Our Commercial Services listings contain publishing and writing services that offer editorial, marketing, design, self-publishing, and other business-focused assistance to writers in exchange for fee. If you’re looking for professional help to develop or distribute your work, this is the place to search, but we recommend familiarising yourself with our Beginner’s Guide to Commercial Services and make use of the following tips for ensuring you get what you pay for.

Top Tips

1. Request Quotes from a variety of sources, to get an idea of average rates.

2. Don’t hesitate to ask for samples of materials, drafts, or mock-ups.

3. Carefully look over all contracts, including fine print, and request legal advice before signing. Does the contract require you to buy copies of your own book, or pre-sell a certain number before publication? Do you own the rights to commissioned design, or are you leasing it from the designer?

4. Keep detailed records and copies of all documentation and correspondence, including emails, letters, and phone calls.

Assessing all types of fiction and memoir, I understand the special needs of emerging writers. I've 25 years experience in developmental editing, mentoring and editing at all levels. If you are thinking of going the indie route and publishing digitally, I can help with advice on formatting, finding cover and interior designers, etc. More information available at: patrickdevalera.com/manuscript-development-services/

Digital/E-Publishing, Auto/Biography, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction
Editing, Manuscript Appraisal, Mentoring, Ebook Creation
Ariel Editing Service

This is an editing service for those who wish to make their writing shine. Ariel Editing offers manuscript appraisal, copy editing and proofreading across genre. With fifteen years' experience, Katia has nurtured countless beginner writers to publication, as well as helping established writers polish their work. From large-structural editing to the tweaking of syntax and punctuation, Katia helps individuals and organisations to meet their writing goals.

Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History, Education/Reference, Indigenous, Travel, International
Editing, Proofreading, Manuscript Appraisal, Mentoring

Providing the book industry with indentifiers services such as ISBN, barcodes, QRCodes, Widgets, SANs etc.

Author Write

John Harman has written for a living all his working life and has assessed scores of manuscripts. He offers careful analysis and assessment of your fiction or non-fiction, resulting in a detailed report covering every aspect of your writing, followed by meetings, either face to face, conference call or Skype, to discuss your assessment and next steps. A number of manuscripts John has assessed have been published.

Digital/E-Publishing, Auto/Biography, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History, Travel
Editing, Manuscript Appraisal, Mentoring, Other
Bedlam Books

Bedlam Books provides honest, professional appraisals, always treating the author's efforts with respect. We evaluate the manuscript’s strengths and weaknesses, and show how the work can be further crafted. Where appropriate, advice on marketability and approaching publishers is also provided. Our most popular services are Intensive Assessments (for emerging authors) and Manuscript Assessments (for more experienced writers). For more information see our website.

Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History, Education/Reference, Travel, International
We respond within 2 working days with an estimate of assessment report completion date.
Manuscript Appraisal
Best Legenz

Best Legenz offers complete publishing services for first time and previously published independent authors.

Digital/E-Publishing, Crime, General Fiction, Romance, Short Stories
Brian Tucker

Accountant specialising in the Arts.

C Word Creative

Specialising in manuscript development, structural editing and ghostwriting, C Word Creative also creates engaging web content, corporate communications and technical publications. Tamyka holds a Master of Arts (Writing) and a Bachelor of Science (Physics), and gets a kick out of helping others succeed.

Digital/E-Publishing, Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History, Education/Reference, Indigenous, Travel, International
Editing, Typing, Proofreading, Manuscript Appraisal, Legal, Mentoring, Ebook Creation, User Pays/Self-Publishing Services, Other

Cave Design is an award-winning graphic design studio located in Perth, Western Australia which specialises in bespoke book design for publishers and self-publishers. But books aren’t all we do! Cave Design also has a successful track record in creating memorable brand identities, custom traditional and computer illustrations, large format displays and a wide variety of printed material which not only looks good, but gets results.

We provide friendly one-on-one service, personally overseeing your design project from the initial brief right through to the printed result to ensure that you receive the highest quality product.

To see how Cave Design can help you with your next design project, call Charmaine Cave on 0438 913 070 or contact us via email [email protected] to make an appointment.

Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Short Stories, History, Education/Reference
Editing, Proofreading, Manuscript Appraisal, Printing, Design/Illustration, User Pays/Self-Publishing Services

Dragonwick’s all-inclusive service provides a quality, economical solution for book production and printing requirements—ideal for family and local histories, memoirs, anthologies, poetry and short stories and short-run specialty books.

User Pays/Self-Publishing Services

Editing, proofreading and print/web-management services. Director Dr John Cokley PhD is a full member of IPED and a very experienced magazine and text/online editor.

Digital/E-Publishing, Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History, Education/Reference, Indigenous, Travel, International
Editing, Proofreading, Manuscript Appraisal, Mentoring, Distribution, Ebook Creation, User Pays/Self-Publishing Services

Jacq of all Trades, Master of Writing offers editing, copyediting, copywriting, research, workshops and speaking engagements.

Digital/E-Publishing, Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History, Education/Reference
Editing, Manuscript Appraisal, Mentoring
Leviathan Editing

Need a manuscript assessment, a copy edit, or a proofread? Leviathan Editing ensures constructive, sensitive treatment of your manuscript. Petra is an accredited editor with the Institute of Professional Editors and a manuscript assessor with Writers Victoria, covering all genres, including fiction, non-fiction and educational.

Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, Education/Reference
Editing, Proofreading, Manuscript Appraisal

Formerly the National Book Council Manuscript Assessment Service, Lynk sprang to life in 1998. Lynk is very well established with publishers and literary agents as a reputable and professional service for writers. A comprehensive team of published authors and book editors, with individual specialities spanning all genres and a shared commitment to good writing, work as Lynk’s assessors. Our aim is to provide expert constructive feedback so your manuscript may be developed to its full potential. Numerous authors who have used Lynk have gone on to secure publishing deals.

