Storytime agreement

The Book Industry Roundtable is comprised of the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA), the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the Australian Publishers Association (APA) and the Australian Society of Authors (ASA). All parties of the Book Industry Roundtable believe a reading nation is a better nation and that every child in Australia should have a […]

Parliamentary Friends of Australian Books and Writers

Status: Ongoing

The Parliamentary Friends of Australian Books and Writers (PFABW) is a group that brings together the Australian book industry and government members to celebrate Australian books and stories with the nation’s leaders. PFABW provides a forum for government members to meet and interact with the Australian book industry – including publishers, authors, librarians, booksellers and […]

Australian Booksellers Association

Code of conduct

A code of conduct was developed by the Australian Publishers Association, in association with authors. It sets out the minimum professional and ethical levels of conduct expected of APA members in their relationships with authors. You can read the full Code here.

‘Jolly Postman’ agreement

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA), Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), Australian Publishers Association (APA) and Australian Society of Authors (ASA) have endorsed an industry agreement, which enables libraries to photocopy the removable inserts of children’s activity picture books. It’s dubbed the Jolly Postman agreement after the iconic 1986 book The Jolly Postman or Other People’s […]

Certified Trade Mark for Australian books

Status: Upcoming

The Australian Publishers Association is applying to IP Australia and the ACCC to consider a logo and associated Rules of Use for a Certified Trade Mark. The purpose of the logo is to identify the author and illustrator of the title as Australian. The logo, if approved, will be made available to qualifying publishers to […]

Australian Inclusive Publishing Initiative

Status: Ongoing

Over 90% of published works globally are inaccessible to the blind or vision impaired. The Australian Inclusive Publishing Initiative (AIPI) was launched in 2016 to foster a collaborative, consultative and consensus-based approach to tackling accessibility problems in Australia.

Australian Reading Hour

Status: Ongoing

An annual campaign, encouraging people to discover and rediscover the joy of reading. 19 September 2019. Australian Reading Hour is annual reminder to stop what you’re doing and enjoy reading a book. Research shows that reading is good for us in so many ways: from reducing stress and anxiety to increasing empathy and a sense […]

Book cover agreement

The agreement allow libraries to use book covers to promote books and authors without seeking copyright permission each time. The Australian Publishers Association (APA) and the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) negotiated a landmark agreement to allow libraries to use book covers to promote books and authors without seeking copyright permission each time. This […]