Independent Publishing Since 2002

Ventura Press is one of Sydney’s leading independent book publishers. Synonymous with high-quality titles and internationally respected authors, we publish a broad range of engaging fiction and non-fiction books – each with the aim of enhancing the lives of readers. Our mission is to provide boutique, innovative and exciting publishing to Australia and the world, and to bring new and established Australian authors to the world stage. 



Impact Press is our imprint for start-up and established Australian authors who would like a boost into the competitive publishing market. Publishing a vibrant and varied list of memoir, fiction, self-help, health, business, and more, Impact gives its authors the opportunity to craft their book with industry experts and raise their writing profile.

Your ideas. Your vision. Your story.

Are you a first time author looking to make an investment in your book? Take a look at Impact Press.


 Peter Bishop Books is a specialty imprint curated by Peter Bishop and published by Ventura Press that creates an environment where a national and international conversation of writers and readers can thrive. An environment that nurtures and celebrates the intimacy, curiosity and adventure that will always be fundamental to both writing and reading.

Building on Peter’s experience of 17 years as creative director of Varuna Writers’ House, and as a writing mentor to some of Australia’s most individual and adventurous authors, this list reflects what Peter has come to see as his life’s work: creating and nurturing a national community of writers.


Jane Curry - Owner, Managing Director and Publisher

Jane Curry has spent over 30 years in book publishing, starting in London and coming to Australia in 1985 with Time Life Books. Jane was appointed Managing Director of Weldon Publishing in 1990, where she published many authors including Don Bradman, Pele and John Laws. 

Jane moved to Pan Macmillan in 1997, where she published her own list for five years before establishing Jane Curry Publishing in 2002. One of Sydney’s leading independent publishers, JCP rebranded as Ventura Press in August 2015 to coincide with a new sales and distribution partnership with Simon & Schuster Australia.

Jane is the Head of the Independent Publishers Committee and a Director of the Australian Publishers Association.