UNSW Press

UNSW Press Ltd, operating since 1962, is a not-for-profit company whose board of directors is appointed by the Council of UNSW.

The main activities of the company are book publishing, representation and distribution services, and retail bookselling on the UNSW campus in Kensington.

NewSouth Publishing

NewSouth Publishing is the publishing arm of the company. 

Recognised as a leading independent Australian publisher, it produces a range of general, literary and illustrated non-fiction and select scholarly titles across two imprints: NewSouth and UNSW Press.

NewSouth Books, UNSW Press and Choice

The list includes award-winning history, politics, biography, art, architecture and science. About 40 new titles are published each year.

At NewSouth Publishing, you can find books that make a difference, books that get people talking, and books that change people's minds. Nearly all the books released since 2010 are published simultaneously in digital formats.

The team at NewSouth values its relationships with authors and works closely with writers to ensure that their books are as good as they can be and can find as large a readership as possible. 

In 2010, the company established the UNSW Press Literary Fund with the UNSW Foundation to help finance our efforts to publish the best non-fiction writing in Australia. 

NewSouth Books

NewSouth Books is the sales, marketing and distribution division of the company. It represents more than 80 of the best publishing companies from Australia, Asia, the USA, Canada, Europe and the UK. A complete, customised service for sales of fiction and general and specialised non-fiction is offered for Australia and New Zealand.  

The NewSouth Books range is available in retail outlets, including major chain stores, independent booksellers and department stores. These lists also sell through online booksellers, educational and library wholesalers, museums and galleries. NewSouth Books offers e-book distribution and actively promotes its digital product at select e-book stores. 

UNSW Bookshop

The company operates the UNSW Bookshop in the Quadrangle Building on the Kensington campus, as well as a second-hand bookshop. With more than 20,000 titles in stock, it provides for the textbook and course needs of students. It also sells a wide range of general and academic books, gifts and UNSW merchandising to the broader university community. 

A discount on book sales is available to all customers. 

The team at the Bookshop is actively involved in book sales at university events, conferences, graduations and community events. The Bookshop is open 9am – 6pm from Monday to Friday and 10am – 2pm on Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays and public holidays.


UNSW Press Board

Directors

PETER EICHHORN

Peter Eichhorn is the chairman of UNSW Press. He is a former owner and director of Australian publisher Allen & Unwin. 

NEIL MORRIS

Neil Morris is Vice-President University Services at UNSW

JAMES DONALD

Professor James Donald is Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW.

JULIAN MANCHE

Mr Manche is the Director of Decision Support at UNSW Finance.

KATHY BAIL

Kathy Bail is the chief executive officer of UNSW Press. 

Members

The sole member of the company is the Vice-Chancellor of UNSW. 

Executives

KATHY BAIL

Kathy Bail is the chief executive officer of UNSW Press. 

She has experience in publishing and media management as a former editor of the Australian Financial Review Magazine, The Bulletin, HQ and Rolling Stone. From 2003 to 2006, she was a director of Melbourne University Publishing.

DAVID MOODY

David Moody is the chief operating officer and finance director of UNSW Press. He is the company secretary. He has experience across a number of industries and government. Previous positions include Assistant Secretary in the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations and Divisional Financial Controller at Weston Cereal Industries.

NELLA SOETERBOEK

Nella Soeterboek is the director of NewSouth Books. She has had extensive experience in the sales, marketing and distribution of books in print and electronic formats.

PHILLIPA McGUINNESS

Phillipa McGuinness is the executive publisher of NewSouth Publishing. An experienced non-fiction publisher and editor, she worked previously at Cambridge University Press and has been the industry representative on the Humanities and Creative Arts panel of the Australian Research Council.

MARK HALLIDAY 

Mark Halliday is the retail director of UNSW Bookshop. He has spent more than 25 years in student services and campus bookselling. He is a past president of the Australian Campus Booksellers Association.

Literary Fund

There are many ways you can help build on the strengths of the publishing program at UNSW Press and get involved in the launch of high quality new books at events around the country. 

In 2010, the company established the UNSW Press Literary Fund with the UNSW Foundation to help finance our efforts to publish the best non-fiction writing in Australia.

Donations can be made to the Fund through the UNSW Foundation, which has DGR status. 

The Fund encompasses literary non-fiction by well-established Australian writers, books from emerging writers, original scholarship pitched at a broad audience, major reference and cultural works of national significance and distinctively produced and designed books with high aesthetic value. 

The UNSW Press Literary Fund will enable such important projects in three ways: 

  • by supporting writers and other creators with a NewSouth Publishing book contract and providing them with the opportunity to work with editors to realise their book's potential 
  • by underwriting production costs and fees for designers, photographers, illustrators and printing books on high-quality, sustainable stock 
  • by covering permissions costs to copyright holders for material under copyright

For information on upcoming books and publishing projects, or further details about how to give to the UNSW Press Literary Fund, please contact chief executive officer Kathy Bail, kathy.bail@unswpress.com.au or call +61 2 8936 0017

Or contact UNSW Foundation at unswfoundation@unsw.edu.au or call +61 2 9385 3202

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