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Hachette Australia is a team of expert publishers and passionate readers dedicated to discovering and supporting talented writers and working with them to craft exceptional stories.
We select the very best, whatever the genre – from high-quality commercial fiction to literary award-winners, children’s picture books and adventure stories to memoirs and history, lifestyle and sport. And then we pour 100 years of publishing excellence into every page, bringing them to readers in the formats that they love.www.hachette.com.au
Melbourne University Press (MUP), established in 1922, is Australia’s oldest university press and one of the oldest and most respected Australian publishing companies. MUP publishes popular scholarship with particular strengths in Australian Studies and History, Southeast Asian and South Asian Studies, and Health and Medicine. Under its prestigious Miegunyah Press imprint the press also produces major biographies and high-quality works on Art, Art History and Architecture. MUP is dedicated to sharing top Australian non-fiction writing with a worldwide audience publishing books, ebooks and audiobooks.
Macmillan is one of the biggest and best-known international publishing houses in the world. It is characterised by fiction and non-fiction, science, academic, professional and educational publishing of the very highest quality. Here at Pan Macmillan Australia, we publish a wide range of bestselling, award-winning and high-quality titles. We publish under the imprints Macmillan, Pan, Picador, Plum and Macquarie Dictionary Publishers. We are committed to investing in Australian authors and stories, and our local publishing program covers a broad range of genres.www.panmacmillan.com.au
Penguin Random House is the international home to more than 300 editorially and creatively independent publishing imprints. Our mission is to ignite a universal passion for reading by creating books for everyone. We believe that books, and the stories and ideas they hold, have the unique capacity to connect us, change us, and carry us toward a better future for generations to come.www.penguin.com.au
Affirm Press is the third largest independent publisher in Australia and is dedicated to publishing the best Australian content for every reader. We publish a broad range of fiction and non-fiction for adults and younger readers.
As well as being one of Australia’s fastest growing publishers, we also like to think we’re the most optimistic and we love books that 'influence by delight’. We see opportunities in the changing publishing industry and distinguish ourselves through editorial commitment and a strong focus on sales and marketing.affirmpress.com.au
Allen & Unwin is Australia's leading independent publisher and fourteen times winner of ‘Publisher of the Year’. We publish a broad range of new titles each year, across literary and commercial fiction, general non-fiction, books for children and young adults. We publish the best in lifestyle titles from our Murdoch Books division and we also represent esteemed Independent UK publishers like Faber & Faber and Canongate among many others. We are Australian owned and operated, and international in our thinking, with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and London, a global network of connected partners, and local lists that are unrivalled in scope and quality.www.allenandunwin.com
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, Australian Foreign Affairs, 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 sell rights to overseas publishers and audio and film producers, and have a thriving list of books licensed from other territories. We are renowned for our high-impact media and marketing campaigns and have a powerful digital platform.www.blackincbooks.com.au
The world is reading, and Ingram Content Group connects people with content in all forms. Providing comprehensive services for retailers, publishers, libraries and educators, Ingram makes these services seamless and accessible through technology, innovation, and creativity. With an expansive global network of offices and facilities, Ingram’s services include digital and physical book distribution, print-on-demand, and digital learning.www.ingramcontent.com
Hardie Grant Publishing is inspired by its authors and their ideas to create beautiful, accessible, timely and covetable books. Steadfastly independent and originated in Melbourne but with a global outlook, we have been reaching all kinds of readers for 25 years, both geographically and in the types of books we publish.
We are proud to have seven publishing imprints. In Melbourne, there are Hardie Grant Books Melbourne, Hardie Grant Explore and Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing. In London, we have Hardie Grant Books London and Quadrille. And in 2021 we launched our first fiction imprint, Ultimo Press in Sydney. Next year, we will be publishing our very first books commissioned in North America at Hardie Grant Books San Francisco.
Defined by a commitment to quality, from author care to award-winning design, we are determined to publish original works that stop readers in their tracks, hold their interest and are widely recommended.
HarperCollins occupies a unique place in Australian and New Zealand publishing. In both nations we are the oldest publisher – with a heritage dating back to the bush ballads and school books of the late nineteenth century – and the most forward thinking in terms of our transition to the global digital world of today.
Through the decades, our publishing has been distinguished by a commitment to quality and creativity plus an innate understanding of what Australians and New Zealanders want to read and how. Authors and their work have always been at the heart of our company – without authors there would be no HarperCollins. Publishing is a highly collaborative business: everyone in the company contributes in some way to maximising our author’s work.www.harpercollins.com.au
Magnum has over forty years accumulated experience in handling your books. Our lengthy experience gives us an unparalleled understanding of the book business. The innovative enhanced consolidation service we provide ensures our customers’ books reach their destination securely, and at a price with which other agents just can’t compete.
Magnum’s unique personal service means we go that extra mile for you.
Global reach across all continents
Millions of books shipped
A wealth of experiencewww.magnumbookservices.com
Nielsen Book BookData provides a range of services to the book industry internationally, aiding the discovery, purchase and sales measurement of books. We offer the largest and most comprehensive bibliographic database, BookData Online, with over 43 million title records to discover, as well as a record supply service to populate bookseller, library and publisher websites.
