Archives: Documents

7th November, 2023

IpEd guide to working with self-employed editors

Click here to view the guide. IpEd’s freelance editor list is here.

11th August, 2023

Debbie Lee – Events & Communications Manager

In a publishing career spanning over 30 years, Debbie has worked in trade sales, and as a commissioning editor and publishing manager in the vocational, academic and professional sectors. More recently Debbie was a senior executive with Ingram Content Group,  a print-on-demand and global distribution provider. In this role Debbie assisted publishers large and small, […]

4th April, 2023

Getting ebooks and audiobooks registered for Lending Rights

With thanks to our board chair Sophie Masson, who has put together this guide on how to add ebook and audiobook records to the Lending Rights scheme

18th November, 2022

Member benefit: Ingram Content Group offer to SPN members

Ingram Content Group provides a wide range of services to sell your print books, eBooks, and audiobooks globally. If you have 50 titles or more or are printing more than 5,000 units per annum, then Lightning Source may serve you best. For publishers with fewer titles, and lower annual volumes, please see our IngramSpark offer. If you have 50 […]

9th December, 2021

BookData Publishing Webinar 2024

Tuesday 5 March 2024 @ 10:00 AEDT BookData will be hosting opportunity for small publishers, literary agents, authors and those curious about the Australian Book Market to learn more about how our services fit within the book supply chain. Register your interest by emailing Nielsen BookData also offers SPN members generous discounts when subscribing […]

8th October, 2021

Member benefit: Audiobooks@radio & eBook Alchemy

Audiobooks@radio is a complete integrated audiobook production service, offering high quality studio facilities and a library of over 50 narrators for authors to choose from. Operators have been trained by Vision Australia, who have produced over 30,000 audiobooks for the vision-impaired. eBook Alchemy is a digital book distributor providing global distribution for eBooks, print-on-demand, and […]

7th October, 2021

2021 Christmas catalogue

We are proud to present the 2021 Small Press Network Christmas catalogue. This year’s catalogue features over 270 titles from more than 30 publishers. The books in the catalogue cover all genres from adult fiction to all manner of nonfiction, and children’s titles from picture books to YA. The catalogue has again been distributed nationally […]

17th September, 2021

Member benefit: Spineless Wonders Audiobooks

Spineless Wonders can take care of all your audiobook needs—from casting to recording, editing and mastering, as well as delivery of the files for distribution across major audiobook platforms. Choose from our professional voice actors or let us help your authors record their own audiobooks. Members, click below to see the details of this offer.

2nd July, 2021

Member benefit: Good Reading Magazine

Good Reading is Australia’s highest circulating independent print and digital magazine about books and authors. Our circulation includes individual subscribers (book buyers and readers), municipal and school libraries (staff, library members and students), plus all Booktopia and A&R customers who receive free access to the latest issue of our digital magazine post purchase. Good Reading magazine […]

18th November, 2020

Member benefit: Books from Australia listings

SPN members can apply for access to list titles on the Books from Australia site.

Member benefit: B+P Book Buzz discount

B+P BookBuzz SPN regularly works with Books+Publishing to create SPN-branded editions of B+P’s BookBuzz e-newsletter at an affordable price. BookBuzz is read by over 5000 people across the book trade: booksellers, reviewers, librarians, journalists, social media influencers, keen readers, etc.

Member benefit: Independent Publishing Conference ticket discounts

SPN has run Australia’s only comprehensive book industry conference every year since 2012. SPN members receive deep discounts on tickets and are actively encouraged to participate in the conference. Find out more here.

