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Friday, May 27, 2005

From Writer's Market - Australian Book Publishers lists more than 40 Australian book publishers. Here are three:

Allen & Unwin, Ltd., publishes 220 titles a year. Established in 1976, Allen & Unwin publishes fiction and nonfiction titles. Submit a cover letter with a 1-page synopsis and the first 60 pages of the manuscript. Recent titles include Ultra Marathon Man, by Dean Karnazes, and Divided Kingdom, by Rupert Thomson.

The Federation Press publishes 40-50 titles a year—all nonfiction. Submit a proposal package, including an outline, author bio, rationale, subject category, competitive advantage, and intended market. Recent titles include Changing Policing Theories, by Charles Edwards, and Environment and Sustainability Policy, by Stephen Dovers.

Wakefield Press publishes 20 titles a year—both fiction and nonfiction. Submit a cover letter, 1-page synopsis, author bio, 1-page outline of projected readership, or submit the complete manuscript. Guidelines can be found online. Recent titles include All That Glitters, by Raymond Chandler, and Innocent Murder, by Steve J. Spears.

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4 comment(s):

your a legend, I'd been looking a list of Aussie publishers. Thanx heaps!

By Blogger Benjamin Solah, at 6:03 AM  

I never sold one article or had one book published using information in the old writer's market books back in the 70s. I have sold dozens of articles and published more than 30 books without any referring to any listing in books.You might look around for other sources.

By Blogger Abraham, at 7:00 PM  

Hi Benjamin,

I'm glad you found the information helpful!


By Blogger klynn, at 7:10 PM  

Hi Abraham,

Please feel free to post a comment with information about any resources you have found helpful. I'm sure others would love to know what has worked for you!


By Blogger klynn, at 7:19 PM  

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