Allen & Unwin and Murdoch Books are pleased to announce the sale of Murdoch Books to Allen & Unwin.

Murdoch Books is a leading independent Australian publisher of high-quality, illustrated non-fiction books, with a traditional focus on the food, leisure and lifestyle categories. Murdoch Books has been publishing successfully in Australia and internationally since 1991. They have offices in Sydney and Longon. Their distinguished authors include Peter Evans, Tessa Kiros, Luke Nguyen, Neil Perry and Adriano Zumbo. Murdoch Books is the publishing partner for marie claire Australia.

Here’s an interesting press release.  Once again, small, innovative companies are challenging the dominance of the big publishers:

Pear Jam Books celebrates its worldwide launch on 14th December 2011 at Auckland’s planetarium, with authors and illustrators mingling with stars including Oscar nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes. A new publishing company aims to take on traditional publishers to [...]

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