Meet our publisher, Alicia Cohen

Introducing our educational publisher, Alicia CohenWe asked her five questions.
Meet our publisher, Alicia Cohen


Introducing our educational publisher, Alicia Cohen. We asked her five questions.


Tell us a little more about yourself?

I live and breathe books and have worked in publishing houses since I was twenty. Like many I feel into publishing, and got my start under Elaine Brownlow at Hawker Brownlow Education. I have a strong production background and an interest in digital print and publishing.

I have worked in a variety of education and academic publishers in Australia and the UK. Most of my friends are publishing people. I still believe that nothing beats the feeling of holding an advance copy of a book you were involved with – no matter what part you played in it.


Why educational publishing?

Both my parents were educators. My mother taught history and typing at girl's schools. I fondly remember spending school holidays running around the school campus. My father was an accountant, business writer and adult education teacher. He was a disciplined writer and published widely. 

They both instilled the value of education into me. Education play a significant role in our lives and society. I really like the idea that I contribute to the wider education industry by publishing great educators, academics and thoughts leaders. I feel so passionately about the authors, the ideas and the work I publish and love to talk about their work at any opportunity.


When you’re not publishing books what do you do with your time?

I happily run around after a 7 year-old boy and a 2½ year-old girl. Nothing beats a park date, and I don’t mind a bit of risky play! I am grateful that the Press enables me to do school drop off and pick ups every day.

I have lived in the same area all my life so most of my friends and family live close by. I know most of the local shop owners and have a couple of regular coffee spots I frequent. I can’t go down to Coles Elsternwick without running into someone for a chat. And those that know me, know I love a good chat.


The love of books is strong with you. Tell us more.

I come from a family of book readers. I give books to all my family members for all occasions. I talk about books with everyone and devour the books I publish as they are all in my own interest areas. I love making a book recommendation. Sometimes I don’t get it right, but when I do get it, I nail it. 


So, what have you been recommending recently?

In my personal time I read contemporary fiction or prize winners. Recently I have been recommending:

  • Animal by Lisa Taddeo. I enjoyed her debut novel, Three Women, but this book was incredible.


Alicia Cohen is available to discuss your book idea or proposal. Get in touch to make a time.  

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