Donna Ward has a background as a writer, editor and publisher. She was the founding editor of indigo: the journal of Western Australian creative writing and has extensive experience in project management, marketing and community development. She is passionate about making beautiful books which express exquisite ideas. You can read more about her in an interview with the Wheeler Centre here and her interview on the Kill Your Darlings blog here.


Consultant Editor

Irma Gold has worked as an editor for over 15 years, both freelance and in-house, and, until recently, was convener of Editing at the University of Canberra. She is also an award-winning author of works for both adults and children. Visit her website here and follow her on Twitter here.


The Newman Agency

We have engaged The Newman Agency to manage all our rights.
Please direct all rights enquiries to the Director, Clive Newman.

Clive Newman has worked in publishing for over thirty years establishing successful working relationships with literary agents and publishers in Australia Europe, Asia, USA and UK. He is experienced in negotiating international licensing agreements on behalf of writers and illustrators and a number of screen and stage adaptation rights agreements for original material first published in volume form. He has attended the world’s largest annual book fair in Frankfurt for 20 years.
The Newman Agency was established in 2014.


Book Design Consultant

Sandy Cull is an award-winning freelance book designer based in Melbourne, currently assisting Inkerman & Blunt with our design requirements. She works with many of Australia’s most respected publishing houses. You can see her most recent cover designs here.


Website Manager

Our website is designed and managed by Sonja Meyer. Sonja is a Melbourne-based graphic designer specialising in sustainable graphic and website design. She holds a Graduate Diploma in Design Anthropology and her private and freelance clients include everything from small to medium non-profit enterprises to larger private organisations. See her work at



From time to time we use consultant publicists for specific projects. Our preferred publicists are:

Brendan Fredericks is the director of BFredericksPR. Find out more about him here.

Emma Noble is the director of Noble Words. Find out more about her here.