Frequently asked questions

I want to publish a book with Murdoch Books! How do I submit my manuscript?

All submissions should be sent by email to the Australian office. The Murdoch Books UK office is a sales office that does not take submissions. For more information, visit murdochbooks.com.au

I would like to contact my favourite author. How do I get in touch with them?

If you send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or a letter marked for the attention of the publicity department, we will ensure it is passed on to the author you are trying to contact. Murdoch Books does not give out address, phone or email details of our authors.

Does Murdoch Books hire freelance editors, proofreaders, designers or illustrators?

Murdoch Books hires freelance copy-editors, food editors, proofreaders, stylists, photographers and designers with expertise and experience  in making illustrated books. Murdoch Books has a large team of freelance staff but we welcome new freelancers with experience in producing illustrated books for an  international market.

Please send your CV and a covering letter (outlining the breadth of your work with links to folios or websites) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All applications must be in writing and submitted by email.

How can I obtain a book cover image?

To find the book you are looking for, you can search by title, author, ISBN or keyword in the search box at the top of the page. (Alternatively, you can try the Advanced Search for more search options).

Once you have found the book, you simply need to click through to the book details page. For high-resolution cover images, click the 'Download cover' button positioned below the cover image.

Where can I buy Murdoch Books titles?

Murdoch Books titles are available in the UK through all major and independent booksellers on the high street, a wide range of gift retailers, gallery and museum shops and online. They can also be purchased from murdochbooks.com.au for delivery to most countries (click here for a complete list of the destinations we can deliver to).

Where can I buy Murdoch ebooks?

Murdoch Books does not sell ebooks directly from this website. Allen & Unwin and Murdoch Books ebooks are available from all the major ebook retailers in the Australian and New Zealand market, and also internationally, including: Kindle, Apple, Kobo, Google, Ebooks.com, and most booksellers with ebook programs. Not all books are suited to all ebook formats and not all retailers carry all ebook formats, so you may need to check more than one retailer if you're looking for an ebook edition of a particular book. Prices may vary too as they are controlled by the retailer.