Thank you to all our wonderful sponsor partners for supporting the 97th ABA conference.

Major Sponsors

Black Inc.

Black Inc. is an independent Australian publisher of quality non-fiction, fiction and poetry. 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 also publish the award-winning Quarterly Essay, Australia's leading journal of politics, culture and debate, Australia's first foreign affairs journal Australian Foreign Affairs and the La Trobe University Press imprint.


Books + Publishing

Celebrating 100 years in 2021 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 books.

A subscription combines the quarterly print magazine Books+Publishing, the Weekly Book Newsletter, the Daily newsletter and the monthly Reviews and Junior newsletters.


Booktopia Publisher Services

Booktopia Publisher Services (BPS) offers book retailers access to high-quality book titles in Australian and New Zealand.
BPS represents over 100 publishers - both local and international - with bookshops being able to access excellent trade discounts. In addition, booksellers are entitled to a further 15% discount on the sale price of any trade books available on Booktopia.


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. We have our own production, sales, marketing and publicity teams who work closely with authors and editors locally and across the world to curate the very best reading experience for Australian readers.


Nielsen Book Australia

Nielsen BookScan in Australia collects total transactional data at the point of sale directly from tills and despatch systems of all the major book retailers. It is the world's first continuous retail sales monitoring service for books. Nielsen BookData is the leading provider of comprehensive enriched and timely bibliographic data. The Nielsen BookData global database contains over 43 million titles from over 70 countries. The information can be used within your bookshop's inventory system, populating your website and assisting with customer enquiries.


Penguin Random House Australia

Penguin Random House Australia is the biggest brand in books and the leading publishing identity across the English speaking world, from Australia, to the UK, via India, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada and the United States. In bringing together the print and digital trade book publishing businesses of Penguin and Random House, we pride ourselves on being the publisher of books that strike a chord with Australian people everywhere. Our brand is built on producing the highest quality books that endure for years to come.


Simon & Schuster Australia

Simon & Schuster Australia is a major force in today's publishing industry, dedicated to bringing an extensive range of books, in all formats, into the hands of readers. We publish and distribute a variety of books under our local and international imprints. These include Atria, Free Press, Gallery, Howard, Pocket, Scribner, Simon & Schuster and Touchstone. We also act as the local sales and distribution partner.


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 inaugural Leading Edge Books Small Publisher of the Year in 2018.


Session Sponsors

Allen & Unwin

Allen & Unwin is Australia's leading independent publisher and has been voted "Publisher of the Year" thirteen times including the inaugural award in 1992 and eleven times since 2000. We publish around 250 new titles each year including literary and commercial fiction, a broad range of general non-fiction, academic and professional titles and books for children and young adults. Our imprints include Allen & Unwin, Arena, Crows Nest, House of Books, Inspired Living (MBS), Murdoch Books and Pier 9.


Pan Macmillan Australia

Pan Macmillan Australia publishes a wide range of bestselling, award-winning and high quality titles, under the imprints Macmillan, Pan, Picador, Plum, Momentum and Macquarie Dictionary Publishers. We are committed to investing in Australian authors and stories, and our local publishing programme covers a broad range of commercial and literary fiction, children’s and YA fiction, autobiography and biography, history, true crime, military history, biographies, sport, cooking and lifestyle.


Ultimo Press

Ultimo Press is an independent publisher established in 2020 with the simple ambition to become home to Australia’s best storytellers, part of Hardie Grant Publishing.


Supporting Sponsors

Australia Reads

Australia Reads is a unique Australian book industry collaboration (between authors, booksellers, libraries and publishers) borne of a common passion for, and mutual interest in, championing reading, promoting the many mental health and lifestyle benefits of reading books, and encouraging the next generation of avid book readers to significantly increase book reading by all Australians – no matter the format they read.


Echo Publishing

Echo is an imprint of Bonnier Books UK. Bonnier Books UK is a UK headquartered major publisher with sales of £80m. Home to 12 adult and children’s imprints, it publishes across a wide variety of genres for different ages. From crime to reading group fiction; memoir to self-help; activity to reference – every book matters. Bonnier Books UK is owned by Bonnier Books, a family-owned company headquartered in Sweden. Bonnier Books is a top-15 world publisher.


Hardie Grant Publishing

Hardie Grant Books is a vibrant, successful, diverse and dynamic business with a list of books across a range of subjects including food, wine, sport, history, true crime, humour, popular culture and social issues. Our food and wine books are now recognised as some of the world’s best, carrying off major international awards as well as many of Australia’s most highly regarded design awards. As well as producing our own books under the Hardie Grant Books imprint, we are also the exclusive distribution partners for several international publishers in the UK and America.


University of Queensland Press

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. 


Walker Books

Walker Books Australia has been bringing the best of children’s publishing to Australian kids for over 25 years, and is the home of beautiful, high quality and award-winning books that are loved by children and adults alike in homes, schools and libraries across the country.



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