Publishing – Photography, Graphic design, Printing and Publication
At LifeStory Writing we offer further professional services in-house here in Australia. Photography services includes scanning to digital, and Photoshopping for colour balance, contrast and sharpening, composition etc. We prepare all images ready for final publication (including the cover). We are able to produce all images in-house to keep charges as low as possible. We can chat about the number of photos to include and the best ways to present them.
We have our own graphic designer to project manage cover design and layout for your publication. This includes attention to fonts, presentation of photographs, cover, selection of paper stock and layout generally.
Then there is copy-editing and proofing, essential to a professionally produced publication.
If you would like to self-publish (often called ‘indie’ publishing) you can manage this yourself (and we can point you the right direction). Or we are happy to look after this design-work for you. We can issue you with your own ISBN number and you can handle the printing if you want, or leave it to us. Typical charges for these graphic design book publishing aspects are in the range $6,000 to $12,000. There are many variables so we’ll need to prepare a quote for you.