About Murdoch Books

About Murdoch Books – A division of Allen & Unwin, Australia’s largest independent book publisher

Originally established by Murdoch Magazines in the early 1990s, Murdoch Books was acquired by Allen & Unwin in 2012 in a perfect match of independent spirit and industry-leading flair and expertise in lifestyle publishing.

We publish books across a broad range of categories, encompassing food, health and wellbeing, personal transformation and self-help, home and family, and sustainable living.

Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, we have offices in Auckland and London and an extensive network of international partners across more than 20 languages.

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Key personnel


Céline Hughes – Publisher
David Woodhouse – Sales Director
John Sprinks – Finance Director
Jemma Crocker – Senior Marketing and Communications Manager
Britta Martins-Simon – Head of Rights
Gemma Davis – Head of International Sales
Patrick Hunter – UK Key Account Manager
Nicola Garrison – Publicity and Marketing Executive
Natasha Drewett – Sales Assistant