The ABA Trade Exhibition takes place on Sunday 12th June between 11:45 am - 3:00 pm.


Aetherworks has been a leading Australian and New Zealand distributor since 2010, representing independent publishers from the tabletop games industry across the globe. Among our many product lines we carry a wide range of Role Playing Game genres (RPGs), related fiction and graphic novels. These include those written specifically for children (No Thank You, Evil!, The Award-Winning Game of Make-believe for Creative Kids and Their Families) - to family appropriate and more adult themes such as The One Ring, Call of Cthulhu and Cyberpunk 2070. We would love the opportunity to chat with you about how RPGs can work for you and your community of readers.


Affirm Press

Affirm Press is the third largest independent publisher in Australia and is dedicated to publishing the best Australian content for every reader. We publish a broad range of fiction and non-fiction for adults and younger readers.

As well as being one of Australia’s fastest growing publishers, we also like to think we’re the most optimistic and we love books that 'influence by delight’. We see opportunities in the changing publishing industry and distinguish ourselves through editorial commitment and a strong focus on sales and marketing.


Allen & Unwin

Allen & Unwin is Australia's leading independent publisher and fourteen times winner of ‘Publisher of the Year’. We publish a broad range of new titles each year, across literary and commercial fiction, general non-fiction, books for children and young adults. We publish the best in lifestyle titles from our Murdoch Books division and we also represent esteemed Independent UK publishers like Faber & Faber and Canongate among many others. We are Australian owned and operated, and international in our thinking, with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and London, a global network of connected partners, and local lists that are unrivalled in scope and quality.



Arts funding, run by artists.

ArtsPay is a payment processing company with a difference. Unlike other payment processing companies, every time a customer makes a purchase at a business using ArtsPay - either in-store or online - ArtsPay uses the payment fees support the arts.

Profits generated by ArtsPay payment processing fees will be distributed back into the arts ecosystem by The ArtsPay Foundation.

The ArtsPay Foundation is an independent, artist-led charitable foundation with a mission to support independent artists and small arts organisations across Australia. At least 50% of all profits from ArtsPay will flow to the ArtsPay Foundation. The foundation is a majority shareholder of ArtsPay and will benefit from the success of ArtsPay as we grow.

The ArtsPay Foundation aims to fill the gaps with a permanent, new source of support for artists and small arts organisations. We are committed to providing funding that is accessible, sustainable and meaningful. This is our way of giving back.



Barcode is a trusted software provider in the retail and distribution space for the past 20+ years. Barcode has a long list of customers in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, a healthy business model and amazing local team in Sydney. We are a vibrant and exciting company, led by a management team that combines more than 35+ years of experience from all aspects of the IT industry with a strong vision of how Barcode can help companies be innovative through technology.


Black Inc

Founded in 2000, Black Inc. is an independent Australian publisher of quality non-fiction, fiction and poetry, based in Melbourne. Our imprints include the Quarterly Essay journal, Australian Foreign Affairs, and Nero and La Trobe University Press books. We love ideas and stories. We are passionate about important new works of history, politics, biography, criticism and current affairs, as well as novels and poems that open up new worlds.

We sell rights to overseas publishers and audio and film producers, and have a thriving list of books licensed from other territories. We are renowned for our high-impact media and marketing campaigns and have a powerful digital platform.


Bloomsbury Publishing

Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes, and is the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney.



A comprehensive bookshop management solution

As part of the US-based Nelnet Inc. group of companies, BookNet, with initial success in providing a textbook ordering and inventory management solution for campus bookstores since 1989, led to further investment and the creation of BookNet.

Our foundations are built on a customer-driven philosophy, listening to our customers and optimising relationships through a flexible and collaborative approach. Our team are experienced and have extensive knowledge of the industry. We are focused on providing committed long-term, secure, and valuable relationships.


Books + Publishing

Established in 1921, Books+Publishing is Australia’s number-one source of news about the book industry, keeping subscribers up to date with the latest book industry news, events, features, interviews, opinion, personnel changes, job advertisements and classifieds. Books+Publishing is also the only source of pre-publication reviews of Australian and New Zealand books.


