Ford Street is a successful small independent Australian publisher of books for children and young adults. We publish around eight titles a year, ranging from picture books through to novels and non-fiction for older readers. Ford Street’s publisher is renowned Australian author, Paul Collins, who has written extensively for both the local and international markets.

We have a strong presence in both schools and bookshops around Australia through Macmillan Distribution Services and INT Books. The latter is our exclusive NZ distributor. Off-shore readers are welcome to purchase our print books via our shopping cart at

Ford Street punches above its weight with critical acclaim in journals, newspapers and on the web.

Authors writing for Ford Street include Isobelle Carmody, Michael Salmon, Doug MacLeod, Sean McMullen, Justin D'Ath, Alyssa Brugman, James Roy, David Miller, Jenny Mounfield, Gary Crew, Hazel Edwards, Dianne Bates and Paul Collins.

Successes include short-listings in the NSW and Victorian Premiers’ awards and the Northern Territory Awards. In 2011, The Glasshouse became one of only four Australian books ever to be chosen for IBBY’s (International Board on Books for Young People) ‘50 Outstanding Books Exhibition’. This prestigious exhibition will be launched at the Bologna Book Fair in March. Trust Me Too, an anthology, has been chosen as a White Raven Selection and was also a Notable Book in the CBCAs.

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Ford Street is an imprint of Hybrid Publishers. Hybrid is a successful independent publisher of Australian non-fiction and adult fiction. Established in 1998, Hybrid Publishers (as befits its name) has published a broad range of some 50 titles, including business and legal texts, diet and cook books, self-help, history, fiction and poetry. 

Bestsellers include Fat or Fiction, Rockspider, It's Time to Sleep, Losing It! and More Cops, Crooks & Catastrophes.

Ford Street  is proud to be a member of The Small Press Network.