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SPN facilitates moderated online discussions with small and independent publishers to promote industry skill-sharing. If you’re an employee of a member publisher, follow the link to gain access to the closed SPN Facebook group.


Templates

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 […]

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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!

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Template: Media release

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

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Fact Sheets

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 […]

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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

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Fact sheet: Print on demand, ebooks and distribution through Ingram

IngramSpark is the eBook publishing, print on demand and distribution service from Ingram, combining all these services into one simple platform. Here is some more information about what IngramSpark can offer SPN members.

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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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Member Benefits

Member benefit: SPN Christmas catalogue listings and advertising

An annual catalogue produced both in print and as a PDF that features SPN member publishers’ titles. It is distributed directly to booksellers and librarians across Australia in partnership with the Australian Booksellers Association, Leading Edge Books, Good Reading magazine (and hence to Booktopia customers) and ALS Library Services. Title listings start at only $50. […]

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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.

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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.

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Member benefit: Books from Australia listings

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

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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 […]

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Member Benefit: IngramSpark offer to SPN members

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

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Member benefit: Spineless Wonders Audio

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.

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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.  

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Member benefit: RM Marketing Services discount

Rachael McDiarmid has over 30 years’ experience in the book industry. RM Marketing Services assists book publishers with outsourced solutions (sales and marketing) or consulting services (particularly for small to medium-sized businesses). ​From industry consults to short-term promotional projects, regular outsourced marketing tasks to digital platform and content acquisition support, we cover a wide range […]

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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 […]

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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

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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 […]

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Member benefit: B+P subscription discount

Since 1921 B+P has been the book trade’s go-to source for industry news, pre-publication reviews, job ads and more. B+P is offering SPN members a 10% discount on a full-year digital-only subscription (1-user). Books+Publishing is back to being a family owned business and has been reporting on the Australian and New Zealand publishing industry for […]

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