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LOVE OF BOOKS AUSTRALIA

BECOMING A PUBLISHED AUTHOR IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK

Is that inner desire to publish a manuscript begging to be let out of the drawer overtaking yet?  Love of Books Australia is eager to help you reach a global audience.

Love of Books Australia is one of Australia’s superior and expert self publishing companies. We offer a diverse range of specialised services such as manuscript appraisals, editing and proofreading, book formatting and typesetting, book printing, book cover designs, website construction and book marketing to ensure every writer has an element of success.

Carefully built from feedback received from hundreds of authors, Love of Books Australia offers you a large support system along with terrific value packed products and services.

We work in partnership with printers, graphic designers, illustrators, and government agencies such as ISNB and CiP registrations to ensure your book is ready to hit the shelves.

HOW IT WORKS AT LOVE OF BOOKS AUSTRALIA

  1. CONSULT

After sending Love of Books Australia your files, a FREE quote is determined for your manuscript.  Once accepted by you, the editing process by one of our proofreading specialists begins if you have selected this service.

  1. DESIGN

Working together with our design experts, text layout and formatting and cover design are an easy journey. The beginnings of a final product start to take form.  Here, the creative look you have been imagining for your book comes to life.

  1. REVIEW

After the editing and constructing stages you have the chance to review your FREE book proof and make any changes before the final copy is sent to print.

  1. CREATE

The manuscript is printed, bound and polished and then delivered to you.  Congratulations, you have successfully created your book!  Now how can we market it?

 

CARE IS OUR DIFFERENCE

“I have found working with Love of Books Australia has been a great journey. Getting a book published through Love of Books was made easy and uncomplicated. All the fears I had were dissipated as I was walked through a step by step process along the way.”

 Lora Brand

Author, Beauty for Ashes

Love of Books Australia works with premium printers in the Brisbane, Logan and Gold Coast area.  We are committed to providing first-class book publishing services for your vision.

Your designs are yours to keep, not ours.  Following your instructions, the process is completed within a reasonable time limit until they look how you want them to look.  Our team utilises premier industry programs to ensure the highest of quality in every printed word and image.

All book printing is completed upon the approval of your printed proof copy and selections agreed to on your quote acceptance. Please review our REFUND policy for more details.

LOVE OF BOOKS AUSTRALIA OFFERS FOR YOU

At Love of Books Australia we assist you to set up promotional platforms to enable you to feel confident you have the tools to successfully market and sell your self published books. We provide tangible marketing modules that ensure physical results.

We work with you to build an understanding clearly identifying the sales targets, retail price and discounts allowable to assure that your financial investment is returned.

LOVE OF BOOKS AUSTRALIA CONTINUES TO SUPPORT MONTHLY SPECIALS

  • New Title Information and specifications – $250.00 (save $40.00)
  • Book review, strategy and media database – $250.00 (save $140.00)
  • FREE business cards of book posters for orders over 500 copies.
  • eBook creation with global distribution – $290.00 (special price)

 Find a Love of Books Australia Publishing Package that suits your book and budget

LOVE OF BOOKS AUSTRALIA IS AUSTRALIA’S SUPERIOR SELF PUBLISHER

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“The team at Love of Books has been very supportive, courteous and professional. If I had any concerns or queries along the way, they addressed them immediately.”

 Charli Winters

Author, The Unexpected Magic

Family History Book

Family History Book Publishing/Printing- doesn’t need to be complicated!

Where do I start: Determine the book size, page count, how many colour pages you have, book bind type, along with how many books you require. If you need us to setup the manuscript or cover design for you then mention this in the quote request message box.  Quote Request

Once I accept my quote what do I need to provide: Once you have selected the right products and or services and checked your quote matches your requirements you can provide your manuscript in PDF, MS Word or Publisher Format.  (If your content is not set up correctly let us take care of it.  A cost effective solution).  Please ask for the password to use our secure server to send large files to us. 

Provide your print ready Cover Design- OR let our design team work with you to create a superb cover design.  (A cost effective solution).

What we will do for you: All quotes accepted for Family History Book Publishing with Love of Books come with advice, a template for your program if required and a great level of support. Our support team are experienced with many computer programs and are here for you.  Care is our point of difference! 

What book types do we provide: Hardcover Books, Paperback and Spiral Bound book types in a variety of sizes and shapes. Colour, black and white or a mix of both.

Questions can be directed here: EMAIL US.  Place questions about family history book in the subject header.

Whether you are a first time author wanting to publish your memoir or organisation’s history; a book for your grandchildren, complete with your own illustrations; or you are an experienced writer looking to launch your novel to the world, Love of Books can help you turn your ideas into reality.

