Picture of young girl looking at laptop with woman's hands on keyboard, with text COVID-19 Educational Publishers Resources

COVID-19 Educational Publisher Resources

An overview of what Educational Publishers in Australia are offering teachers, parents and others tackling the challenges of home schooling and distance learning during the COVID-19 crisis.

Book Industry COVID-19 Response

How authors, booksellers, libraries and publishers are responding to COVID-19.

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Australia Reads

Australia Reads is a reading and literacy campaign that is a cross-industry collaboration between authors, librarians, booksellers and publishers.

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 […]

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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 on the APA website.

‘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 […]

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.

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 […]