John Emerson has published over 80 scholarly books as a publisher across neuroscience, engineering, law, medicine and the arts.  He has authored 4 of his own, as well as editorial columns, restaurant, film and book reviews and features. He founded the University of Adelaide Press, which was launched by Nobel Literature laureate J M Coetzee, and is an adjunct member of the Adelaide Law School. A PDF version of his general CV is here.

Consulting Publisher and Author


Book Manuscript to Publication Management

John is one of the most experienced book publishers across the full workflow in all subject areas. From proposal to management of freelancers through to final publication and marketing.

He is also expert in budget estimates for book projects of all types, having published over 80 complex academic works, complete with 1000s of illustrations, third party permissions, different referencing systems, indexes and updated editions.

Ballpark pricing and costs for published examples here

Higher Education Publishing Consultant

John has extensive experience advising and coaching academics of all levels in improving their publishing record with journal papers and books. 

“…excellent and insightful biography.”

John Jefferson Bray: A Vigilant Life

The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG

High Court Judge Australia 1994-2009 | United Nations Rapporteur

“What a gripping book!”

John Jefferson Bray: A Vigilant Life

The Hon. Justice Gilles Renaud

Ontario Court of Justice, Canada

“His tight biographies ripple with a sense of the character as well as the life and time of his subjects.”

First Among Equals: Chief Justices of South Australia since Federation

Samela Harris

Columnist and Book Reviewer, The Advertiser, News Ltd

“a model history of a profession.”

History of the Independent Bar of South Australia

Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE QC

Chief Justice, High Court of Australia 1987 to 1995

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