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Born: Established: 1991 ; Died: Ceased: 2018
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Note (2018): In 2007, Five Mile Press (Australia) became an imprint of Bonnier Publishing Australia. In 2018, it was closed down as part of a substantial restructure of the company. In July 2018, Regency Media announced that it had acquired five Mile Press and its properties, and would be continuing the press under the leadership of former Bonnier Publishing Australia staff. See below for a more complete, though not comprehensive, history of the company.


Founded by former architect Roland Harvey in 1991, Australian publishing company Five Mile Press specialises in children's books, adult non-fiction, Australiana and stationery lines. 

In 2004 a majority shareholding of The Five Mile Press was purchased by the United Kingdom's Autumn Publishing Group, part of the Swedish media giant Bonnier: they completed their purchase in 2007. The Five Mile Press published under three main imprints: The Five Mile Press, Summit Press and Victoria Avenue Paper Company.

Five Mile Press was an imprint of Bonnier Publishing Australia until 2018, when Bonnier Publishing Australia was substantially restructured by its parent company. Five Mile Press titles were transferred to Hardie Grant Egmont or their rights reverted to their creators and licensors, although Bonnier maintained that either they or Hardie Grant Egmont would honour the publication of already acquired titles.

In July 2018, Regency Media announced that it had acquired five Mile Press and its properties, and would be continuing the press under the leadership of former Bonnier Publishing Australia staff.

[Source: Five Mile Press website]

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