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For Authors: Getting Published
Would you like to see your manuscript published? VIVID, a division of Fontaine Publishing Group, supplies the necessary trade publishing expertise, quality book production and printing experience, giving your book the best chance possible in the marketplace. VIVID also provides budget solutions for personal publishing ventures, book printing and book cover and interior design services. VIVID books are listed with the National Library of Australia, Global Books-in-Print and TitlePage® enabling your book to be easily found, discovered and ordered by bookstores, libraries and readers.
VIVID authors now also have the option of listing their books with our publishing partners Ingram - the world's largest book distributor. This means it will be made available to a worldwide audience via Amazon, Barnes & Noble and thousands of other retail outlets via VIVID print-on-demand, and also ebook formats for the Kindle, KOBO and iBook platforms.
Our most successful VIVID authors began with a plan, pounded the pavement with a well written & designed, professional looking 'bookstore quality' book, enough stock and sold direct to an audience they understood and knew how to reach. A bulk order provides easy opportunity and low enough unit price to share, sell, give to bookstore managers and reviewers, and get into the hands of local media. Many professionals gladly give away their $30 paperback book (for the cost of around $4) and receive bookings worth thousands of dollars. Others obtain high price consulting contracts using the book as a door opener.
Vivid authors have fulfilled life-long dreams, some have achieved bestseller status on Amazon, plenty others have had their books stocked in bookstores, ordered multiple reprints, and over one dozen of our Vivid authors have been offered national book trade distribution for their books.
Vivid has published many hundreds of titles comprising tens of millions of printed pages - specialised industry experience does count.
I cannot thank Yasmin and the team enough for the ongoing help they gave me through the process of self publishing. The integrity that was shown during the process was something I have not experienced in a long long time. They were absolutely fabulous and I have found my future publishers. I have no reason to look any further for help.
- Maria Bayfield, Guttersnipe
Rapt in your excellent work in the publication of MISTER RAINBOW. It was necessary to obtain the detective-noir flavour of the pulp-fiction genre, and you ensured we got what we wanted. As Rainbow might say: 'Pal, in this game you got to know what you're doing or you're dead.' On that basis, you're very much alive, and kicking goals.
- Charles Boag, Mister Rainbow
I’d just like to say thanks for all your help with my book thus far. From way back at the beginning through to now you’ve been incredibly helpful. I really appreciate how you’ve stepped me through the process. I have valued having
a cool, professional hand in control of proceedings! Now that the book is out there it’s very pleasing the number of comments that the book has attracted. I really think that there IS a lot of judging by the cover – so many people
have volunteered nice remarks about the look and feel of the cover, the typesetting and overall how the book “looks the goods”. Thanks again.
- Scott Charlton, Your Professional Head Space
My books were delivered first thing yesterday morning-When I opened the first box I burst into tears. You and all those involved have done the most superb job. I am absolutely delighted. I dont think I have ever seen a more beautifully produced book. It is just gorgeous. I can't believe my dream has come true after all these years.
- Elizabeth, Merriwoola St
The books have just arrived. I'm delighted with the way in which you have presented the book and very
grateful for your patience and speedy responses to my many emails.
- Pascal, Boys and the F Word
Thank you to everybody there for the excellent job that was done with the publishing of my brothers book of poems. I was thankful and impressed with the speed and ease of the process from start to finish that was achieved.
- G Campbell, My Best Poems
Iit looks fantastic! Thanks, but I have to say again- it is awesome. You and your team have done brilliantly in all aspects of the publication process.
- Dr Nabil S., Search for the Avatar
Just wanted to let you know, . I have the book in my hand and i'm thrilled. You and your talented staff over there did a great job! Thank you.
- R. Cain, Duck and the Big Wave
I'm so happy with the illustrations and the way they have been printed. Thanks for doing everything you said you would, when you said you would. I’ve started the next book.
- Christine, Lizzie McWitchy
This was the third book I have been author or co-author of, but the first book of mine to be published in Australia. I was completely satisfied with every aspect of the process between myself in Sydney and Fontaine Publishing Group
in Fremantle. Essentially, I handed over a simple Word document and B&W scans and colour JPEGs and they were
transformed into a high quality, perfect–bound 200 page paperback. The personal attention and support I had from Jason and the Team for five months from start to finish was superb. I highly recommend this company as a top quality publishing firm in Australia.
- William Gillespie
The books arrived after work today! Thank you very much for always being prompt, friendly, helpful and for the great product you have created for me! I will make sure to spread the word - I am one very happy customer. Really much appreciated!
- Justin Hayward., Songs About You
The book arrived and I am extremely happy with the final product. It is a credit to you all of you guys there. Thanks again for a job very well done. I appreciate all of your help personally through the entire process.
- Laurie, A Mother's Heartache
I would like to say thank you for such a wonderful job you all did. My book looks great and am getting many compliments about the hardcopy print and the quality.
