Bold. Creative. Different.

Ultimo Press is an independent publisher established in 2020 with the simple ambition to become home to Australia’s best storytellers. We are part of Hardie Grant Publishing.

Distinctive and discerning, we value quality above all else, and aspire to be known for our creativity and our commitment to our authors. We want to excite readers of general and literary fiction (especially the sweet spot in between), and discover non-fiction that inspires and ignites. Our hallmarks will be editorial excellence, arresting design, dynamic marketing and publicity, respect and loyalty to our authors, and publishing compelling new voices and original perspectives that reflect the full spectrum of Australian life.

Our ambition is serious, but with a brief to be vibrant and compelling; we want to be distinctive, a little bit different, to disrupt and to have fun. 

Named for the Sydney suburb that houses Hardie Grant’s Sydney office, Ultimo references our home – an historic and colourful part of Sydney. The Italian translates roughly to ‘the latest’, and that will be our ambition: to provide a platform for the latest trends and newest voices.