The Australian Booksellers Association, the Australian Library and Information Association, the Australian Publishers Association and the Australian Society of Authors have created an update on the current status of work of the Books Create Australia alliance.
Books Create Australia is an alliance of those working in the Australian book industry who all agree: a reading nation makes for a better nation. With that in mind, authors, publishers, libraries and booksellers have come together as Books Create Australia to take collaborative steps to preserve, promote and value Australian books and writing not only in the short-term, but also in the future. Books Create Australia is continuing to explore a shared 10-year vision for a thriving Australian book industry. The four peak bodies meet twice a year to progress this agenda.
You can read the update in full.
About the Australian Booksellers Association
The ABA promotes the unique benefits of bookshops and the interests of Australian booksellers. This diverse association of businesses provides education and training, advocacy, technical advice and marketing support. They recognise and celebrate the special role that books and bookselling play in society - creating community, supporting creativity and ideas, and opening doors to other worlds and experiences.
About the Australian Library and Information Association
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is the professional organisation for the Australian library and information services sector.
With 5,000 members across Australia, we provide the national voice of the profession in the development, promotion and delivery of quality library and information services, through leadership, advocacy and mutual support. www.alia.org.au
About the Australian Publishers Association
The Australian Publishers Association (APA) is the peak national body of the Australian publishing industry. Established in 1948, the Association is an advocate for all Australian publishers - large and small; commercial and non-profit; locally and overseas owned. Its members include publishers from all sectors of the publishing industry - trade and children’s, schools and academic publishing.
About the Australian Society of Authors
The ASA is the professional association for Australia's authors and illustrators. They provide advocacy, support and advice for authors and illustrators in matters relating to their professional practice.