27 Apr 2021

Best Small Publishers of the year

Small Publishers in Australia are innovative, creative and essential said our judging panel. The range of publishers represented on the shortlist, each with a unique focus and position within the cultural landscape of this country is testament to this. 2020 presented challenges and opportunities for the whole publishing industry – and it was no different […]

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26 Apr 2021

How to watch ABIA 2021 online!

The 2021 ABIA Virtual Awards star-studded event features Cate Blanchett, Malcolm Turnbull, Turia Pitt, Nat’s What I Reckon, Matthew McConaughey, Trent Dalton, Charlotte Wood, Casey Bennetto and many more. Plus a special live performance from musician Ash Grunwald! You can have a sneak peak at the program here. The book industry’s night of nights is NOT […]

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22 Apr 2021

Best Aussie book retailers of 2020 – innovative in the pandemic

Dominique Lamb, the CEO of the National Retail Association admires the ingenuity of Australian booksellers: COVID forced retailers of all stripes to bolster their digital services and booksellers were no different. Reading is a favourite pastime for many Australians and book retailers showed tremendous innovation to ensure shoppers were still able to get a book […]

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19 Apr 2021

Business Award shortlist + Hall of Fame inductees

The ABIA celebrate the professionals in the book business – the dedicated individuals and teams who bring stories to life, authors dreams to reality, and books to the right readers.  Today we announce the shortlist in the Business Award categories and also the two people who will be inducted into the book industry’s illustrious Hall […]

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15 Apr 2021
Publisher of the Year

Who deserves to win? Get to know the Publisher of the Year shortlistees

They’re already winners after last year. 2020 was a good year for larger publishers in terms of book sales and profits, but it wasn’t easily done. Much effort was expended to ensure books could reach audiences amidst lockdowns all the while keeping staff safe. Groundbreaking campaigns had to be hastily transitioned to online environments and […]

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