PUBLISHING SERVICES

Manuscript Assessment

  • Get an EXPERT ASSESSMENT of your manuscript.
  • Click on Contact for our $445.00 SPECIAL OFFER and pricing guidelines. 
  • Choose the right EDITING + PUBLICATION PACKAGE for your project

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Editing

  • All authors – even the lions of literature – need proper editing, especially first-timers. Sloppy editing will ruin your publishing dreams.
  • Professional editing produces a top-class book free of embarrassing glitches.
  • Editing is the most critical stage of publication and usually involves the most cost. 
  • We guarantee precision editing of the highest standard to shape and sharpen your manuscript into a book that people will want to read.
  • Proof reading, the critical final coat of varnish, is applied with our trademark excellence.

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  • Gary Martin and Wayne Grogan will edit your manuscript. We also engage associate editors who are specialists in their field.
  • Wayne Grogan: Author of four published novels: Junkie Pilgrim, winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Crime Fiction; Vale Byron Bay; Heavy Allies; and Terror Australis. Plus Jim Morrison Jesus Complex, a wild, free verse trip inside the head of the legendary rock god from The Doors.
  • Gary Martin: Editor of Wayne Grogan's books, plus other titles. Member of the Australian Publishers Association.              

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Mentoring and Development

  • We are committed to encouraging new authors and working in genuine collaboration towards successful publication.
  • Our MENTORING AND DEVELOPMENT PACKAGE offers one-on-one coaching.
  • Do you want to write a book but don’t know where to start, or how to see it through? We will get you going and keep you focused.
  • Hone your writing skills under the guidance of professionals with decades of experience.
  • If you are writing fiction, learn about narrative, plot, characterisation, dialogue and pacing.
  • If it’s non-fiction, learn about the keys to research, structure, and writing with objective clarity and authenticity.  

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Contract Publishing

  • Deep Line Books will produce a quality publication on a budget you can afford – a book that looks and reads like something you’d buy in a bookshop, not a costly, amateurish embarrassment.
  • No hidden costs, no inflated charges.
  • Beware of the sharks: service providers who cynically trade on an author's dream and gouge money at every stage of the way to publication.

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Design & Typesetting

  • Our graphic designers produce publications in distinctive and original formats.
  • For example, see the eye-catching cover of Jim Morrison Jesus Complex.
  • Typesetting: We prepare your Word file for E-book conversion and POD (Print On Demand) for printing paperbacks.    

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Printing 

  • If you want your book in paperback, we will tell you how many to print – don't waste money on over-printing, a mistake many authors make.
  • We will obtain best printing quotes from Australia and overseas for your publication.

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E-books

  • We convert your manuscript for reading devices such as iPad and Kindle at a very affordable price.
  • We upload your E-book to the top online retailers, such as Amazon and Apple iBookstore.
  • Our E-book service also covers distribution to other online sales platforms.

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Publicity & Marketing

  • Deep Line Books will advise you on how to make the media aware of your book.
  • We will write and distribute a media release for newspapers, radio, magazines and TV.
  • We offer internet marketing with Facebook campaigns and other social media penetration. 

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Distribution  

  • If you want retail bookstores to stock your book we will set you up with Dennis Jones & Associates, Australia's leading distributors.