How to enter

To enter the 2021 Australian Business Book Awards, complete the online entry form, make your payment, post your books and supply the required files.

You must submit with your form:

  • A PDF copy of your book.
  • A JPG or PDF of your cover.
  • Your MP3 audiobook file if you are entering the Best Audiobook category.
  • Examples of your marketing and publicity if you are entering the Best Marketing and Publicity category.

Once you have completed your entry and paid your entrance fees, post three printed copies of your book for each category entered, including three copies for the Best Audiobook, Best Cover Design or Best Marketing and Publicity category if you have entered one of these, to:

Anna Clemann
Publish Central
PO Box 31
Surrey Hills Vic. 3127

If you are submitting an audiobook, you must also submit a print version of your book in one of the subject categories and also enter the audiobook category. Please submit your audiobook via the Dropbox or We Transfer buttons on page 4 of the entry form.

If you are entering the Marketing and Publicity category, please scan or photograph any printed media and supply it with your entry. Please upload using the Dropbox or We Transfer buttons on page 4 of the entry form.

Please put all electronic files you are uploading (PDF of book, cover image and audiobook and publicity material if you are entering those categories) into one Zip file and name it after your book title. You will be able to upload this file on page 4 of the entry form. Please submit your cover as a 2D flat image not as a 3D mock-up.

If you have any queries or are unsure about whether your book is eligible for entry, please contact:

If you accidentally lose your entry before submitting it, contact us and we will be able to recover it for you.

Click here to find out more about the categories. This will help you to decide where your book fits. 

Please note that the books do not need to reach us by 31st August, they only need to be put in the mail by the close of business on 31st August.

Entry fees

$99 (inc. GST) per book for the first category entered. Additional categories are $44 (inc. GST) per category per book.

After completing the online entry form you will be taken to a payment page where you can use a credit card to pay for your entry. Your entry will not be considered until payment has been made. Entry forms must be submitted and payment made by 31st August 2021 and printed books must be mailed no later than 31st August 2021. 

We will confirm your entry via email.

Any profits from the awards will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

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