About us

Be better with business books

Founded in 2009, Major Street Publishing is a leading independent business book publisher, based in Melbourne, Australia.

We specialise in publishing high-quality books in leadership, business, entrepreneurship, career development, personal finance, personal development, share market and property investing, self-care, personal growth and motivation genres. Our authors are world-leading experts from all areas of business, personal development and finance.
Major Street books are available in bookstores and online and are distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Alliance Distribution Services (Hachette Australia)  and in the US by Trafalgar Square Publishing.

For information about sales, distribution, rights and licensing, publishing and publicity, visit our Contact Us page

Publish with Major Street

To learn more about publishing with Major Street, download this PDF and find out how we support our authors across editorial, production, sales, distribution and marketing.

‘Working with Major Street Publishing was a first-class experience. Very attuned to the ambitions of the authors and highly professional in their advice and guidance through the whole publishing process. A breath of fresh air in so many respects. I could not recommend them more highly.' 

Joseph Healy, co-founder of Judo Bank and author of Black Belt: A masterclass for start-ups and entrepreneurs

Our Team

Lesley Williams

Lesley Williams, Director and Publisher

Major Street's founder and director, Lesley has spent over 25 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.

Eleanor Reader, Marketing and Publicity Manager

After beginning her career in journalism, perhaps it was inevitable with her surname that Eleanor would find her true calling in the world of book publishing. Eleanor brings over seven years' experience in marketing and publicity to the Major Street team, and has invaluable experience positioning, launching and promoting award-winning and bestselling titles.



Will AllenWill Allen, Senior Editor 

Will Allen is Major Street's in-house editor, who joins us after working at Lonely Planet on their travel guides. Will is now ensconced in business books and is enjoying learning from our expert authors about careers, business, mindset, leadership and the share and property markets. 


Lauren Mitchell, Acquisitions Editor

Lauren Mitchell is an editor with experience across several publishing sectors, including at Hawker Brownlow Education, Griffith Review and UQP. She is delighted to be bringing new business, personal development and finance books to the Australian market with Major Street Publishing. Lauren is particularly interested in books that empower readers to improve their lives, and she looks forward to learning from Major Street’s impressive stable of expert authors.


Kerry MilinKerry Milin, Book 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.