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.
Self-Publishing Mentoring
  • Help with Print on Demand choice, production queries, copyright matters, ISBN (how to fill out), library requirements, legal deposits, library suppliers, and handouts. Customised info. If applicable, advice on Amazon Kindle and eBook decisions can be included.
  • Includes a book guide and labels for legal deposits.
Power of Words (ABN 80 544 508 158) is not registered for GST. Rates are valid as at January 2018, and hourly rates are subject to change. We usually accept a 33% deposit to start (invoiced).

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 $75 per hour; time to be agreed in advance. Editing rates for small jobs are billed at $70 per hour.

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.