Small & Independent Publisher Directory


Central West Publishing

Children's

CWP publishes authored monographs, edited volumes, reference as well as university textbooks in all areas of science, engineering and technology. CWP also publishes books/textbooks catering to a wide variety of professional areas such as linguistics, medical, business, finance, humanities and others. The books are edited/authored by experienced professionals with an aim to provide not only […]

Bonfire Books

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

Bonfire Books is an Australian independent publisher founded in 2019 to find the best in new writing and the lost works of our literary inheritance. We note a lack of perspectives in the Australian mainstream that adequately address the rushing complexity of contemporary life. We seek to uphold the best of our literary tradition and […]

Living book press

Biographies

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

Twelfth Planet Press

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

We aim to elevate minority and underrepresented voices with books that interrogate, commentate, inspire. Challenging the status quo through provocative science fiction, fantasy, horror, and cosy crime.

EJR Language Service Pty. Ltd. (Queensland)

Children's

EJR Language Service Pty. Ltd. is involved in both translation and publishing. We have the linguistic and technical expertise to publish texts in English, Russian or Japanese, and, with linguistic support, have also published books in Ukrainian and Chinese. Our publications include literary translations of works by the holistic Ukrainian educator Vasily Sukhomlinsky, a book […]

Iron Bridge Publishing (Queensland)

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

Iron Bridge Publishing is a publishing start-up with a mission: we want to help people to do good in the world. We believe in the basic goodness of humanity, and we want to help “do-gooders” tell the world about their work, to help inspire and enable ordinary people to do good too. Based in Brisbane, […]

Wild Orange Publishing Pty Limited

Children's

Founder Jennifer Scott Mitchell trained in the film and television industries as an editor and post production supervisor and so Wild Orange also incorporates a filmic storytelling approach in its work. Jennifer later developed skills and experiences in commercialising IP and content within the creative industries including leading cross border teams in other publishing ventures. […]

Storytorch Press

Children's

Storytorch Press publishes books that cultivate community and connection. We publish books that promote resilience, sustainability and community engagement. Our books are a window to a better world and encourage others to be part of it. We are passionate about seeing the next generation overcome long-ingrained barriers to building an enlightened global community. Things that […]

The Text Publishing Company Pty Ltd (Victoria)

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

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.

Blue Vapours Publishing

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

Blue Vapours Pty Ltd Blue Vapours Creative Studios were founded in 2002 from a ramshackle back room in Abbotsford. Since then we’ve moved offices, expanded, contracted, expanded again, given up alcohol, taken alcohol up, burnt out two coffee machines and a grinder, killed three colour laser printers and had some ripper corporate events.

The Book Incubator

Biographies

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 […]

Glimmer Press

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

Glimmer Press are a small Adelaide-based publisher with our sights set on publishing books that shine. Our first publication, launched in February 2019, was To Rhyme or Not To Rhyme? an illustrated collection of children’s poetry by acclaimed South Australian poet Kristin Martin (illustrated by Joanne Knott). We have a special interest in publishing short […]

Daisy Lane Publishing (New South Wales)

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

Daisy Lane Publishing is a small, independent publishing press, based in Newcastle NSW, of quality children’s books, romance novels and books that inspire and educate people of all ages. We endeavour to create quality books, igniting curiosity and passion, creating a thirst for reading that keeps the story alive. Our aim is to support and […]

Pademelon Press Pty Ltd (New South Wales)

Children's

The mission of Pademelon Press is to publish and distribute quality Australian early childhood teacher resource and reference books to assist teachers and carers in their task of educating and caring for children. Pademelon Press was created in 1990 by Rodney and Carmel Kenner, who are two of the founders of The Book Garden, Australia’s […]

Yellow Brick Books (Queensland)

Children's

Founded in 2016, Yellow Brick Books is an emerging children’s publisher focused on creating quirky, fun and engaging books that will become future classics. We publish picture books and early readers that the kids of today will want to share with their own children in the future. Our books are quality publications with engaging stories […]

Golden Mean Books (New South Wales)

Biographies

Golden Mean Books, a boutique publishing house, is a newly registered business established in June 2018. Désirée Delaloye – the founder of Golden Mean Books – decided to create a dedicated book publishing business and take her 18+ years experience in Book Design, Production and Publishing through her other business – Design-Arts, a graphic design, […]

Wild Dog Books (Victoria)

Children's

Wild Dog Books focuses on award-winning children’s non-fiction, with a strong emphasis on words being supported by photographs. We marry the right amount of text to stunning images so that the meaning is memorable. Our catchline is ‘Explaining the complex simply’.  We are currently distributed by Simon & Schuster.

