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We seek out the best stories. We nurture them. Then we share them.

Hachette Australia is a team of expert publishers and passionate readers dedicated to discovering and supporting talented writers and working with them to craft exceptional stories. 

We select the very best, whatever the genre – from high-quality commercial fiction to literary award-winners, children’s picture books and adventure stories to memoirs and history, lifestyle and sport. And then we pour 100 years of publishing excellence into every page, bringing them to readers in the formats that they love.

Hachette Australia

Who is Hachette Australia?

We are the Australian specialists in the global publishing house Hachette Livre. Our editorial team are dedicated to seeking out and developing writing talent from our home shores. We have our own production, sales, marketing and publicity teams who work closely with authors and editors locally and across the world to curate the very best reading experience for Australian readers.

Who do we publish?

We are proud to have discovered, nurtured and shared some of the most exciting and bestselling authors in Australia, and the world. Please explore the rest of the site to make your own discoveries from our list, and sign up to hear what we’re working on at the moment.

You can also view our full list of imprints here.

How do we discover and nurture new talent?

We relish the challenge of reading through the wealth of creative writing that we see, to select the very best stories that we know other readers will love as much as we do. As well as the more traditional ways of discovering authors (to find out more about how to get published, click here), we also have unique partnerships with the Queensland Writers Centre, Emerging Writers’ Festival and Express Media that help us discover and work with amazing new talents every year.

How can we stay in touch?

We love to share our passion for the books we publish, and take every opportunity to do so. Find out what we are up to, and where you can encounter our authors this week, by subscribing to our monthly newsletter, Word Up, and following us on social media:

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