Budget Books Pty. Ltd.

Budget Books Pty. Ltd. is the publisher name printed on these comics. Other series associated with this publisher might have a variation or an unexpected publisher name printed in the comic.

Details

Country
Australia
Locations

17-23 Redwood Drive, Dingley, Victoria 3172

A division of Reed International Books Australia Pty. Limited, Melbourne Australia.

Operated
1983? – 1994?
Comics
1987? – 1993?
GCD
www.comics.org/publisher/8885
Group
Various

Notes

Reed International Books Australia Pty Ltd was formerly known as Butterworths Pty Ltd. The company was incorporated in 1972 and is based in Chatswood, Australia. Reed International Books Australia Pty Limited operates as a subsidiary of RELX Group plc. Hinkler Books also at this Dingley address.

Hinkler was founded by Stephen Ungar and his father Robert, who had just sold Budget Books. They were joined by Terry Herbert, who owned the Queensland-based Bookworld chain before it merged with Angus & Robertson. Hinkler began in the same vein as Budget Books, buying publisher returns and selling them at a reduced cover price. But the company needed protection from publisher supply shortages. So, Hinkler bought the rights to back-list titles by big name authors including John Grisham, Michael Crichton and Ruth Rendell. It repackaged these in a discount format, often with two titles in one jacket. (http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2002/07/28/1027818485401.html)

Books and series

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  Title Published % with index % with cover
Australia The Addams Family Creepy Colouring Book (Budget Books, 1993?)
Book one-shot
([1993?]) 0.0 % (0 of 1) 100.0 % (1 of 1)
Australia Batman: The Official Comic Adaptation of the Warner Bros. Motion Picture (Budget Books, 1989?)
Comic
([1989?]) 0.0 % (0 of 1) 100.0 % (1 of 1)
Australia The Best of Snake (Budget Books, 1983 series)
Comic series
#1 (1983) 0.0 % (0 of 1) 100.0 % (1 of 1)
Australia The Best of the… Phantom (Budget Books, 1985)
Comic
(1985) 0.0 % (0 of 1) 100.0 % (1 of 1)
Australia Blondie (Budget Books, 1987 series)
Comic series
#1 (1987) 0.0 % (0 of 1) 100.0 % (1 of 1)
Australia Fat Cat Goes to the Show: A Colouring Book (Budget Books, 1986?)
Activity book one-shot
#304016-1 ([1986?]) 0.0 % (0 of 1) 100.0 % (1 of 1)
Australia Flash Gordon (Budget Books, 1987 series)
Comic series
#1 (1987) to #2 (1988) 0.0 % (0 of 2) 100.0 % (2 of 2)
Australia The Footrot Flats Activity Book (Budget Books, 1986)
Activity book one-shot
#334080-1 (1986?) 0.0 % (0 of 1) 100.0 % (1 of 1)
Australia Garfield Does Pooky Need You? (Budget Books, 1985?)
Comic
([1985?]) 0.0 % (0 of 1) 100.0 % (1 of 1)
Australia Garfield Flying High (Budget Books, 1989?)
Comic
#726128-1 ([1989?]) 0.0 % (0 of 1) 100.0 % (1 of 1)