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DIY typesetting: Why you shouldn’t typeset your own book

You’ve spent months or even years writing your manuscript and now you are ready to publish. Congratulations! Like many contemporary authors, you have decided to take the route of self-publishing – but where to next? What can you do yourself? And what professional help should you invest in? Self-publishing has become a popular choice [...]

By |2020-02-19T15:16:32+10:00February 19th, 2020|Design, Self-publishing, Typesetting|0 Comments

Making the most of 2020

Welcome to the ’20s! A new year and a new decade. I would be keen to know just how many people have writing and publishing a book on their list of things to complete by the end of the year, whether a non-fiction book sharing their expertise, a family memoir or even a children’s [...]

By |2020-01-22T09:49:20+10:00January 22nd, 2020|Self-publishing, Working practice, Writing|0 Comments

The art of marketing your book

The good and bad news about being a self-published author is that you have complete control over every aspect of publishing your book, including the marketing and promotion. While this will not be of concern to some authors, for others it will be a challenge and very much out of their comfort zone. Writing a [...]

By |2020-02-26T16:41:21+10:00August 15th, 2019|Marketing|0 Comments

The state of the Australian book market

It's one thing to create and publish a book, but it's another thing entirely to release it into the world. Who will read your book? How will it be received? And is epublishing the way to go? As we know, technology is changing the way we consume books and literature – and rapidly. Keep reading [...]

By |2019-07-31T09:47:55+10:00July 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

January updates from your local independent publisher

Happy New Year to all! After a short break, we're back in the office and ready to transform exceptional manuscripts into attractive, informative, and easy-to-read publications. I’d like to take this opportunity to reflect on a few things from 2018, share a New Year’s resolution or two, divulge a delicious family recipe passed down [...]

By |2019-01-23T09:54:16+10:00January 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized, Working practice|0 Comments

The Benefits of Having a Pet at Work

I would like to welcome and introduce our new team member, Wilson. A quick google search shows a vast amount of research on the positive impact pets have on our lives and the benefits they bring to the workplace. But until you experience having a puppy at work it is hard to imagine how [...]

By |2018-08-22T16:09:54+10:00August 22nd, 2018|Working practice|1 Comment

Lessons Learnt While Becoming a Self-Published Author

On the eve of launching my book, The Entrepreneurs’ Guide to Self-Publishing, I have been reflecting on the lessons I have learnt along the way. Writing and self-publishing is a journey that requires self-discipline, determination and a degree of bravery. As a participant of a writing challenge, I began the journey to becoming an author [...]

By |2017-05-09T17:50:18+10:00May 9th, 2017|Self-publishing, Writing|0 Comments

The Importance of Creating a Writing Habit

This past week I have experienced a shift in mindset and with this has come a greater understanding of the importance of creating a writing habit. In order to reach my daily target of 1000 words a day I have restructured my routine. As a creature of habit I thought this was going to be [...]

By |2016-10-05T11:27:54+10:00October 5th, 2016|Self-publishing, Writing|0 Comments

Journey to Becoming a Self-Published Author

WEEK ONE Recently I made the decision to commence writing a business book to add to the collection on my bookshelves and the bookshelves of, hopefully, offices throughout the world. I have spent the best part of the last decade working in the publishing industry alongside editors, designers, typesetters and the like, but it has [...]

By |2017-03-05T12:08:35+10:00July 20th, 2016|Self-publishing, Writing|0 Comments