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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Apothecary Archive

Apothecary Archive publishes, archives and distributes poetic material with a particular interest in creative production that combines text and image. In 2020 the long-running poetry publisher Five Islands Press became an imprint of Apothecary Archive. Apothecary Archive created The Atomic Book, a digital archive of the work of Outlier Artist Anthony Mannix and distributes The […]

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.

Downingfield Press Pty Ltd

Downingfield Press was established in 2017 with the objective of publishing authors whose voices would otherwise go unheard. We do not specialise in any particular genre, but rather focus on the cultural value of a particular piece of work. Downingfield Press grew out of a 2013 project established by our Publisher to bring his own […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bowman & Hawkes (Victoria)

Bowman & Hawkes is a brand new, small independent publisher, in Western Victoria, formed in 2018.

Snowgum Press

Snowgum Press publishes illustrated books featuring the photography of the owner David Neilson. To date it has published three books: WILSON PROMONTORY – Coastal Wildness ISBN: HB 0958575363, SC 0958575355 Two editions:1996 and 2001. Combined sales 8000 copies. Distribution: Snowgum Press and Dennis Jones & Associates PATAGONIA – Images of a Wild Land ISBN: 0958575304 […]

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.

StudiOh!

Located in Sydney Australia, StudiOh! is an independent publisher of art, design and popular culture titles. The current publishing list focuses on books produced by Graham Rendoth, a visual artist and sole director of StudiOh! Several books of drawings have been produced, including limited editions and print-on-demand. Graham Rendoth is founder and design strategist of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

University of Queensland Press (Queensland)

Tiny Owl Workshop (Queensland)

Lover of great stories.   Tiny Owl Workshop is a new, small publisher based in Brisbane. They love great stories, whether they be adventurous, epic, dark, flirtatious, funny, fantastical, sinister, daring, quirky, short, long or anything in-between.

Rough Draft (Victoria)

Small Melbourne publisher   Rough Draft is a small Melbourne publisher, started in 2011. We publish high-quality fiction and non-fiction, by Australian and international authors. Our books are available from good bookshops and online.

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 […]

UWA Publishing (Western Australia)

fine books and new ideas A division of The University of Western Australia, UWAP has been publishing important books since 1935. Producers of fine books and new ideas, UWA Publishing (UWAP) continues to expand the boundaries of academic publishing, striving for social, cultural and intellectual renewal. Award-winning fiction and non-fiction works illustrate its strength and […]

MidnightSun Publishing (South Australia)

beautiful, unusual, striking, sexy, challenging MidnightSun Publishing was founded in 2011 by writer Anna Solding, who is still its managing director. The company has published novels for adults, YA fiction and children’s books. Books, including picture book One Step at a Time and short story collection Wild Gestures, have been nominated and won awards including […]


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