About us

Book publishing

Major Street is a leading Australian business book publisher

Major Street Publishing is an independent book publisher based in Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 2009, we specialise in high-quality business, leadership, property, investing and finance books. We're very proud of our expert authors, and strive to build strong partnerships to bring their ideas and experience to the world.

You can buy Major Street books here on our website, at all good bookstores in Australia, and from online bookstores everywhere.

The team

Lesley Williams

Lesley Williams, Director

Major Street's founder and director, Lesley has spent over 20 years in leadership roles at global corporations and privately owned companies, predominantly in business book publishing. She’s a hands-on publisher who guides authors and their books from manuscript to bookshop shelves. You’re warmly invited to join Lesley’s professional network on LinkedIn.



Vanessa Smith

Vanessa Smith, Managing Editor

Vanessa is responsible for guiding our books through the production and editorial process and ensuring the professional result youve come to expect from Major Street. With 20 years experience as an editor, designer and writer, she brings a breadth of knowledge across books, magazines and online publications. Fun fact: Lesley employed Vanessa in her very first editorial role, many years ago!


Kerry Milin

Kerry Milin, Designer

Kerry is Major Streets talented book designer. She creates and lays out all our internal book internals, designs our promotional and advertising material and provides invaluable input that helps to make our books world-class. Shes been on the Major Street team since day one and we love her work.