About Affirm Press
Affirm Press is a Melbourne-based publishing company with a special interest in publishing non-fiction books that have a positive impact on the community and that influence by delight.
When it comes to fiction, we aim to publish the best Australian authors and distinguish ourselves through our editorial commitment. We're interested in building relationships, not one-offs. We'll stretch friendships to get the best results, but never break them.
Publishing Director – Martin Hughes
Martin Hughes used to ‘work' for Lonely Planet as a writer, editor and photographer. He's had various other jobs in media and publishing, including a three-year stint as the editor of The Big Issue magazine, where he first crossed paths with Graeme Wise, patron of The Big Issue and Executive Chairman of the Adidem Group (of which Affirm Press is part). Martin started Affirm Press in 2007.
Publisher – Aviva Tuffield
Aviva Tuffield has worked in publishing for more than fifteen years, mainly as an editor. She was previously Associate Publisher at Scribe Publications, where she was responsible for building an award-winning Australian fiction list. She is a founding member and Chair of the Stella Prize.
Sales & Marketing Manager – Keiran Rogers
Keiran Rogers has worked in publishing since 2000. He holds a business degree majoring in marketing and an arts degree in Italian language. He has previously worked for Lothian Books, Hardie Grant Books and Hinkler Books in varying roles from Marketing Manager to Sales Director. He joined Affirm Press in 2013. His favourite book is Catch-22, and sometimes he wishes he could have been Ernest Hemingway.
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Publicist – Grace Breen
Grace Breen worked previously as a publicist at The Australian Ballet.
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Publishing Coordinator – Stephanie Bishop-Hall
Stephanie Bishop-Hall joined Affirm Press in 2014 whilst completing a Masters of Publishing and Communications at the University of Melbourne.
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