- Cassie, The Colony
Just a quick note to let you know that my books have arrived and I am so thrilled with them - they look fantastic. (In fact, I am in tears I am so happy with them!) Thank you for your patience and your hard work getting it published. I am very appreciative."
- Suzie May, Arthritis, pregnancy and the path to parenthood
"Thank you very much for all your hard work with publishing our coffee table year book. We are all very happy with it, fantastic result!"
- I.M. Ingham, Commanding Officer
HMAS Toowoomba, Aust. Defence Force
"...I'm very proud of the book that has been produced by Vivid Publishing - not just because it is an achievement to write and publish 85,000 words, but because the quality of the publication in every sense is as good as any business book produced by the larger publishing houses. I can say the most wonderful feeling is picking up a copy of your first book for the first time - at that point, the book you have carried in your head and heart has become a reality and that is a fantastic feeling."
- Paul Ritchie, Stay on Message
"As the author of the book 'Midnight at OASIS', I approached the publishing process with some trepidation. Fortunately I chose Vivid Publishing. I cannot believe how effortless the whole process was. From submitting the manuscript to receiving the printed books took just six weeks. And the finished product is outstanding. The team at Vivid are true publishing professionals who know the book business back to front and I can recommend them without hesitation.""
- Trevor Fearnley AM, Midnight at Oasis
"I am very, very happy with the book. It looks great. The layout makes it very approachable and it has already started to sell well. Congratulations on your excellent work."
- Helena Phillips, The Place in Between
"The books arrived the other day - thank you, appreciated - I've received numerous positive comments about the quality of the printing and production of the books so again, thank you to you and your company for a job well done."
- Rod Chadbourne, Hung Out to Dry
"Got the books this morning and LOVE them, they look awesome and thank you for letting me have all the extras! This is a dream come true!!"
- Kent Gryphon, Twisted Harmony
"A note to thank VIVID for publishing my 77,000 word, 250 page novel, ‘A mother’s song.’ Readers are telling me they like the ‘B’ Format (5” x 8”) and the Bulky Cream paper which is easy to read, and fits in people’s handbags. Its format reduces postage costs down to $1.80 in Australia and $6.00 air-mail overseas. VIVID set up on-line ordering and payment through my Paypal account without a hitch. "
- Michael Finaghty, A Mother's Song
"I have received my hardcover books yesterday, and they are beautiful !!! Thank you so much...I will definetely recommend you to friends."
- S. Myihtoi, Diamond Polishers
"I am really thrilled with the book - it’s come out much better than I could have imagined. I really appreciate your help with it all.!"
- S. Bonaventure, The Sanctuary
"The books were so well packed that it took some effort to get them out, but the effort was well worth the wait. The smell is something that hit me first. The freshly dried inks from the press. Then came the emotions. Joy and relief. The many hours of proof reading, of retouching to get the look we were after, of researching other book styles for ideas, of early mornings to make it on location to capture the various shots – all effort rewarded. The book looks fantastic!"
- Stu Harris, photographer, Love in Action
"The book is first rate! Everyone loves the look of it .. thanks for that..We are all very impressed."
- Peter Lockhart, Naked Emperor
"Thank you for all of your work. You've been fantastic and made my first time extremely pleasant."
- Renee Mayne, Agents of Action
"The team at Vivid provided priceless publishing advice, design and production services. The provided the 'X Factor' to enable my book to be picked up a large national book distributor and stocked in all bookstores around the country, including AIRPORTS (apparently the holy grail)!
- David Hocking, Why Shouldn't I Call My Son Clint?
"I have taken delivery of the books. You were right, they do look great!! Thankyou for the professional way you have handled all my concerns."
- Robyn Smith - Poppy Books
"Thank you so much – I got them today. They are beautiful!"
- Mary Marko Earth Goddess
"Recently I had a book comprised of photographic / poetic images published by VIVID PUBLISHING. Not only was the end product outstanding, but also the on-going friendly, professional and prompt support and advice was invaluable."
- Maggie Whittle, The Nature of Creativity
"Just wanted to let you know how happy I am with the books they look really great. Channel Nine Extra filmed my story about the book on Thursday and it went to air last Friday night, it was great. I sold alot of books at the markets on Saturday and one of the prominent independent bookshops in Brisbane is selling them. So we are off to a great start, hoping to order reprints soon. Thanks again for all your help and coming through with the tight time frame. I appreciate it very much."
- Josephine Hancock, Market to Market
"I just wanted to thank you and all of the staff for the wonderful job you've all done. Thanks again!"
- J.H.D, 'The Wings of Dawn'
"..just wanted to thank you and your team for the fabulous job on the book! I had a bit of a speech planned for the night and most people were in tears!"
- Leanne Hucker, Hucker Dubai Express
"Thankyou so much for publishing my book! It looks absolutely AMAZING! I really appreciate all the work you put into it and for making my book an exception. It has been great working with you."
- Emma Haberman, cookbook author