Book Publishers in Australia

Annotated list of book publishers in Australia.

blOOturtle Publishing

blOOturtle Publishing is a niche eco-friendly children's book company. Our criteria is simple, if there is a fantastic bedtime, nap time or kid time story to be shared, we want to know about it. Visit our website to learn more on our submissions criteria, services and our planet focused publishing programs.

    Mona Vale, NSW   AU

Allen & Unwin

Allen & Unwin is Australia's leading independent publisher, producing approximately 250 new titles each year including literary and commercial fiction, a broad range of general non fiction, academic and professional titles and books for children and young adults. Imprints include Allen & Unwin, Arena, Crows Nest and Inspired Living (MBS).

    Crows Nest, NSW   AU

Australian Academic Press

Australian Academic Press is a niche academic publisher for the behavioural sciences, specialising in psychology, and the largest privately owned scholarly society journal publisher in Australia.

    Bowen Hills, QLD   AU

Australian National University Press

ANU Press is a globally recognised leader in open-access academic publishing. We produce fully peer-reviewed monographs and journals across a wide range of subject areas, with a special focus on Australian and international policy, Indigenous studies and the Asia-Pacific region.

    Acton, ACT   AU

Berbay Publishing

Berbay Publishing brings depth to beautiful children's picture books that are unique and eclectic, topics that are poignant and imaginative and artwork that is simply stunning.

    Kew East , VIC   AU

Big Sky Publishing

Big Sky Publishing is an Australian owned, independent publisher specialising in producing the highest quality non-fiction books and corporate products. We are passionate about what we do and work closely with our authors and clients to produce books and products of exceptional quality and design. Our specialisation includes the following areas: History, Military History, Self-help, Autobiography, Business, Careers, Environment, How to/Practical Guides, Health, Humour, Lifestyle, Indigenous Studies, Women's and Men's Interest, Corporate Publications .

    Newport, NSW   AU

Black Inc.

Founded in 2000, Black Inc. is an independent Australian publisher of quality non-fiction, fiction and poetry, based in Melbourne. Our imprints include the Quarterly Essay journal, and Nero and La Trobe University Press books. We love ideas and stories. We are passionate about important new works of history, politics, biography, criticism and current affairs, as well as novels and poems that open up new worlds. We are the publisher of the annual Best Essays, Stories and Poems anthologies. In 2007, 2009 and 2015 we were awarded Australian Small Publisher of the Year.

    Carlton, VIC   AU

Blake Education

The Blake Education Group is Australia's leading independent educational publisher. Blake has been bringing high-quality educational product to teachers and students for over two decades. We are devoted to helping Primary/Secondary teachers and students have easy access to teaching and reading materials which are extremely useful..

    Leichhardt, NSW   AU

Brow Books

Brow Books publishes across a variety of genres, styles and formats. Like everything we do, our book publishing has a keen focus on working with authors from the margins: people who live and write from demographic margins, and/or writers whose work sits in the literary margins. We promise to publish the kinds of books that no one else is publishing, from authors that no one else is publishing, about subject matter that isn't generally covered, with voices that are too often ignored.

    Melbourne, VIC   AU

Buzzword Books

An independent Australian-based eBook publisher that insists on good writing and only lists titles worth your time. We feature thrillers, mystery, crime, travel, memoirs, literature, humour and self-transformation.

    Cammeray, NSW   AU

DoctorZed Publishing

Founded in 2006 in Adelaide, South Australia, DoctorZed Publishing is an independent publisher of print books, ebooks and audiobooks.

    Adelaide, SA   AU

Exisle Publishing

Exisle Publishing is an independent publisher of original Australian & New Zealand titles. Exisle produces the kind of books that the very big publishers do not. Exisle is more concerned about long-lasting quality and sales which continue, than just being in today's bestsellers list. Not that we mind bestsellers, and we have a few most years, but what we really like to do is find a great subject and have it written about properly by a real expert, support them with a brilliant designer and a top editor and take the book to market.

    Wollombi, NSW   AU

Finch Publishing

Finch Publishing is an independent Australian publishing house specialising in non-fiction titles in the areas of parenting and childcare, men's health, education, relationships, social ecology and social issues. We also publish memoirs.

    Warriewood, NSW   AU

Fremantle Press

Fremantle Press welcomes unsolicited manuscripts from authors of Western Australian origin or whose main place of residence is Western Australia. We accept manuscripts in the genres of non-fiction, fiction and narrative non-fiction, poetry, and books for children and young adults.

    North Fremantle , WA   AU

Lakewater Press

Lakewater Press is a boutique publisher currently open to submissions in all genres across Adult, New Adult and Young Adult.

    Varsity Lakes, QLD   AU

Manticore Press

Manticore Press is a publisher of non-fiction located in Australia and selling to a global market. Manticore primarily accepts manuscripts on the arts or humanities. As such, our focus is predominantly on semi-academic level publications. The following areas of specific interest to us are Hinduism, Buddhism, Asian Religions, Pre-Christian Religious Traditions (Pagan, Heathen, Hellenic, etc.), Shamanism, Indigenous Traditions, Magic Studies, and other topics involving spirituality and religion. We also accept manuscripts on philosophy, history, archeology, and the arts.

