About Us

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, sold and distributed by Woodslane in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Tonga, the Solomon Islands and the Cook Islands.

About Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Every week the JKP team get messages from people that say how their lives have been changed by the books JKP publish, and how these books have helped them feel included in a society where difference is all too often frowned upon.

Since launching in 1987, JKP have been publishing books on autism, social work and arts therapies. More recently, JKP have broken new ground in the fields of mental health, gender diversity, adoption and fostering, and special education. In 2006, the Singing Dragon imprint was born, the home to professional books on Chinese medicine and complementary therapies, yoga therapy and nutrition.

JKP’s children’s books tackle complex or sensitive issues, like bereavement, anger, and depression, making them accessible for young readers. They’re wonderfully illustrated with a range of clearly diverse characters, so that all children can see themselves reflected in the stories that they read. JKP believe that establishing positive narratives about difference from an early age can help shape confident and fulfilling lives.

In 2004 JKP opened our office in Philadelphia, USA, and in 2017 we became part of the John Murray Press division of Hachette UK. In 2020, JKP won the British Book Award for Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year.

About Woodslane

Woodslane has proudly been distributing books in Australia & New Zealand on behalf of local and international publishers for over 30 years.

Woodslane service the traditional trade from independent bookstores, through chains, airports and department stores, as well as online retailers, specialty locations, library suppliers, schools and direct to public sales.

Located at 10 Apollo St Warriewood NSW, Woodslane’s free standing office and warehouse holds over 700 pallet spaces and around 30000 pick locations (plus contracted offsite storage if required).