Important information for prospective authors.

Poseidon Books provides a professional book publishing service that will put your book on the road to book publishing success.

You've got a great story to tell. You've invested a lot of time on research and writing your manuscript. Now, who will publish it? If your name is Danielle Steele or Stephen King, the answer is easy. Big New York publishing houses will offer million-dollar advances and multi-book contracts. Unfortunately, most authors don't command that kind of attention. That's where the Partnership Publishing Program at Poseidon Books can help.

We'll become publishing partners with you, sharing the expenses and profits. Best of all, we won't just dump the finished books on your doorstep the way a vanity publisher or book packager would do. Our Publishing Program will guide you through an easy  process of getting your book printed, marketed and sold.

We offer three book publishing packages for you to choose from.  Our  partnership publishing service offers various combinations of publishing and editorial features, allowing you to choose the combination that best suits your particular needs and goals. And then there is the self-publishing option that suits many people, for family history or special interest books.

These services include trade paperback  formatting of your manuscript, ISBN numbers and bar codes, special discounts for authors, excellent one-on-one author support, inclusion in our online bookstore, and promotional assistance and advice to help you get your book out there.

Why not get started today?

There are, in general, quite a number of steps and processes involved in the production and publication of a book. 

Below, we show you some of the benefits.

Copy editing.

This is one of the most important steps in the process of book publication.
This process involves checking the spelling, grammar and punctuation of the document and ensures that the final text is well presented and free from errors. A full and comprehensive edit is included.

Type setting

This is the process of laying out the manuscript in the way it will appear in the book and producing camera ready copy - this is included in the services we provide for you.

ISBN registration

Books that are to be offered for sale in bookshops will require an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) which will be printed on the imprint page and on the cover. This number is supplied by us.

Cover design

We design your cover using the information you send to us on the cover art form.  The cover is created by our in house graphic artists, or you can supply the elements yourself.

Bibliographic registration

This is the process of registering a book with the various bibliographic bodies. 

Australian Library Copyright Registration

Publishers in Australia are required by law to send one copy of your book to the National  Library.  

Publicity and Sales 

After we register the book with databases in Australia, the information will appear in a publication called "The Bookseller" which contains a list of all newly published books, this publication is widely read amongst all bookstores. In addition it will be added to a list called "Books In Print" which is circulated to most bookstores. We can also arrange to have your book listed on US and UK databases and available from Amazon and other on line stores overseas. This plan includes basic marketing assistance.

We have prepared a special marketing planner for you to download in pdf- click here to download it.



 includes the following:

  • A  paperback book printed in black ink with a full-colour cover. 

  • Full professional edit of your work, formatting and pre-press preparation.

  • Professional Cover Design.

  • Page proofs emailed to you as PDF files.

  • ISBN number - a number unique to your book (needed by bookstores to order books from the wholesaler).

  • Barcode required by most bookstores in order to shelve your book.

  • Copyright registration in your name in the Australian National Library.

  • 20% net royalty on all sales of your book, excluding author purchases.

  • 1 book sent to the Australian National Library.

  • Full Distribution   

  • Listing of your book on all major databases and inclusion on new release forms sent to bookstores.

  • 15 copies of your book delivered to you.

  • Your book will be made available to bookstores and retail internet sales for the duration of your agreement.

  • Your own page on the Poseidon Books website, including secure Internet sales.

  • Promotional posters and assistance with marketing your book.

  • Twice yearly sales report.

  • A special discount price of 40% for any extra copies we supply to you.

  • This package price is for books up to 50,000 words and includes placement of up to 20 monochrome (b & w) photos.  For extra pages and photos inclusion, let us know so we can discuss the extra costs with you.

  • For authors outside Australia, we offer the option to place your book on overseas databases for local printing and distribution in the USA, UK and Europe and availability on Amazon. 

Ask us about the cost of this plan. 



Our unique service to authors combines the power of new technologies with the virtues of the traditional publishing model. The author/editor relationship has always been fundamental to high-quality publishing. We know no amount of automation can replace the person-to-person communication that is essential to turn a good manuscript into an excellent book.

Contact us for further information and for a copy of the agreement.   To submit your material for evaluation, you may either email it as an attachment in Word, RTF, PDF or Lotus WP.  You can also post it to us at: Poseidon Books, P.O. Box 2554, Burleigh MDC  Qld.  4220  Australia.



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