Booktopia Publisher Services

BPS is committed to a stronger book trade in Australia, and we’re here to work with book retailers and publishers alike to ensure sales to Australian customers stay in Australia. We take the view that a rising tide lifts all boats, and we are committed to seeing bookshops in Australia succeed and prosper.



Circle is a complete point of sale, stock management and online sales solution for booksellers. It is an ideal platform for bricks and mortar stores that want to be online, but don’t want the hassle of managing a website and the shop floor independently.

With Circle, all sales (in-store or online) are administered through a single cloud-based system that is accessible from anywhere, like your online email account. It knits together your existing business systems for email, accounting and eftpos; and functions on any device.


Diamond Book Distributors

Diamond Book Distributors (DBD) is a division of Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc., and is dedicated to making a wide selection of its graphic novels and other pop-culture merchandise available to bookstores, libraries, schools, mass merchants and more worldwide. Our team of professionals is committed to helping DBD’s client publishers tell their stories, grow their businesses and reach new customers. We work to provide insight at every stage of the publishing process — from initial concept, to marketing, sales, and distribution.


Even Toys And Games

Established in 2000, Even Toys And Games is a major importer and wholesaler to the specialty retail market in Australia.

We have partnered with innovative companies to distribute their ranges of Board Games, Card Games, Puzzles and Toys in Australia. Even Toys and Games are the Australian distributor for such great games as Killer Bunnies, Quest For The Magic Carrot and Killer Bunnies and The Conquest of The Magic Carrot. Look out for some new adventures with Psychic Penguins coming soon. The Bright Idea range of card games for children has many fun games, all with educational value. Among this range are such great games as Sherlock, Catch The Match, Number Chase, Trading Faces and much more.


Exisle Publishing

Exisle Publishing’s CEO and Publisher Gareth St John Thomas started Exisle Publishing in 1991.

The goal wasn’t to build a huge business. Instead, Gareth wanted to shine a light on local characters, artists and writers, and bring books into the world which would never otherwise have existed. But the market had other ideas… Exisle books started to get noticed. Local stores couldn’t keep them in stock. And submissions poured in from experts, leaders and artists from across the country. Soon, Exisle expanded to Australia, where the same thing happened. Next, we started publishing the UK. And then the United States. Today, we have staff across the English speaking world and sell foreign rights to dozens of countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America. We publish books that other big publishers don’t. Exisle Publishing now has global reach, and we are still trying to give voice to those who don’t have it, and serve the communities that corporate publishers tend to ignore.


Hachette Australia

Hachette Australia is a team of expert publishers and passionate readers dedicated to discovering and supporting talented writers and working with them to craft exceptional stories.

We select the very best, whatever the genre – from high-quality commercial fiction to literary award-winners, children’s picture books and adventure stories to memoirs and history, lifestyle and sport. And then we pour 100 years of publishing excellence into every page, bringing them to readers in the formats that they love.


Hardie Grant Publishing

Hardie Grant Publishing is inspired by its authors and their ideas to create beautiful, accessible, timely and covetable books. Steadfastly independent and originated in Melbourne but with a global outlook, we have been reaching all kinds of readers for 25 years, both geographically and in the types of books we publish.

We are proud to have seven publishing imprints. In Melbourne, there are Hardie Grant Books Melbourne, Hardie Grant Explore and Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing. In London, we have Hardie Grant Books London and Quadrille. And in 2021 we launched our first fiction imprint, Ultimo Press in Sydney. Next year, we will be publishing our very first books commissioned in North America at Hardie Grant Books San Francisco.

Defined by a commitment to quality, from author care to award-winning design, we are determined to publish original works that stop readers in their tracks, hold their interest and are widely recommended.


HarperCollins Publishers

HarperCollins occupies a unique place in Australian and New Zealand publishing. In both nations we are the oldest publisher – with a heritage dating back to the bush ballads and school books of the late nineteenth century – and the most forward thinking in terms of our transition to the global digital world of today.

