business Awards open 06 February and close 09 March 2019.