I set up Pigface Press
in 2005 to publish humin hopes so that this historic diary describing
the voyage of the immigrant ship Constitution would be available
for the 150th anniversary reunion of Constitution descendants. The
book found a ready market not only among these descendants but also
with those whose interests lie in the history of immigration or
in voyages made in the days of the great sailing ships. As well,
humin hopes has become an established reference work in university
libraries, both in Australia and abroad.
We launched our website
early in 2009 to find an even wider audience and at the same time
published The Castle of Andalusia, a comedy by John O'Keeffe performed
on Norfolk Island by convicts in 1840.
Pigface then branched
out into marketing books from a range of publishers on a variety
of topics, including my well-received Alias Blind Larry, the mostly
true memoir of James Laurence the singing convict. This book is
available here on the Pigface website through a link that connects
you with the wonderful Avid Reader bookshop.