.Berbay Publishing is an award-winning independent children’s publishing house based in Melbourne Australia that has established a reputation locally and internationally for producing high quality, original and enriching children’s books. Berbay’s books contain stories with universal appeal and an eye for playfulness. We publish books that have depth, stories that are imaginative, poignant and humorous. Stories that provoke thoughtfulness. Throughout, our books are characterised by illustrations and design that are as beautiful and stunning as they are unique.
Alexandra Yatomi-Clarke, Founder and Managing Director
Alexandra Yatomi-Clarke began her publishing career at Reed Books Australia. She has worked at many of the major publishing houses in Australia and overseas including Conrad Books and Condé Nast London.
In 2009, after a trip to Europe with her young family and inspired by the quality and imaginative books children were reading in Europe, Alexandra launched Berbay Publishing – a dedicated children’s publishing house. Her mission is to publish books that will inform, delight, charm and challenge children with intelligence, ingenuity and fun.
Nancy Conescu, Publisher
Nancy Conescu grew up in New Orleans and has worked in children’s publishing since she graduated from university. Before relocating to Australia, she spent over a decade honing her editorial skills in New York, at Penguin Books for Young Readers and Little, Brown Books for Young Reader, where she acquired and edited award-winning and New York Times bestselling titles.
Prior to joining Berbay, she was Executive Commissioning Editor of Walker Books Australia. Nancy loves what she does and is deeply committed to bringing out the best in the creators she has the honour of editing.