One of our stated objectives is to form partnerships and we are pleased to announce that Tale Publishing has been accepted as a member of the Small Press Network. This is the peak body for small press publishers and we are delighted to join them.

Being a member will give us access to their new release promotion services, conference and other services. It is also recognition that we are a true small publisher – not a vanity press.

We look forward to a long a successful membership and to take advantage of it for our upcoming new release by Christine Hoy called Secret Sibling, which should be out very soon.

A surprising chapter…

We were delighted to gain our second author, Christine Hoy earlier this year and are delighted to announce that a third author has joined Tale Publishing.

Robert Sayegh has brought an interesting project to us. It is a work in translation, but the surprising thing is it’s a translation into Arabic. This poses some unique challenges for us, but ones we are looking forward to meeting. The text is a philosophical treatise called Beyond Violence and we will be working with the translator to publish it. The work will be published in partnership with the copyright owner the Krishnamurti Foundation Trust.

This is not Robert Sayegh’s only project though – he is working on a debut novel, tentatively title The Sonic Flu that is a tale worth telling.

Book Launched

We are currently hard at work editing Christine Hoy’s debut memoir The Secret Sibling, for release later this year. We’ve also been busy marketing Robert New’s book Incite Insight, which launched last month and has already outsold his previous book, The Conversationist which Robert had self-published. The reviews have been coming in too and they have been very positive and praise the intriguing nature of the plot, which pleases us since our stated mission is to publish such stories. If you have not yet purchased it, please head over to our ordering page for details on where you can get a copy.



Robert New launching Incite Insight to a packed Readings store in Hawthorn last month.






The book even made the front window of the shop for a couple of weeks.

New Author Signs to Tale Publishing

Tale Publishing are thrilled to announce the signing of our second author Christine Hoy. Christine has written a moving memoir entitled, Secret Sibling. The memoir explores her search for her biological family after she was adopted as a young child. It’s a fascinating story that spans WWII to today. We can’t wait to launch the book in the second half of the year.

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Christine Hoy with Robert New

First Release

Our first book, Incite Insight by Robert New has been released. It has been available as an e-book from Amazon for a few weeks (other e-book types will be out mid-year) and has now been released as a hardcopy.

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Robert New (Centre) with some happy readers.

The hardcopy is available from all online book retailers and can be ordered from your local bookshop (ISBN: 978-0994439901). See our ordering page for more information.

New Release

A couple of weeks ago we went to the Small Press Network conference and had a great time networking and picking up tips about the industry. As a result we are changing the printer for our books as we were really taken by a presentation from a local supplier. Unfortunately, this means we have had to push back the release of our first book (Incite Insight by Robert New) as we have to proof the book again. We promise it will be available soon. The official launch will be on the 3rd of February at Readings Bookshop in Hawthorn.

However, the e-book version is now available through Amazon.

Incite Insight (Amazon link)

Getting into bookshops

Tale Publishing are pleased to be able to announce that we have our first publication heading into bookshops. Readings will be stocking Robert New’s novel Incite Insight and hosting a book launch on February 3rd next year. We will post more details as they are confirmed.

The novel itself should be available soon, but the process is one that we want to get right since its our first publication. The cover has been finalised so we are getting very close…


We will keep doing the legwork to get more bookstores to stock our books and hope to be able to announce other retailers soon.


What we’re up to…

Lots has been going on at Tale Publishing this month. We are working with Robert New on his novel Incite Insight, which is being edited at the moment, and working with the Monash Writers Group on two anthologies. The first anthology will be for a competition and afterwards we will have a small print run for the contributors around Christmas. The second anthology will be larger and contain longer pieces of work, and we hope to have that one ready for mid next year.