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Catherine DeVrye

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Who is Rockpool Publishing?

Rockpool Publishing is an Australian owned publisher, specialising in mind-body-spirit, family & health, and sport & recreation non-fiction publishing. Australian Trade distribution is handled by Herron Book Distributors, and Mind-Body-Spirit shops through Brumby Sunstate. Our list of International distributors is found here -  Distributors.

Our objective is to

  • publish products that make a difference and touch a chord in society
  • be niche, clever at marketing, promotion and develop long term relationships with authors, customers and suppliers
  • publish products we can take pride in, that help people and promote thought
  • have fun in business

Why the name Rockpool Publishing?

The team all love water; we feel that the name denotes calmness, serenity, a community that is niche, happy but safe amongst bigger seas. A self sufficient, stable ecosystem.

Who owns Rockpool Publishing?

Rockpool is a privately owned and operated business run by Lisa Hanrahan and Paul Dennett.

Lisa Hanrahan

Lisa looks after all publishing decisions including title selection, production, distribution and rights managers. Outside of Rockpool, Lisa is a Director at Australian Publishers Association and leads the Independent Publishers Committee.  Lisa is a founding member of Rockpool Publishing and has worked in the publishing industry for 25 years, previously as the head of Production for Random House Australia for 10 years and prior to this at Sally Milner Publishing.  Lisa attended UTS and Macquarie University - Graduate School of Business and has a Bachelor of Business and Grad Dip in Management. 

Paul Dennett

Paul is responsible for all operations, marketing, events and overseas sales.  Paul was an original partner in Rockpool Publishing and has worked in various multinations businesses in publishing, software, fashion and transport for the last 20 years. Paul attended Macquarie University - Graduate School of Business, and Wollongong University and has a Masters in Management and a Bachelor of IT.



Rockpool Publishing is a member of the Australian Publishing Association and the Australian Booksellers Association.


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