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Whether you just need a little help and guidance through the minefield of book publishing, or simply need someone to take care of everything for you, you've come to the right place. We're here to not only help you publish your book but to also make sure it will be the absolute best it can be. On this page you will find all the services required to meet your needs at realistic prices. 


We offer the following affordable publishing options: 


ONE-STOP-SHOP PACKAGES (Packages 1 - 5)

If you need everything from design to printing and distribution, check out our discounted package prices below, you have 5 to choose from which include everything you need to turn your work into a beautiful book/ebook you'll be proud of.

PUBLISHING IN STAGES (Packages 6 - 11)

If you want to take the publishing process in stages, these packages will allow you to take your time and break up the costs into manageable segments. Or if you are looking for specific areas of publishing such as design, print or ebook, etc, only.

OTHER SERVICES

These services include: editing, illustrations, book marketing and a whole lot more, as well as individual services for those authors who only require a little help.

Whatever it is you need, we've got you covered!

On request we supply totally transparent, obligation free quotes, all itemized, and easy to understand with no hidden costs or nasty surprises. We can also be reached by email at anytime or by telephone during business hours (contact details here).

 



PUBLICIOUS PACKAGES

The package prices below are based on a sample 200 page, A format (148mm x 111mm or 7' x 4 37') sized book with b/w text pages on 75gsm (55lb) creme or 80 - 100gsm white paper with a perfect bound (soft) gloss or matt colour cover. Actual page counts and required book sizes will be calculated using your wordcount at the time of quoting. Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to see a list of available sizes. We print books both in black & white and colour.
 

PACKAGE 1 

Is for those authors who want their manuscripts made into a professionally designed book and require a quantity of bookstore quality printed books at a discounted price.

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Converting your manuscript to book format (typesetting)

Book cover design - see samples here

1 x ISBN with barcode and full registration in your name/company learn more

National Library of Australia Catalogue-in-Publication (CIP) entry learn more

Bowkerlink World Book Database listing, exposing your book to over 100 million outlets worldwide learn more

50 high quality printed copies of your book (higher or lower quantities can be quoted on request)

On-going support, encouragement and a lasting friendship

Total (sample price excludes GST and delivery)

From $1274.50


 

PACKAGE 2

Is for those authors who require their book in print and also as an ebook. It includes all of the options in 'Package 1' plus ebook conversion to the ePub (iPad, Sony, Androids, KOBO and smartphones etc), MOBI (Amazon Kindle) and PDF formats and a block of 10 ISBNs (a separate ISBN will be required for print and ebook).

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Converting your manuscript to book format (typesetting)

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Book cover design - see samples here

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Block of 10 ISBNs - includes barcode and full registration in your name / company learn more

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National Library of Australia Catalogue-in-Publication (CIP) entries (Print and ebook) learn more

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Bowkerlink World Book Database listing, exposing your book to over 100 million outlets worldwide learn more

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50 high quality printed copies of your book (higher or lower quantities can be quoted on request)

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Conversion to ebook formats: EPUB (iPad etc) MOBI (Kindle) - learn more

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On-going support, encouragement and a lasting friendship

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Total (sample price excludes GST and delivery)

From $1574.50

 

PACKAGE 3

Is for those authors who would like to increase their printed book's exposure by also making it available for sale worldwide. It includes all of the options in 'Package 1' plus distribution via the major online stores such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and The Book Depository etcYou'll receive monthly POD sales statements and 100% royalties from your sales paid directly into your bank account each month learn more

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Converting your manuscript to book format (typesetting)

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Book cover design - see samples here

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1 x ISBN with barcode and full registration in your name/company learn more

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National Library of Australia Catalogue-in-Publication (CIP) entry learn more

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Bowkerlink World Book Database listing, exposing your book to over 100 million outlets worldwide learn more

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Nielsen Book Database listing learn more

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50 high quality printed copies of your book (higher or lower quantities can be quoted on request)

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Global Book Distribution (one-off set-up fee) learn more

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First twelve months annual POD listing fees ($40.00)

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On-going support, encouragement and a lasting friendship

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Total (sample price excludes GST and delivery)

From $1984.50

 

PACKAGE 4: THE ULTIMATE PACKAGE!

