Small & Independent Publisher Directory


Library For All

Library For All supports global literacy by ensuring access to engaging and culturally relevant books and learning materials for those least served by formal education.

Planetary Press and Publishing

Founded by Global Award-Winning Author Leanne Murner, a passionate storyteller and a mum to 5 boys based in Newcastle NSW Australia. Leanne has bought together a team of experienced editors, Illustrators, and publishing professionals creating a dedicated community that understands the challenges and joys of the writing process. She believe that every writer has a […]

Windy Hollow Books

Windy Hollow Books is a publisher of beautiful children’s picture books. We are committed to producing high quality, literary picture books that children will cherish. We love to find and work with new and upcoming authors and illustrators as well as established creators. At the 2020 Bologna International Book Fair we won the BOP for […]

Little Ivory Haus

Children’s picture book Author, Laura Feldman, calls Ballarat in Victoria home sweet home, where she lives with her husband and two young kids. Those little rascals are the inspiration behind all the magic, inspiring her to write stories that entertain and make them laugh. Laura’s journey to “authorhood” began with her first picture book, “Lockdown […]

Alphabet Soup Books

Alphabet Soup Books is an independent children’s publisher sparking a love of poetry and wordplay. Based in Perth, Western Australia, we focus on creating quality anthologies of poetry for 21st century children.

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 […]

Dragonfly Publishing

Former Footprints Publishing co-director and Wild Weeds Press executive officer, Lisa Wolstenholme, has created Dragonfly Publishing to provide publishing knowledge, skills and experience to writers wishing to publish their manuscripts. Dragonfly Publishing’s mission is to help authors realise their publication goals by providing the appropriate services and experience to guide them through each stage of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bonfire Books

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

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

Twelfth Planet Press

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.

AUSXIP Publishing

AUSXIP Publishing opened it’s doors in March 2015. My plan was to give authors a chance to publish their work. I was given that opportunity in 2001 by a small press publisher and had my first book published in January 2001. After dealing with my latest publisher, I felt that it was time to spread […]

Wild Orange Publishing Pty Limited

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

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)

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

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

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 […]

CEP

Since 1922, CEP (Christian Education Publications) has been resourcing churches, schools and individuals in Australia and around the world with professional, high quality and easily accessible publications. As a publisher we are passionate about strengthening and equipping children, youth and families and those who teach them, as well as nurturing faith and developing biblical literacy […]

Daisy Lane Publishing (New South Wales)

At Daisy Lane Publishing we pride ourselves on producing quality books that inform and inspire, educate and empower the reader. We love to highlight new authors and illustrators as well as  nurture those who are established. We currently publish, children’s books, romance, poetry, inspirational, and YA. Publishing your story can be daunting and we are […]

Pademelon Press Pty Ltd (New South Wales)

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)

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 […]

Wild Dog Books (Victoria)

Wild Dog Books is a multi-award-winning Australian independent publisher. We publish beautiful picture books and brilliant non-fiction that children love to devour. At Wild Dog we know the power of a great story told well, and we are wild about using story to get young readers excited. The Wild Dog list is where you will find the best Australian […]

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 […]

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 […]

Old Mate Media (New South Wales)

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)

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.

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.

Wombat Books

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)

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

Magabala Books (Western Australia)

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.

Backroom Press (Western Australia)

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)

Spinifex Press (Queensland)

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 […]

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 […]


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