Promoting the ABIAs in libraries

Every year since 2000, the Australian Publishers Association has presented the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs). A diverse and respected judging panel of more than 100 industry figures, publishers and booksellers compile the ABIA books shortlist and select the winners. The announcement of the winners is the biggest industry event on the nation’s literary calendar, acknowledging the best books and most talented creators.

ALIA and public libraries across Australia support the ABIAs by promoting the shortlist and the winning titles through library displays and social media, and by hosting author visits. This is an important part of the work libraries do in supporting the Australian book industry.

ABIAs in libraries 2016 

In an unprecedented honour for a first-time author, Magda Szubanski won the gold ABIA for Book of the Year after winning Biography Book of the Year for Reckoning: A Memoir (Text Publishing). She is on the cover for the JulyAugust edition of INCITE.

Download some resources to use in your library and there is more information on the ABIA website.


ABIAs in libraries 2015

Chalkboard at Glenelg Libraries, Portland, VIC

Book of the Year winner Andy Griffiths (with illustrator Terry Denton) is the front cover feature for INCITE June/July issue.

We have a full set of resources for libraries to download and use to promote the winners. There is also more information on the main ABIAs website.

ABIAs in libraries 2014

In 2014, 20 libraries reported on their activities promoting the ABIAs to their library users. These are some examples: