Frequently asked questions (FAQ):


Can I get a catalogue?

All ANU Press titles are listed on our website (click on the ‘Search titles’ link in the top menu bar). Regularly updated catalogues are also available in electronic format from About ANU Press page.


How do I order a print copy of an ANU Press title?

ANU Press makes use of a print-on-demand (PoD) service, using digital print technology to print copies once they have been ordered. ANU Press provides printed copies of both its books and its journals.

To purchase an ANU Press book:

  • ANU Press books can be purchased online through our distributor NewSouth Books. To order a book simply click the ‘Buy now’ button and this will take you to the relevant page on the NewSouth Books website where you can purchase the book. Should you have any problems ordering a title, you can email for assistance.

To purchase an ANU Press journal:

  • ANU Press journals can be purchased through the shopping cart on the ANU Press website. To order a journal simply click the ‘Buy print’ button and this will take you to the shopping cart where you can fill out your details. Should you have any problems ordering a journal, you can email for assistance.

For further instructions on purchasing a book please visit the ‘How to order an ANU Press title’.


What is a Print-on-demand PoD book?

Print-on-demand (PoD) is a printing technology and business process in which new copies of a book are not printed until an order has been received. Print-on-demand offers high-quality reproduction, including colour covers, producing books that look no different from traditionally printed books.

ANU Press PoD books and journals are perfect bound paperbacks with glossy covers that are produced from a single source file. PoD books can be printed one at a time or in small print runs using a digital printing system. When a customer orders a PoD book, the order is sent from NewSouth Books (or if purchasing a journal from ANU Press) to the Digital Printer. The printers then produce the PoD book and send it to the customer within 14 working days (in Australia) or 21 working days (overseas). The finished product is equivalent in quality to an offset print book.


How long does an order take?

If ordered within Australia, it takes 14 days to arrive from the date of payment. If it is an international order it takes 21 days from the date of payment to arrive. If you have not received your order within this timeframe, please contact:

For books: or call 02 8778 9999

For journals: or call 02 6125 0291 and quote your order and contact details.