Untapped: the Australian literary heritage project

Most Australian books ever written are now out-of-print and inaccessible to readers. That includes local histories and memoirs, beloved children’s titles – and even winners of our most glittering literary prizes, such as the Miles Franklin Literary Award.

Untapped is a collaboration between authors, libraries and researchers, working together to identify Australia’s lost literary treasures and bring them back to life. It creates a new income source for Australian authors, who currently have few options for getting their out-of-print titles available in libraries.

Ligature is proud to be publisher partner for the Untapped project, responsible for obtaining, scanning, converting and publishing Untapped titles through library and retail platforms. You can find more about the project here.