Love of Books is a team of experienced publishing professionals, designers and editors. Not only can we help you with all aspects of publishing your book – from editing, typesetting, cover design and internal layout to printing, marketing and promotion design – we offer true value for money services.

Whether you want to publish your book for your family history, your organisation, or for your own satisfaction, or test its market appeal, call a consultant today on 1300 556 529.

All of us have a unique story to tell. We all have invaluable life experiences. We have treasured memories – the building blocks that give us substance and make us alive. We have experienced change – the birth of a child, the death of a loved one, or the founding of our town, the rise of our organisations and the development or destruction of our communities.

We delve into our past to recall episodes and occasions; our emotions are stirred at the sight of old photographs, copies of birth, death and marriage certificates, piles of old love letters tied tightly with ribbon, postcards from overseas, mementos and souvenirs, locked diaries and hidden keepsakes.

Recently, we used the services of ‘Love of Books’ to professionally print a family history book we had written as a family keepsake.

Having no previous experience in printing a family history book, and having a deadline to meet, we needed to ascertain how to go about it, the formatting requirements, how long it would take and the cost. We wanted personal contact with someone we could discuss these issues with face to face, rather than trying to deal with a faceless person over the internet or telephone. When we first made contact with Julie McGregor, Director of ‘Love of Books’ she fully appreciated our needs and arranged to meet us. Julie readily answered all our queries and it soon became apparent that she was technically across all the issues involved in getting a book printed. She assured us that our deadline could meet.

What impressed us most was that Julie McGregor was genuine and straightforward in all her answers and came across as someone we believed we could rely on. From this initial meeting until the final draft for printing, a time frame that also included having to have a book cover designed, we found that Julie made herself willingly available by email, telephone or personal contact. She promptly answered and addressed any issues or problems as they arose. Her diligence took any possible frustration and stress out of the whole process making it an overall enjoyable experience. Not only was it possible to get our book printed but it was to our satisfaction and within our tight deadline.

Our experience with ‘Love of Books’ was a very positive one and we have no hesitation in recommending Julie McGregor to anyone who may be thinking of printing or publishing a book. Robert & Larrane Mc Donald Highland Park, Queensland.

 

Love of Books and Kerry Withoos

As a published author and director of a publishing company, I am pleased to confirm that Love of Books – through their directors John and Julie McGregor and the rest of their team – offer their services with impeccable professionalism and unmatched passion for everything relating to books, book printing and publishing.

Julie McGregor provided me with one on one contact and guidance every step of the way. Words cannot express my gratitude to Julie and her assistance through this whole process in regards to publishing and printing, which ranged from formatting my book, to the type of paper to use, to advice regarding photos, to margins to use, to the cover design, to tweaking the photos to look professional and more. I cannot thank you enough Julie McGregor and your team at Love of Books. Many thanks Julie. Kerry Withoos. www.irritablebowels.com.au

Julie McGregor and Emma Aynsley

Meet the listener guests Colin and Emma Aynsley are father and daughter.

Emma is passionate about aeroplanes, she spends hours drawing them and learning about them and has recently published a picture book called Plane Crazy.

Knowing what challenges may lie ahead for Emma as a young girl with autism, Colin is keen to see his daughter develop her talents.

With the assistance and care of Julie McGregor owner of Love of Books Emma’s dream of publishing her books came to life. Julie McGregor displays a care factor above and beyond many in business.

Book Publisher Brisbane Australia- book printing and book publishing services.

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/meet-the-listeners-plane-crazy/3055222

www.loveofbooks.com.au

Julia Gillard and Love of Books

Published on Feb 6, 2013

“Us Karen” was written by Richard Dove and illustrated by the talented Karen artist, Tha Do, to tell the amazing story of the Karen people’s journey, as refugees, from Burma to Australia.

The book was published as a Wyndham Community and Education Centre project and was funded by the Wyndham City Council. “Us Karen” was launched at Wyndham City Council on the 22nd of February, 2012 before an audience of over 300 people.

The Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, kindly supported this book launch by recording this speech from her office, in Canberra. The book has already sold 1,000 copies.

Julie McGregor also supported this book enormously by providing her own valuable time with the layout of the book along with the creation of the cover design setup ready for printing.  Julie McGregor often supports charities with her gift of valuable time and knowledge. Julie McGregor has spent over 8 years in the industry and has worked very hard to develop her business named Love of Books.

Julie McGregor and Janet Poole

Hi Julie McGregor and Love of Books

It’s a year since we published my book. It’s been a very busy, even overwhelming year mainly spent learning more about my target market and how to communicate the book’s message to the media and readers. Would you believe it – but so essential to have that message accurate and inspiring. I’ve also joined a publicity group in the US, a group who coaches how to do publicity. I’ve learned so much from them, and I only recently started to really push the book.

