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

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 |2017-10-18T09:36:28+10:00August 15th, 2015|Marketing|0 Comments

How a manuscript appraisal can help self-publishers

If you can’t afford someone for a full edit of your book, many editors – myself included – can appraise your work and give you professional feedback as to how you can enhance and improve your manuscript. Seeing as an assessor may be the first person to read your manuscript, apart from yourself and family [...]

By |2017-03-05T12:08:35+10:00July 29th, 2015|Self-publishing|5 Comments