Murdoch Books began life as a subsidiary of Murdoch Magazines, which founder Matt Handbury, purchased from News Limited in 1991. Under Matt's ownership, Murdoch Books grew to become one of Australia's leading illustrated books publishers with an outstanding international reputation, and now, as part of Allen & Unwin, continues to publish beautiful illustrated books.
With our offices based in Sydney, we have full in-house editorial, design, production and publishing capabilities. Our award-winning Australian & New Zealand sales, marketing and publicity team is supported by a fully owned subsidiary sales and marketing company in the UK. Our significant international market presence is assisted by our UK team who manage our extensive European foreign language and export sales. With our books translated into more than 20 languages, Murdoch Books has carved out a reputation as a high quality international publisher.
Our mission is to excite, delight and inspire our readers with beautifully produced books that have an unswerving commitment to integrity of content, innovation in design and high production values.
Murdoch Books enjoys leading market positions in the Food, Gardening and Craft categories. The list includes some of the biggest names in the culinary world including Neil Perry, Pete Evans, Adriano Zumbo, Tessa Kiros and Matthew Evans, plus highly respected lifestyle authors such as Victoria Alexander, David Darcy and Jennifer Stackhouse.
Christine Jones – Managing Director Murdoch UK
John Sprinks - Finance Director Murdoch UK
Cathy Slater - Rights Director Murdoch UK
Jordan Weaver - Marketing & PR Manager Murdoch UK
Nicola Garrison - Sales Administrator Murdoch UK
Robert Gorman – Chief Executive Officer
David Martin – Chief Financial Officer
Sue Hines – Publishing Director
Mary Bjelobrk – Production Manager
Jim Demetriou – Sales and Marketing Director, Australia
Ashleigh Jordan – National Key Account Manager (Australia) and International US Sales Manager
Noel Hammond – Business Development Manager, Australia & New Zealand
Murdoch Books UK Limited
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