Schwartz Publishing

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Schwartz Publishing
Founder Morry Schwartz
Country of origin Australia
Headquarters location Melbourne, Victoria
Publication types Books, Magazines, Newspapers
Imprints Black Inc
Official website

Schwartz Publishing is an Australian publishing house based in Melbourne, Australia, established by property developer Morry Schwartz. Since the late-1990s many of its publications appeared under the Black Inc imprint.[1]


In the 1980s Schwartz Publishing mainly published American self-help books. Its all-time bestseller was Life's Little Instruction Book with 300,000 copies sold.[1] In the 1990s Schwartz Publishing set up the Black Inc imprint, publishing since 2001 the Quarterly Essay and since 2005 The Monthly.[1][2]

In 2014, Black Inc began publishing The Saturday Paper. The weekly publication is focussed upon long-form journalism and sets out its aims to "Challenge orthodoxy...question authority and provoke debate."[3] The newspaper was launched on 1 March 2014 in Sydney, Melbourne, and Canberra. The publication of The Saturday Paper came at a time when newspapers were experiencing major write-downs.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Susan Wyndham: "Developer adds another story" in The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 June 2004
  2. ^ Paul Barry: "Morry Schwartz", in The Power Index, retrieved 10 February 2014
  3. ^ Erik Jensen (2014). "Editorial" (EDITORIAL). The Saturday Paper. Black Inc. Retrieved 1 March 2014. challenge orthodoxy; permission to question authority and provoke debate 
  4. ^ Zappone, Chris (August 23, 2012). "Fairfax cuts billions from masthead values". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 

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