Pullman Melbourne on the Park
15, 16 & 17 June 2024

Sponsorship - 2024

We warmly thank the following sponsorship partners for their generous support and commitment to our centenary year's conference and trade exhibition.

Gold Sponsors

Hachette Australia

Hachette Australia is a team of expert publishers and passionate readers dedicated to discovering and supporting talented writers and working with them to craft exceptional stories.

We select the very best, whatever the genre – from high-quality commercial fiction to literary award-winners, children’s picture books and adventure stories to memoirs and history, lifestyle and sport. And then we pour 100 years of publishing excellence into every page, bringing them to readers in the formats that they love.


Hardie Grant Publishing

Hardie Grant Publishing is inspired by its authors and their ideas to create beautiful, accessible, timely and covetable books. Steadfastly independent and originated in Melbourne but with a global outlook, we have been reaching all kinds of readers for 25 years, both geographically and in the types of books we publish.

We are proud to have five publishing imprints. In Melbourne, there are Hardie Grant Books Melbourne, Hardie Grant Explore and Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing. In 2021 we launched our first fiction imprint, Ultimo Press in Sydney. In 2023, we published our very first books commissioned in North America at Hardie Grant Books San Francisco.Defined by a commitment to quality, from author care to award-winning design, we are determined to publish original works that stop readers in their tracks, hold their interest and are widely recommended.


HarperCollins Publishers

HarperCollins occupies a unique place in Australian and New Zealand publishing. In both nations we are the oldest publisher – with a heritage dating back to the bush ballads and school books of the late nineteenth century – and the most forward thinking in terms of our transition to the global digital world of today.

HQ is an innovative publisher of vibrant, authentic, bestselling fiction and nonfiction for smart and curious readers. HQ is a separate division of HarperCollins.

Through the decades, our publishing has been distinguished by a commitment to quality and creativity plus an innate understanding of what Australians and New Zealanders want to read and how. Authors and their work have always been at the heart of our company – without authors there would be no HarperCollins. Publishing is a highly collaborative business: everyone in the company contributes in some way to maximising our author’s work.


Magnum Book Services

Magnum has over forty years accumulated experience in handling your books. Our lengthy experience gives us an unparalleled understanding of the book business. The innovative enhanced consolidation service we provide ensures our customers’ books reach their destination securely, and at a price with which other agents just can’t compete.

Magnum’s unique personal service means we go that extra mile for you.

Global reach across all continents

Millions of books shipped

A wealth of experience


Pan Macmillan Australia

Macmillan is one of the biggest and best-known international publishing houses in the world. It is characterised by fiction and non-fiction, science, academic, professional and educational publishing of the very highest quality. Here at Pan Macmillan Australia, we publish a wide range of bestselling, award-winning and high-quality titles. We publish under the imprints Macmillan, Pan, Picador, Plum and Macquarie Dictionary Publishers. We are committed to investing in Australian authors and stories, and our local publishing program covers a broad range of genres.


Penguin Random House Australia

Penguin Random House is the international home to more than 300 editorially and creatively independent publishing imprints. Our mission is to ignite a universal passion for reading by creating books for everyone. We believe that books, and the stories and ideas they hold, have the unique capacity to connect us, change us, and carry us toward a better future for generations to come.


Text Publishing

Text Publishing is an independent, Melbourne-based publisher of literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction. Text has been awarded the ABIA Small Publisher of the Year three times and won the Leading Edge Books Small Publisher of the Year in 2018 and 2019.

At Text we want to publish books that make a difference to people’s lives. We believe that reading should be a marvellous experience, that every book you read should somehow change your life if only by a fraction. We love the phrase 'lost in a book’—that’s where we want our readers to be. You can’t get lost in a newspaper or a magazine or even a movie. But people get lost in books every day—on the tram, on the beach, in bed. Reading is what keeps the imagination supple and challenges preconceptions and prejudices. You read at your own speed, and the world you enter courtesy of the writer is yours and yours only, even if the person next to you on the bus is reading exactly the same book.


Silver Sponsors

Allen & Unwin

Allen & Unwin is Australia's leading independent publisher and fifteen times winner of ‘Publisher of the Year’. We publish a broad range of new titles each year, across literary and commercial fiction, general non-fiction, books for children and young adults. We publish the best in lifestyle titles from our Murdoch Books division and we also represent esteemed Independent UK publishers like Faber & Faber and Canongate among many others. We are Australian owned and operated, and international in our thinking, with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and London, a global network of connected partners, and local lists that are unrivalled in scope and quality.