Member benefit: SPN Book of the Year Award submission

Building on the success of the Most Underrated Book Award (founded in 2012), SPN’s annual book award is now known simply as the SPN Book of the Year Award. Books published by all SPN members are eligible. Thanks to generous sponsorship from the Australian Booksellers Association and ArtsHub, the winning book’s author and publisher each […]

Member benefit: RM Marketing Services discount

RM Marketing Services offers a reduced outsourcing and consulting rate to SPN members. This is also applied for special projects, publicity and promotional campaigns, workshops and our book marketing/social media coaching packages for authors. SPN Independent Publishing Conference delegates also receive a 20% discount rate on a follow-up one-hour comprehensive consultation to be booked before […]

Member benefit: Australian Society of Authors model publishing agreement

SPN full members have access to the industry-standard Australian Society of Authors Model Publishing Agreement. This agreement provides a working template that is fair to both authors and publishers and provides a framework within which the publisher and author can negotiate appropriate commercial terms, secure in the knowledge that the important fundamental rights of both […]

Member benefit: ArtsHub membership discount

ArtsHub is Australia’s leading independent online resource dedicated to the world of the arts. With over 10,000 members and 50,000 newsletter subscribers, ArtsHub provides a platform to build brand awareness across the arts community ArtsHub is now offering Small Press Network members $100 off an organisation membership to ArtsHub. This membership enables members to keep […]

Member benefit: B+P advertising discount

SPN members can take advantage of an exclusive offer to promote their books to booksellers, librarians, teachers and the wider literary community through Australia’s leading book industry publications, Books+Publishing magazine, the Weekly Book Newsletter and Books+Publishing Daily.  

Member Benefit: IngramSpark offer to SPN members

IngramSpark has announced special offers for SPN members. Access over 70,000 retailers and libraries with IngramSpark.

Member benefit: Discount Australia Post rates through ABA

Along with access to the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) reduced rate, SPN members are able to access the ABA’s Australia Post Domestic and International Parcel schemes

Member benefit: Alex Adsett Literary discount

Alex Adsett Literary is a publishing consultancy offering commercial contract and negotiating advice to authors and publishers. For publishers, Alex Adsett Literary can provide the services of a skilled inhouse contracts manager – preparing and negotiating author contracts, translation and UK or US sublicensing contracts, all subsidiary rights deals, book-to-film contracts and more. Any independent […]

11th November, 2020

2020 Christmas Catalogue

We are proud to present the 2020 Small Press Network Christmas catalogue. This year’s catalogue features over 100 titles from more than 30 publishers. The books in the catalogue cover all genres from adult fiction to all manner of nonfiction, and children’s titles from picture books to YA. The catalogue has again been distributed nationally […]

22nd May, 2020

2019 Christmas catalogue

The 2019 Small Press Network Christmas Catalogue is out now! It features over 170 fresh titles from more than 30 SPN member publishers across all genres. Copies have been distributed to bookshops and libraries around the country, thanks to our partners the Australian Booksellers Association, Leading Edge Books and ALS Library Services. Ask your local […]

27th September, 2017

Template: Title costing

You can use this Excel spreadsheet template as a guide when costing your titles. Kieran Rogers from Affirm, who prepared the template for the Independent Publishing Conference writes: ‘I have tried to add as many costs as I could think of for ease – if any aren’t relevant just leave them as zero. Once your work […]

14th June, 2017

Guidelines for ethical publishing of Indigenous authors and stories

The following sets of guidelines from the Australia Council and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) outline key considerations in the ethical publishing of Indigenous Australian writers: Protocols for producing Indigenous Australian writing (Australia Council) Guidelines for the ethical publishing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authors and research from […]

20th January, 2017

Use the SPN logo on your website

Download our SPN logo to use on your website.

10th January, 2017

SPN publishing terms glossary

Commonly used acronyms and terms of the book industry Acknowledgement/sources: Publish It! (Thorpe-Bowker), Style Manual (Wiley), Australian Booksellers Association, Australian Publishers Association, Australian Copyright Council, American Publishers Association, student research/contribution. Additional contributions are welcomed. Not to be reproduced without written permission

8th July, 2015

Template: Invoice

You can use this sample template as an invoice to booksellers for your publications. A Google Doc version of the template is available here. Just make a copy of this version to start your own!

18th February, 2015

Template: Media release

You can use this sample template to help you write a media release for your new publications.

19th November, 2014

Fact sheet: Working with libraries

This fact sheet has been put together by the Australian Libraries and Information Association which is the national professional organisation for the Australian library and information services sector.

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