Now that I have that message, the book is going crazy – people LOVE IT! The reviews are magic, it’s won awards, bookstores keep selling out and I get offers to do book signings. If you want to see some reviews visit here: http://janetpoole.com/reviews-of-just-like-that/ Also you can see some of the awards here: http://janetpoole.com/2012/03/10/self-help-book-how-to-get-anything-you-want-just-like-that-wins-3-reader-views-literary-awards/

I’ve attached a couple of recent articles and you’ve been on my mind for months to include a testimonial! So here it is.

“I am delighted with the quality of my completed book and the response to my cover has been amazing. My book has gone on to receive many rave reviews and several internationally recognised literary awards.

Julie McGregor and her team have the utmost integrity and they helped me realize my dream of publishing my own book. I was unwilling to hand over the rights to a publisher, yet I needed professional assistance in cover design, formatting and printing. Julie’s willingness to help is genuine; when you work with her you keep your rights, you get peace of mind and you sign off on the finished product.  Love of Books provides a much needed and trustworthy service for authors.”
Finally Julie McGregor, one of my main projects right now is creating a bestseller campaign for later in the year. Lots of work but worth it as you can imagine.

Thanks again for all the help you gave me – and when you get a chance let me know how you are!
With warm regards
Janet

Can you really get anything you want? Scientific research says you can. Learn how to value yourself and live life on your own terms. My award-winning book How to Get Anything You Want – Just Like That! is a one-stop resource for understanding life. Visit www.janetpoole.com for a FREE download of 3 RADICAL chapters.

Love of Books and Ken Butcher

Julie McGregor and Melanie Folkes were the ones there for me right to the final stages. Julie Mc Gregor worked with me to publish a large and complex theological book of 718 Pages in Crown Quarto size.  During this time I was most unwell, battling terminal cancer and palliative cancer treatments.   Although there were difficult periods where I wondered whether I would live to see it completed, the project is now in its final stages and I am grateful for the way Julie Mc Gregor worked with me in getting my book ‘across the line’.  It is so good to be associated with so caring and supportive people like as Julie Mc Gregor and Melanie Folkes. Part of the great team at Love of Books.

 

Love of Books and Russell Brown

I took on an enormous task when I decided to self-publish my first book; a full-colour, high quality tutorial of 260 pages for professional photographers. I was lucky to find the knowledgeable assistance of Julie Mc Gregor and Love of Books, who had the book beautifully printed and helped me then to market it. Both of these areas were a mystery to me when I began. Having Julie Mc Gregors skilfull contribution to complete my project, I can feel proud of my achievement as an author and look forward to rewarding sales.’Julie Mc Gregor as the owner of Love of Books really cares about authors. Russell Brown. http://russbrownart.com

Love of Books and Charli Winters

Julie Mc Gregor and her team has been very supportive, courteous and professional. They have helped me publish my very first book called Unexpected Magic. If I had any concerns or queries along the way, they addressed them immediately. I like the fact they are happy to work with me not just during the process of editing, typesetting, formatting & marketing, but also after the book is print ready and is set up on the various selling channels. I told Julie McGregor – the owner of Love of Books – that she’s a super woman. She’s always working, even late into the night at times to make sure clients are well taken care of as I discovered when sending out emails a few times early evening. Thanks Julie McGregor and Love of Books for helping me getting my book published! You are such an honest and patient person.
All the best,
Charli Winters

What are Online selling channels?

Online Selling Channels

There is a multitude of online selling channels where you can promote and sell your published work and all should be considered.  Obviously the big ones like Amazon (see POD Printing), Google Books, Book Depository and Goodreads are all very effective when building a noticeable international presence. Make sure you research the distribution terms for each, as they will have varying percentages they will want for a sale, their fulfilment terms (meaning stock on hand) will also differ from each other.

Websites

Generating traffic to your links is one of the hardest things to do when it comes to creating a website or anything you want to promote.  Here are many ways internet online and offline where you can grab the bull by the horns so to speak…  Most of the methods are free but do require a bit of effort on your part, I promise it will pay off if you stick with it.

Don’t disregard the paid ones but gain experience with the freebies first.

Directory Listings

This is an old age method but it still works well.  The objective here is to build traffic, so if you seriously want it, put your link as many places as possible.  By directory listing, you are getting one-way links back to your site which is a great thing and improves your PR.  Not your traffic, but PR is a way to get on your Google’s top pages and therefore more traffic.  Reciprocal links are not the best way, but if you are brand new, sometimes you have to do it.  If you can do one-way links it is much better.  Search engines put a higher ranking on one-way links, so concentrate on those.

