Self-publishers

Work with a partner you can trust

With over 15 years’ publishing experience, Nikki M Group can support self-publishers to realise their publishing dream. With step-by-step guidance, authors can have confidence that their manuscript will be a beautiful book that will engage readers.

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Talk to us about your project.

  • Want advice, art direction or content development?
  • Do you need editing and print management services?
  • Want to make an appointment to discuss your project?
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St Stephen’s Harriers: Paperback, softcover binding, printed offset.

Print management

Talk to Nikki M Group about managing the print production of your publication. By understanding your project, together we will determine:

  • format, shape and size of your book
  • paper stock and binding
  • colour management
  • printing methods such as digital or offset
  • embellishments
  • quantities.

Working with our preferred network of printers means you can:

  • source the most appropriate printer based on your unique project specifications
  • get quality printing by specialised book printers
  • save on printing costs with competitive pricing
  • have books shipped to a storage location or distributor.

Our expert advice, publishing experience and technical know-how will deliver a high-quality publication that exceeds your expectations.

Book printing

Short-run digital

Start small with short-run digital. Launch your project with a limited-edition print run and test market conditions before committing to larger volumes. Ideal for fast-tracking projects.

Strategy

Making choices and
forming direction

Quality guarantee

Our goal is to set correct,
first time, every time

Consultation

Project briefing
and handover

Common questions

What does a book designer do?

Great book designers help you determine:

  • how your book will look and feel
  • the specifications required for efficient production
  • unique ideas that will engage your audience.

If you are starting a new project and want great advice, a design consultation will help you get started.

Should I get my book professionally edited?

A professionally edited manuscript greatly improves quality. All projects at Nikki M Group must be professionally edited.

We offer editorial services for each stage of your project. We can also work with your preferred editor during production.

Talk to us about a confidential assessment.

Can you update my book or create a new edition?

We offer design and typesetting services to update existing publications or create new editions.

Call to discuss your project.

What is an ISBN?

The most important identifier your book can have is an ISBN (International Standard Book Number). An ISBN provides unique identification for a book and simplifies the distribution of your book throughout the global supply chain.

If you intend to sell your book, you will need to purchase an ISBN. You will need an ISBN for each format type:

  • hardcover book
  • softcover book
  • audio book
  • epub.

Nikki M Group can assist you to purchase an ISBN.

Do I need a barcode?

If you intend to sell your book in retail stores, you will need to purchase a barcode.

Nikki M Group can assist you to purchase a barcode.

What is the importance of registering my book?

The Prepublication Data Service (formerly Cataloguing in Publication) is a free service offered to publishers by the National Library of Australia. This service is for Australian publishers and self-publishers who want the details of their publications made available to Australian libraries, library suppliers and other members of the book industry for acquisition purposes.

Read more about the Prepublication Data Service.

How do I copyright my work?

There is no registration system for copyright in Australia. Generally, under the Copyright Act 1968, the author or creator of the work owns copyright by default.

When creating your book, you can include a copyright note, which lets people know who owns copyright. For example:

© John Smith 2019

An introduction to copyright can be found on the Australian Copyright Council website.

If you need to know how the law applies to your particular situation, you will need to contact a lawyer.

Testimonial

“After working with Nikki M Group for more than four years, I can confidently say that they make your job easier. I've worked with many local and overseas designers and typesetters, and none can compare to the service, attention to detail, problem solving and professionalism that Nikki M Group provides.”

Jennifer Boyce
Senior Project Manager
Pearson Australia

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