Text Publishing

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Text Publishing
Founded 1994
Founder Diana Gribble and Eric Beecher
Country of origin Australia
Headquarters location Melbourne
Distribution Penguin Random House (Australia)
Consortium Book Sales & Distribution (North America)
Turnaround Publisher Services (Europe, Middle East)[1]
Publication types Books, journals
Official website www.textpublishing.com.au

Text Publishing[2] is an independent Australian publisher of fiction and non-fiction. It was awarded Australian Small Publisher of the Year in 2012, 2013 and 2014.[citation needed]

Company background[edit]

Text was founded in Melbourne in the early 1990s by Diana Gribble and Eric Beecher. When parent company Text Media was taken over by Fairfax Media in 2004,[3] Michael Heyward and his wife Penny Heuston entered into a joint venture with Scottish publisher Canongate. Maureen and Tony Wheeler, founders of Lonely Planet, bought Canongate's share in Text in 2011.[4] As of August, 2017, Heyward was the Publisher / CEO.


In 2012, Text launched a series of Australian classics,[5] republishing out of print works that had been, for the most part, lost to literary history.[6]


  1. ^ "Text Publishing". Retrieved 2018-01-17. 
  2. ^ "Text Publishing". textpublishing.com.au. 
  3. ^ "A very passionate Text life", Age, 7 August 2004.
  4. ^ "Wheelers, dealers and Melburnians". The Age. 4 October 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "Text Publishing". textclassics.com.au. 
  6. ^ "Classics going to waste", Age, 22 January 2012.