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Welcome to Bad Apple Press.

Bad Apple Press Publishing specialises in telling great stories by Australian authors, using Australian printers, designers and editors, and supports Australian publishing by offering our authors a higher-than-standard royalty.

#PAYITBACK when you purchase directly from our website you guarantee the author a greater royalty payment.

Introducing the class of 2022

‘Raw and ferocious in its honesty, Renee’s story is one few others can tell.’
 Liz Hayes, 60 Minutes

What happens after you write a tell-all memoir that reveals your family’s darkest secrets? Renee’s sequel to the House of Lies, examines what happens to a family after a tell-all memoir and its accompanying publicity is published. While Renee was busy appearing on 60 Minutes and SBS’s Insight, and being interviewed on radio and for magazines, her previous close-knit family life was imploding.

This story has it all. Written with warmth and passion, and an enormous dose of quirky humour, author Naomi outlines her crazy early life in NYC as a theatre actor that saw her cheered on stage by US audiences, spat on by rude restaurant customers,  and  living in buildings where dead bodies were routinely discovered. Her life then takes another unexpected turn when she marries a chef, becomes a high profile restaurant owner and has three children… only to lose all her hair to stress and discover a love for water polo!

‘Naomi’s writing is gripping and her story is bonkers.’
Jane Morrow, Murdoch Publishing

Semi-Educated is a warm and humorous of the first year of Georgie’s life wading through the daily trials, tribulations and occasional joys of being a teacher, written in her trademark gently self-deprecating, amusing style. A must for fans of A Year in the Mud, teachers, educators and anyone who appreciates dark humour!

‘This read is the perfect pick me up, the laugh you need right now. Thanks Georgie for sharing your warts and all tree change story.
BlueWolf review of A Year in the Mud and the Toast and the Tears

What if you woke up in hospital one day thinking you were a girl aged nine, when instead you were a grown woman with a child?

What if you could not remember giving birth to your daughter, did not know who your husband was or even remember how to read and write? 

And what if the people helping you remember all these things were not, in fact, telling you the whole truth?

An amazing story that is almost too strange to be true!

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Here at Bad Apple we specialise in publishing non-fiction, narrative writing with an emphasis on memoir. We also like to publish books on health, fitness, psychology, lifestyle and self-help. We aim to connect readers directly with our books and our authors, and keep Australian stories alive. When you purchase a book from Bad Apple you are guaranteeing Australian authors a higher royalty.

Our goal is to create a space for anyone who shares a love of books and great stories, to connect to our authors and enable you, the reader, to feel part of the local publishing community. Interested? We will be releasing more information on how to get involved soon!

The sting of rejection

Why has my manuscript been rejected? ‘Those bastards at the publishing house have rejected my manuscript! What do they know? My story is GOLD, pure

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