Robert McCullough was one of the first authors utilizing our new IN HOME service for writers with limited mobility to publish his new book last year: “IN PURSUIT OF ACHIEVEMENT- Through Making Things Happen”. It was a pleasure helping Roberts publishing dream goal become a reality.
A prominent sports administrator, McCullough began his work in disability sports when he became President of Wheelchair Sports Australia in 1989, before being elected President of the Australian Paralympic Federation (APF) in 1994. https://www.paralympic.org.au/vale-bob-mccullough-oam/
To sum up, we used the services of this ‘Love of Books website’ to professionally print our family history book we had written as a family keepsake. Having no previous experience 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 to discuss these issues face-to-face rather than dealing with a faceless person over the internet or telephone. When we first contacted Julie, of ‘through the Love of Books website’, 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 educated across all the issues involved in getting a book printed. Furthermore, she assured us that our deadline could meet. What impressed us most was that Julie was genuine and straightforward in all her answers and came across as someone we believed on whom we could rely. From this initial meeting until the final draft for printing, a time frame that included having a book cover designed, we found that Julie willingly made herself 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 here was a very positive one. We have no hesitation in recommending this service to anyone who may be thinking of printing or publishing a book. Robert (retired Police Minister) & Larrane Mc Donald. Queensland.
My name is Joyce Livingstone, 11/10/2018- My Passion is illustrating and writing children’s storybooks with the help of the wonderful Australian publishing services team; over a ten-year period, I have self-published seven books with help and guidance from Julie. My books cover a wide range of subjects which I think give pleasure to children reading them.
My seven books are. Patsy and Peter, The Platypuses from Piccaninny Pond, Matt and Miranda, The Murray Greys from Muddy Meadows Farm, Ken and Katie, The Kookaburras from Laughing Meadows Farm, Daisy The Dairy Cow from Dumbalk Downs, Max and Molly Magpie, Down on Meeniyan Farm. One-Eyed Pete, The Pirate King, Trevor The Triumph TR3, Pedro The Cheeky Little Chihuahua. My 8th (latest book)
Pedro The Cheeky Little Chihuahua, published with Alice and the team’s help, has been a very pleasurable experience as I know from previous transactions that I can trust them. Alice and the team helped obtain a professional and pleasing publishing outcome for me. That being, children who purchase my books will enjoy the experience of reading them.
As I live in a small rural region in South Gippsland, finding this loveofbooks.com.au website and working with this team for many years, and most recently, I am happy with my choice. The entire team, especially Julie, has been accommodating in overcoming hurdles created by living in these isolated regions of Australia. Much of the work submitted was written in pen. Yes, I am old school. I posted my original drawing and manuscript by mail. The team suggested using an illustrator to colour the images on the computer. I followed their advice and was more than pleased with the result of my many hand-drawn illustrations. The team answered or returned my calls in good timing and very professionally. My advice to anyone who wishes to get their book published or is having trouble getting published, old school like myself, needing real care and patience, is to definitely engage the services of this terrific Australian publishing team of experts. It will be a delightful and satisfying experience for you.
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“As a first-time one-off self-publishing author, having researched several companies and warned about vanity publishers, I found this loveofbooks.com.au website. I utilized the services provided here for my book “My Story- A History of Ironman in Australia” as a personal family-owned business.
Although I did not use their editing services, I found their experience and expertise in formatting, production and printing services excellent.
Communication is a big factor for me. I could not have been happier with the amount of time and interest taken in my somewhat pedantic nature, with the attention to detail by consultant Alice to ensure my book would meet my expectations. The team spent many hours getting things right. Ian took time editing my photos to make them more properly presented. All went with some fairly tight deadlines in the end.
Thanks also to Ian Lewis for his personal input.
I can thoroughly recommend loveofbooks.com.au to any potential self-publisher embarking on this wonderful self-publishing journey.”
EMMA AYNSLEY: Through loveofbooks.com.au, the team was proud to assist Emma Aynsley 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 and 2’ with the loving assistance of Love of Books. Knowing what challenges may lie ahead for Emma as a young girl with autism, Colin, Emma’s father, was keen to see his daughter develop her talents.
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Brian H Butler: It was a real pleasure working with gentleman Brian H. Butler to bring his NEW BOOK – ‘ THE BIGGEST LIE AND THE GREATEST TRUTH ‘ to life. Now Published: VISIT: www.ernestworkman.com For purchasing details.
Brian H Butler’s Journey: I have had some unfortunate experiences of dealing with publishers both here in Australia as well as in the U.S.A. It is hard work when dealing with a different person every time in big organisations. I was despairing of finding one to entrust with the work of my new book, The Biggest Lie. It was quite by chance (or not!) that I came across loveofbooks.com.au. I was impressed when I first spoke to the staff because of their obvious sincerity in wanting to help authors get the job done for a reasonable price. I signed up with them, and I am glad that I did. It is so much easier to deal with the same contact person every time I have with loveofbooks.com.au. In my opinion, building business relationships is still very important: Brian H. Butler, Author.
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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 this loveofbooks.com.au website. We found the services and products to be easily the most competitive. 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 team falter to deliver exactly what we wanted with great formatting design ideas, but Julie achieved it 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 profit next month, recovering all our print and marketing costs. We are thrilled. We will definitely use this site loveofbooks.com.au for the reprints (and a children’s book we are also working on). I cannot praise this team enough, as they really are outstanding and highly skilled, which is all the more impressive when you consider their quote was the best we obtained from the eight publisher’s we approached. http://www.rhondahemmingway.com.au.
RICHARD DOVE: “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 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. Julie donated precious time setting up the files ready for print to enable this beautiful book to come to life with the aid of charity.
Australian Bus and Coach Drivers Guide
JOHN DUFFY: I want to thank all the staff for a wonderful experience producing my book, the “Australian Bus and Coach Drivers’ Guide”. From initial contact to completion of dispatch, I have been impressed with the team through their constant level of professionalism, care and support all round. They were sensitive to the personal loss in my family (when I first expressed interest in their business). They offered me a fantastic range of services and advised me on doing “little things” under my own volition (to increase the satisfaction of personally achieving various aspects of production). Tony was amazing in producing the product, and the consultants’ advice for marketing and future development 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 was invaluable based on years of experience. After seeking a range of suppliers, they are the most economical 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 loveofbooks.com.au continued support and services in the future and recommend them to anyone seeking self-publishing. Australian Bus and Coach Drivers’ Guide by John Duffy: http://johnduffy.net.au/book/ABCD_Guide.html