ABIA Awards 2021

Julia Baird’s Phosphorescence: On Awe, Wonder & Things that Sustain You when the World Goes Dark has won Book of the Year at the 2021 Australian Book Industry Awards, held on Wednesday night at Carriageworks in association with the Sydney Writers’ festival. The prestigious award was this year presented by screen star Cate Blanchett via […]

Bibliographic records and book sales

This post is courtesy of Nielsen Book Australia, who found that books with complete bibliographic records sell better than those without.

Aussie reading habits during the pandemic

This post is courtesy of our colleagues at Nielsen Book Australia, who examined how COVID-19 affected consumer reading habits.

Anita Heiss on Indigenous Literacy Day and the value of self-representation

The ILF made a splash with its virtual Indigenous Literacy Day celebration, racking up more than 18,000 views since its live premiere.

Queensland Literary Awards showcase impressive writers and publishers

Following the new precedent for prize-giving in 2020, this year’s QLAs were presented online on Friday 4 September.

Join us for the 2020 Miles Franklin winner announcement!

It’s almost time to find out the winner of the 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award! Perpetual, the trustee of the Award, will make the announcement live on YouTube at 4pm (AEST) on Thursday 16 July. We are thrilled to welcome back Cassie McCullagh, presenter of Focus (ABC Radio Sydney) and The Bookshelf (ABC Radio National), […]

Bluey earns top honour at this year’s ABIAs

Not even the COVID-19 pandemic could stop the book industry’s night of nights, as the 2020 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) were announced via live-stream on Wednesday 13 May. The virtual event was supported by a who’s who of presenters, including APA President Lee Walker, prolific author and proud Wiradjuri woman Anita Heiss, and former […]

Feeling stressed? Pick up a book during the Australian Reading Hour

It comes as no surprise that reading books can be good for you, but did you know that reading can reduce stress more quickly than having a cup of tea? According to a study from the University of Sussex 1, reading can reduce stress by as much as 68% and it works faster than other […]