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Former Finch staff launch Bad Apple Press

Two former Finch Publishing staff have launched Bad Apple Press, a ‘boutique’ publisher of local nonfiction specialising in memoir.

Bad Apple Press was founded by former Finch managing editor Samantha Miles and former Finch publishing digital and media manager Sonya Danaher. Miles and Danaher—who first met in high school in year seven—decided to start the publisher after Finch closed in late 2018.

‘We want to demonstrate that you don’t need to be part of a large organisation to create quality books,’ said Miles and Danaher. ‘We were already punching above our weight with the books we delivered on a shoestring budget at Finch Publishing. Now we want to take that to the next level with our own company by not only providing great entertaining stories but offering authors higher royalties and delivering books straight to readers.’

Miles and Danaher said they also ‘hope to support the trade by offering a direct ordering system through our website and providing event stock’.

Bad Apple Press has launched with books by Andrew Fuller, Peter Newlinds, Wil Patterson, and Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs, and has another six titles in progress for publication next year. The publisher will also sell books through their website, and later this year will launch a subscription book club for readers.

The publisher will have offices in Sydney and Perth, and wants to ‘reach out particularly to regional areas where bookshops don’t always have a presence and customers are already used to purchasing items online’.

For more information about Bad Apple Press, visit the website here.


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