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.

Contact us

We’d love to hear from you! For all enquiries, please email pubadmin@nla.gov.au.

Submissions

We will be accepting new submissions from August 2020 for consideration later in the year. Please check this page again in August for guidance on how to submit your proposal. 

Please review our publishing guidelines before submitting your proposal to ensure we’re the right fit for your book. 

Booksellers and retailers

NewSouth Books is the sole distributor for NLA Publishing. Please contact them directly to discuss stocking our titles.

New South Books

+61 (2) 4390 1300 | adscs@alliancedist.com.au | newsouthbooks.com.au

Rights and permissions

If you are a publisher interested in acquiring rights to our books, please email your request to pubadmin@nla.gov.au.

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 pubadmin@nla.gov.au.

If you wish to reproduce an image from one of our books, please contact the National Library’s Copies Direct service.