Category: Events

10th June, 2022

Keynote Announcement: 2022 IPC Research Day

Dr Richard Jean So has been confirmed as the Research Day keynote speaker for the Small Press Network’s 2022 Independent Publishing Conference. Dr So, an associate professor in English and Cultural Analytics at McGill University, will be joining us from Canada.  The conference will be held from 24–26 November, with Research Day taking place on […]

16th October, 2020

2020 Independent Publishing Conference: 26 & 27 November

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING CONFERENCE, 26–27 NOVEMBER 2020 The 2020 Independent Publishing Conference will be held entirely online on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 November 2020. This will be the ninth consecutive year for the conference, the only annual industry-wide event for the book publishing sector in Australia. Ticket sales are now live at There are deep […]

6th July, 2018

Indie Publishing Forums: Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney

SPN is very happy to announce the Indie Publishing Forums, a new initiative created in partnership with Ingram Spark, Books+Publishing and the Australian Society of Authors, supported by the Australian Booksellers Association, the Queensland Writers Centre, Writers Victoria and Writing NSW. The inaugural forums will be held in the evenings, in Melbourne on 31 July […]

17th November, 2017

Publishing Q+A panelists at the Independent Publishing Conference

At the Small Press Network’s Independent Publishing Conference today, our afternoon Publishing Q+A panel gives you the chance to put questions to a range of book industry professionals. Here is our panel: Angela Namoi has worked at Allen & Unwin for 33 years and is currently the rights and international sales director for A&U’s children’s […]

20th October, 2016

Conference Program Launched

Thank you to all the literature lovers who came along to our Program Launch party on Thursday 13 October and helped make it a huge success! Indigenous poet and musician Neil Morris opened the night with a wonderful Welcome to Country performed using several instruments, including his voice and a loop pedal. This was followed by a […]

26th September, 2016

Introducing Linh Nguyen, Associate Producer

Hi, I’m Linh Nguyen, one of the Associate Producer Interns for the Small Press Network Conference. At the moment I’m in my last semester at Monash University, studying Comparative and International Literature. Once I graduate, I plan on finally getting my drivers licence, finally learning how ride a bike (yes, I know), and – hopefully […]

19th April, 2016

An Evening With …

Three speakers — a great night!

9th February, 2016

Noted Festival 2016 Independent Publishing Fair

In 2016, Noted Festival will host an independent publishing fair made up of writers, readers, publishers, presses, self-publishers, illustrators, zinesters, artists, comics-makers, distros, music labels – anything published and independent! What do we mean by published and independent? Anything in between ‘stapling it together on your bedroom floor’ and ‘a self-published print run only marginally […]

8th February, 2016

Launch of Jules Verne’s Mikhail Strogoff


5th February, 2016

Blak & Bright: The Victorian Indigenous Literary Festival

Passionate about Indigenous culture, stories and books? Or curious? This is your festival. More than 20 sessions featuring 50 plus Indigenous writers, storytellers and performers. Most sessions free. All welcome.   SPN is proud to host ‘Publishing & Editing Blak‘ as part of the festival.

11th January, 2016

SPN drinks

The holiday madness is officially over and it’s time to catch up on our of our exciting publishing goings-on! Casual SPN networking drinks will be happening again in cities around Australia on 11 Feb. Brisbane: The Fox Hotel Canberra: Mint Garden Bar Melbourne: Beer DeLuxe Federation Square Perth: Centre for Stories All are welcome – SPN members, booklovers, writers, […]

ABA Conference and ABA/Leading Edge Trade Exhibition

Melbourne Writers Festival

In 2016 MWF will return as Victoria’s premier annual literary event. The Festival connects writers and stories to celebrate a world of literature, explore universal ideas, and inspire a global community of readers. The 2016 Melbourne Writers Festival runs from Friday 26 August to Sunday 4 September. We’ll release full details of the program in July. Super […]

The Emerging Writers’ Festival

The Emerging Writers’ Festival is a not-for-profit organisation whose foundations are built on supporting emerging writers. We are a place where creativity and innovation are celebrated, where new talent is nurtured and where diverse voices from across Australia are represented.

Sydney Writers’ Festival

Each year, Sydney Writers’ Festival presents over 300 events, attracting audiences of 100,000 to our gorgeous harbourside location and other venues. The heart of the Festival is at Walsh Bay in heritage wharves on Sydney Harbour. There are also events stretching across Sydney, from the Opera House and Sydney Town Hall, into suburban Sydney and […]

Clunes Booktown Festival

The village of Clunes is famous for its bookshops. From the collectables to the bargains, from the small shops to the large shops stocking thousands of titles. Clunes is located 36 km north of Ballarat (30 minutes by car), and 142 km north-west of Melbourne (90 minutes by car). It is a member of the […]

23rd June, 2015

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

Held annually in Ubud, Bali’s artistic and cultural heartland, the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival has become Southeast Asia’s largest and most renowned cultural and literary event. The next Festival will be held October 28 – November 1, 2015, and will celebrate the theme 17,000 Islands of Imagination.

7th January, 2015

Melbourne Writers Festival

Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) is Melbourne’s annual, two-week celebration for writers, readers and thinkers. Each year in August, the Festival celebrates the talent and ideas of hundreds of writers from Australia and around the world, through a vibrant program of storytelling, conversation and discussion, intellectual debate, educational programs, live performance, music and art events. The […]

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