Includes all the services from the packages above plus the convenience of having both your book and ebook available for sale worldwide through all the major online stores such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository, Fishpond, Apple iTunes and Booktopia etc. You'll receive monthly POD and ebook sales statements and 100% royalties from your sales paid directly into your bank account each month learn more

GET A QUOTE

Request a quote

Converting your manuscript to book format (typesetting)

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Book cover design - see samples here

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Block of 10 ISBNs includes barcode and full registration in your name / company learn more

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National Library of Australia Catalogue-in-Publication (CIP) entries (print and ebook) learn more

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Bowkerlink World Book Database listing, exposing your book to over 100 million outlets worldwide learn more

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Nielsen Book Database listings (print and ebook) learn more

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50 high quality printed copies of your book (higher or lower quantities can be quoted on request)

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Global Book Distribution (one-off set-up fee) learn more

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First twelve months annual POD listing fees ($40.00)

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Conversion to ebook formats: EPUB (iPad etc) MOBI (Kindle) - learn more

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Global ebook Distribution (one-off set-up fee) lean more

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First twelve months annual ebook  listing fees ($40.00)

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On-going support, encouragement and a lasting friendship

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Total (sample price excludes GST and delivery)

From $2723.50

 

PACKAGE 5

Is our ebook creation and distribution package for those authors who would prefer their book as an ebook only and be available by direct download worldwide via most online ebook stores such as Amazon, Apple, Booktopia, Fishpond and more.

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Converting your manuscript to book format (typesetting)

Basic ebook cover design (front only)** see samples here

Conversion to ebook formats: EPUB (iPad etc) MOBI (Kindle) - learn more

1 x ISBN and full registration in your name or company learn more

National Library of Australia Catalogue-in-Publication (CIP) entry learn more

Bowkerlink World Book Database listing, exposing your book to over 100 million outlets worldwide learn more

Nielsen Book Database listings (print and ebook) learn more

Global ebook Distribution (one-off set-up fee) learn more

First twelve months annual ebook listing fees ($40.00)

On-going support, encouragement and a lasting friendship

Total (sample price exclusive of GST)

From $1439.00

 

PACKAGE 6: Design and Registraions only

This is where your baby finally comes to life. Under your supervision we will create the perfect layout for your book and design an eye catching cover, while also taking care of all those registrations such as ISBNs and National library listing and important book data entries. You have complete control over the design of your book and all registrations will be in your name.  

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Converting your manuscript to book format (typesetting/design)

Book cover design - see samples here

Block of 10 ISBNs with barcode and full registration in your name/company learn more

National Library of Australia Catalogue-in-Publication (CIP) entry and Trove listing learn more

Bowkerlink World Book Database listing, exposing your book to over 100 million outlets worldwide learn more

On-going support, encouragement and a lasting friendship 

Total (sample price exclusive of GST)

$900.00

 

PACKAGE 7: Printing only

Bookstore/library quality books printed in Australia. Because our printers specialize in book printing and supply many of the large publishing houses, we're able to supply the kind of quality and price you wouldn't usually expect to find in small quantity runs.

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50 high quality printed copies of your book (higher or lower quantities can be quoted on request)

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Priced at time of quoting, delivery to your door within two-three weeks of order

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Total (sample price exclusive of GST and delivery)

 $300.00 



Please note: The sample print price above is for a book of up to 100 pages, up to 9'x 6'
(229mm x 152mm) in size, b/w interior, perfect bound cover in gloss or matt colour.
Larger books, colour interiors, various stocks, and hardcase covers can be priced on request.

Prices for the following book sizes can be requested at the time of quoting:

  • 178mm x 111mm  (7' x 4.37')
  • 181mm x 111mm (A format)
  • 203mm x 127mm (8' x 5')
  • 203mm x 203mm (8' x 8')
  • A5: 210mm x 148.5mm (8.25' x 5.75')
  • 216mm x 216mm (8.5' x 8.5')
  • 234mm x 156mm (9.21 x 6 14')
  • 229mm x 152mm (9' x 6')
  • 280mm x 210mm (US Letter 11' x 8 25')
  • A4 297mm x 210mm (9.6' x 8.25')
  • all custom sizes
  • colour books (children's and cookbooks etc)
  • hard covers (gloss or matt)
  • hard covers (gloss or matt) with-dust jacket covers.
  • cloth-with-dust jacket covers.

 

PACKAGE 8: Ebook Conversion only

High quality ebook conversion using the layout we created in 'Stage 1' or from the PDF you supply making your ebook suitable for viewing on most devices including the Kindle, iPad, KOBO, Androids, Sony Reader and Smartphones etc.

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Conversion to ebook formats: EPUB (iPad etc) MOBI (Kindle) and PDF - learn more

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On-going support, encouragement and a lasting friendship

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Total (sample price exclusive of GST)

From
 $250.00


Please note: The sample price above is for an ebook of up to 100 pages, priced at $1.50 per page
in a simple text layout. Higher page counts and complex designs will be priced at the time of quoting.

