Small & Independent Publisher Directory


AndAlso Books

AndAlso Books is a small Brisbane-based publisher with a focus on creative writing, Queensland and Australian history, art, and music culture. Begun in 2016, AndAlso Books has grown from publishing one or two titles each year to publishing five titles in 2023.

Anonymous Publishing House

​The Anonymous Publishing House started as a way for Authors to share their stories without the fear of being attacked by the Cancel Culture that is using this fear to stiffle any views, jokes, stories, ideas, even questions that go against the agreed nariative. We allow our Authors to explore some of the many conspiracy […]

Mediacom Education Inc

Mediacom Education is the Publishing and Resourcing Incorporated service the Uniting Church and mainstream Christian denominations in Australia.

Leschenault Press (Western Australia)

Anthologies (including short stories, essays, reviews, commentary)

Leschenault Press is an independent publishing house based in Western Australia but with a global commitment to publishing great stories from great writers. Fortunate to have a wide-genre base and currently representing authors across three continents, we operate a range of imprints which cover traditional model publishing, hybrid-model publishing and publishing assistance services for the […]

WestWords

WestWords is Western Sydney’s Literature Development Organisation and is dedicated to creating and sharing the stories, peoples and issues that are the heart of Western Sydney. Founded in 2007 as a project organisation it became an independent entity in 2014. It publishing program comprises of two imprints WestWords and Dirt Lane Press. Under WestWords it […]

FISH Publishing

The Foundation for Indigenous Sustainable Health (FISH) was established in 2010 to address the severe housing crisis in Indigenous communities throughout Australia. Our work has since expanded to include education, health, justice, and cultural initiatives. Acknowledging Aborignal and Torres Strait Islander people have a living spiritual, cultural, familial, and social connection with the land, FISH […]

Voices of Today

Voices of Today was created as a spoken audio production service by Denis Daly in 2011. In March 2021 it was in corporated as an Australian company, Voices of Today Pty Ltd. The proprietors are Denis Daly and Sarah Bacaller who are both professional audiobook narrators and producers. Denis Daly has provided narration and editing […]

Lyrebird Press

The Lyrebird Press, based at the University of Melbourne, is a small publisher of scholarly books about music and music making in Australia and New Zealand. It shares the name of Editions de l’Oiseau-Lyre (The Lyrebird Press), the publishing house established in Paris by Melbourne-born publisher and patron of the arts Louise Hanson-Dyer (1884–1962) in […]

Hawkeye Publishing

Trade/Popular Fiction

Hawkeye Publishing is a small and driven traditional house, home to terrifically talented new and emerging Australian authors. Hawkeye publishes most genres, producing books that leave a footprint on the hearts and minds of readers. The Hawkeye collection is littered with Award finalists. Hawkeye runs the annual Hawkeye Publishing Manuscript Development Prize (first prize $2,500 […]

Fair Play Publishing (New Zealand)

Biographies

Fair Play Publishing is an Australian owned, independent publisher focussed on one thing. Really good football books. We are a niche publishing house, which aims to bring the stories of Australia’s past and present in football (soccer) to life for all to learn about and enjoy. We provide a professional and personal approach to working […]

Shawline Publishing Group (Victoria)

Anthologies (including short stories, essays, reviews, commentary)

Publishing just got smarter We turn writers into good selling midlist authors so they may achieve a highly credible position in the global marketplace and be amongst the bestselling peers in the world… Our agency provides the highest level of professional support to every author within our community. A niche model and one of the […]

Hunter Publishers

Hunter Publishers is an independent Australian book publisher, founded by John Hunter in 2008. We publish a singular blend of fiction, poetry, graphic novels, and non-fiction. Many of our books have gone on to win or be shortlisted for prizes, including the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards; the NSW Premier’s Literary […]

Melliodora Publishing (Victoria)

Educational

Melliodora is a small specialist publisher dedicated to producing a limited range of books and other media by David Holmgren, co-originator of permaculture, and other authors. Our titles aim to support individuals in their personal permaculture journeys. We are guided by the permaculture ethics in each step of the book creation and distribution process, through […]

Navarine Publishing

Founded in 1992, Navarine Publishing is essentially a collective of self-publishing authors with similar interests, primarily concerning Tasmania’s rich maritime history. It incorporates the Roebuck Society, formed by the late Dr. John Cumpston in 1970, that was more broadly concerned with Australian history, and continues to sell Roebuck titles that are still in print, as […]

Living book press

Living Book Press release and republish books aimed at the homeschool living book market.

