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Nominations are now underway for the 2021 Indie Book Awards. All Australian independent booksellers are invited to nominate in this year’s awards, with booksellers already nominating their favourite Australian books of 2020.

Established in 2008, the Indie Book Awards celebrate the best Australian writing as nominated and selected by independent booksellers. The awards also recognise and celebrate the role independent booksellers play in promoting and nurturing Australian writing. Independent bookseller’s incredible passion and knowledge make them uniquely placed to judge and recommend the best Aussie books. This year's winners will join an illustrious list of previous winners including Tim Winton, Richard Flanagan, Charlotte Wood and Jane Harper to name just a few.

A longlist of 60 titles will be announced on 9 December. The shortlist will follow on 20 January 2021 with the winners to be announced at a virtual awards event on Monday 22 March 2021.

Leading Edge Retail are proud to continue their role in coordinating these awards in support of the wider industry and look forward to continuing to grow the profile of the awards. Leanne Kadareanu, Head of Books at Leading Edge Retail said ‘We are excited to launch the Indie Book Awards 2021 campaign. 2020 has been a year like no other. Amidst the uncertainty and ever-changing retail environment, we have been constantly amazed at the resilience and positive attitude independent booksellers have shown through turbulent times. Amongst the chaos, there has been an amazing array of Australian titles published that booksellers continue to champion and promote to their loyal customers.’

Independent bookstores who wish to participate in this year’s Indie Book Awards can register their interest at

Leading Edge Books would like to gratefully acknowledge and thank the SPONSORS OF THE INDIE BOOK AWARDS 2021 CAMPAIGN: Shawline Publishing Group, Pan Macmillan Australia, Simon & Schuster Australia, Affirm Press, Thames & Hudson, Hachette Australia and Text Publishing.



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