Small & Independent Publisher Directory


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 […]

Animal Dreaming Publishing (New South Wales)

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

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 […]

Bare Bear Media (New South Wales)

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

Young dynamic organization whose purpose is create quality, wholesome computer games tied in to books.

Bowman & Hawkes (Victoria)

Genre Fiction (romance, fantasy/sci-fi, crime)

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

Ocean Reeve Publishing (Queensland)

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

Ocean Reeve Publishing is an assisted independent book publisher in Australia. We have ensured we have the best people – the most creative – the most professional – managing your creative journey and publishing vision. After all, your book is a legacy and the emotion attached to it needs to be valued and a duty […]

StudiOh!

Illustrated/Picture Books/Graphic Novels

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 […]

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.

Snowgum Press

Illustrated/Picture Books/Graphic Novels

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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.

Dirt Lane Press (New South Wales)

Children's

Founded in February 2016, we are a not-for-profit publisher of quality books based in Orange NSW Australia. We specialise in unconventional books for young readers, but our books are really for all readers because we all hunger for the unusual and the unexpected in both story and imagery. Dirt Lane Press offers books that promise […]

Kirrily King Publishing (Australian Capital Territory)

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

Kirrily King Publishing (under the imprints of aussiewriters/sbi/cre@tiveknowhow) publishes exceptional emerging Australian authors. This is the publishing company run by Suzanne Kiraly (www.suzannekiraly.com.au), who is a writer herself, a book coach and book whisperer. (i.e. it’s her mission and passion to discover and expose talented Aussie Writers on a regular basis).

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.

Tiliqua Press (New South Wales)

Educational

Tiliqua Press is a boutique publisher based in Sydney, Australia. We love printed things and we believe that there are plenty of people who feel the way we do. Our aim is to produce useful and interesting printed ‘objects’, books, and a magazine for designers in Australia and New Zealand (markets that we believe are […]

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.

University of Queensland Press (Queensland)

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

Tiny Owl Workshop (Queensland)

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

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)

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

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)

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 […]

Odyssey Books (Australian Capital Territory)

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

Books are always a journey.   odyssey: An extended adventurous voyage; An intellectual or spiritual quest.  Books are always a journey. They take readers into new places, with new people; or show them familiar places cast with a new light. And writers know that the creative journey can be as long and uncertain as it […]

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 […]

UWA Publishing (Western Australia)

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

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)

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

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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