Author Services

Small Town Publishing author Services

Write. Edit. Proof. Format. Publish. Market. Repeat.
Authors supporting authors. Sometimes you need a hand with the small stuff. Need beta readers that are also authors, to provide constructive feedback? Want an editor that's also an author, without having to sell your first-born to pay for it? Need to format your manuscript for ebook and paperback, but don't have Vellum? We can help. We have a small team of authors with the skills and experience to support your publishing journey.

Why self-publish? Indie publishing provides an author with a lot more control over their product. It's quicker and easier than traditional publishing. Plus, you keep your copyright, earn higher commission and can bring your books to your readers much faster.

So you've written a manuscript you love. What's next? Proofing and editing - it can be hard to do that yourself; perhaps invite a couple of beta readers to give feedback too. An eye catching cover design and cracker of a back blurb is imperative to drive sales - and your interior formatting needs to look professional. You can go 'wide' across a lot of distribution platforms or go 'exclusive' with Amazon. You can upload your files for ebook and paperback (print-on-demand means you can also order author copies at cost for yourself). But indie-publishing means you are also your own sales agent - you need to engage with your readers and market your book - social media, Amazon, newsletters, blogs. You don't need them all, but you need to dedicate time to the ones you choose.  There are fabulous resources available to learn more - many of them free - facebook groups, podcasts and courses.

Questions? Ask us.  Send an email - we'll get back to you quickly.

Proofing, editing

Specialising in romance (small town, rural, contemporary, rom-com, Australian themes), women's fiction and memoirs.

From $12 per 1,000 words :

  • Consistency, style, formatting and design
  • Grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Clarity, understanding, sense and fluency
  • Style conventions and language level
  • Content improvement and refinement

Contact us if you have a manuscript you'd like proofed and edited. We will edit the first chapter before you commit.