Through the decades, our publishing has been distinguished by a commitment to quality and creativity plus an innate understanding of what Australians and New Zealanders want to read and how. Authors and their work have always been at the heart of our company – without authors there would be no HarperCollins. Publishing is a highly collaborative business: everyone in the company contributes in some way to maximising our author’s work.


Impact Merch

Impact Merch. is a manufacturer and distributor specialising in Licensed Merchandise.

Product includes Stationery, Jigsaw Puzzles, Calendars and Diaries, Door Mats, Mugs and Posters.

Harry Potter, Minecraft, Bluey, Disney, Pokémon and Qantas are amongst the many brands that may suit your bookstore!

Come and have a chat to our National Sales Manager and local representative.


Indigenous Literary Foundation

Reading Opens Doors - that is, doors to future opportunities and choices. Our purpose is to invest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander remote communities to provide the tools and resources they request to shape the direction of their children’s literacy future.

ILF supports remote Communities across Australia. 


Ingram Content Group

The world is reading, and Ingram Content Group connects people with content in all forms. Providing comprehensive services for retailers, publishers, libraries and educators, Ingram makes these services seamless and accessible through technology, innovation, and creativity. With an expansive global network of offices and facilities, Ingram’s services include digital and physical book distribution, print-on-demand, and digital learning.


International Books and Publishers

International Books and Publishers (IB&P) is the Australian and New Zealand agent for Gardners Books Ltd (UK) & Bookazine Co. Inc (US). Our relationship with Gardners UK has enabled exclusive discounts and trading terms for this part of the world. Gardners has available a multiple of freight opportunities – select which suits your business. Bookazine US is a family owned book wholesaler specialising in swift transactions and best courier services. IB&P is also agent and representative for Myke Mollard whose works are published by Woodslane Press. Speak with Dennis Jones at the ABA Trade Show.


Larrikin House

Larrikin House are passionately committed to creating quirky, edgy, humorous kid-focussed books that push a few boundaries and challenge stereotypes. 

We’ve published 50 titles in the last three years including the international best-seller My Shadow is Pink by Scott Stuart.


Lonely Planet

Ever since company founders Tony and Maureen Wheeler stapled together their first guidebook after an epic trip across Asia, Lonely Planet has put travellers at the heart of everything we do, informing and inspiring them with trusted content for print and digital from experts who visit every destination.


Magnum Book Services

Magnum has over forty years accumulated experience in handling your books. Our lengthy experience gives us an unparalleled understanding of the book business. The innovative enhanced consolidation service we provide ensures our customers’ books reach their destination securely, and at a price with which other agents just can’t compete.

Magnum’s unique personal service means we go that extra mile for you.

Global reach across all continents

Millions of books shipped

A wealth of experience


Melbourne University Publishing

Melbourne University Press (MUP), established in 1922, is Australia’s oldest university press and one of the oldest and most respected Australian publishing companies. MUP publishes popular scholarship with particular strengths in Australian Studies and History, Southeast Asian and South Asian Studies, and Health and Medicine. Under its prestigious Miegunyah Press imprint the press also produces major biographies and high-quality works on Art, Art History and Architecture.


NewSouth Books

NewSouth Books is an Australian general and specialist sales, marketing and distribution force. NewSouth Books is wholly owned by UNSW Press Ltd. NewSouth Books represents agencies from Australasia, the USA, Canada, and the UK.


Nielsen BookData

Nielsen Book BookData provides a range of services to the book industry internationally, aiding the discovery, purchase and sales measurement of books. We offer the largest and most comprehensive bibliographic database, BookData Online, with over 43 million title records to discover, as well as a record supply service to populate bookseller, library and publisher websites.

Our Research services provide retail sales analysis for print books alongside research from our UK Books and Consumer Survey. For publishers, we offer a range of services including adding your metadata to our database and promotional tools to help market your book.


NLA Publishing

NLA Publishing creates books that tell stories by and about Australians. We explore the Library’s extensive collections to share Australia’s culture and history.

Working with leading writers, illustrators and designers, we produce award-winning non-fiction and children’s titles in the fields of history, art, photography, the environment and literature. We shine a light on the Library’s treasures, interpreting them to offer a greater understanding of our country and its many peoples.


