Frequently asked questions

I want to publish a book with Allen & Unwin! How do I submit my manuscript?

Allen & Unwin know how difficult it can be for writers to get their work in front of publishers, which is why we’ve created our innovative and pioneering submissions system – The Friday Pitch. You can find out more here

I would like to contact my favourite author. How do I get in touch with them?

If you send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or a letter marked for the attention of the publicity department, we will ensure it is passed on to the author you are trying to contact. Allen & Unwin does not give out address, phone or email details of our authors.

How can I obtain a book cover image?

To find the book you are looking for, you can search by title, author, ISBN or keyword in the search box at the top of the page. (Alternatively, you can try the Advanced Search for more search options).

Once you have found the book, you simply need to click through to the book details page. For high-resolution cover images, click the 'Download cover' button positioned below the cover image.

Can I purchase books from the Allen & Unwin website?

Books can be purchased directly from www.allenandunwin.com and www.murdochbooks.com.au (please note that transactions are charged in Australian dollars).

Where can I buy Allen & Unwin ebooks?

Allen & Unwin does not sell ebooks directly from our websites. Allen & Unwin and Murdoch Books ebooks are available from all the major ebook retailers in the Australian and New Zealand market, and also internationally, including: Kindle, Apple, Kobo, Google, Ebooks.com, and most booksellers with ebook programs. Not all books are suited to all ebook formats and not all retailers carry all ebook formats, so you may need to check more than one retailer if you're looking for an ebook edition of a particular book. Prices may vary too as they are controlled by the retailer.

The book I am after is not available from allenandunwin.com – where else can I find it?

Allen & Unwin books are sold in bookstores and other retailers throughout Australia and New Zealand. Even if a book is temporarily unavailable for purchase on our website, you may still be able to locate a copy in stock at another retailer. We suggest contacting your local bookstore in the first instance, or trying other bookseller websites.

How do I report an error in an Allen & Unwin title?

If you find an error or misprint in one of our titles, please send a copy of the page/s in question with a letter explaining the problem to:

Book Errors
The Production Department
Allen & Unwin
(insert imprint name here, eg Bloomsbury)
Allen & Unwin
PO Box 8500
St Leonards
NSW 1590
Australia

How do I report a faulty book or printing problem in an Allen & Unwin title?

Faulty books (eg with printing or binding problems) should, in the first instance, be returned to the original place of purchase. The retailer can assess the fault and offer a replacement book.

If it is not possible to return the book to its place of purchase, or you bought it from the Allen & Unwin website, it can be sent, along with a letter explaining the problem to Allen & Unwin’s distribution warehouse:

UBD Customer Service
Book Errors
Allen & Unwin
30 Centre Rd
Scoresby
VIC 3179
Australia