IndieMosh (New South Wales)

Biographies

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 […]

Red Paper Kite (Western Australia)

Children's

Red Paper Kite is Australia’s newest, small independent publisher of Children’s picture books. Our creative team of inclusively minded people is spread across Australia and the rest of the world. We believe multicultural collaborations beautifully translate into richer stories… Our philosophy is simple: creating quality picture books filled with quirky stories and a strong focus […]

For Pity Sake Publishing (New South Wales)

Children's

Established in 2014, For Pity Sake is a mixed-genre publisher based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Current genres include historical fiction, crime, espionage, romance, poetry, memoir and spiritual self-help. For Pity Sake is a collaborative publisher in the true sense of the word, as indicated by our catchline ‘we’re for writers’. Our author stable […]

Reading Sideways Press (Victoria)

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

Reading Sideways Press is a Melbourne-based small press founded in 2018 by Nuraini Juliastuti and Andy Fuller. Reading Sideways Press publishes books and zines on art, sports and literature.

National Library of Australia Publishing (Australian Capital Territory)

Biographies

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 […]

Old Mate Media (New South Wales)

Children's

Old Mate Media is a family run, independent book publisher formed in 2013. We help independent authors from across the world self publish professionally produced high quality books as well as creating and publishing our own original interactive digital and print books.

Hardie Grant Publishing (Victoria)

Biographies

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 […]

Crotchet Quaver (Western Australia)

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

Creating and offering noteworthy publications for the discerning reader. Crotchet Quaver began by publishing anthologies of short stories produced by the Born Storytellers. It has developed into a small press dedicated to creating beautiful books.

Grattan Street Press (Victoria)

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

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

Boolarong Press (Queensland)

Biographies

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.

Big Sky Publishing (New South Wales)

Biographies

Big Sky Publishing is an Australian owned, independent publisher specialising in producing the highest quality 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: We are committed to flexible. […]

Kids’ Own Publishing (Victoria)

Children's

Kids’ Own Publishing gives children a voice, facilitates community storytelling and embeds children directly into the world of books and literacy. Kids’ Own Publishing is a social purpose organisation that enables diverse communities to share their stories widely through an artist-led publishing process. Our vision is a world where books by children for children strengthen […]

Wombat Books

Children's

Wombat Books is a small publisher creating quality books to respect life, in all its forms. We publish books with new and established authors. We have a particular interest in Australian books. Wombat Books will consider new publications through a traditional process from predominantly Australian authors. We are primarily interested in books for children including […]

Serenity Press (Western Australia)

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

Serenity Press is a WA publisher who endeavours to bring wonderful books and personal stories to the world.

Magabala Books (Western Australia)

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

Magabala Books is Australia’s oldest independent Indigenous publishing house. Based in the pearling town of Broome in the far north of Western Australia, Magabala Books is one of the most remote publishing houses in the world.

Envirobook

Children's

Envirobook is an independent Australian publishing house specialising in natural science, travel, Aboriginal and Australiana. We also distribute for most Australian publishers to non-book trade accounts, e.g. national parks, outdoor shops, art galleries, etc.

Backroom Press (Western Australia)

Children's

Entertaining and educational books from Broome Backroom Press Inc. is one of Australia’s smallest publishing houses. It is located in Broome, a small Kimberley town in Western Australia, and was set up to publish entertaining and educational books from the region. Backroom Press was incorporated as a not-for-profit association in 2009. The object of the […]

University of Queensland Press (Queensland)

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

Spinifex Press (Queensland)

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

Award-winning and feminist. Spinifex Press is an award-winning independent feminist press publishing books across a wide variety of subject areas. Spinifex Press was established in 1991 by Susan Hawthorne and Renate Klein. It is an independent Australian-owned company which publishes innovative and controversial feminist titles with an optimistic edge. To date Spinifex has published around […]

Miscellaneous Press (Victoria)

Children's

A micro-publisher   A micro-publisher created by Karen Andrews. Based in Melbourne.

Ford Street Publishing (Victoria)

Children's

Merit and Excellence   We have published 75 titles to date. In our inaugural year, we published two titles and on average we publish 11 titles annually. Our small list allows us to focus on literary merit and excellence in design. Our first ever title was shortlisted in the 2008 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, and […]

Christmas Press (New South Wales)

Children's

Beautiful Childrens Books Founded in 2013, Christmas Press is an acclaimed publisher of great children’s books. Our books are published in three imprints: Eagle Books (adventure novels for middle-grade and YA readers), Second Look (reprints of great Australian children’s fiction, poetry and plays) and the main imprint, Christmas Press (chapter books/junior fiction, illustrated anthologies and […]

Clan Destine Press (Victoria)

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

Clan Destine Press is all about genre. We publish genre fiction in its myriad and wondrous forms: crime, mystery, historical fiction, thrillers, adventure, speculative fiction, fantasy, science fiction, horror, urban fantasy, paranormal, steampunk, and ah-ha! – which is any combination of the aforementioned – for Adults and Young Adults. We publish inventive, clever and original […]


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