WE ARE CUSTOM PUBLISHERS WITH A COMMITMENT TO PRODUCING OUTSTANDING CONTENT ON TIME, ON BRAND AND ON BUDGET

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WHAT WE DO

We provide a complete publishing service that is tailored to the needs and expectations of our clients. Whether our clients are hands-on, or prefer to sit outside the day-to-day publishing process, we immerse ourselves in their brands to create compelling, interesting content. Here’s how…

EDITORIAL

We believe developing a relationship with

the audience is crucial for a successful publication.

So whether we commission the finest journalists in their fields, or work with copy provided by our clients, all content is edited and presented with the end-reader in mind.

DESIGN

Be it fonts, folios or photo shoots, our design team combines award-winning creative flair with a deep respect for client style and brand guidelines to create stunning visual landscapes for our publications.

ADVERTISING

Our dedicated sales team maximise the scope and potential

for advertising in our clients’ publications. We are accustomed

to working within

the parameters

of sponsorship obligations and exclusive arrangements if required.

PRINT PRODUCTION

From paper

selection to pre-press techniques, we ensure the highest quality print job for our publications.

DISTRIBUTION

Whether working

in partnership with

a mail-house

or newsagency distributor, we arrange for your publication to reach its audience on time and looking fantastic.

our history
AWARDS

CONTENT MARKETING AWARDS

 

2014 Content Marketing Awards: Best Association Publication

(Gold Medal – ATC Carnival magazine)

 

2014 Content Marketing Awards: Best Sports Publication

(Gold Medal – ATC Carnival magazine)

 

2013 Content Marketing Awards: Best Association Publication

(Bronze Medal – ATC Carnival magazine)

 

2013 Content Marketing Awards: Best Sports Publication

(Silver Medal – ATC Carnival magazine)

 

FOLIO AWARDS

 

2013 Folio Awards: Best Association/Non-Profit Editorial

(ATC Carnival magazine)

OUR TEAM

BIANCA HORWITZ, PUBLISHER

 

Representing the 4th generation of publishers from the Horwitz family, Bianca Horwitz has over fifteen years’ experience in both the consumer and custom markets.

 

She is highly accomplished in shaping magazines to the needs and interests of target readers.

 

In her former role as Publisher at Pacific Magazines in Melbourne, she worked on a number of custom magazines across industries including finance, insurance, entertainment and sport. Among her clients were organisations such as ANZ, the Australian Institute of Management, Tennis Australia and the Victoria Racing Club for whom she produced numerous magazines, newsletters and official souvenir programs.

 

Bianca has experience in working with high-profile personalities in the fields of celebrity, fashion and sport. She has attended the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, and coordinated fashion shoots, major events and interviews throughout her publishing career.

 

Bianca is also a Founder and Director of The Living Collective - an online media company publishing local content to community groups across Sydney.

 

PETER HORWITZ, CEO

 

Peter Horwitz began his career in stockbroking before taking over as CEO of Horwitz Publications in 1980. He led the company to unprecedented growth in the magazine and educational publishing industries. As founding publisher of ‘Inside Sport’ magazine, a particular highlight was it being awarded Magazine of the Year in 2000, and a Walkley Award for Sports Coverage across all media in 2004.

 

 

CONTACT US
PORTFOLIO
THE EARLY YEARS
CARTER BROWN
PAPERBACKS AND RETAIL
1960s
EDUCATION
MAGAZINES

THE EARLY YEARS

The Horwitz story starts in Sydney in the 1920s. Utilising the then-new technology of the Gestetner printing machine, Israel and Ruth Horwitz began producing Sporting Weekly, a title that would endure for decades. Its unprecedented success allowed the husband and wife team to expand into trade journals, newspapers and magazines.

 

By the time World War II started, Horwitz was a small but highly profitable business employing ten people. The war years saw two new lines – westerns and comics – capture the imagination of Australians. After the war, when Israel and Ruth’s son, Stanley Horwitz, joined the company, two suburban newspapers were acquired, along with a small printery in Glebe.

CARTER BROWN

But it was the introduction of the Carter Brown series of detective stories in 1949 that established Horwitz as a publishing house to be reckoned with. The racy mix of crime and romance so enamoured the public that, by 1958, Brown’s books had been translated into 14 languages and were being read in 23 countries.

PAPERBACKS AND RETAIL EXPANSION

The introduction of television in the mid-1950s was a great concern for many publishing houses. Horwitz met the challenge by moving out of comics and producing better quality paperbacks. By the late 1950s the company had bought the rights to such well-known authors as Ruth Park, D’Arcy Niland, Frank Clune, Lawson Glassop and Jon Cleary.

 

At this time, publishing at least 12 titles a month, Horwitz was Australia’s leading paperback publisher. In 1959 the company added to its publishing success by venturing into new territory and acquiring the Grahame Book Company – at that time a single store on the corner of Martin Place and Elizabeth Street in Sydney. Grahame’s went on to become one of Australia’s leading bookstore chains.

 

1960s

The early 1960s was a time of unprecedented expansion. Among other moves, Horwitz Grahame signed publishing agreements with Penguin and Four Square, opened a Hong Kong branch and acquired the Prentice-Hall distribution agency.

 

Later, the company established its own warehousing and wholesaling facilities, opened a London office, bought the Ure Smith publishing company (renowned for its Australian hardcover backlist) and started library and subscription services.

 

EDUCATION

In 1963 Horwitz Grahame launched its successful education division by purchasing Owen Martin Pty Ltd. The division was broadened in 1980 with the acquisition of the Carrolls Publishing Company, which specialised in primary education materials.

 

Horwitz Martin Education, creator of the famous Bookshelf series, became one of the top five publishers of pre-school and primary school books in Australia.

 

In 2005, Oxford University Press (OUP) acquired the primary textbook and literacy lists of Horwitz Martin Education.

 

MAGAZINES

In the late 1970s and1980s, with the children of Stanley Horwitz, Peter and Susan, now also directors of the company, the company entered the field of magazines. Starting with the Australian edition of well-known US title, MAD, they diversified with the launch of many titles of the next 20 years. These included Golf Australia, Inside Sport, TV Soap, Australian Women’s Forum, Australian Camera, Professional Photography and Australian Hi-Fi among many others.

 

In 2000, Inside Sport was awarded Magazine of the Year, and in 2004 won the Walkley Award for Sports Coverage across all media.

 

In 2007, the consumer magazine division was sold to private equity group Wolseley Media (now Next Media), who continue to publish several former Horwitz titles today.

 

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