In conjunction with the Australian Publishers Association, the ABA holds the Children’s Bookselling and Publishing Seminars.

Taking place on Wednesday 14th September tickets are now on sale for this year's one-day seminar on children’s bookselling and publishing, ‘Between the Covers, Behind the Counter’. 

The conference will be held in person at Wesley Mission in Sydney, alongside catered live-stream satellite events at Avid Reader in Brisbane and the ABA office in Melbourne. Tickets are also available for an online live-stream option for those elsewhere.

Designed to provide professional development and networking opportunities, the conference is targeted toward publishing professionals and booksellers with a particular interest in children’s and YA books.

The keynote session ‘Reading in the Dark: Books in a Crisis’ will be presented by teacher-librarian and author Megan Daley, with panel sessions on children’s publishing, bookselling, working with libraries, author events, and ‘reading for joy’.