Helping Australian and international authors self-publish their books!
As an Australian author, I understand how hard it can be to take the first step from writing a book to getting it published. That’s why my wife and I started our self-publishing company Indie Publishing Group and now Author Services Australia. We wanted to give self-published authors an affordable way to present their book professionally. Together we have a decade of combined experience helping authors self-publish their books on Ingram Spark, Smashwords, Amazon, Kindle, Kobo, and more.
Just because you’re a self-published author, it doesn’t mean that you can’t put out a manuscript that’s equal to, if not better than mainstream published authors. We wanted to help Australian authors and authors from across the world turn their dreams into a reality.
There are three main choices that you have to consider, including self-publishing, hybrid/vanity press, and traditional publishing. Each has its advantages and disadvantages and it’s important to consider what’s going to suit you best carefully.
Let’s take a look at the differences between the three options and what the pros and cons of each option are!
- Traditionally Published – Publishing your book traditionally through a mainstream publisher can be quite frustrating as there are only limited spots available. It’s going to take some hard work, a lot of luck, and the ability to take criticism and rejection on the chin. However, if it pays off, it could set you up for life and won’t cost you anything to get your manuscript published.
- Hybrid/Vanity Press – This is probably one of the least attractive options for many authors, and you need to be aware of what you’re getting yourself into. You’ll have to pay for your formatting, cover design, publishing, social media, editing and much more. They’ll then release your book as a ‘published book,’ which you may have to promote yourself. They’ll also take a percentage of your royalties along the way and retain the rights to your book. Some are better than others, and it’s important to check your contract before you agree to anything.
- Self-Published – For many authors, self-publishing their books is the only way to publish. You’re responsible for all the costs, but you also have a lot of creative control over how much you spend and what your finished product is going to be. The upside? You control the rights to your book and collect all the royalties. You’ll always control your content and can promote it as much or as little as you like.
What can Author Services Australia do for you?
We can help with turning your manuscript into a finished book ready to be uploaded or printed. You can take your files to any of the major book platforms, including on Ingram Spark, Smashwords, Amazon, Kindle, Kobo, and more.
You can list your book as an eBook or print book, softcover, or hardcover (depending on the platform you choose) and much more.
We can help with formatting (layout and design) for both eBooks and print books, editing, and much more. We can help you upload your titles, book descriptions, website content, social media content, and much more!