Melbourne’s Boutique Culinary and Travel Book Publishing House


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At Smudge Publishing, we are committed to sourcing the highest standard of content for publishing and we want to hear from you!
If you believe you have that next big idea, the one that has that unique charm and ability to captivate the audience, get in touch with our team. We can chat about your idea over a coffee and if we think it suits the Smudge Publishing plan of action – we’ll go for it!
Naturally, as end-to-end publishing houses do, we can take care of the whole process for you, from strategy to development, production and delivery. You can choose to do the writing (after all, it is your book!) or have our editorial team create a narrative that you will be inspired by. At the end of development, you will be the creator of a beautiful book with the help of Smudge Publishing.


Our Story

Smudge Publishing was the brainchild of our Editor-in-Chief, Jonette Wilton, and her two inspirational daughters, Daniele and Kaitlyn. As dedicated publishers, their ethos is based on collecting all the wonders the culinary world has to offer and creating stylish, vibrant books.
As Melbourne’s exclusive culinary-travel book publisher, we believe in harvesting the fine food, wine and gastronomical talent available in our city, throughout Australia and the world. Our collection of inspiring culinary tourism books speak for themselves, with the delicious likes of Flavours of Melbourne, Flavours of Sydney, Flavours of Bali and Flavours of Hong Kong - just a portion of the tantalising texts that make up the Smudge Publishing collection.
The other well-known series is The Specialty Coffee books, in which the publishers have highlighted Melbourne and Sydney, covering over 500 specialty coffee cafes and roasters. 


Our Services

Corporate Gifting
Branded Books
Limited Editions
Bespoke Publishing
Creative services
Photography services
Recipe development & Creation
Content creation



Rice Paper Scissors
Coca-Cola - Grinders Coffee
Brighton Baths
Keep Cup
St Ali Coffee
Mountain Goat
Little Creatures
Mott 32
Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers
Conrad Hong Kong
Marshall White
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Grand Hyatt Melbourne
Sheraton Hong Kong




Smudge is a member of the Australian Publishers Association

(APA) which is the peak industry body for Australian book, journal and electronic publishers.


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It's time to sketch out plans for your project. Connect with our team.