Book Production

Holy grail of booksDo you go to bookstores and admire the rows of beautiful books for sale? Would you like to show people your stories, poems, pictures, or family history as a professionally printed and bound book?

Allow us to make your dreams a reality. Contact us and our experienced book producers will guide you through the process in an efficient, cost-effective and relaxed way.

We use your MS Word document to produce books such as: novels, novellas, family histories, picture books, photo books, collections of poems and short stories, or a combination of them all.

If you have seen it in print, we can reproduce it, or we can design your book based or your Platform 13boriginal and innovative ideas.

From an A5, sixteen page book, up to an A4 family history with three hundred pages including color photos. The more you print, the cheaper each copy becomes. We can produce books of all widths and lengths and papers.

All of our services include:
An initial free no-obligation consultation where we discuss the most appropriate format for your project.
Your choice of our fully customisable templates you can choose the font style and size, location of page numbers, contents page, index if needed, and location of images. Electronic proofs of your book, and up to five rounds of changes.

We structure the process into a series of meetings where we customize every element of your book until you are happy with the final product. After the fourth round of pages we provide you with a full color, bound copy proof of your book that you can use to help you make your final customizing decisions.

INDIVIDUAL SERVICES

Layout text only A5 size
Up to 32 pages – $80
33 to 64 pages – $120
64-92 pages – $160
92-184 pages – $180
185-320 pages – $220

Layout images and text A4 size
Up to 32 pages – $120
33 to 64 pages – $160
64-92 pages – $180
92-184 pages – $220
185-320 pages – $250

Covers
You can choose from our wide collection of images or provide your own image. We will produce three concepts for your cover and up to five rounds of changes for the cover that you choose. Your cover will be full colour, customisable, including front, back and spine, printed on one side only with typesetting and formatting.In print or eBook format.

Print cover – $300 for spine, front and back cover, one side only
eBook cover – $120 one page only

PACKAGES

Mini book – $450
Size – A5 (142mm x 210mm)
Length – up to 32 pages of text only
Binding – saddle stitched (staples)
Design – cover and internal pages
Printed copies – 60
Extra copies – $2.50 each

Anthology – $950
Size – A5 (142mm x 210mm)
Length – 64-92 pages of text only
Binding – perfect bound
Design – cover and internal pages
Printed copies – 60
Extra copies $6.40

Novella – $1,600
Size – A5 (142mm x 210mm)
Length – 92-184 pages of text only
Binding – perfect bound
Design – cover and internal pages
Printed copies – 60
Extra copies $8.20

Full size novel – $1,900
Size – A5 (142mm x 210mm)
Length – 185-320 pages
Binding – perfect bound
Design – cover and internal pages
Printed copies – 60
Extra copies $9.50

Optional Extras
ISBN 
Registration – $45
EAN barcode – $70
ISBN and EAN barcode combo – $90

eBooks
Once we’ve designed your book for printing, we can also convert it into an eBook format which can be viewed on tablets, smartphones, via the web and can be sold on the major eBook websites.

To learn more about our other self-publishing services, please visit self-publishing.