Pan Macmillan Australia

Macmillan is one of the biggest and best-known international publishing houses in the world. It is characterised by fiction and non-fiction, science, academic, professional and educational publishing of the very highest quality. Here at Pan Macmillan Australia, we publish a wide range of bestselling, award-winning and high-quality titles. We publish under the imprints Macmillan, Pan, Picador, Plum and Macquarie Dictionary Publishers. We are committed to investing in Australian authors and stories, and our local publishing program covers a broad range of genres.


Pantera Press

Pantera Press is a social purpose publisher dedicated to great storytelling and publishing books that matter. Pantera Press sprang to life around the Green family’s kitchen table from a passion to publish great Australian stories that readers across the world would rave about. Founded in 2008, we continue to grow rapidly with a broad focus on championing writing culture by investing in the next generation of both readers and writers.

Our mission is to spark imagination, conversation and change. We do this by:

  • Actively investing in the next generation of Australian writers
  • Publishing books that matter
  • Funding charities and not-for-profit programs working to close the literacy gap – because we believe that literacy is the first step to changing the world, and this informs everything we do.

Penguin Random House Australia

Penguin Random House is the international home to more than 300 editorially and creatively independent publishing imprints. Our mission is to ignite a universal passion for reading by creating books for everyone. We believe that books, and the stories and ideas they hold, have the unique capacity to connect us, change us, and carry us toward a better future for generations to come.


Renniks Group

Renniks Group are importers and distributors of: 

  • Leuchtturm1917 Notebooks, journals, diaries and planners.
  • Award winning Drehgriffel pens and Otto Hutt writing instruments.
  • Herma labels for office & industrial purposes.
  • Large variety of publications for motoring and military enthusiasts.
  • Coin & stamp collector publications by Renniks and storage systems by Lighthouse.

Trading since 1947.


Scribe Publications

Scribe has been operating as a wholly independent trade-publishing house for more than 40 years. What started off in 1976 as a desire on publisher Henry Rosenbloom’s part to publish 'serious nonfiction’ as a one-man band has turned into a multi-award-winning company with more than 25 staff members in two locations — Melbourne, Australia and London, England — as well as a scout in New York, and a dedicated publicity and marketing team on the ground in the US.

Scribe publishes over 65 nonfiction and fiction titles annually in Australia, about 60 in the United Kingdom, and as of 2017, about 30 titles in the US.

We spend each day sifting through submissions and manuscripts from around the world, and commissioning and editing local titles, in an uncompromising pursuit of the best books we can find, help create, and deliver to readers. We love what we do, and we hope you will, too.


Simon & Schuster Australia

Simon & Schuster Australia publishes and distributes a variety of books in Australia and New Zealand across a range of genres including fiction, non-fiction and children’s books under our local and international imprints. These include Atria, Free Press, Gallery, Howard, Pocket, Scribner, Simon & Schuster and Touchstone.

Simon & Schuster Australia also acts as the local sales and distribution partner for: 4 Ingredients, Berbay Publishing, Big Sky Publishing, Black Library, Brolga Publishing, Cider Mill Press, Elliott & Thompson, Fox Chapel Publishing International, Hazelden, Hunter Publishers, Inner Traditions, Insight Editions, Noel Whittaker, Pegasus Books, Post Hill Press, powerHouse Books, Printers Row, Regan Arts, Rockpool Publishing, Smith Street Books, Two Good Co, Ventura Press, Viz Media, Waterhouse Press, Weldon Owen, Wild Dog Books and Z2 Comics.


Small Press Network

The Small Press Network (SPN) is a representative body for small and independent publishers in Australia. It was formed to promote independent publishing and support the principle of diversity within the publishing industry as a vital component of Australian literary culture.

SPN is committed to ensuring the continued viability of the independent publishing sector by facilitating collaborative initiatives, networking opportunities, and general communication between small and independent publishers.


Text Publishing

Text Publishing is an independent, Melbourne-based publisher of literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction. Text has been awarded the ABIA Small Publisher of the Year three times and won the Leading Edge Books Small Publisher of the Year in 2018 and 2019.

