Small & Independent Publisher Directory


Voices of Today

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

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 […]

Hawkeye Publishing

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

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)

Like you, we are authors of our own story. We love writing and seeing our work published…only we were frustrated by the cost and the time involved in promoting our own books…so we created everything we needed in one place for one lower cost than anything we could find anywhere. We simplified the process and […]

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.

AUSXIP Publishing

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

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

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.

Brio Books

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

Founded in 2011, Brio Books (formerly Xoum Publishing) is an independent Australian trade publishing company based in Sydney. We publish approximately 20–25 fiction and non-fiction books a year by Australian and New Zealand authors under five imprints: Brio, our literary list; Xoum, our general fiction and non-fiction list; Seizure, our incubator for new talent; Fantastica, […]

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 […]

CEP

Children's

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 […]

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)

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)

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 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)

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 […]

Shooting Star Press (A Division of Beeline Partnerships Pty Ltd) (Australian Capital Territory)

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

Welcome to Shooting Star Press – where we publish everybody’s stories. At Shooting Star we specialise in telling your story, our story, your children’ stories – everybody’s story. We publish in paperback and digitally, and we specialise in stories by Australian women, children and First Australians. We print and publish locally supporting Australian small business […]

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. […]

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 […]

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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