Independent Publishing Conference, 22–24 November 2018

The 2018 Independent Publishing Conference will be held at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne from Thursday 22 to Saturday 24 November 2018.

Click the links below to see the program for each of the three days.


The Independent Publishing Conference is generously supported by Copyright Agency.


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22 November 2018Industry Research Day

Academics and researchers from across Australia will present papers on a range of topics responding to the theme the Laws of Publishing.

Research Day program

23 November 2018Trade Day

Featuring panels on the most important topics for publishing businesses today.

Trade Day program

24 November 2018Fundamentals of Publishing Day

An excellent introduction for aspiring and newer publishers, and self-publishers.

Fundamentals Day program

Most Underrated Book Award

To book your free ticket to the 2018 Most Underrated Book Award, check out the shortlist page and use the booking link at the bottom.

2018 MUBA

Full Conference Program

A PDF of the full conference program is available below.

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2018 Presenters

To see a full list of our presenters for the 2018 Independent Publishing Conference, please click the link below.

2018 Presenters

Special Events

The 2018 Independent Publishing Conference will feature a range of special sessions, including stand-alone events such as the Most Underrated Book Award presentation, Writers Victoria/Arts Access Victoria disability awareness training, and a free poetry publishing discussion; as well as the Friday evening ‘Publishing in the Age of Trump’ discussion to close the Trade Day program.

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Conference Team

Learn about the team putting together this year’s conference.

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