BookUp is the Australian publishing industry’s headline conference and networking event series.

BookUp brings the industry together to share and discuss the latest news, trends and learnings from across the publishing sector and beyond.

The annual program is centred around a one-day conference alongside a supporting series of short online seminars and sessions across the year.

Events address emerging opportunities and challenges for the sector, and deliver a mix of analysis, debate, and practical expertise aimed at stimulating further discussion and action across the industry.

A photograph of Anita Heiss delivering the opening address for the 2021 BookUp conference via video link. She is projected onto two screens above a stage with an empty podium. In the front of the frame, the physical BookUp audience sits in rows of chairs.
A screenshot of watching a BookUp 2021 panel discussion online
A photograph of two men and a woman, sitting in chairs on the BookUp stage. Projected onto the wall behind them is a slide which reads 'The Future for Bookshops' above headshots of the speakers.

APA members gain free access to online sessions throughout the year, as well as early-bird pricing and discounts to attend the BookUp conference. Members can also access past event recordings.

The upcoming BookUp program is currently in development. Sign up for the latest updates through the email preferences on your profile page.