Publishing & Printing Services

ABOUT STARBURST PUBLISHING:

Starburst Publishing Pty Ltd has been operating as a publisher since 1998 and during that time has principally concentrated on commercial and graphic design applications as well as helping individual authors to self-publish their books. We therefore have a very good understanding of the book publishing industry. Additionally, via our complementary businesses, we provide a range of printing, web development, and marketing services (see Bibliosity). We specialise in high-volume printing with an emphasis on quality control. Starburst Publishing can therefore provide a full range of publishing services from editing and (pre-press) design features, set-up, ISBN registration, through to the printed product, be it books, magazines, company manuals, catalogues, and of course Marketing (via Bibliosity). We also specialise in helping authors to set up, develop, publish and market (via Bibliosity) eBooks in both PDF and EPUB versions.


STARBURST PUBLISHING PTY LTD

At Starburst Publishing we are well placed to help any prospective client. We can assist with self-publishing projects, even where clients have limited finance. We can also take on the complete publishing project where we provide full artwork, designs, layout, and editing facilities. Additionally, via our complementary businesses, we can provide a range of printing, web development and marketing services (see Bibliosity). We also specialise in high-volume printing with an emphasis on quality control. Starburst Publishing can therefore provide a full range of publishing services from editing and (pre-press) design features, setup, ISBN registration, through to the printed product, be it books, company manuals, catalogues, and of course Marketing. We also specialise in helping authors to set up, develop, publish and market eBooks in both PDF and EPUB versions.

For anyone interested in getting their works / manuscript published with Starburst Publishing Pty Ltd in book form, here are a number of important considerations:

  1. Either Starburst Publishing will finance the publishing of a particular (unsolicited) works / manuscript (which we do accept), or the author / originator will need to provide his or her own finances.
  2. If Starburst Publishing decides to finance and publish a particular submitted (unsolicited) works / manuscript (we would inform you within a three month period if you are successful or not), it can take a considerable amount of time before it becomes published in printed form - usually two years and sometimes as long as five years. This is simply due to a pre-planning need of publishing objectives and having to raise the necessary capital for each book project. Naturally, like any other mainstream publisher we also have a 'Slush Pile' and even though we accept unsolicited manuscripts, and besides informing you, we do not return manuscripts via post (unless the author decides to pick it up) - the reason is simply that it becomes too expensive an exercise.
  3. If our prospective client decides to self-publish we would advise to only print a limited version of a particular book project, for example 100 to 150 books, in order to test out the market place and see how the buyer / consumer react. Limited print runs of standard type books (as in black & white printing with colour covers) are usually printed in digital form, as opposed to offset printing. This reduces the cost dramatically, simply because offset printing has very high set-up costs. We would also advocate the setting up of an eBook version (in either pdf or epub formats or both) of the same book project, which, coupled with a good marketing plan (via Bibliosity) can further enhance any book project. Please take a look at our specials.
  4. Other costs that need to be taken into consideration are setting up of a particular book with format, artwork, designs, layout and editing facilities. Please take a look at our specials. For an obligation free quote or further details please contact us on 08 8340 8834

TESTIMONIALS:

The Vivienne System of English
I would like to compliment Starburst Publishing for their integrity and efficiency, during the publication of my English book. Each page has a completely different layout which resulted in spending countless, additional hours of diligence and effort for Peter.

Also, I especially appreciated Peterís attention to detail in perfecting the cartoons, the font, individual page design and the cover. Throughout the publishing process, Peterís patience, advice and professionalism, was outstanding.

Thank you Starburst Publishing.

- Vivienne Dearman
Author of The Vivienne System of English

The Early Settlers Historical Club of Tea Tree Gully Inc.
The Chairman, Author and Committee of this club would like to commend Starburst Publishing and staff for their speed, professionalism and competence in putting our ES historical book together. Without these aforementioned qualities this book would never have seen the light of day. The average person would have no idea of the difficulties involved in producing such a book. We cannot thank Starburst Publishing and staff enough for their effort.

- Helen Powell
Program Coordinator
The Early Settlers Historical Club of Tea Tree Gully Inc.

Your Complete Business Guide
I found Starburst Publishing to be very creative in presentation, design and layout with great attention to detail in not only the written word but also material quality. They were very friendly and helpful and able to tap into the right connections. I recommend Starburst Publishing for any of your publishing needs.

- David K. Graham
Author "Your Complete Business Guide".

Whispers From The Angels
As the Author of "Whispers from the Angels" I wish to express my gratitude to the Staff at Starburst Publishers for the way they helped me publish my book.

As a first time Author, my biggest concern was where to start. After talking to various publishers, I found Peter Whitewood to be very understanding of my needs and what I was trying to achieve. His expertise and advice in the structure and layout of the book was always very professional.

With all of my dealings, Peter was friendly and honest and no problem was too great for him. Whenever I sought to clarify a matter, Peter would spend as much time as it took to provide information and alternative solutions.

Since publishing my book, Peter continues to offer me information on such things as marketing my book, and his encouragement is always greatly appreciated.

- Heather Colquist
Author "Whispers From The Angels"

Talon Gold, The Khrushchev Legacy
Peter and his team are highly professional, creative and always have their client's best interest at heart. Their attention to detail is second to none and they combine up to date technical savvy with a genuine desire to help and mentor both aspiring and established Authors to bring out the best in them and their manuscripts.

The team at Starburst Publishing Pty Ltd are simply masters at their craft.

- John Webb
Author of 'Talon Gold' and the 'Khrushchev Legacy'