 

PACKAGE 9: Print On Demand (POD) Distribution only

Have your printed book available for sale worldwide through all the major online stores such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository, Fishpond etc. No stock required, no expensive postage, everything is taken care of for you. You'll receive a monthly sales statements and 100% royalties from your sales paid directly into your bank account each month learn more

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Global Book Distribution (one-off set-up fee) 

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First twelve months annual POD listing fees ($40.00)

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Nielsen Book Database listings (print) learn more

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On-going support, encouragement and a lasting friendship

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Total (sample price exclusive of GST)

$710.00 

 

PACKAGE 10: Ebook Distribution only

Have your ebook available for sale worldwide through all the major online stores such as Amazon, Apple iBooks/iTunes and Booktopia etc. You'll receive a monthly sales statements and 100% royalties from your sales paid directly into your bank account each month learn more

GET A QUOTE

Request a quote

Global ebook Distribution (one-off set-up fee) 

First twelve months annual ebook  listing fees ($40.00)

Nielsen Book Database listings (ebook) learn more

On-going support, encouragement and a lasting friendship

Total (sample price exclusive of GST)

$449.00


 

PACKAGE 11: POD and Ebook Distribution Combined

Have your printed book and ebook available for sale worldwide through all the major online stores such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository, Fishpond etc. No stock required, no expensive postage, everything is taken care of for you. You'll receive a monthly sales statements and 100% royalties from your sales paid directly into your bank account each month learn more

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Online Global POD and Ebook Distribution (one-off set-up fee) 

First twelve months annual POD and ebook listing fee ($80.00)

Nielsen Book Database listing learn more

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Total (sample price exclusive of GST)

$1149.00

 


 

OTHER SERVICES

EDITING

Full editing service by qualified and experienced editors in a range of genres. Unlike most editing services that charge by the hour, we charge by the page so we can prepare your quote upfront meaning no nasty surprises at the end.

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Manuscript Assessment (AKA Structural or Substantive Edit)

Copy Editing

Follow-up Proofread

Combine two or all three editing services

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BOOK MARKETING/PUBLICITY

Every author believes that their newly published book is special and unique, and therefore deserves to be read. However, many authors are unsure exactly how to get their book to market.

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We have a growing number of book promotion services designed with the motivated author in mind

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BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS

Bring your book to life with our high quality illustrations. Full colour, b/w, pencil sketches, whatever your requirements we have the right application for you.

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Illustrations for all types of books incl: children's books, business books and text books etc. POA

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WEBSITE DESIGN

Professionally designed eye-catching website with up to five pages including a fully functional blog page so you can start marketing your book right away.

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Total

From $500

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN

High-end graphic design for all types of books including: cookbooks, children's books and technical books etc as well as logo and project work.

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Tell us about your project - POA

Coming Soon!

 

Ingram Spark/Lightning Source submissions

For those authors who have opened a distribution or print account with Lightning Source/Ingram Spark, but are finding it difficult to meet the difficult formatting and submission requirements. Let us take the headache out of setting up and submitting your files with the following services:

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Transplanting your cover design into the Ingram book cover template

Converting book cover and interior to PDF/ X files

Submitting files and metadata to your Ingram Spark/Lightning Source account

Total (GST exclusive) Please add $100.00 + GST to the total if you also have an ebook.

$399.00

Publicious is the Lightning Source/Ingram Spark preferred Australian publishing provider and
has been assisting Ingram clients with the above services since 2011

To learn more or to open an Ingram Spark/Lightning Source account click here

 

SINGLE SERVICES (all prices GST exclusive)

Tell us what you would like here:

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Converting your manuscript to book format (price to be calculated from manuscript wordcount and book size)

$250.00 min

Book cover design (includes front, back and spine) see a few of our samples here

$400.00

Front book cover design (ebook - front only)

$300.00

Single ISBN with barcode and full registration in your name or company learn more
Includes Catalogue-in-Publication (CIP), Bowkerlink book data entry 

$300.00

Block of 10 ISBN's + 1 barcode and full registration in your name / company learn more
Includes Catalogue-in-Publication (CIP), Bowkerlink book data entry 

$350.00

Assistance setting up an Amazon Kindle sellers account in your name

$150.00

Catalogue-in-Publication (CIP), Bowkerlink and Nielsen book data entries

$200.00


 

If you can't find the right service to fit your requirements, or if you're still not sure what it is you need, please feel free to contact us here

 

We're here to help you every step of the way!

 

What to do next.

Decide which of our stages or services you would like to start with then click on the quote button at the top of the section, tell us exactly what you want and we'll send you a detailed no obligation quote and instructions on how to proceed.

 

Thank you for your time and we look forward to the

prospect of working with you soon!

 

 

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