Give your Book /Ebook the benefit of our experience. If you are thinking of self-publishing your book then why don’t you draw from our vast experience. We are more than happy to work with authors who wish to self-publish their work (DIY). In fact, we are an Authorised Author Services Representative for Lightning Source in Australia and support many DIY authors (given we were one of the first to do POD overseas here in Australia).


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We offer you personal assistance and one on one support with our book coach from draft stage right through to distribution. We can provide you with style guides and information on ISBN, barcodes etc. No we don’t do the work for you – but we do advise you on how best to go about it so that we can achieve your goals, save time and money and create your book.

As an author you have worked long and hard on the writing of your book, so the last thing you want is to stumble or make some basic mistakes at the production stage. It is not only annoying but can be very costly for you. With just an email or phone call you can organise a consultancy block (Bronze, Silver , