About us

Our Mission

To produce quality mass market books on sport, recreation and true stories.

Who Are We?

Gelding Street Press is an independent book publisher born in the inner-west of Sydney, Australia. We are inspired by powerful true stories, with a list of books concentrating on sport, recreation and popular culture.

What We Do

Gelding Street Press is a traditional publisher that selects authors who are specialists in their field to explore unique stories of sport and popular culture.

We are proud to have our titles distributed by our distribution partners throughout the world including.

  • ANZ – Simon & Schuster Australia
  • UK & Europe – Simon & Schuster UK
  • North America – Red Wheel Weiser
  • South Africa – Jonathon Ball Publishers


Who owns Gelding Street Press?

Gelding Street Press is a privately owned and operated business and an imprint of Rockpool Publishing Pty. Ltd. run by Lisa Hanrahan and Paul Dennett.

Lisa Hanrahan

Lisa looks after all publishing decisions including title selection, production, distribution and rights managers. Outside of Rockpool, Lisa was a previous Director at Australian Publishers Association and lead the Independent Publishers Committee.  Lisa is a founding member of Rockpool Publishing and has worked in the publishing industry for 25 years, previously as the head of Production for Random House Australia for 10 years and prior to this at Sally Milner Publishing.  Lisa attended UTS and Macquarie University – Graduate School of Business and has a Bachelor of Business and Grad Dip in Management.

Paul Dennett

Paul is responsible for all operations, marketing, events and overseas sales.  Paul was an original partner in Rockpool Publishing and has worked in various multinationals businesses in publishing, software, fashion and transport for the last 20 years. Paul attended Macquarie University – Graduate School of Business, and Wollongong University and has a Masters in Management and a Bachelor of IT.

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