    Colac, VIC   AU

MidnightSun Publishing

MidnightSun Publishing produces beautiful, enjoyable and sometimes challenging books. Anna Solding's The Hum of Concrete was released in March 2012 and Pangamonium by Zanesh Catkin in July 2012. Both have been very well received critically.

    Rundle Mall, SA   AU

Monash University Publishing

Monash University Publishing publishes scholarship of the highest standard across the humanities and social sciences, and specialises in Asian Studies, Politics, Education, Communications, and the study of Australian history, culture and literature.

    Clayton, VIC   AU

New Holland Publishers

New Holland Publishers are proudly an Australian company with offices in London, Sydney and Auckland. Setting the benchmark for high quality on trend, non-fiction books across all categories including cooking and health, natural history and gardening, sport, travel, biographies, true crime, self-help and reference to bold substantial coffee table books featuring the most dynamic full-colour illustrations.

    Chatswood, NSW   AU

NewSouth Publishing

NewSouth Books represents the best of independent publishing from Australia and overseas. Our list is an eclectic mix of fiction, politics, history and sustainability.

    Sydney, NSW   AU

Odyssey Books

Odyssey Books is committed to publishing engaging and beautifully written books. Books that stretch the imagination, challenge pre-existing attitudes and beliefs, or take readers to far-flung climes. Books are always a journey. And as our name suggests, we invest in epic journeys, adventurous voyages and intellectual or spiritual quests. Readers are sure to find a book within our range of titles to challenge, inspire and entertain.

    Fyshwick, ACT   AU

Recent Work Press

Recent Work Press is a small press imprint based in the ACT, Australia. We publish poetry, short fiction and non fiction, and other short-form textual experiments. We aim to make all our work available in small, attractive, paperback editions priced to make good work accessible.

    Canberra, ACT   AU

Scribe Publications

Scribe has been operating as a wholly independent trade-publishing house for almost 40 years. What started off in 1976 as a desire on publisher Henry Rosenbloom's part to publish 'serious non-fiction' as a one-man band has turned into a multi-award-winning company with 20 staff members in two locations - Melbourne, Australia and London, England - and a scout in New York. Scribe publishes over 65 non-fiction and fiction titles annually in Australia and about 40 in the United Kingdom.

    Brunswick, VIC   AU

Smudge Publishing

Smudge Publishing is a Melbourne based publishing company. We create BOOKS on culinary tourism. We offer creative SERVICES and custom PUBLISHING.

    Collingwood, VIC   AU

Tenth Street Press

The independent Book Publisher of Fact, fiction & everything in-between. Tenth Street is a traditional publisher that releases titles in electronic formats and print. Currently looking to expand their catalogue of erotica.

    Melbourne, VIC   AU

Text Publishing

Text Publishing is an independent, Melbourne-based publisher of literary fiction and non-fiction. Text won the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Small Publisher of the Year in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

    Melbourne, VIC   AU

The Federation Press

The Federation Press is an independent, Australian-owned and run publishing company specialising in legal, social and academic books. It was founded in 1987 by Kathryn Fitzhenry, Christopher Holt and Diane Young.

    Alexandria, NSW   AU

Twelfth Planet Press

Challenging the status quo with books that interrogate, commentate and inspire. Showcasing the depth and breadth of Australian fiction to a wider audience, TPP aims to raise awareness of women's voices in science fiction, fantasy, horror and crime genres.

    Yokine, Perth, WA   AU

University of Queensland Press

For more than 60 years, the University of Queensland Press has been at the forefront of innovative Australian publishing. It has launched the careers of many great Australian novelists, published contemporary Australian poets, been a pioneering force in children's and young adult publishing and has set the benchmark for award-winning scholarly and Black Australian writing.

    St Lucia, QLD   AU

University of Western Australia Publishing

Producers of beautiful books that bristle and shimmer with life - books with big stories, big ideas and a strong sense of place, UWA Publishing fosters local writing that explores Western Australian and Australian identity, and seeks fresh voices of international origin. We harbour a worldly outlook attuned to dynamic social engagement; our books are intended as discussion pieces, designed to inform, challenge and enliven our readers.

    Perth, WA   AU

Wakefield Press

We publish around 40 titles each year on a diverse range of topics, including literary and popular fiction, young adult fiction, history, biography, art, poetry, food, wine, the environment, education and true life (ordinary people in extraordinary situations).

    Mile End, SA   AU

Walker Books Australia

Walker Books Australia has been bringing the best of children's publishing to Australian children for over 20 years and is recognised as a market leader in quality children's books, publishing award-winning authors and illustrators. The company is dedicated to publishing books of unwavering quality for children and young adults to read and treasure. Equally, Walker Books Australia is passionate about the Australian Children's book industry and renowned as a haven for the most highly talented authors and illustrators, both emerging and award-winning. Walker Books Australia is proud to be the home of Black Dog Books, an award-winning imprint with a reputation for publishing some of Australia's finest writers including Carole Wilkinson, Sue Lawson and Suzy Zail.

    Newtown, NSW   AU

Wild Dingo Press

Founded in 2010, Wild Dingo Press is a vibrant and essential force in the Australian publishing landscape being a vehicle for bringing a personal viewpoint on issues affecting our world. Wild Dingo Press currently accepts manuscripts of both fiction and non-fiction with an emphasis on stories of individuals quietly doing extraordinary things, be it exposure of corruption and systemic flaws or the experiences of the disenfranchised and disempowered.

    Melbourne, VIC   AU