|Thursday, 23 August 2007|
The Five Mile Press is an Australian publisher specialising in children’s books, adult non-fiction and Australiana. Founded in 1991, the company quickly became known for its high quality, innovative product and has been building on that reputation ever since. Since April 2007 The Five Mile Press has been wholly owned by Bonnier Publishing UK which is part of the Swedish media giant Bonnier AB. The Five Mile Press is now one of the strongest children’s book and novelty publishers in Australia.
Today, The Five Mile Press publishes in excess of 400 new books each year and sells to countries all around the world. Many of our popular children’s books, including those by leading authors and illustrators such as Trace Moroney and Jeannette Rowe are published in many foreign languages as well as English language editions. We currently publish books in over 27 foreign languages supplied to over 30 different language markets. In addition to this, when world rights to a title are licensed for a particular language, another 20 or so countries are added to our distribution list.
In keeping with our rapid growth and in response to the changing publishing climate, The Five Mile Press made the decision to start our own trade distribution in August 2011. In addition to our own extensive list of titles, we also represent the diverse publishing lists from Slattery Media and Weldon Owen. From July 2012, we will also represent Hot Key Books, an exciting new YA fiction publisher that boasts a diverse mix of debut and established authors in a range of genres from sci-fi to historical romance.