Monday, April 22, 2013

MAY time, A P A time.

It's that time of year again folks – The Australian Publishers Association’s 61st Annual Book Design Awards, 2013

A premier event recognising creativity, excellence and innovation in contemporary Australian book design.

Thursday 23 May, 2013 6:00pm – 9:45pm Powerhouse Museum

Held as part of the high profile Sydney Writers’ Festival Program, winners across 19 categories will be honoured, including the categories of Design Hall of Fame, Best Designed Book of the Year, Young Designer of the Year, Cover of the Year and Children’s Cover of the Year. Champagne and canapés will greet you before and after the awards where you’ll have a chance to chat with fellow designers and take away a great bag of goodies. Event tickets are now on sale

And there is a FREE Morning After event too.  For the seventh year in a row, APA Professional Development will run a Book Design Discussion Panel at 10 am – 11 am at Wharf Theatre 2. The event attracts nearly 200 people every year.

Book Design: A Thousand Words’ Worth will be looking at the image makers and illustrators in particular, and current issues in book design in general.  Helen Boyle, Commissioning Fiction Editor at Templar Publishing in the UK and WH Chong from Text Publishing, Australia will be taking part with others yet to be confirmed.

See you there?

There's also the get together afterward at the sticky carpet, beautifully Deco 'Hollywood Bar', Surry Hills. More about that later.


  1. Yay! Looking forward to celebrating people's wins and catching up with everyone.

  2. Me too, will be a fun night as always. Including the sticky carpet venue and those brave enough to make it to that moment!