We provide assessments for all genres of fiction, and in all forms – e.g. novels, novellas, short-story collections; all fields of non fiction; plays and film scripts; poetry; and all forms of writing for children. We also offer a full suite of publishing services, including manuscript development, copy editing, mentoring, consulting, self-publishing and, when a manuscript is of an exceptional standard, agenting.

Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History, Education/Reference, Indigenous, Travel, International
Same day
Editing, Typing, Proofreading, Manuscript Appraisal, Mentoring, User Pays/Self-Publishing Services

Lynette is skilled at creating documents in Word and formatting your manuscript ready for submission to publishers. As a qualified copy editor and proofreader, she will work with you to edit and/or proofread your fiction project offering expert advice regarding English grammar and structure of sentences and paragraphs.

Children/Young Adult, General Fiction, Romance, Short Stories
Editing, Typing, Proofreading
Memories in Print

Edits and produces in print or e-form already written autobiographies. Also writes memoirs from interviews, which turned into normal life stories or ghost written. Qualifications: Dr Virginia Lowe has written three autobiographies based on interviews with elderly people. (Who often enjoy telling their stories to receptive outsiders). She has also written a book (Stories, Pictures and Reality) and numerous articles. Her staffs are all sympathetic listeners and expert writers.

Digital/E-Publishing
Midnight Media

Passionate communicating and organising. Assistance for authors and entrepreneurs. Empower. Enlighten. Evolve.

Midnight Media is your affordable self publishing solution. Whether you are publishing your non-fiction book or your fiction book (in any genre), we project manage everything for you. We ensure that your self publishing journey runs smoothly and successfully.

With paperback publishing as well as eBook publishing options, Midnight Media fosters relationships with your readers and retailers.

Helping you with:
• Organising, assessing, proofreading and editing your manuscript.
• Coordinating the whole process of publishing your book: from start to finish.
• Organising your marketing: including social media, email and website content, online advertising and personal branding etc.

If you do not see a service listed that you require, please feel free to contact us to discuss your needs.

Digital/E-Publishing, Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History, Education/Reference, Indigenous, Travel, International
Editing, Typing, Proofreading, Manuscript Appraisal, Design/Illustration, Ebook Creation, User Pays/Self-Publishing Services, Other

It’s been said that everybody has a book inside them just waiting to come out. If your ‘inner book’ is now ready to be set free, Minipublishing will help you to take your raw unpublished work and transform it into a professionally bound, beautifully finished book.

Digital/E-Publishing
Proofreading, Printing, Ebook Creation, User Pays/Self-Publishing Services
Natalie Muller

8 week creative writing course delivered directly to your inbox each week. Work at your own pace at your own time. Feedback given to each completed exercise and exclusive access to a dedicated Facebook group for you to talk about and explore your processes with other students.
Natalie Muller is a published writer with over a decade of teaching experience and a MA in Creative Writing from Swinburne University.

General Fiction, Short Stories
Online/Correspondence, Short Course
Mentoring

Non-Fiction Manuscript Development/Appraisal Service: Rhonda Whitton provides: manuscript appraisal, mentoring and manuscript development. No-nonsense advice on content, writing style, editorial issues and strength of writing. Editing available. Rhonda is a journalist, experienced writing teacher and corporate trainer. She conceived/compiled first five editions of 'The Australian Writer's Marketplace'. Book Proposal Appraisal Service available based on 'A Decent Proposal'.

Auto/Biography, Non-Fiction, Education/Reference, Travel
Editing, Proofreading, Manuscript Appraisal, Mentoring
Power of Words

Jennifer at Power of Words helps non-fiction authors with editing services and writing coaching (six months) to develop their book.

Auto/Biography, Non-Fiction, International
Editing, Proofreading, Manuscript Appraisal, Mentoring
Publicious Pty Ltd

Created and operated by self-published authors for self-published authors. Here to assist authors with all their self-publishing needs.

Digital/E-Publishing, Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History, Education/Reference, Indigenous, Travel, International
Editing, Proofreading, Printing, Design/Illustration, Distribution, Ebook Creation, User Pays/Self-Publishing Services
PublishMyBook.online

PublishMyBook.Online is different to other self-publishing services. We are about human relationships not automation and yet we bring you the best of both worlds: project management, workflow and efficiency alongside creative ability, skill and knowledge.

This is so that you can have a high-quality book and ebook for an affordable price. Throughout the self-publishing journey you won’t feel like you’re alone because PublishMyBook.Online is with you every step of the way. You only have to take a look at the genuine, heartfelt feedback we have received to know we mean what we say and are people you can trust.

Digital/E-Publishing, Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History, Education/Reference, Indigenous, Travel, International
1-2 business days
Editing, Proofreading, Manuscript Appraisal, Printing, Design/Illustration, Distribution, Ebook Creation, User Pays/Self-Publishing Services

Do you have a story to tell? It’s been said that everybody has a book inside them just waiting to come out. If your ‘inner book’ is now ready to be set free, Minipublishing can help you to transform your raw work into a professionally bound, beautifully finished book or its electronic version.

Strictly Literary

If you're a writer you create visions, dreams and experiences. We transform your knowledge, imagination, memories and experiences into digital products which can be shared, traded, sold, adapted, improved and ultimately re-purposed and curated for ongoing new audiences around the world. This means words, pictures, music, designs and games. Our services can help digitally package, present, distribute and sell your products to a global market.

Digital/E-Publishing, Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History, Education/Reference, Indigenous, Travel, International
Editing, Proofreading, Mentoring, Printing, Distribution, Ebook Creation, User Pays/Self-Publishing Services