Heal the world through stories

We birth books that heal humanity, connect communities and inspire change

We believe stories have the power to inspire change, to help us make sense of the world and connect with each other.

Done well, a great story improves lives, connects communities and can help solve the world’s greatest problems.

We are Australia’s newest independent boutique publishing house.

We assist authors at every stage – from conception through to creation and beyond. Our books are born through a healing process, and once birthed, become a healing tool for others.

We collaborate and nurture authors who are as equally dedicated to making a difference in the world as we are.

We provide a transparent publishing process. We tailor our solution based on where the greatest opportunities for your success lies.

We offer a limited number of publishing placements each year.

Who we are

Our Ethos and Values

Healing House Publishing was born from a desire to rebalance an industry that seems to favour everyone but the author!

After many years supporting emerging authors independently, Vanessa Barrington, nicknamed ‘The Book Doula’ has launched Healing House Publishing with a strong focus on 4 key principles:


Maximum royalties to authors


A transparent publishing process and strong focus on author education to ensure high quality engaging titles that sell well


Tailored distribution and marketing solutions based on the book and brand


A commitment to highlight voices that will support our mission to heal the world through stories

Meet The Book Doula

Vanessa is a creative entrepreneur, marketing and brand strategist, book coach, book editor and psychic medium with a lifelong love affair of shaping and sharing stories.

Nicknamed “The Book Doula, Vanessa is on a mission to heal the world through stories and rebalance an industry that favours everyone but the author!

Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Journalism with majors in creative writing, and contemporary media and has 20 years of experience spanning broadcast journalism, publishing, marketing, public relations, corporate communications, copywriting, brand strategy and change management. She has perfected the art of storytelling and crafting content for various industries and applications over this time. 

Before Healing House Publishing, Vanessa was the CEO of The Right Remark, a marketing and brand consultancy dedicated to helping brands communicate with purpose. 

Vanessa is also the founder of The Book Doula Program, a highly successful online course that teaches aspiring authors worldwide how to successfully write, publish and promote their first (or next!) book. 

She is also the host of The Right Remark podcast where she talks all things marketing, creativity, spirituality and more. 

Vanessa lives in Bundajalung Country with her husband Nick and their two daughters, in total gratitude that she makes a living doing what she loves. 


A new way to publish

We birth books that heal humanity, connect communities and inspire change

If you are an aspiring author with a powerful message, ready to make a profound impact on the world and be a catalyst for change, you’re in the right place.

We accept high quality fiction and non-fiction submissions from emerging and established authors across a range of genres. We are interested in works that are engaging, thought-provoking and offer a unique story or angle.

We offer a limited number of publishing placements each year and will consider submissions across any of the following genres:

  • Memoir
  • Self Help & Personal
  • Development
  • Mind – Body – Spirit
  • Health and Fitness
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Parenting and Childhood Development
  • Education
  • Nature/The Environment
  • Alternative Health / Medicine
  • Money / Personal Finance
  • Men’s Health
  • Women’s Health
  • Spirituality and Spiritual Growth
  • Entrepreneurship and Business
  • Social Issues & Justice

Please note we also take on a small number of projects each year in the following categories:

  • Poetry
  • Card Decks
  • Journals
  • Children’s Books and YA Fiction

Our titles all have a common thread:

They are written through a healing process, and the book once birthed becomes a healing tool for others.

submission requirements

Please send us the following

Please allow up to 8 weeks for us to review and respond to your enquiry. Unfortunately we are unable to personally respond to every submission we receive. 

If we are interested in publishing with us, we will contact you with a letter of offer and request a meeting to ensure a good fit for both parties.

Thank you for your interest and for considering Healing House Publishing to birth your book into the world. 

We birth books that heal humanity, connect communities and inspire change.


We are very keen to establish a relationship with independent bookshops, gift stores, homeware shops, healing, health and wellness centres around Australia.

Sign up for our Healing House Publishing stockists mailing list below and we will contact you about stocking Healing House Publishing titles in your store.

We look forward to hearing from you!



We offer a limited number of publishing placements each year. Find out about our submissions process.

Manuscript Assessments & Private Coaching

Vanessa provides a limited number of 1:1 book coaching and manuscript assessment services. If you are seeking guidance and support on your book please get in touch via the form.

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