Ingram Content Group

The world is reading, and Ingram Content Group connects people with content in all forms. Providing comprehensive services for retailers, publishers, libraries and educators, Ingram makes these services seamless and accessible through technology, innovation, and creativity. With an expansive global network of offices and facilities, Ingram’s services include digital and physical book distribution, print-on-demand, and digital learning.


Nielsen BookData

Nielsen Book BookData provides a range of services to the book industry internationally, aiding the discovery, purchase and sales measurement of books. We offer the largest and most comprehensive bibliographic database, BookData Online, with over 43 million title records to discover, as well as a record supply service to populate bookseller, library and publisher websites.

Our Research services provide retail sales analysis for print books alongside research from our UK Books and Consumer Survey. For publishers, we offer a range of services including adding your metadata to our database and promotional tools to help market your book.


Simon & Schuster Australia

Simon & Schuster Australia publishes and distributes a variety of books in Australia and New Zealand across a range of genres including fiction, non-fiction and children’s books under our local and international imprints. These include Atria, Free Press, Gallery, Howard, Pocket, Scribner, Simon & Schuster and Touchstone.

Simon & Schuster Australia also acts as the local sales and distribution partner for: 4 Ingredients, Berbay Publishing, Big Sky Publishing, Black Library, Brolga Publishing, Cider Mill Press, Elliott & Thompson, Fox Chapel Publishing International, Hazelden, Hunter Publishers, Inner Traditions, Insight Editions, Noel Whittaker, Pegasus Books, Post Hill Press, powerHouse Books, Printers Row, Regan Arts, Rockpool Publishing, Smith Street Books, Two Good Co, Ventura Press, Viz Media, Waterhouse Press, Weldon Owen, Wild Dog Books and Z2 Comics.


Thames & Hudson Australia

Thames & Hudson was founded in 1949 by Walter and Eva Neurath. Their passion and mission was to create a 'museum without walls’ and to make the world of art and the research of top scholars accessible to a large reading public. To reflect its international outlook, the name for the company linked the rivers flowing through London and New York. The two dolphins in the company’s logo symbolise friendship and intelligence, one facing east, one west, suggesting a connection between the old world and the new.

Thames & Hudson Australia was established in Melbourne in 1970, to represent the Thames & Hudson list in Australia & New Zealand and to make the books produced in London more accessible to a local readership. Quickly establishing itself as one of the region’s leading publishers of illustrated visual arts books, the Australian company has grown to expand its local publishing program of books by Australian and New Zealand authors for a domestic and international market.


University of Queensland Press

UQP is one of Australia’s leading publishing houses. Established in 1948 as a wholly owned subsidiary of The University of Queensland, UQP has consistently produced culturally significant works across genres such as fiction, non-fiction and poetry, as well as children's and young adult books.

UQP is known for publishing literary works, poetry and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories. We create books that enrich and inspire readers and make a major contribution to the fabric of arts and literature in Australia and the world. We proudly connect artists, readers, writers and arts organisations and passionately advocate for the value of books to the human experience. UQP is also Queensland’s only major publishing house with domestic and international distribution.


Supporting Sponsors

Affirm Press

Affirm Press is an independent Melbourne-based publisher dedicated to publishing great Australian stories, big ideas, and the most engaging local and international authors.

As well as being one of Australia’s fastest growing publishers, we also like to think we’re the most optimistic and we love books that 'influence by delight’. We see opportunities in the changing publishing industry and distinguish ourselves through editorial commitment and a strong focus on sales and marketing.


Australian Publishers Association

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) is the national representative body for the Australian publishing industry. The APA champion the interests of Australian publishers, support industry development and learning, and promote the value of books and reading to Australian society. Membership is made up of companies and individuals from across the entire publishing spectrum, producing books and educational resources in a wide variety of formats.

 The Independent Publishers Committee (IPC) is one of the Australian Publishers Association's committees, supporting and promoting Australia's large and diverse independent publishing sector. 


