publisher of learner's guides?

Felicity Meakins f.meakins at UQ.EDU.AU
Mon Oct 18 23:04:14 UTC 2010

I would also suggest Batchelor Press. I don't know about Learner's Guides
but they do require a subsidy for dictionaries. But it is local, indigenous
and they have some distribution as well as communities in mind.

The MILR funding round is coming up which could be a good place to get some
publication funding from for something like this

On 19/10/10 6:43 AM, "Rachel Nordlinger" <racheln at> wrote:

> Hi Claire,
> You could try Batchelor Press -  I'm not sure
> whether they take outside submissions, but I know that they're just about to
> publish Marri Ngarr, Magati Ge, Marri Tjevin and Marri Ammu learners guides.
> Cheers,
> Rachel
> On 18/10/10 11:25 PM, "Claire Bowern" <clairebowern at> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm trying to find a publisher for the Yan-nhangu learner's guide
>> (Yan-nhangu's a Yolngu language) and it's turning out of be quite
>> difficult! I want to publish it somewhere local if possible, and I
>> don't want to use a vanity press.
>> I've tried IAD press, but they sat on the ms for 18 months and then
>> said they would need a subsidy and couldn't start working on it for 2
>> years. Then I tried CDU Press; they made positive noises, then did
>> nothing for a year, and then decided they couldn't take the ms after
>> all). Aboriginal Studies Press don't have a single language book on
>> their catalogue so I assume that's a no-go.
>> Does anyone have suggestions for other publishers to try?
>> Thanks!
>> Claire

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