Link Exchanges

Again, reciprocal link is not as highly rated, but is still very effective. You need to exchange links with as many websites as humanly possible and for best results.  It’s not a good idea to have a music site and have a lot of links exchanged with a food site. It is a good  idea to have the music site exchange links with other music related sites though such as CD mastering, mp3s, other recording sites… This shows a great deal of relevance with search engines. Name your links page something like musicresources.html.

Take some time or request assistance from your publishing consultant to find the suitability of listing your books on websites such as Powells, Abe Books, Publisher’s Weekly, Barnes and Noble, and Books-A-Million. Book publishing can be a rewarding and profitable experience with the right advice and tools.

Once these and any other international online selling channels have been reviewed and activated, then look closer to home and search for the key selling sites in your country.  For example, in Australia, Fishpond, TheNile, Wheelers, Red Hen, Seek Books, and Bookworld are the most accessible sites available.

In most cases, listing your self published book on Nielsen’s Book Data helps in populating many of these and more obscure websites with your listing.  Each country has a different office for Nielsen’s, so Google for your local contact.  It is worth noting that some sites automatically populate their sites with your listings a few weeks after your ISBN registration is completed.

Try listing on auction sites like eBay, TradeMe, Gumtree, Live Deal, Craigslist etc.  A simple listing on a local auction site could build more profile than you originally thought, as once a product becomes popular, it becomes a noticed and in demand product.  Plus the percentage you would pay to these auction sites is usually far less than what a bookshop would expect.

One very important part of Online Selling Channels is spreading the word.  Once you have successfully had your book publication listed on these sites, share the word.  Through social media especially, tell your fan base the latest listings.  It shows positive activity and popularity which again creates a mindset in the buyer it is worth a look.

SEARCH ENGINES

Understanding how Search Engines work is of prime importance if you want your Web Page to be found by viewers or potential book buyers using them.  The fastest and easiest way to start getting your site attention is to register it with the major search engines and Web directories.  There are two primary kinds of search engines (with many variations).

They are:

Search engines use automated software (known as robots or spiders) to follow Web hyperlinks, harvesting information about sites as they go.  When someone submits a query to a search engine, the engine returns a list of sites, ranking them on their relevance to the keywords used in the search.  How search engines assess your site and determine the relevance of the words is difficult to predict, as it often depends on how the specific engine works. Some engines, such as Excite, use artificial intelligence to recognize concepts that frequently appear together.

Learn the basics of search engine optimization

Powerful web content includes keywords people use to search for your site.  To get a high ranking, your web content must be loaded with keyword phrases and still remain engaging to read.  Don’t let your content get stale as with most marketing materials, it’s easy for your message to run its course.  A website is a constant work in progress.  Build it and they will come doesn’t apply here.  It must be refined and added to on a regular basis to keep it fresh.  The keywords should be related your self published book.  Book Printing- keeping printed books on hand to sell is important as you can not sell something you don’t have possession of.  Keep printed books stock up.

GOOGLE PAGE RANK AND TRAFFIC

Google Page Rank (or PR as it is often referred to as) is simply an indication of the number of websites that link to a specific website.  It also attempts to indicate the quality of those links.  PR ranges from 0 to 10 (with 10 being the ‘best’ PR and 0 being the ‘worst’).  The vast majority of small business websites will usually find they have a PR of between 0 and 5.

To calculate a particular site’s PR, Google uses a fairly complicated algorithm based on the number of web links that it is aware of that link to the site in question.  This algorithm will also take into account the PR of the page that is providing the link, thus a link from a web page that has a PR of 7 will be considered more valuable than a link from a page with a PR of 4.

Because of the way in which links from higher PR-ranked sites are considered more important, many people are choosing to buy links from websites with high PR’s just so that they can increase their own PR.  Some sites can sell simple text link on their home page for over $700 a month purely based on the fact that they have a PR of 7 or above.

TIP: Try to get your website ranked higher, then you can advertise text links on your page & earn a profit.

The reason that most people want to increase their PR is because Google takes this statistic into account when determining where a website will be displayed in their search results.  Many people assume that a high PR automatically equals a high search engine placement for their chosen keywords.  Not so…. PR is just one of over 100 different factors that Google takes into account when deciding where your website will feature (these factors and the main algorithm change on a very regular basis).  It is perfectly possible for a website with a PR of 5 to get a higher ranking than a PR 7 site if it has better content or is more relevant for the search term in question.

DO SOME GOOGLE STUDY!

“The ONE Thing That Separates the Strong from the Weak in the Google AdWords Game”