Thank you for visiting Valentine Press and supporting our small, independent and proud publishing venture.
Valentine Press, which began with the object of publishing a single title, Witch Girl and The Push, has found that it has a mandate and purpose well beyond its original purpose.
Australia has a highly competitive publishing industry. The big publishers and even medium sized publishers usually back known authors, public personalities or well known imported titles because they need to sell a very large number of books relative to Australia’s small population to cover their overheads. This often means that dozens of high quality books never get the backing they deserve and many don’t even make it to print. It can be very demoralising for great, worthy and new writers alike.
After Witch Girl, Valentine Press steps into the Australian publishing void and offers a haven for very high quality writing. We are small, lean and supportive of Australian authors and writers of all kinds.
Our central purpose is to share skills and provide a low-cost Australian publishing service where the author comes first. We help authors, rather than publishers and distributors, benefit from their work to enrich Australia’s cultural past, present and future.
Valentine Press will work like a real publisher, unlike a number of organisations who may only assist you in self-publishing. We will publish fiction, non fiction, poetry, plays, so long as we are satisfied with the technical quality. At our discretion, we can offer a full publishing partnership, where we handle production and distribution but also collaborate on publicity and marketing. We are happy to work with authors who are more “hands on” at various stages of the publishing process and also with authors who would prefer to leave their work in more experienced hands.
From an author’s perspective the philosophy of Valentine Press is to talk with you, discuss your options, and see if we can work together. For readers we want to ensure that you get high quality publications with the best design and layout and the best quality writing and analysis. Valentine Press benefits when you buy our books online from our Website. They are shipped directly to you and we pride ourselves on our service. We also work very cooperatively with Australian book sellers of all kinds