We asked some of our customers to provide feedback on their experience in dealing with Love of Books Australia-wide. Here is what they had to say…
Love of Books assists authors Australia wide with their book publishing requirements.
Love of Books was proud to assist Emma on her publishing journey.
Emma is passionate about aeroplanes, she spends hours drawing them and learning about them and has published 2 picture books called ‘ Plane Crazy 1 & 2′ with the loving assistance of Love of Books.
Knowing what challenges may lie ahead for Emma as a young girl with autism, Colin, Emmas father was keen to see his daughter develop her talents.
Listen here: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/meet-the-listeners-plane-crazy/3055222
Thank you Love of Books for the great work performed in enabling me to publish my book, Perseverance, Profanity and a Pot of Grease. I was completely satisfied with the design of the book cover, the friendly support of the Love of Books staff, Shay and Ian Lewis along with the low cost of your services. The cost was more than affordable. To me as I am not that good with computers I found their was the care factor. They truly cared and supported me wholly right the way through. The service was over and above expectations. I would not hesitate in recommending Love of Books to anyone intending to self publish their manuscripts.
Maureen Carter. https://www.facebook.com/maureencarterbook
My wife, the bridal designer Rhonda Hemmingway, had written a book called Secrets and Confessions of a Wedding Dress Designer. After checking all the competition we found Love of Books to be easily the most competitive. As the book was a deluxe hardcover A4 sized coffee table style, with 365 pages and more than 250 photographs with a sealed section and silver foiled highlights on the cover, it was very complex to design and print. Not once did the Love of Books team falter to deliver exactly what we wanted with great formatting design ideas, but it was achieved promptly and with good humour. The resulting publication is so impressive that we just received a good order from the biggest retailer of books in Australasia, Dymocks (145+ shops). The book will go into profit next month, recovering all our print and marketing costs. We are thrilled. We will definitely use Love of Books for the reprints (as well as a children’s book we are also working on). I cannot praise Love of Books too much as they really are very good and highly skilled, which is all the more impressive when you consider their quote was the best we obtained from the 8 publisher’s we approached. http://www.rhondahemmingway.com.au.
Love of books proudly donated time in the aid of charity to enable this beautiful book come to life. Hosted by Julia Gillard.
“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 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 had already sold 1,000 copies.
I want to thank Love of Books, and all the staff, for a wonderful experience in producing my book, the “Australian Bus and Coach Drivers’ Guide”. From initial contact to completion of dispatch, I have been impressed with Love of Books constant level of professionalism, care and support all round. They were sensitive to the personal loss in my family (at the time I first expressed interest in their business). They were able to offer me a fantastic range of services, and advise me on doing “little things” under my own volition (to increase the satisfaction of personally achieving various aspects of production). Tony was amazing in production of the product, and advice for marketing and future development of the book by the consultants was much appreciated. The Dispatch department was brilliant, contacting me personally regarding distribution and related requirements. I found their attention to detail extremely beneficial, and their advice based on years of experience invaluable. After seeking a range of suppliers, they are the most economic for quality publishers I encountered. I cannot adequately express how impressed I was with the final product. They assisted my plans with self publishing into a reality, and I am grateful. I look forward to Love of Books continued support and services in the future, and recommend them to anyone seeking to self-publishing. Australian Bus and Coach Drivers’s Guide by John Duffy: http://johnduffy.net.au/book/ABCD_Guide.html
We are making changes!
Clients who utilize Love of Books Book Printing services can now registrar for free media exposure through the Love of Books Club website. Unlike other publishers who advertise, sell and gain a profit margin from authors book sales, Love of Books is giving back to the authors.
How can we do this?
1. We do not employ pushy sales persons in order to make sales. 2. We do not have a fancy office building overhead rent to pay. 3. Much of our services are completed within the family owned and operated environment.
Our staff work an honest days work for an honest days pay.