About Murdoch Books

We are a proudly independent, Australian based, global lifestyle brand on a mission to help people live life well.

Established by Murdoch Magazines in the early 1990s, Murdoch Books quickly gained an international reputation for quality, striking a unique chord with our combination of trail-blazing design and innovative content. In 2012 Allen & Unwin acquired Murdoch Books – a perfect match of independent spirit and proven creativity.

We publish books that add real value to people’s lives; books that nourish minds, bodies and spirits, get us thinking, expand our world, help us look after the people we love, and offer new ways to grab some energising ‘me time' along the way. These are fresh, relatable, desirable books that we are proud to publish with conviction, expertise and flair.

The categories we publish books in are:

  • Food & Drink
  • Wellness
  • Inspiring Stories and Ideas
  • Conscious Living
  • Spaces and Places

We partner inspiring, talented and energising authors and love to share our Australian spirit and way of life with the world. Our global publishing operation, extensive network of international partners across more than 20 languages, and fresh marketing and communications approach means we are uniquely positioned to do so.

Our head office is located in Sydney, while our international sales and rights are managed by our London team.

Key personnel

MURDOCH BOOKS AUSTRALIA
Robert Gorman – Chief Executive Officer
Lou Johnson – Publishing Director
Carol Warwick – Head of Marketing and Communications
Kristy Rizzo – Key Account Manager
Tina Gitsas – Business Development Manager
Catherine Potter – Special Sales Manager
David Vincent – Finance and Administration Director
Lou Playfair – Production Director

MURDOCH BOOKS UNITED KINGDOM
Clive Kintoff – Sales & Marketing Director Murdoch UK
John Sprinks – Finance Director Murdoch UK
Jemma Crocker – Senior Marketing and Communications Manager