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Leisure, Cultural & Community Services (PSP005)

Sound Text Media Pty Ltd (STM) is an Australian owned company based in the Melbourne suburb of Tullamarine and with an office in Brisbane, QLD.

Sound Text Media commenced trading in 1999 as a result of librarians wanting a library supplier that understood public libraries and their collection needs for quality resources both new releases and backlist/replacement classics. Since its commencement, Sound Text Media has become well-known as a quality shelf ready key library supplier specialising in children’s and young people’s resources (book and non-book), early and adult literacy material, storytime and program resources, indigenous resources for all ages, and adult nonfiction resources. Whilst representing mainstream publishers, STM is known for supporting small independent publishers and backlist titles thus providing depth to collections not represented by others.

Why consider working with STM?

Sound Text Media is widely known as children’s/youth, early literacy and adult literacy, and non-fiction specialist. STM has a high reputation in the industry and is sought after amongst libraries and publishers as being the “specialist” supplier for supplying quality, new, backlist, small press and hard to find titles. Our knowledge and range of children’s and youth, literacy resources, non-fiction and shelf ready services surpass our competitors. Yet we still provide competitive pricing!

Sound Text Media’s point of difference and what makes STM unique is:

  • STM’s qualified staff - Staff have worked in public libraries in collection management, shelf ready resources and customer service. As such, we identify with the needs of public libraries and your customers.
  • STM’s expertise of resources, publishers and the publishing industry – staff have over 40 years of combined in-depth knowledge.
  • Children’s/Young Adult & Literacy resource knowledge surpassing most suppliers.
  • STM’s excellent understanding of public libraries including large library services and smaller/remote libraries many of which our team have and do personally visit.

STM’s specialisations and expertise of these areas including:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders resources for children and adults
  • Early literacy readers for children
  • Board Books with emphasis on tactile & interactive boards
  • Picture books – new, replacements, backlist and quality debut and developing authors and illustrators
  • Dyslexic resources
  • Auslan resources
  • Bi-lingual picture and board books
  • Literacy – Adult resources including IELTS, PTE, English conversational material, adult readers
  • Nonfiction books for all ages with an emphasis towards Australiana and small press publishers
  • Graphic Novels for children, teenagers through to adults
  • Fiction for all ages from Chapter books, Children’s, Teenage to Adults
  • Parenting/Special Needs collections including extensive range of picture books for life skills family issues health issues emotions/anxiety gender behaviours ADHD/autism stranger danger grieving bullying etc.
  • Storytime resources including Big Books, puppets, popups, storyboards etc
  • Sheet music compilations & music instruction resources
  • Book and cd kits for children and adults
  • Talking books - unabridged and abridged for children and adults Dvds for adult, children & teenagers including popular releases & speciality areas such as anime, travel, parenting and art
  • VCE/HSC and Naplan resources
  • Bulk buys – quality early literacy board or picture books at bargain pricing. Suitable for FFF early literacy programming give aways etc

Sound Text Media is a highly skilled company formed by librarians with a team of professionals who have worked in public libraries and/or the library supply industry and publishing enabling us to provide high quality services in:

  • Supplier aided selection, profiles, standing orders and acquisition of resources - book and non-book
  • Online ordering and selection via new releases curated selection lists via www.soundtextmedia.com.au
  • Cataloguing - Libraries Australia, OCLC to local system cataloguing
  • End Processing - full shelf ready service including RFID & encoding of label


is qualified within the following sub-categories:

  • Library Stocks and Related Services (PSP005-001)