Self-publish Your Business Book the Smart Way.

Become The Authority in Your Industry. Skyrocket Your Credibility. Grow Your Business!

We've worked with many successful business owners, entrepreneurs and coaches who discovered the lead generating power of publishing their own book which position's them as THE key person of influence in their industry.

We'll help you do the same.

“You have a to speak to Anthony! My friend Adam Houlahan had been providing rave reviews about Anthony and the Book Cover Cafe team. And I wasn't disappointed.”

–Jon Hollenberg, Five by Five | KPI

“Publishing a book for the first time is a challenge that requires a team work. Anthony and the team at Book Cover Cafe are the perfect partner to do it. They are very helpful, knowledgeable and are able to deliver excellent results.

–Andrea Baratta | KPI

People who read your published book can become loyal fans, evangelists and customers. This is where the magic lies, because rather than you chasing them...

They come to you!

Books have an extended lifespan, so your book can spread your message far and wide being in more places at any one time then you can in person.

Your book allows you to package your expertise and make it accessible to prospective clients, joint venture partners, readers and the media even while you sleep.

Here are a few of the books we've recently helped bring to market!

Everything You Need to Turn Your Word.doc Into a Globally Published Book

As your personal publishing team we're ready to help you create, publish and release your book-baby to make a powerful first and lasting impression.

The care and attention we provide has been recognised by our industry resulting in awards for our genuine advice and quality services. We're passionate about helping people just like yourself with our combined experience of over 25 years in publishing, with staff having worked at Penguin and Scholastic.

Bestseller Cover Design

Make your first impression count with an eye-popping design!

Get a stand-out cover design including, front, back and spine, along with an optimised eBook cover and website promo images. You will be able to choose from multiple front-cover concepts, and make some revisions. It's all included.

Print Layout/Typesetting

Avoid looking like an amateur indie author with messy, uneven and unprofessional interior design. We'll create a unique layout that will have readers immersed in your book with a custom-designed interior ready for printing. Clients, industry influencers and retailers will take you seriously. We give you the finished files so all you have to do is upload.

This includes text and chapter design, up to 10 images inserted if required, up to 3 tables, front and back pages, footnotes, eliminating widows where possible and creating a print-ready PDF.

Print Layout/Typesetting Add-on Pack

This add-on pack is ideal for authors whose book requires additional images, tables, reference page/s and more. If you require an add-on pack for your chosen package simply 'tick' it on your order form.

Includes: an extra 20 images and 10 tables can be added. Insertion of appendices/references pages/s. Up to 10 style breakout sections (eg: tip boxes, note pages).

EBook Conversion

Say NO to messy and broken eBook files. We'll provide you with an eBook that looks like the print-book design in every way technically possible, from dropcaps, tables and footnotes to design. It will look awesome to anyone who buys your book.

This includes both EPUB and Kindle files ready to upload, clickable links and custom coding for quality presentation.

Files are fully tested and e-check validated for retailer compatibility!

Keep 100% Profits, Sell to Clients, Online and Live Events

Self-publish the Smart Way and enjoy maintaining control and flexibility. Sell your book to potential clients online at Amazon or at live events without being restricted by vanity publishers and other third parties. No licensing fees, no withholding rights. You own 100% of the copyright and royalties.

Trusted Printing and Distribution

It's your choice whether you print one book, or a hundred books. Take advantage of our black book of trusted local printers for premium book printing, or enjoy wider distribution to retailers and libraries with print on demand. The power is in your hands.

All this is covered with step-by-step training videos inside The LAB course modules.

Amazon eBook Set-up

Publish your eBook on Amazon, the world's number one eBook retailer. Take advantage of Amazon's in-build promotion features. Set and update your own pricing any time. Choose your categories for better book rankings which gives your book more visibility. Publish your eBook the smart way with complete control and flexibility.

All this is covered with step-by-step training videos inside The LAB course modules.

Editing

Turn your words into a crafted masterpiece. Make sure you've had professional, objective eyes look over your manuscript before you publish to avoid scathing reviews. Our editors will work with you to make your Pulitzer shine!

You have two editing options to choose from.

Standard edit: this is a one-pass process where your editor will edit your work for grammar, spelling, punctuation and voice.

Comprehensive edit: this is a two-pass process where your editor will cover all aspects included in the standard edit PLUS structure, point of view, message consistency and tone. This also includes additional time for answering questions and a Skype call with your editor.

You can add editing to your chosen package by selecting it on your form.

Editing is billed separately.

Marketing & Sales Toolbox

Get access to a collection of marketing and sales tools to help you promote and sell your books. Includes tools and templates to help you build your author email list at events, ignite online sales with the power of promos sites and get book reviews.

Included in every package!

"Book Cover Cafe exceeded my expectations! The process was managed very well and all deadlines were met on schedule. The cover design and book formatting is outstanding. I feel Book Cover Cafe did a superb job of providing me with a cover that really reflects the essence of the book. I would recommend Book Cover Cafe without hesitation."

—Eugene T Schurter

“As a first time publishing Author and a complete novice, the task seemed daunting and overwhelming, but thanks to Anthony and his crew, it has been an exciting and educational experience. They have produced a beautiful and professional final product I am proud of. I will be forever thankful to them, and a novice no more.”

