Tickets on sale for BookUp and ABIAs

Anita Heiss opening BookUp 2021 with an acknowledgement of country and discussion of the importance of indigenous language publishing.

Join industry colleagues and peers as Australian publishing comes together in-person for a day of reflection, planning and celebration with the BookUp Conference and Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) at the ICC Sydney on 9 June 2022.

At BookUp you can expect a day full of experts from publishing and beyond, sharing thought-provoking ideas and actionable insights to address current and future industry challenges.

The ABIAs will showcase the talent and creativity of Australian publishing and the brilliant people who bring our home-grown books to life, in a live event punctuated by entertainment and merriment.

After so long stuck on video calls, don’t miss out on the opportunity for in-person interaction, networking and celebrations so join us at the Australian Book Industry Conference and Awards.

First keynote speakers announced for BookUp

BookUp 2022 will focus on the action the industry needs to take now, and our first two keynote speakers will be tackling issues of Diversity and Sustainability.

Across the day we'll look at what's happening globally, but with a focus on what's needed now in terms of local implementation. We'll also hear from the next generation of publishing leaders, as they look to shape the future of the industry.

Carrie Bloxson
Carrie Bloxson, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Hachette Book Group, will explore approaches to creating more diverse, inclusive, and equitable organisations – both in terms of people and publishing.
Veena Sahajwalla
2022 NSW Australian of the Year, Professor Veena Sahajwalla is an internationally recognised materials scientist, engineer and inventor who is revolutionising recycling, and will inspire publishers with fresh approaches to sustainability and the circular economy.

ABIA program revealed

The ABIAs are an opportunity to celebrate the joy of books, and with lockdown restrictions lifted this year's ABIAs are back and better than ever –– so come and join the fun!

With the Book Awards longlist just announced, here's the scoop on what you can expect on the night:

  • A red carpet cocktail reception starts at 6.00pm 
  • Move into the theatre for the presentations
  • Watch the book awards live, with an incredible lineup of presenters
  • Be there when the Big Awards (Book of the Year, Small Publisher of the Year, and Publisher of the Year) are presented live 
  • Join your friends and colleagues in the foyer to toast the industry's achievements, and enjoy the music, food and drinks that will be flowing until 10:30pm

Book early and save!

We’re offering earlybird tickets, bulk discounts and ABIAs bundles with big savings for members, but you’ll have to book quickly - prices go up on April 1. 

Standard tickets are $400 (BookUp) and $240 (ABIAs) for members, but for one week only APA members can save up to 25% on BookUp or ABIA tickets, or up to 37% with BookUp & ABIA ticket bundles.

BookUp is made possible thanks to the continued support of the Copyright Agency's Cultural Fund, while the ABIAs is enhanced by these sponsors.