Animal Dreaming Publishing (New South Wales)

Founded in 2003 by Scott and Trudy King, ANIMAL DREAMING was conceived as a way of promoting Scott’s first self-published book by the same name. Frustrated and downhearted by the simple truth that no publishing company in Australia (or overseas) was willing to publish his book (which they narrow-mindedly deemed ‘too Australian’), Scott was advised […]

The Text Publishing Company Pty Ltd (Victoria)

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 inaugural Leading Edge Books Small Publisher of the Year in 2018.

Interventions Incorporated (Victoria)

Interventions Inc was established in 2015 as an Australian based incorporated not-for-profit small publisher, aiming to publish books which support socialist ideas, labour history, struggles against all forms of oppression and for social justice.

Melbourne University Publishing

Publishing books with spine since 1922, Melbourne University Publishing (MUP) is Australia’s first and top university press. MUP is the home of agenda-setting political, history and current affairs titles; landmark illustrated art and lifestyle books and the best in Australian academic research and writing. MUP is dedicated to sharing top Australian non-fiction writing with a […]

The Book Incubator

At the Book Incubator™, we provide safe, nurturing and inclusive opportunities for people of all ages to tell, write and publish their personal stories. Our programs are designed to reconnect to themselves and to their communities. Founded in 2013 by Kate Heaslip, the Book Incubator™ provides a safe and authentic place for people to tell […]

Puncher & Wattmann Pty Ltd

Puncher & Wattmann is the leading publisher of poetry in Australia. Founded in 2005 by David Musgrave it has published over 150 titles. It publishes poetry, literary fiction, literary non-fiction, memoir, biography and anthologies.

Quemar Press (New South Wales)

Quemar Press was founded in 2016 as a publishing house with a focus on publishing new work and also preserving works which are little known in a Modern Australian context. With this emphasis on new and classic work, often by women, Quemar Press has published new, experimental novels and new poetry collections by award-winning author, […]

Walleah Press (Tasmania)

Walleah Press is a independent publisher of Ausralian literary titles, mainly poetry but also interested in essays and non-fiction, established in 1986.

IndieMosh (New South Wales)

Indiemosh is a self publishing facilitator providing editing, proofreading and publishing services to Australian indie authors. We can help you self publish your masterpiece – we take your manuscript and turn it into a gorgeous paperback or ebook, available online to readers all over the world. We’re a family-run business in rural New South Wales […]

Black Inc. (Victoria)

Anthologies (including short stories, essays, reviews, commentary)

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 […]

National Library of Australia Publishing (Australian Capital Territory)

As part of the National Library of Australia, NLA Publishing has been producing books since 1995. Collaborating with Australia’s leading writers, designers and illustrators, NLA Publishing produces over 20 publications a year, including an award-winning range of popular and children’s illustrated books and the quarterly online magazine Unbound—all based on the many subjects covered by […]

Australian Scholarly Publishing (Victoria)

Australian Scholarly Publishing – ASP – has been publishing scholarly and general books for over twenty years. It now releases 50–60 books a year under its Australian Scholarly scholarly, Arcadia general, Tantanoola fiction and Chancery Bold law imprints. Almost all of its books are published in printed form; a growing number are also published as […]

Litera (New South Wales)

Litera Publishing grew out of a consultancy specialising in academic and commercial document development – managing research proposals, developing strategic plans and so on. A few years ago Litera published its first travel book and has not looked back. The company now has titles in several genres, but with a focus on travel and history.

Hardie Grant Publishing (Victoria)

Hardie Grant Publishing operates in five distinct trading units – Hardie Grant Books Melbourne, Hardie Grant Travel and Hardie Grant Egmont, which are headquartered in Melbourne – and Hardie Grant Books London and Quadrille, which are managed from our London office. We have developed a global reputation for the production of high-quality books in a […]

Grattan Street Press (Victoria)

Grattan Street Press is the imprint of the teaching press housed in the Master of Publishing and Communications program at the University of Melbourne.

Ptilotus Press (Northern Territory)

Ptilotus Press is a community publishing initiative devoted to the unique and distinct voices of Central Australian writers and writing. Established in 1996, the press is based in Alice Springs and managed by a collective of dedicated local writers.

Tale Publishing (Victoria)

Founded in 2015, Tale Publishing is a small publisher with the objective of publishing two or three books a year. We developed out of the Monash Writers Group where it was clear that many people had interesting and well written stories that they couldn’t get published by traditional publishers. We aim to publish interesting stories […]

Boolarong Press (Queensland)

Boolarong Press has been trade publishing books since 1976. Its main genres are history, military, biographies and children’s books with an Australiana theme. Boolarong is a member of the Australian Publishers Association. Boolarong’s book sales have grown +20% compounded for the last 10 years.


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