Black Inc

Founded in 2000, Black Inc. is an independent Australian publisher of quality non-fiction, fiction and poetry, based in Melbourne. Our imprints include the Quarterly Essay journal and La Trobe University Press books. We love ideas and stories. We are passionate about important new works of history, politics, biography, criticism and current affairs, as well as novels and poems that open up new worlds.


Bloomsbury Publishing

Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes, and is the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney.


Books + Publishing

Established in 1921, Books+Publishing is Australia’s number-one source of news about the book industry, keeping subscribers up to date with the latest book industry news, events, features, interviews, opinion, personnel changes, job advertisements and classifieds. Books+Publishing is also the only source of pre-publication reviews of Australian and New Zealand books.



Circle is a complete point of sale, stock management and online sales solution for booksellers. It is an ideal platform for bricks and mortar stores that want to be online, but don’t want the hassle of managing a website and the shop floor independently.

With Circle, all sales (in-store or online) are administered through a single cloud-based system that is accessible from anywhere, like your online email account. It knits together your existing business systems for email, accounting and eftpos; and functions on any device.



Libro.fm is an employee-owned Social Purpose Corporation that enables independent bookshops to sell digital audiobooks through a co-branded experience.


Melbourne University Publishing

Melbourne University Press (MUP), established in 1922, is Australia’s oldest university press and one of the oldest and most respected Australian publishing companies. MUP publishes popular scholarship with particular strengths in Australian Studies and History, Southeast Asian and South Asian Studies, and Health and Medicine. Under its prestigious Miegunyah Press imprint the press also produces major biographies and high-quality works on Art, Art History and Architecture. MUP is dedicated to sharing top Australian non-fiction writing with a worldwide audience publishing books, ebooks and audiobooks.

Pantera Press

Pantera Press is a social purpose publisher dedicated to great storytelling and publishing books that matter. Pantera Press sprang to life around the Green family’s kitchen table from a passion to publish great Australian stories that readers across the world would rave about. Founded in 2008, we continue to grow rapidly with a broad focus on championing writing culture by investing in the next generation of both readers and writers.

Our mission is to spark imagination, conversation and change. We do this by:

  • Actively investing in the next generation of Australian writers
  • Publishing books that matter
  • Funding charities and not-for-profit programs working to close the literacy gap – because we believe that literacy is the first step to changing the world, and this informs everything we do.

Scribe Publications

Scribe has been operating as a wholly independent trade-publishing house for more than 40 years. What started off in 1976 as a desire on publisher Henry Rosenbloom’s part to publish 'serious nonfiction’ as a one-man band has turned into a multi-award-winning company with more than 25 staff members in two locations — Melbourne, Australia and London, England — as well as a scout in New York, and a dedicated publicity and marketing team on the ground in the US.

Scribe publishes over 65 nonfiction and fiction titles annually in Australia, about 60 in the United Kingdom, and as of 2017, about 30 titles in the US.

We spend each day sifting through submissions and manuscripts from around the world, and commissioning and editing local titles, in an uncompromising pursuit of the best books we can find, help create, and deliver to readers. We love what we do, and we hope you will, too.



TitlePage is the Australian book industry's pricing and availability service – with over one and a half million titles currently listed.

The Australian Publishers Association is continuing to invest in the TitlePage user experience to provide booksellers with faster access to book data and more accurate supply information – on TitlePage, and in their own systems. 

These capabilities promote TitlePage to be the industry's central hub for reliable book information, making it easier than ever for booksellers, as well as their websites, platforms, and e-commerce solutions to access our database.


Walker Books Australia

Walker Books Australia has been bringing the best of children’s publishing to Australian children for 30 years and is recognised as a market leader in quality children’s books, publishing award-winning authors and illustrators. The company is dedicated to publishing books of unwavering quality for children and young adults to read and treasure. Equally, Walker Books Australia is passionate about the Australian Children’s book industry and renowned as a haven for the most highly talented authors and illustrators, both emerging and award-winning.



Wiley is dedicated to helping people develop, learn and advance their knowledge. We’re unlocking human potential. One idea, one job, one institution, at a time.

We’re a global leader in research and education. From a print shop in New York City to a global and digital presence, we’ve spent more than 200 years developing and fuelling the world’s knowledge ecosystem. Today, our high-impact content, platforms, and services help researchers, learners, institutions, and corporations achieve their goals in an ever-changing world.