LIME BOOKS FOUR Ps of Publishing

We publish in E-Book, Paperback, Hardback and Audiobook formats.

Planning
  • Concept - the core of your book reflected in its Working Title
  • Genre - crime, romance, self-help? See bookshop
  • Theme - what subject does it cover
  • Voice - developing a style of writing suitable for your title
  • Editing - making your characters and story resonate
  • Publishing
  • Layout - font style, size, layout, look, readability, pagination
  • Cover - design & artwork
  • Photos - Images + Editing
  • Identification - ISBN / barcode
  • Publisher - published by a registered 'Publisher'
  • Proofs - black & white layout proof, colour cover proof
  • Produce
  • Printing costs paid in advance.
  • Proof book printed and bound for approval prior to printing.
  • Any changes to the signed off proof, will be charged at cost.
  • Delivery of the final books to a nominated address, at cost.
  • Cataloguing-in-Publication (CiP) and National Library.
  • Promotion
  • domain name - as per book title.
  • webpage - one page, for distributors and public.
  • PR - synopsis
  • letter - for marketing
  • database - distributors / bookshops.
  • book launch - at shop or event
  • events - author talks
  • video - book trailers
  • Publishing Options

    What do Lime Books Publish?

    Lime Books publish fiction and non-fiction: business, cookery and specialists subjects. We distribute either locally or via national book distributors to book shops and retailers across Austrlia. Low print run books are not financially viable and so we only publish these at the author's expense. We fund National Release books, if marketing commesurate with our investment can be demonstrated.

    Preparing Your Manuscript

    Lime Books can help writers prepare their manuscript for submission to other publishers. Most publishers will not consider a manuscript until it is finished. All submissions to Lime Books must be finished, fully edited and proofread. For details on preparing your manuscript for publishers: DOWNLOAD OUR FACTSHEET

    Marketing

    Lime Books only prints as many books as they feel can be sold. Selling books requires marketing. 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 learnt on our 'Writing A Book Course'. For more details on marketing your book: DOWNLOAD OUR FACTSHEET
    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.

    E-Book
    Design, Layout, ISBN, Barcode
    Colour Cover internal formatting
    Book / Author Media Kit
    Online sales
    Promotion required
    Legacy Book
    Design & Layout
    Editing / Proof Reading
    Hardback or paperback options
    No PR or Marketing required.
    Ideal for family biographies
    Sydney Release
    Design, Layout, ISBN, Barcode
    Colour Cover + internal formatting
    Book / Author Media Kit
    Booksales online / local retail
    100 books min
    National Release
    Design, Layout, ISBN, Barcode
    Editing / Proof Reading
    Book launch / Radio / TV
    National PR for Author and Book
    1,000 books min


    Submission Guidelines

    For assessment of your manuscript see our Submission Guidelines Factsheet: DOWNLOAD

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

    LIME - Write - Publish - Sell