This award honours a much loved bookseller, publisher and ABA staff member who passed away in 2011 Liz Riley. It recognises Elizabeth's great passion for children's books, most notably the craft of engaging with and selling children's books, and is a tangible way of remembering her.

The winner of the Fellowship will have an exclusive invitation to attend The American Booksellers Association's ABC Children's Institute held June 21–23, 2016, at the Wyndham Orlando Resort International in Orlando, Florida.

PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS


2015: Pauline Macleod, Children's Manager at Riverbend Books
2014: Julie Melville, Library Shop, State Library of Queensland
2013: Lynndy Bennett, Gleebooks NSW
2012: Amelia Lush, Better Read Than Dead

TO NOMINATE A BOOKSELLER PLEASE FILL IN THE ONLINE FORM

ELIGIBILITY
1. The applicant must be a childrens’ bookseller employed by an ABA member bookshop.
2. Nominee can self-nominate or be nominated by a peer, employer, or colleague and work at an ABA bookshop. NOTE: The employer or applicant must be willing to pay for any costs beyond the $2,000 of the Fellowship
3. The judging is made by a panel. No correspondence will be entered into.
4. Not open to Management Committee (employees of the Management Comittee can be nominated)
5. Previous recipients are not eligible to be nominated.
6. Closing Date : Monday, April 11

 

The ABA Text Publishing Bookseller of the Year award recognises an individual bookseller for their outstanding achievement in the past twelve months. The winner will not only be identified for their exceptional performance within the bookshop that they work but also for their achievements within the book industry as well as the local and wider community This award gives booksellers the chance to exhibit their retailing skills, and be recognised by their peers, the book industry, and the general community for their career achievements, innovation and outstanding performance in their stores

PREVIOUS WINNERS


2015: Karen Ferris, Berkelouw Books
2014: Jenny Barry, Books Plus
2013: Martin Shaw, Readings
2012: Meera Govil, Eltham Bookshop
2011: Lindy Jones, Abbey's Bookshop

TO NOMINATE A BOOKSELLER PLEASE FILL OUT THE ONLINE FORM

ELIGIBILITY
1. Nominees must have worked as a bookseller either as an employee or proprietor for at least five years.
2. Nominee can self-nominate or be nominated by a peer, employer, or colleague and must work at an ABA member bookshop.
3. The judging is made by a panel. No correspondence will be entered into.
4. Not open to Management Committee (employees of Management Committee members can be nominated)
5. Previous winners are not eligible to be nominated
6. Closing Date: Monday, April 11

The ABA Penguin Random House Australia Young Bookseller of the Year award recognises and rewards the excellence of a bookseller 35 or under, and promotes bookselling as a career choice for young people. This award gives booksellers the chance to exhibit their retailing skills, and be recognised by their peers, the book industry, and the general community for their career achievements, innovation and outstanding performance in their stores.

PREVIOUS WINNERS


2015: Gerard Elson, Readings St Kilda
2014: Helene Byfield, Books Kinokuniya
2013: Louise Fay, Dymocks Adelaide
2012: Megan O'Brien, Shearers Bookshop
2011: Amelia Vahtrick, Better Read than Dead

TO NOMINATE SOMEONE PLEASE FILL IN THE ONLINE FORM

ELIGIBILITY
1. Nominees must have worked as a bookseller for at least two years and must be working at least 20 hours per week.
2. The candidate must not turn 36 before May 2016
3. Nominee can self-nominate or be nominated by a peer, employer, or colleague and work at an ABA member bookshop.
4. The judging is made by a panel. No correspondence will be entered into.
5. Not open to Management Committee (employees of ABA Management Committee can be nominated)
5. Previous winners are not eligible to be nominated.
6. Closing Date: Monday, April 11

 

 

 

The Nielsen BookData Booksellers' Choice Award recognises the Australian new release that booksellers most enjoyed reading, marketing and handselling during the previous year. We believe it is a special award because it is decided by the people who care enough to personally recommend and put a book in the hands of the reading public. This award is the only genuine reflection of booksellers preferences, and is proudly supported on the membership's behalf by Nielsen BookData and the ABA. The generous prize from Nielsen BookData is presented to the winning author at the Annual Booksellers Dinner. Booksellers are congratulated on their excellent choices since 1994.

PREVIOUS WINNERS

2015: The 52-Storey Treehouse, A. Griffiths & T. Denton (Pan Mac)
2014: Burial Rites, Hannah Kent (Hachette)
2013: The Light Between Oceans, M.L. Stedman (Random House)
2012: All that I Am Anna Funder (Text Publishing)

Steve Jones 
aba conference & events coordinator
phone: +61 (3) 9859 7322 
email: conference@aba.org.au
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