When Gutenberg revolutionised book production by introducing his invention of moveable mechanical type, he chose a great work of literature—The Bible—to feature his new technology. The invention of digital books is the most significant development in book production since the time of Gutenberg, and at BryshaWilson Press we have turned Gutenberg's approach around to use this new technology to feature new books of literary and cultural worth. While Gutenberg's invention enabled multiple volume production of books on a scale and at a speed unimaginable in pre-mechanised times, today's technology frees us from the imperative of quantity and the expense of physical printing.

As an Australian publisher, we have a special interest in Australian works, although we will publish any English language work that fits our selection criteria.

Our special interests are in literary writings of all genres; poetry; works dealing with any area of the arts, Australian indigenous culture and popular culture; histories, biographies and scholarly works for a general readership; works on any aspect of dance from general interest to highly specialised.

Our focus is on new works but we also re-issue digital editions of books that we believe deserve a much longer shelf life than the hard print ethos allows.

From time to time, we will also on-sell volume (hard print) editions of self/privately or independently published works that likewise fit our criteria but have been unable to reach their readership through traditional shop sales.

Like Gutenberg's Bible, our books are artefacts; Gutenberg was an artisan printer, we are artisan publishers.

As the craft of printing evolved into an ever more sophisticated and mechanised trade, it also became an increasingly profitable business, attracting entry by those skilled in the art of business, a practice whose fundamental principle is one of financial profit. Over time, printing and publishing became two separate operations. Digital book production allows the publisher to bypass traditional printing and all its associated costs, including paper, ink, machinery and labour, thereby reducing costs by sums previously unimaginable.

Furthermore, digital books also bypass traditional warehousing, distribution and retail, allowing for other huge savings. Because of these revolutionary economic advantages, the e-publisher can be freed from the modus operandi governing traditional publishing. Large financial outlay and potential loss are no longer the inevitable key considerations governing the pursuit of publishing. BryshaWilson Press remits to the author up to 70% of the net amount received for each eBook sale.

We call ourselves a 'press' because we see ourselves aligned with the artisan approach of Gutenberg rather than with the publishing industry of today.