About Us

Tearaway Press Pty Ltd. is an Australian registered company and established in 2022 as an independent publishing house.

Tearaway Press was established by Mr Anton Tagliaferro to act as the publishing and business partner of selected authors of historical fiction and adventure novels.

Anton established himself as one of Australia's most respected investment managers after spending 30 years in the industry. He is looking to utilise his extensive business and marketing skills to help talented authors become commercially successful. Anton has always been a big fan of historical fiction, with his favourite authors including Bernard Cornwell, Conn Iggulden and Simon Scarrow. He greatly believes in the future of good quality books in this genre.

Tearaway Press announced a partnership with James Vella-Bardon who Tearaway believes is an extraordinarily talented and prolific writer of excellent historical fiction books. As a result of the partnership Tearaway Press is now responsible for the publishing, promotion and all business matters pertaining to James Vella-Bardon's works.

James' debut novel "The Sheriff's Catch" was initially published in 2018 and republished in 2021. The book received many great reviews and won and was nominated as a finalist at the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards, the Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards, the Eric Hoffer Awards and was a named finalist in the ‘Outstanding Historical' category at the Independent Author Network Book Awards. It also received scores of favourable reviews from readers on Amazon and Good Reads.

Given the acclaim and success received to date for "The Sheriff's Catch", Tearaway Press is now looking to build on this success by assisting James in launching a five-book series entitled "The Sassana Stone Pentalogy". The pentalogy will be made up of five novels, in this order:

In addition in May 2022, Tearaway Press published a new book by James Vella-Bardon entitled "Mad King Robin". This exciting and wonderful novel gives the reader some fascinating insights into Robert the Bruce's struggle for power and which culminates in the Bruce's epic Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 against a vast English army - which this book describes in amazing detail.