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Helping Authors - Write, Publish, Distribute and Sell their book

  • Courses and coaching to help you write your book
  • Editing, proofreading and help for submitting your manuscript
  • Publishing in paperback, hardback, e-book and/or audiobook
  • Distribution to book shops and retailers - Australia wide
  • Press and publicity to help promote and sell your book
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    Submission guidelines

    What do Lime Books Publish?

    Lime Books publish both fiction and non-fiction, from authors and corporates. We distribute via national book distributors to book shops and retailers across Australia, including the main international portals. We can appraise your book project and help you move forward, from where you are today to where you would like to be: from concept development, writing, design, publishing, distribution, marketing and sale of your book. We can edit, co-write or ghost write your book for you too.

    Preparing Your Manuscript

    Whether you wish to self-publish or publish via a mainstream publisher, you will need to present your book for submission. We can help in both situations. Most publishers will not consider a manuscript unless it has been properly presented. Lime Books can take your book through to completion, editing, proofreading and manuscript presentation for submission to your desired publisher. For details on preparing your manuscript see our Fact Sheet: DOWNLOAD


    Selling books is like selling most other forms of entertainment, it requires marketing. A book supported by marketing will always outsell the same book with no marketing. How much marketing you are prepared to do will determine the number of books you print. It is important to consider this as early in the writing process as possible; ideally before you write your book. More details on marketing your book can be learnt on our 'Writing A Book Course'. For more details on marketing your book see our Fact Sheet: DOWNLOAD


    What happens after I have sent my manuscript?

    Lime Books will offer all submissions a reply within two weeks. More time may be taken if we decided that your manuscript has passed our initial assessment. In Australia seven thousand books are published each week. So there is room for optimism in publishing.

    For assessment of your manuscript or book idea first see our Submission Guidelines Fact Sheet: DOWNLOAD

    "We wish every writer success." [The Publisher].

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