Altair Publishing was founded in 1998 by writer/editor Robert N. Stephenson in order to publish the semi-annual speculative fiction magazine Altair: Alternative Airings of Speculative Fiction. Stephenson closed down Altair Magazine in 2000 in order to concentrate on his writing.
In 2004 Altair Publishing became Altair Australia Books, a publishing venture which releases novels, anthologies and poetry collections. It's manifesto is 'to bring to light some of the lesser known works of Australia's and the World's leading writers in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror; be it short stories or commentary.' Altair Australia Books, which uses print-on-demand technology to publish it books, is an imprint of Altair Australia.
Source: Altair Australia website http://www.altair-australia.com/ (Sighted 17/06/2011)