- What we collect
- Preserving our collections
- Building our collections
- Selected Library collections
- Collection statistics
- History of the collection
- Processing and describing our collections
NLA Publishing creates books that tell stories by and about Australians. We explore the Library’s extensive collections to share Australia’s culture and history.
Working with leading writers, illustrators and designers, we produce award-winning non-fiction and children’s titles in the fields of history, art, photography, the environment and literature. We shine a light on the Library’s treasures, interpreting them to offer a greater understanding of our country and its many peoples.
Buy our books
Our books are available from the National Library Bookshop and selected retailers.
We’d love to hear from you! For all enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are designing a new submissions process. In the meantime, please send proposals to email@example.com.
Please review our publishing guidelines before submitting your proposal to ensure we’re the right fit for your book.
In your proposal, make sure to include:
- your full name and contact information (including any professional website or social media accounts you have)
- a synopsis (no more than 1,000 words)
- a sample chapter
- your anticipated total word count
- relevance of your book to the National Library collection
- the unique value proposition of your book
- target audience and marketing points.
It is likely that we will ask you for further information to complete your submission. Please note that our final response time on a submission can be 3 to 6 months.
Booksellers and retailers
NewSouth Books is the sole distributor for NLA Publishing. Please contact them directly to discuss stocking our titles.
New South Books
Rights and permissions
If you are a publisher interested in acquiring rights to our books, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to reproduce any text extracts from a book published by NLA Publishing, you must request permission in advance, as the material is protected under copyright law. Please direct your request to email@example.com.
If you wish to reproduce an image from one of our books, please contact the National Library’s Copies Direct service.