Our Research services provide retail sales analysis for print books alongside research from our UK Books and Consumer Survey. For publishers, we offer a range of services including adding your metadata to our database and promotional tools to help market your book.nielsenbook.com.au
Shawline Publishing Group's goal is to ensure that great books from emerging Australian & New Zealand authors, which haven't been picked up by the traditional publishing sector, get into the hands of local book lovers through our marketing channels and into worldwide bookstores. From publishing services that help create the book that you envision and marketing tools that bring together the essentials of a successful book marketing campaign, to book selling services that complete your publishing needs, Shawline Publishing supports your dreams of literary success from start to finish.www.shawlinepublishing.com.au
Simon & Schuster Australia publishes and distributes a variety of books in Australia and New Zealand across a range of genres including fiction, non-fiction and children’s books under our local and international imprints. These include Atria, Free Press, Gallery, Howard, Pocket, Scribner, Simon & Schuster and Touchstone.
Simon & Schuster Australia also acts as the local sales and distribution partner for: 4 Ingredients, Berbay Publishing, Big Sky Publishing, Black Library, Brolga Publishing, Cider Mill Press, Elliott & Thompson, Fox Chapel Publishing International, Hazelden, Hunter Publishers, Inner Traditions, Insight Editions, Noel Whittaker, Pegasus Books, Post Hill Press, powerHouse Books, Printers Row, Regan Arts, Rockpool Publishing, Smith Street Books, Two Good Co, Ventura Press, Viz Media, Waterhouse Press, Weldon Owen, Wild Dog Books and Z2 Comics.www.simonandschuster.com.au
Text Publishing is an independent, Melbourne-based publisher of literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction. Text has been awarded the ABIA Small Publisher of the Year three times and won the Leading Edge Books Small Publisher of the Year in 2018 and 2019.
At Text we want to publish books that make a difference to people’s lives. We believe that reading should be a marvellous experience, that every book you read should somehow change your life if only by a fraction. We love the phrase 'lost in a book’—that’s where we want our readers to be. You can’t get lost in a newspaper or a magazine or even a movie. But people get lost in books every day—on the tram, on the beach, in bed. Reading is what keeps the imagination supple and challenges preconceptions and prejudices. You read at your own speed, and the world you enter courtesy of the writer is yours and yours only, even if the person next to you on the bus is reading exactly the same book.www.textpublishing.com.au
UQP is one of Australia’s leading publishing houses. Established in 1948 as a wholly owned subsidiary of The University of Queensland, UQP has consistently produced culturally significant works across genres such as fiction, non-fiction and poetry, as well as children's and young adult books.
UQP is known for publishing literary works, poetry and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories. We create books that enrich and inspire readers and make a major contribution to the fabric of arts and literature in Australia and the world. We proudly connect artists, readers, writers and arts organisations and passionately advocate for the value of books to the human experience. UQP is also Queensland’s only major publishing house with domestic and international distribution.www.uqp.com.au
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes, and is the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney.www.bloomsbury.com/au
Circle is a complete point of sale, stock management and online sales solution for booksellers. It is an ideal platform for bricks and mortar stores that want to be online, but don’t want the hassle of managing a website and the shop floor independently.
With Circle, all sales (in-store or online) are administered through a single cloud-based system that is accessible from anywhere, like your online email account. It knits together your existing business systems for email, accounting and eftpos; and functions on any device.circlepos.com
Pantera Press is a social purpose publisher dedicated to great storytelling and publishing books that matter. Pantera Press sprang to life around the Green family’s kitchen table from a passion to publish great Australian stories that readers across the world would rave about. Founded in 2008, we continue to grow rapidly with a broad focus on championing writing culture by investing in the next generation of both readers and writers.
Our mission is to spark imagination, conversation and change. We do this by:
Thames & Hudson was founded in 1949 by Walter and Eva Neurath. Their passion and mission was to create a 'museum without walls’ and to make the world of art and the research of top scholars accessible to a large reading public. To reflect its international outlook, the name for the company linked the rivers flowing through London and New York. The two dolphins in the company’s logo symbolise friendship and intelligence, one facing east, one west, suggesting a connection between the old world and the new.
Thames & Hudson Australia was established in Melbourne in 1970, to represent the Thames & Hudson list in Australia & New Zealand and to make the books produced in London more accessible to a local readership. Quickly establishing itself as one of the region’s leading publishers of illustrated visual arts books, the Australian company has grown to expand its local publishing program of books by Australian and New Zealand authors for a domestic and international market.thamesandhudson.com.au
Wiley is dedicated to helping people develop, learn and advance their knowledge. We’re unlocking human potential. One idea, one job, one institution, at a time.
We’re a global leader in research and education. From a print shop in New York City to a global and digital presence, we’ve spent more than 200 years developing and fuelling the world’s knowledge ecosystem. Today, our high-impact content, platforms, and services help researchers, learners, institutions, and corporations achieve their goals in an ever-changing world.www.wiley.com/en-au