At Text we want to publish books that make a difference to people’s lives. We believe that reading should be a marvellous experience, that every book you read should somehow change your life if only by a fraction. We love the phrase 'lost in a book’—that’s where we want our readers to be. You can’t get lost in a newspaper or a magazine or even a movie. But people get lost in books every day—on the tram, on the beach, in bed. Reading is what keeps the imagination supple and challenges preconceptions and prejudices. You read at your own speed, and the world you enter courtesy of the writer is yours and yours only, even if the person next to you on the bus is reading exactly the same book.


Thames & Hudson Australia

Thames & Hudson was founded in 1949 by Walter and Eva Neurath. Their passion and mission was to create a 'museum without walls’ and to make the world of art and the research of top scholars accessible to a large reading public. To reflect its international outlook, the name for the company linked the rivers flowing through London and New York. The two dolphins in the company’s logo symbolise friendship and intelligence, one facing east, one west, suggesting a connection between the old world and the new.

Thames & Hudson Australia was established in Melbourne in 1970, to represent the Thames & Hudson list in Australia & New Zealand and to make the books produced in London more accessible to a local readership. Quickly establishing itself as one of the region’s leading publishers of illustrated visual arts books, the Australian company has grown to expand its local publishing program of books by Australian and New Zealand authors for a domestic and international market.


The Paperie

The Paperie Is Australia’s Leading supplier of Book related accessories and Gifts for Readers. This great range will  help you make additional sales in your store without impacting your booksales! All relevant Book related Gifts and Booklights which are all proven strong sellers. The Paperie presents the THINKING Gifts range of Booklights  with their NEW highquality rechargeable booklights, the worlds best selling Kids Booklight range FLEXI LIGHT PALs  , New Bookmark erasable Pens . Add to this Europes fastest growing gift range  from LEGAMI with lots of Book themed  product and The Paperies NEW partnership with CLAIREFONTAINE and RHODIA stationery ( Europes Biggest Paper brand)  – the Paperie have Book Accessories and Book related stationery covered.


University of Queensland Press

UQP is one of Australia’s leading publishing houses. Established in 1948 as a wholly owned subsidiary of The University of Queensland, UQP has consistently produced culturally significant works across genres such as fiction, non-fiction and poetry, as well as children's and young adult books.

UQP is known for publishing literary works, poetry and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories. We create books that enrich and inspire readers and make a major contribution to the fabric of arts and literature in Australia and the world. We proudly connect artists, readers, writers and arts organisations and passionately advocate for the value of books to the human experience. UQP is also Queensland’s only major publishing house with domestic and international distribution.


VR Distribution

Board Games, Puzzles, Toys, Video Games, Consoles, Accessories, Novelties, Licensed Collectables, Merchandise and More – VR Distribution has it all!

As the ultimate great game pathway between buyers and the sellers, and with unrivalled thought leadership and category insight, we make sure the next big thing is always delivered with a quality & service that’s a win win for all. Our vast and extensive range provides retailers with a one-stop-shop for all the key products in the gaming category. Our team of knowledgeable and experienced account managers can help store owners and buyers get up to speed with current consumer trends. Our B2B website is an excellent resource for managing orders and our warehouse facilities are world class so you can rest assured your orders will arrive efficiently and as expected. Don't have an account? Sign up now and discover the VR difference.


Walker Books Australia

Walker Books Australia has been bringing the best of children’s publishing to Australian children for over 20 years and is recognised as a market leader in quality children’s books, publishing award-winning authors and illustrators. The company is dedicated to publishing books of unwavering quality for children and young adults to read and treasure. Equally, Walker Books Australia is passionate about the Australian Children’s book industry and renowned as a haven for the most highly talented authors and illustrators, both emerging and award-winning.



Wiley is dedicated to helping people develop, learn and advance their knowledge. We’re unlocking human potential. One idea, one job, one institution, at a time.

We’re a global leader in research and education. From a print shop in New York City to a global and digital presence, we’ve spent more than 200 years developing and fuelling the world’s knowledge ecosystem. Today, our high-impact content, platforms, and services help researchers, learners, institutions, and corporations achieve their goals in an ever-changing world.