It's easy to self publish your book from manuscript, from your own book that's now out of print, copied from printed sheets, or formatted from files on a computer, from PDF files, etc.
Our new website wildandwoolley.com.au contains all the very latest help for self publishing writers including layout instructions ("What margins should I set?") and full details on all the popular book sizes ("How do I set up my page in Word?").
From Wordprocessed Manuscripts:
Our complete service in self publishing means that we'll design and format your book for you, then provide you with full page proofs (which will include photographs and illustrations) before printing and binding. We accept any type of PC or Mac disk: 3.5" or 5.25" and programs including Wordstar, Word, Ami Pro, or WordPerfect.
Downloaded from Disk:
Bring along your fully-formatted and completely ready-to-print disk and we'll download it to our printing system. This is the cheapest, professional, basic service we provide, especially for self publishers.
Your book must be:
- All on one disk, in one file for the text, and one file for the cover, in Adobe PDF format
- Remember to embed all fonts when you create your PDF
- Hardcopy printouts to accompany the disk
- At this basic price, we cannot give you page proofs.
Our in-between level of service is called basic plus.This service applies:
The most attractive, and traditional, dimensions for books are C format (235x153mm) and B format (200x130mm).
Use the members only section of the Wild and Woolley website to format your pages. You'll find it at http://www.wildandwoolley.com.au
For most books, we use acid-free archival quality paper that is specially manufactured in Australia. This paper has good opacity and bulks up well. Our binding facility produces a burst style, perfectly bound book: the binding edge of the book is roughened so that the glue actually works into the fibres of the paper.
The Cost of Publishing
Each book manuscript or project can be produced in a number of ways. Several years ago, 5 member publishers of the Association of American University Presses took the same manuscript called No Time For Houseplants and, independently of one another, created 5 different, unique books. One was a large-format hardcover, one a small paperback, one a "trade" paperback, one spiral bound, and so on.
Because there are so many ways a book can be produced, you will want advice on the best and most economical format for your unique project. For a very reasonable fee we can provide that advice, make suggestions as to format and style, and provide you with a firm quotation on the production of your book.
Unless you are placing a print order at the same time, there is a fee of $385 for all meetings to discuss your book. This fee applies whether we meet in person, talk on the phone, answer your email enquiries, or use the post.
What to bring (or send in) to a meeting:
- The typescript, a printed out manuscrupt or wordprocessed pages on A4 paper, single sided
- Computer disks and the names of the software you used
- An idea of what you want your book to look like: a book, photocopies of covers, etc.
- A list of questions you want answered
- The meeting fee of $396 by cheque, cash or credit card
Please note: This fee is rebatable off your print price on complete service jobs only.
50% deposit with order, balance on completion. Cash, cheque, Bankcard, Visa, Mastercard only.
Books take around 10 days to print from your PDF files at the basic level of service. Add 5 days for basic plus and 4 weeks for comlete service.