Sarah has more than 30 years of publishing experience, acquired in the UK as well as Australia. For 7 years, Sarah has been the Buying Manager for The Book House, a leading supplier of shelf-ready materials to Public Libraries around Australia. In her role, Sarah meets with major and independent publishers, acquires titles for clients based on their selection profiles, researches titles for specific collection needs (eg. Diversity), prepares product recommendations (eg. fast turnover Adult Fiction titles) and compiles marketing and new release information for client updates and reference. Prior to joining The Book House, Sarah worked with a range of booksellers, including Angus & Robertson and WH Smith in buying, merchandising, managing and opening new stores. Sarah’s passion for publishing equals the depth of her industry experience.
Recent Small Press News
In conversation with BOTY shortlisted editors Leah Jing McIntosh and Adolfo Aranjuez
Against Disappearance: Essays on Memory (Pantera Press) is exactly the kind of invigorating non-fiction that small, risk-taking publications like Liminal, excel at. It is a physically beautiful collection, presented with an understated sophistication that reflects those same qualities in the works. Edited by Leah Jing McIntosh and Adolofo Aranjuez, this collection brings together writers from across […]December 2023
In conversation with BOTY shortlisted author Nornie Bero
Mabu Mabu (Hardie Grant Books) is an intricately crafted cookbook that melds together a perfect balance of memoir and recipe. In between stunning graphics and mouth-watering recipes, Nornie Bero recounts how her upbringing fostered a love for food and explores the deep connection between culture, identity and food. —BOTY 2023 judging panel We were lucky enough […]
In conversation with BOTY shortlisted author Andrew Sutherland
Paradise (Point of Transmission) (Fremantle Press) is beautifully layered collection of poems that explores the realities of a HIV diagnosis on home, community and freedom. It complex but inviting, an act of generosity and transformation. In his first poetry collection Andrew Sutherland simultaneously captures the stigma of a HIV-positive identity and the deep love of Queer community. […]