Brisbane Self Publishing

Author Consultations

As a first-time author you may be feeling overwhelmed about all of the decisions involved in self publishing your book. Lots of questions can crop up which require an answer …

  • What is the most appropriate trim size for your book?
  • What book admin steps should you be aware of as a self-publishing author?
  • Which formats (local digitally printed books, offshore printing, Print on Demand, ebook or audiobook) are the best options for publishing your book?
  • What type of paper stock or laminate finish should you choose for your printed book?
  • Do you intend your book to only be available for family and friends? Or do you want to distribute it for online sales via Amazon KDP, Draft2Digital or IngramSpark?

Personalised Publishing Consultations

To help you with making these type of decisions, we offer personalised publishing consultations to guide you on your self-publishing journey. During these sessions we provide an overview of every stage involved in the book publishing process, as well as answer any specific questions you have about your manuscript. We will also show you a range of printed books we’ve helped previous clients to produce so you’ll have a better understanding of the publication process and be able to envision your own published book.

Author self-publishing consultations are held with Kirsty Ogden – self-publishing coach and business owner of Brisbane Self Publishing Service. These sessions are conducted either via phone, Zoom online meeting or in-person (Brisbane-based authors only) and are available Monday to Friday between 9.30 am and 4.30 pm.

  • Our fee for phone or Zoom self-publishing consultations is $45 and each session runs for 30–45 minutes.
  • Our fee for in-person (face-to-face) self-publishing consultations is $125 and each session runs for 60–90 minutes.

NOTE: The consultation fee must be paid in advance to secure your booking. This amount can then be deducted from your deposit invoice if you later commission us to help you publish your book.

Book your personalised author consultation

Keen to find out what’s involved in self publishing your book? Please get in touch so that we can schedule a publishing consulation session with you.

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