Brunette Publishing is a boutique publishing and distributing house
registered and located in Melbourne, with printers and publicists in Canberra
Our editing staff must have a degree in English literature as well as appropriate
experience, to support the production of the highest standard of modern
We ensure that only the most polished work wears the Brunette Publishing
Why Brunette Publishing?
Many people ask Nicole Finn why she started Brunette Publishing. Was it
because she was a frustrated author, whose work was rejected by other publishers?
"No," says Nicole. "The fact is that I thought it would be great fun to become a
publisher! My brother, Sean, has been a lithographic printer for 30 years. Like
Bill Gates, he began operating out of his home garage. Since then, he has worked
for many of the biggest printers in Canberra and there is very little he doesn't
know about the printing process.
"My first degree is in professional writing and literature. I later studied
accounting and commercial law, and became a C.P.A., working as a tax accounting
for 25 years, so I understood how a business is formed and functions. Then - the
internet arrived. What an exciting time! We all wanted to be a part of this new
world of creativity and connectivity. That's what Brunette Publishing is - it's
the child of change - one of the many!
"Every profession has 'barriers to entry' - that's what the economists call them - and
the internet has virtually destroyed these barriers. In many ways, I think writers regard
publishers as barriers to entry, which is sad. I understand why people think smaller
publishers are trying to enter the business through a back door, but nothing could be
further from the truth in the case of Brunette Publishing.
"Brunette Publishing is a happy place - not a back door, or a tunnel under the wall. Think of it
as the corner shop, and the larger publishers are like Coles or Safeway. We are a little Australian
operation that loves what we produce. We print our books on beautiful, top-quality recycled
Australian paper, and they are printed and bound in Australia. We ensure that the font is the
readable - not so small it will hurt your eyes after a while. If that means we use more paper - so be it!
"No sooner had the idea of Brunette Publishing come to me, than we realised that what we needed was a
website for Brunette Publishing. Once that was organised, we had our own internet shopfront!
"The next step was to register Brunette Publishing as a business in Victoria, and then acquire our own
ISBN identifier so that our publications would be internationally recognised as belonging to Brunette Publishing.
"I hope I can convey to you how thrilling all this was. However, even if I could, I doubt anything would
describe the feeling we all got when our artist, Jon Sommariva, sent us the proof for the cover of our
very first publication, Zoltan and the 31st Century. Jon had exactly captured the feeling of the novel
in his magnificent painting of the space scene.
"I think the website, and that book cover, were the two most exciting points in the building of our
little publishing and distributing operation. It's been an amazing process, and for me, it's been
re-energising to be involved with such talented people.
"Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com
if you have any other
question I can answer. As you may have guessed, Brunette Publishing is my favourite subject!"
Brunette Publishing Staff