Unanderra, NSW 2526, Australia
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Di Bates is a lover and campaigner for knowledge, literature and reading.
She has devoted her life to sharing her passion for these basic necessities.
Those who have been touched by her courage, kindness and enthusiasm have become enriched by the experience. She has so often supported me and my work and I am whole-heartedly grateful for that backing. Di’s exciting new publishing venture promises to showcase the knowledge and creativity she’s built over her remarkable literary career.

Leonie TyleFormer publisher - Leonie Tyle
Dianne Bates is one of Australia's most respected authors and editors. An award winning author with very extensive experience in children's publishing, her new publishing house 'About Kids Books' is an exciting new voice in the market.
Susanne GervayAuthor, OAM & recipient of the Lifetime Social justice Literature Award by the International Literacy Association. - Susanne Gervay
Having spent most of her adult life writing and editing children's books, Di Bates comes into publishing with a vast amount of valuable knowledge. I'm sure if you put your 'book baby' into Di's capable hands, you will be thrilled with the result.
Elaine Oustonpublished author, publishing editor, editor, writing tutor - Gondor Writers' Centre
Di Bates is a long-time and immensely valuable addition to the children's book industry in Australia. Her passion and drive to create great books and share the bookish love around is legendary, and I'm so keen to see what she does with this exciting new imprint. It's a thrill to see impassioned people branching out with smaller imprints--a sign the children's book industry is alive and flourishing.
Tania McCartneyauthor, illustrator, editor, publisher, freelance writer, book designer, reviewer, speaker - Tania McCartney
Di Bates is one of the most knowledgeable and highly regarded people in the children's book industry today. A dedicated writer, full of integrity and passion for children's books in every form and shape, each experience connected to Di is a positive one. Having written 120+ books for children, and won countless awards including The Lady Cutler Prize for distinguished services to children's books, there is no one better to turn to for information, workshops and knowledge when dealing with the world of children's books and its authors. Di is the creator and editor of Buzz Words and Enterprising Words.
Anastasia GonisReviewer
I love what Dianne Bates has contributed to Australian children’s literature. Not only has she written many great books, but she mentors authors and her Buzz Words www.buzzwordsmagazine.com is the industry standard.
Paul CollinsAuthor, Ford Street Publisher - Ford Street Publishing

Dianne Bates is a stalwart of the Australian children’s literature landscape with a history of success across a range of industry-based projects. The recipient of the Lady Cutler Award for Services to Children’s Literature, she is also a storyteller, an author with an extensive list of publishing credits, an editor with a keen eye for emerging new talent and an innovative marketer. I’m looking forward to the About Children’s Books’ publishing list with great expectations.
Sandy FussellAuthor, Co-Founder - The Story Crowd