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



Our bookkeeping is provided by Antonella Cannizzaro of Excel Bookkeeping Services in Carlton. Antonella provides professional services tailored to suit your business needs. She is proficient in using various bookkeeping computer softwares and has extensive experience in servicing clients in hospitality, publishing, medical, service, retail and construction industry. She can be contacted on: +61 3 9347 0100 or
 +61 407 304 540 or



Brendan Fredericks has championed authors and their books to media, festival directors, booksellers and readers since 2006. After studying English Literature and Creative Writing at The University of Sydney, he got a job as a bookseller with Angus & Robertson, then landed a role as publicist with Hachette. He then headed over to Bloomsbury for the Publicity Manager gig. Brendan has worked with many high profile authors, toured around Australia and internationally. He now runs his own freelance publicist and literary agency, BFredericksPR. Find out more about him here:

From time to time we use consultant publicists for specific projects. Emma Noble of Noble Words is our publicist currently working on We Ate the Road like Vultures.


Social Media Manager

T.J. Robinson is a writer and editor with a Bachelor in Arts Advertising. He’s the founder and editor-in-chief of the small press literary journal The Suburban Review. Follow him on twitter here.