Network Books is an independent publishing house with a strong focus on academic research and scholarly work in the Humanities in Australia. We specialise in print, ebook and open access publications.
Partnered with Griffin Press (Adelaide), Australia's leader in print book manufacturing, our books are published in high-quality print and digital editions and are subject to peer review by widely cited Australian experts in Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Cultural and Communication Studies, English, Literary Studies, Indigenous Studies, History, Philosophy, Queer Studies and The Arts. Network Books embraces new and emerging fields and promotes the value of the humanities in modern Australian society.
The Australian Public Intellectual (API) Network was established in 1997 and for eight years to the end of 2004 was a scholarly imprint through the University of Queensland Press. Between 2001 and 2004 the operations were progressively transferred to Perth where the API Network through its imprint Network Books was established as a not-for-profit publisher of scholarly titles on Australia.
Dr Jason Ensor is the publisher of Network Books and has been involved in print and digital publishing since 1997. He has worked at The University of Queensland, Curtin University of Technology, The Australian National University and Murdoch University.
Professor Richard Nile is the founder and director of the Australian Public Intellectual Network and Network Books. He has been involved in scholarly publishing and editing for more than 20 years.