Frustrated by the technical details of self-publishing?  In a hurry?  Then find out about our book publishing services for those in Australia.

Publishing Services for the self-employed writer:

  • Developmental and Copy Editing
  • Typesetting
  • Supporting the Self-Publisher with guidance

Self-Publishing Coaching for novice authors includes:

  • How to publish (IngramSpark or Amazon or Blurb)
  • How to make an ebook (cheaply)
  • Where to get an ISBN / what to say
  • Uploading titles to Print-on-Demand correctly
  • How to claim the US tax exemption (5% withholding tax only)
  • Library suppliers information – will get you minimum sales
  • Copyright/quoting info – keep your book legal
  • Niche book marketing info
  • Amazon listing versus selling your own Book

We also review manuscripts for the level of editing that they require and marketability. (The $120 fee is then refunded if you choose our editing). Place your book with an experienced Editor, who has 15 years of writing and editing experience and University qualifications in communications.

Can I choose my Print-on-Demand host?  Yes, you can choose to use any POD and keep your Royalties. Our coaching helps with services to get your book on the road.

Note:   Each version of the book needs its own ISBN (international standard book number), e.g. paperback, hardback, ePub. You can choose to let Amazon give you an ISBN for Kindle only ebooks, and save there.
Line or Copy editing
$65 an hour
  • Line editing looks at language and communication of your message. Our editing packs a punch, with sub-heading suggestions, paragraph flow correction, less repetition, topic sentence suggestions, and consistent voice. This might take 19 - 25 hours per short book (25,000 words).
  • Copy editing is thorough editing for spelling, grammar, consistency, word choice, and punctuation. This might take 14 - 20 hours per short book. (It usually works out at 3 cents per word).
  • Proofreading is only performed after a thorough editing job has been done (by a professional editor). It is a careful read-through to catch typos, wrong punctuation and omitted words.
Writing Coaching for First Time Authors
  • * Developing your singular theme. This is crucial when promoting your book to a niche audience.
  • * Reviewing your outline and matching it with your target market.
  • * Keeping your written voice consistent.
  • * Finding references that are useful for the reader (and not a copyright headache).
  • * Learning the parts of a book that must be managed.
  • * Planning marketing.
  • * Writing a book blurb and author bio.
  • * Ideas for book distribution and library sales.
  • * Keeping you on track towards the deadline, which we set at the start.
Power of Words (ABN 80 544 508 158) is not registered for GST. Rates are valid as at November 2017, and hourly rates are subject to change. We usually accept a 33% deposit to start (invoiced) and two other staged payments.

Mentoring Packages are inclusive of either emails or phone calls and do not include (unless quoting directly) an onsite meeting. Further mentoring over allotted time is billed at $70 per hour, to be agreed in advance.

We do not have arrangements with any Assisted Publishers, nor any printers, so you can get some unbiased advice. Referral of book cover enquiries go to a good freelance designer.