—Deslie O'Brien

 

  
 
Cover design concepts
Cover revisions
Cover design, spine/back*
Royalty-free images included
Free barcode*
Keep 100% rights & profit
Print format/typeset
Print format/typeset revisions
Print-ready files to upload
Marketing & sales toolbox*
Optimised eBook cover
eBook conversion, Kindle+EPUB
Online promotional images
Additional design features*
Access our trusted local printers
Full membership to The LAB video training

BASIC

$995
Print + toolkit
Cover design concepts : Up to 3
Cover revisions : Up to 3
Cover design, spine/back*
Royalty-free images included
Free barcode*
Keep 100% rights & profit
Print format/typeset
Print format/typeset revisions : Up to 2
Print-ready files to upload
Marketing & sales toolbox*
 
 
 
 
 
 

PRO

$1195
Print + eBook + toolkit
Cover design concepts : Up to 3
Cover revisions : Up to 4
Cover design, spine/back*
Royalty-free images included
Free barcode*
Keep 100% rights & profit
Print format/typeset
Print format/typeset revisions : Up to 2
Print-ready files to upload
Marketing & sales toolbox*
Optimised eBook cover
eBook conversion, Kindle+EPUB
Online promotional images
 
 
 

BESTSELLER

$1595
Print + eBook + set-up + toolkit
Cover design concepts : Up to 4
Cover revisions : Up to 5
Cover design, spine/back*
Royalty-free images included
Free barcode*
Keep 100% rights & profit
Print format/typeset
Print format/typeset revisions : Up to 2
Print-ready files to upload
Marketing & sales toolbox*
Optimised eBook cover
eBook conversion, Kindle+EPUB
Online promotional images
Additional design features*
Access our trusted local printers
Full membership to The LAB video training

Packages include books up to 100,000 words. All prices in AUD.

Add-on Pack · $195

Includes print typeset AND eBook conversion of these additional items.

Images x 20 · Tables x 10 · Appendices or references page x 1 · style breakout sections x 10 (eg: tip boxes, note pages)

(Select your package above, then tick 'Add-on Pack' on your order form.)

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Have something you want to discuss with us first?

How the Process Works

Step 1

Once you've decided on which package you’d like, click the green button and you'll be prompted to complete the project form. The form will ask you to complete the following:

  • Select which book size you would like, either 5"x 8" or 5.83 x 8.27"/A5 or 5.5"x 8.5" or 6"x 9". These are the most popular trade-book sizes for maximum compatibility across the publishing industry.
  • Enter your book description, which may be used on your back cover and/or for reference purposes.
  • List any cover ideas you may have. If you don't have any, don't worry because our designers will come up with something magical. For marketing reasons it's often better if our designers are not limited.
  • Upload your final manuscript file, which should include your extra pages such as 'About the Author' and 'Acknowledgements'. Only upload once these extra pages are included and you've followed our manuscript preparation checklist.
  • Enter your book information such as title, subtitle (optional), author name, website URL and any other text for the cover.
  • Choose whether you want to add editing to your project, if your manuscript has not been edited. This will be added to your package invoice and will be the first task to commence.

Step 2

Once you have submitted your form, you'll be prompted to step 2 of 2 to complete your order. You'll be shown a thank you screen to confirm your order was successful and a purchase receipt will be emailed to you.

Step 3

Following your order confirmation, you'll receive a welcome email that includes a link to to a welcome information page detailing the book creation process with a video from Anthony outlining the process. You'll also receive your Marketing & Sales Toolkit link.

If you ordered the Bestseller Package you'll receive a second email containing information about your new Self-publishing Lab membership.

We will be in touch to confirm your project start and receive an project materials from you required to begin your project. Please allow sufficient time for project completion as you'll be required to review and approve project concepts.

“ I am so excited. For the first time, I feel like I have a real book. Thank you soooooooo much. You have created a great experience for me already and I will be using this service for all my upcoming books.”

—Maria Higgins

“Just wanted to say thanks and good job on editing my book. I've experienced positive feedback already this first month and have sold around 300 copies. Thanks for the awesome work, I'll come calling again when I write another one.”

—Don Archer

FAQs

Q. What type of payment do you accept?

A. Payments are accepted via PayPal, credit card or bank transfer (EFT). Payments for packages are required to book in your project. A PayPal invoice will be sent via email with the details.

Q. Why is editing not included in the packages?

A. Editing is not included because some people have already had their writing edited or proofread and just want the rest of the publishing tasks as they move forward. This way we simply have it as an optional add-on for those that want editing.

Q. How many changes can I make to the typesetting/print layout?

A. Up to two rounds of revision are available, which include layout/style adjustments. This does not include significant editorial or content changes as these should have been addressed in a proper edit.

Q. Do you offer rush fees?

A. No. We don't offer rush fees or time frames. The book-publishing process is a layered one that needs everyone's considered attention.

Q. How long does a book cover design take?

A. It takes from 5 to 7 business days to receive your first cover-design drafts for review. You'll need to allow time for review and revisions.

Q. What files do you accept?

A. We accept Microsoft Word files including .docx, .doc and .rtf. Make sure your manuscript is free of comments and track changes. Paragraph text should be consistent with chapter or section headings using Microsoft Word's default heading styles. Please refer to our manuscript preparation checklist.

Q. How long will typesetting take?

A. This depends on the size and complexity of your book. Generally most books take between 7 to 10 business days for typesetting to be completed. You will need to factor in review time for yourself as well and it's important not to rush the process.

Q. What does the publishing POD set-up involve?

A. This is where you'll get access to private training videos and support for publishing your book via print on demand and Amazon Kindle, removing guesswork and mistakes you may make on your own.

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