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Publicious is a book publishing service provider located on the fabulous Gold Coast of Queensland Australia. We are here to assist authors who have decided to tread the self-publishing path. Publicious is a company run by self-published authors for self-published authors. We have a range of affordable services and products and are currently helping authors worldwide, including, Australia, USA, Canada, UK, New Zealand and Brazil. So no matter where you are we can help you.

At Publicious we understand that most self-published and first-time authors are either on tight budgets, or don't know how to get their books in print, or perhaps both.

Through our very own publishing journeys we've learned the dos and the don'ts of the self-publishing industry and have a genuine interest in passing our experiences on to our fellow authors.

We use the latest Industry-standard software for all our publishing, graphic design, and ebook conversions, but we offer old-school service at realistic prices.

We do not use ready-made templates for any of our formatting and designs, all of our books are designed individually with the complete cooperation and input of our authors; and we produce bookstore and library quality books of the highest standard.

Director Of Publicious Andy McDermott

Our Director

Andy McDermott - Publicious CEO Andrew McDermott (Andy) published his first novel, The Tiger Chase, in 2002 with an American publisher. He launched the book in San Diego and followed up with a book tour of the US, including the LA China Town and Las Vegas.
On his return to Australia, he became disillusioned with the publishing industry. After being locked into an unproductive contract, earning a tiny percentage of royalties for all his hard work, and not owning any of his rights, he decided to follow the self-publishing route.
From 2005 - 2007 he was the President of The Gold Coast Writers' Association (of which he is now an honorary lifetime member) and worked closely with like-minded authors, assisting them with their manuscripts and publishing needs.
In 2010, to mark the year of the tiger, he launched the revised self-published edition of The Tiger Chase as a paperback and an ebook, and donated all his royalties to the Save China's Tigers Foundation. That same year he followed his dream by creating Publicious, a company designed to help self-published authors like himself. His main aim was to create the kind of company he wished had been around when he was starting out and one that would give the many unscrupulous publishing providers that populate the internet a run for their money.
In 2011 he launched his first, and last, children's book The Last Tiger, in paperback, hardback and ebook.
2014 saw the launch of Murder inQuest, which is the first book in a series of speculative fiction stories featuring The Galactic Knights. That same year he also wrote and published The Publicious Guide to Self-Publishing.
Andy continues to write and is currently working on the third book in The Galactic Knights series and has recently completed a detective novel called Flirting With The Moon to be published soon. He teaches creative writing at the ACE Adult Community Colleges NSW and QLD and is active in the writing community, regularly appearing at writers' festivals and groups.

For more information on Andy visit his website at: www.andymcdermott.com

Read articles about Andy here 

Read an interview with Andy here


Publcious out and about in the writing community

Publicious Director and Author Andy McDermott chairing a self-publishing panel at the Byron Bay Writers Festival

Publicious Director and Author Andy McDermott hosting a self-publishing workshop at the Byron Bay Writers Festival

Publicious Director and Author Andy McDermott hosting a self-publishing workshop at the Byron Bay Writers Festival

Andy chairing the self-publishing panel and running a self-publishing workshop at
The Byron Bay Writers' Festival 2011 - Standing room only for both sessions


Publicious Director and Author Andy McDermott book signing at the Borders book store

Borders Bookstore

Publicious Director and Author Andy McDermott at the Brisbane Writers Festival

At The Brisbane Writers Festival 

Publicious Director and Author Andy McDermott at the Somerset Festival of Literature

Somerset Festival of Literature 

Publicious Director and Author Andy McDermott speaking at the Brisbane Library

Brisbane Library



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I am very grateful and honoured to have found Publicious. As a first time author, there was SO MUCH to learn, figure out and understand. I know that without the help and support of the Publicious team, I would not have achieved my dream. I contacted a few places last year regarding publishing, but I connected only with Andy, and that's why I chose to engage his services. It turned out to be an exceptional choice, pat myself on the back for that :-)

Dr Hisham Abdalla,
#1 international Bestselling Author of 4D Leadership

I asked media personality Ray Weeks about 'Publico'. He thought I was talking about 'Publicious' and said he had heard good reports. That's how I came to meet Andy McDermott. The spectacular cover design was a Publicious masterpiece, my sketches had been redrawn to illustration quality and my photographs inserted. Blitz was launched in good time for the February 19th 2012 Bombing of Darwin Day celebrations.

John Thompson-Gray
Author of Japanese Blitz on Darwin and Love Luck and Larceny

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