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25 June

Notice of SPN Annual General Meeting, 24 July, 2014

Notice is given that the Annual General Meeting of SPUNC Inc. (SPUNC) will be held on Thursday, 24 July 2014, at 6:00pm in the Wheeler Centre Board Room, Level 3, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.

11 June

Independent Publishing Conference 2014 - CALL FOR PAPERS 'Cultural Actors, Capitalist Script'

The 2014 Independent Publishing Conference will be held in Sydney on 13 and 14 November at the Federation Conference Centre, 23–33 Mary Street, Surry Hills. Academic panels will be held on Thursday 13 November. This year’s academic conference is titled ‘Cultural Actors, Capitalist Script’, and it will be of interest to those working in the areas of publishing, editing, media and literary studies.

28 April

Small Press Network announces date and venue for 2014 Independent Publishing Conference: Sydney, 13–14 November

‘The conference is intended to be an unbeatable professional-development opportunity for people from across the whole industry,’ said SPN General Manager, Mary Masters. ‘This is the only publishing conference in Australia and is the must-attend event for all publishing professionals at any stage of their career.’

30 October

IndPubConf blog

We welcome back Pepi Ronalds, who will be blogging about IndPubConf at her Future of Long Form site.

23 October

Shortlist announced: The Most Underrated Book Award 2013

The Small Press Network is proud to announce the shortlist of the 2013 Most Underrated Book Award (MUBA). The MUBA aims to shine a light on some of the outstanding titles that are released by small and independent Australian publishers that, for whatever reason, did not receive their fair dues when first released.

The Most Underrated Book Award 2012 [17.10.2012]

The Most Underrated Book Award, sponsored by Kobo, aims to shine a light on just some of the fantastic titles that are released by independent publishers and members of the Small Press Network (SPUNC) that, for whatever reason, did not receive their fair dues. The inaugural shortlist for 2012 has just been announced, with judges Amy Espeseth, Bethanie Blanchard and Andrew Wrathall nominating The Dark Wet by Jess Huon (Giramondo), I Hate Martin Amis et al. by Peter Barry (Transit Lounge), Two Steps Forward by Irma Gold (Affirm Press) and The Cook by Wayne Macauley (Text). Both publisher and author are awarded, and the winner will be announced at the opening of the Independent Publishing Conference during a special gala night and literary debate on 8 November at the Wheeler Centre.

*Readings will also be offering a huge 20% discount on all shortlisted titles throughout November. *

For more information check out the Readings website