FAQ

FAQ

The Australian Book Industry Awards are an annual event to showcase excellence in the publishing of stories in Australia.

When can publishers nominate their titles?

Nominations Open – 15 January. Sign up for updates for nomination periods, and also check out the Nominate page.

 

When is the ABIA Longlist announced?

This first wave of judges’ choice will be announced on 7 March 2019. We will post on the News section and send an email to all our followers.

 

When is the ABIA Shortlist announced?

Shortlisted titles will be announced on 11 April 2019. We will post on the News section and send an email to all our followers.

 

When’s the actual event?

The Night of Nights is 2 May 2019.

 

Can anyone attend the event?

Yes. Tickets will go on sale 28 March 2019.

 

Who is the emcee for the event this year? 

We’re very excited that Casey Bennetto will guide us through the awards night!

 

What are the categories and eligibility for all the awards?Read the details for each award on our Nominate page.

 

What are the key dates for publishers to keep in mind?

Nominations for Book Awards Open – 15 January
Submissions for Business Awards Open – 13 February
Announcement of Book Awards Longlist – 7 March
Submissions for Book Awards Longlist Open – 7 March
Submissions for Audiobook Awards Open – 21 March
Announcement of Shortlist – 11 April
Night of Nights – 2 May

Contact

The Australian Book Industry Awards are an initiative of the
Australian Publishers Association.

Address

60/89 Jones Street, Ultimo NSW 2007

Phone

0292819788

Email

abia@publishers.asn.au