Bear Books
Academic & Inspirational Publishers

Editor in Chief: Jennifer M Gidley, PhD

Bear Books is an independent Australian publisher, founded in 2008, with a focus on non-fiction: academic, educational, inspirational and adventure books. Our publications have won critical acclaim for their contribution to the fields of youth and university futures, educational futures, and exploration and leadership. This site details all publications by both Bear Books and Dr Gidley's academic publishers.

Publications have included CoastKidsCook (2008) by Susie Surtees (for Save the Children), and Seventh Journey (2010) by Bear Books’ founder Earle de Blonville.

Bear Books Editor in Chief Jennifer Gidley has also been published by Oxford University Press (2017), Springer International (2016), Praeger (2002), and Bergin & Garvey (2000), with all publications currently available on Amazon.

Current publications include Savage Coast (2016) by Earle de Blonville, and The Secret to Growing Brilliant Children (2020) by Jennifer M Gidley. There are two other educational titles and one Arctic title under way for Bear Books, plus one commissioned by SUNY, New York.

Calling Authors:
Do you have a book idea or a manuscript you think can make a positive contribution to mankind’s knowledge? If so, we are always interested in evaluating quality original manuscripts covering subjects related to our core interests. We require high standards of writing, research and originality as we only publish industry-quality books and are not ‘vanity publishers’.

Our modern publishing model engages a range of professional experts, including manuscript assessors, structural editors and graphic designers, enabling you to get your published work to an international market, and available on the major book retail sites worldwide, in the shortest possible time. Royalties are assessed and paid quarterly. Use the email below to introduce yourself and send us a short synopsis of your book idea. If we like it, we'll invite you to send a fuller synopsis, three chapters, your writing resume and an evaluation of your intended audience.