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Schwartz Publishing

Schwartz Publishing is an Australian publishing house based in Melbourne, Australia, established by property developer Morry Schwartz. Since the late-1990s many of its publications appeared under the Black Inc imprint.[1]

Schwartz Publishing
FounderMorry Schwartz
Country of originAustralia
Headquarters locationMelbourne, Victoria
Publication typesBooks, Magazines, Newspapers
ImprintsBlack Inc


In the 1980s Schwartz Publishing mainly published American self-help books. Its all-time bestseller was Life's Little Instruction Book by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. with 300,000 copies sold.[1] In the 1990s Schwartz Publishing set up the Black Inc imprint, publishing since 2001 the Quarterly Essay and since 2005 The Monthly.[1][2]

In 2014, Black Inc began publishing The Saturday Paper. The weekly publication is focussed upon long-form journalism and sets out its aims to "Challenge orthodoxy...question authority and provoke debate."[3] The newspaper was launched on 1 March 2014 in Sydney, Melbourne, and Canberra. The publication of The Saturday Paper came at a time when newspapers were experiencing major write-downs.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Susan Wyndham: "Developer adds another story" in The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 June 2004
  2. ^ Paul Barry: "Morry Schwartz" Archived 2014-02-22 at the Wayback Machine, in The Power Index, retrieved 10 February 2014
  3. ^ Erik Jensen (2014). "Editorial" (Editorial). The Saturday Paper. Black Inc. Retrieved 1 March 2014. challenge orthodoxy; permission to question authority and provoke debate
  4. ^ Zappone, Chris (23 August 2012). "Fairfax cuts billions from masthead values". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 1 March 2014.

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