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.

Why publish with Major Street?

"Publishing books has helped me grow my business significantly. Our business heavily relies on our ability to demonstrate expertise and trustworthiness. A book is the best tool that I know of that achieves this. It allows you to share your knowledge, insights and beliefs in a way that is educational, not 'salesy'. As a result, this not only generates a substantial amount of new business, but it attracts prospects that are already aligned to your beliefs. My books are responsible for generating over one third of new business and referrals. They have also generated invitations for me to appear on TV, podcasts and blogs. As a result of my books enhancing my profile, I have been invited to be a regular contributor to The Australian newspaper."

Stuart Wemyss, CEO Prosolution and author of Rules of the Lending Game and Investopoly

"As a real estate agent, I am always looking for a point of difference and my book Journey To Sold is now an integral part of my lead generation strategy and clients are delighted to be dealing with an industry leader. My book has created several media opportunities with interviews on four property podcasts, plus articles in several magazines which have all contributed to my business growth since my book was published.

Never underestimate the power of a book to deliver a serious return on your investment in your self."

Geoff Grist, real estate professional and author

 

"From a business perspective the release of this book had a positive impact on the work I secured and at least 10% of my annual revenue can be directly attributed to the publishing of this book. I absolutely recommend Lesley and her team to work with and will be engaging her again with my next book! See more 

Shelley Flett, author of The Dynamic Leader, leadership and team performance trainer.

"Publishing Future Fit has completely exceeded my expectations. It generated 30+ large scale speaking opportunities for 2019 and significantly accelerated ways to grow my business. More importantly, it's connected me with like-minded people who share my values and purpose to prepare people for the new workforce that we're now a part of."

Andrea Clarke, CEO of Future Fit Co and award-winning author

 "Working with Lesley Williams and Major Street Publishing through the publication and distribution of my book ‘A Surfers Guide to Property Investing’ has provided a huge boost to our company's lead generation and has opened up enormous media opportunities which would have never been possible without her expertise and guidance. Since launching my book our business has grown over 40% in the past 12 months alone!

Paul Glossop, author and CEO of Pure Property Investment 

 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.