About

Who is Rockpool Publishing?

Rockpool Publishing is an Australian owned publisher, specialising in spirit & wellness books, oracle cards, gifts & journals.  Trade distribution is handled by Simon & Schuster in Australian, NZ and the UK, and Red Wheel Weiser in the US.  

Rockpool Publishing is the owner of imprints Love & Write Publishing and Gelding Street Press. 

The contact list for our 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 among 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 was a former Director at Australian Publishers Association and led the Independent Publishers Committee.  Lisa is a founding member of Rockpool Publishing and has worked in the publishing industry for 30 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, majoring in accounting 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 and transport for the last 25 years. Paul attended Macquarie University - Graduate School of Business, and Wollongong University and has a Masters in Management and a Bachelor of IT.