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Ind Pub Conference

November 13th and 14th 2014 • Federation Conference Centre, Surry Hills, Sydney

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The 2014 Independent Publishing Conference (#IndPubConf) will be held in Sydney on 13 and 14 November at the Federation Conference Centre, 23–33 Mary Street, Surry Hills.

‘The conference is intended to be an unbeatable professional-development opportunity for people from across the whole industry,’ says 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.’

Tim Coronel has again been appointed to coordinate this year’s conference, following on from the success of the 2013 event.

The 2014 conference planning committee consists of:

— Andrea Hanke, Books+Publishing magazine

— Aaron Mannion, University of Melbourne/Vignette Press

— Alice Grundy, Giramondo

— Susan Murray-Smith, University of Sydney Press

— Charlotte Harper, Editia

— Lisa Hanrahan, Rockpool Publishing

— Kirsty Wilson, Text Publishing

The 2014 Independent Publishing Conference will again offer an Academic Day, presenting the latest research into the publishing sector, on Thursday 13 November; and an Industry Day on Friday 14 November with panels on the most important topics for publishing businesses today.

The 2014 Most Underrated Book Award will be presented during the conference. (The 2013 winner was Fish-head Woman by Merlinda Bobis, published by Spinifex Press).

Further details on keynote speakers will be released shortly. Ticket sales are expected to open by late May with generous earlybird discounts.

Further details will be posted here as conference planning proceeds. Contact conference coordinator Tim Coronel at conference@smallpressnetwork.com.au

The conference is again generously supported by the Copyright Agency