Nominations for the Australian Book Industry Awards 2019 will open on January 15th, next year. It is a process of nomination, judging by industry experts according to a select criteria and of course announcing the happy winners on the 'Night of Nights' in Sydney, Australia. The annual event is considered to be one of the highlights of the year for both publishers and authors, across the country. It showcases only the best of the best in publishing and rewards excellence, accordingly.
A full description of eligibility and categories for the awards can be found at the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA). In the mean time, you might want to preview the list ahead of time. Think about nominating for not one, but a number of sections.
Here is the list on offer.
Don't forget to place the relevant dates on your calendar.
January 15th, 2019 - Nominations for Book Awards Open
February 13th, 2019 - Submissions for Business Awards Open
March 7th, 2019 - Announcement of Book Awards Longlist
March 7th, 2019 - Submissions for Book Awards Longlist Open
March 21st, 2019 - Submissions for Audiobook Awards Open
April 11th, 2019 - Announcement of Shortlist
2nd May, 2019 - Night of Nights!
Australian Publisher Association members can check out the nomination details, last year's winners and photos of prior events at ABIA.
Sponsors for the event include: The Australian Women's Weekly, Audible, Media Super, JCDeaux, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age Newspaper, Borrow Box, Copyright Agency, McPherson's, Ingram - Lightning Source, Twitter, Booktopia, Curtis Brown, Better Reading, Leading Edge Books, Harper Collins, Books & Publishing, Simpsons - Lawyers for Publishers