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Revolutionary textbook saves students thousands

The cover of Australian Politics and Policy textbook showing the title and the outline of the roof of Parliament House superimposed on a brick wall.

By Alex Christodoulou

The publishing landscape is always changing. If it isn’t the eBook, it’s Amazon and the self-publishing boom. Once upon a time, the introduction of paperbacks made people sit up and take notice by putting books in people’s hands at a fraction of the previous cost.

But when you think of game-changers in the publishing industry, I’ll wager a textbook on Australian politics and policy doesn’t immediately spring to mind.

Happy World Hippo Day!

Happy World Hippo Day!
15 February is World Hippo Day. To celebrate, here are some of our favourite hippos, all featured in John Simons' wonderful book Obaysch: A Hippopotamus in Victorian London.  

2021 preview and holiday closure

2021 preview and holiday closure
We wish all our readers, authors and colleagues a restful break and a very happy new year. The SUP office will be closed from 23 December through 6...

We're back, and open for business!

The Sydney University Press website is now accepting orders for all our books. 

We're now spending a few days on campus each week, as the university prepares for semester 2.  

Processing of orders will be done twice a week, so there may be a few days' delay between receiving your order and it going out the door with Australia Post. We appreciate your patience!


Update on SUP website orders during the COVID-19 outbreak

Collage of SUP covers
The Sydney University Press team are currently working from home, but continuing to work on bringing you great books. If you're interested in buying any of our titles, please note that all of our books are available in Australian and New Zealand bookshops, courtesy of our distributor NewSouth Books and ADS. They have plenty of stock, and many bookshops will deliver!

SUP has signed the ABC’s Charter for Accessible Publishing

By Agata Mrva-Montoya

We are delighted to become a signatory of Accessible Books Consortium’s Charter for Accessible Publishing.

By signing the charter, we are committed to making our books fully accessible to all users.

From the launch of 'Christina Stead and the Matter of America'

Front cover image of Christina Stead and the Matter of AmericaThe following is a transcript of a talk given by Brigid Rooney at the launch of Christina Stead and the Matter of America by Fiona Morrison on 6 December 2019.

I’m thrilled to launch Fiona’s wonderful book Christina Stead and the Matter of America, published with Sydney University Press (what an apt occasion to celebrate yet another excellent Sydney Studies in Australian Literature title).

Firing a cannonball in open textbook publishing

Brick wall with an outline of the government house towers.

By Agata Mrva-Montoya

On Friday 29 November we launched our first open textbook, the result of a pilot project that we started in 2017, when we first became interested in engaging with the educational sphere. We wanted to find out whether there was interest among academics in producing open educational resources, and what resources were required to publish them.

Welcome to our new website and a new blog

A photo of kookaburra looking to the right.

We are delighted to launch a new website and a new blog that mark the ‘coming of age’ of Sydney University Press.

By Agata Mrva-Montoya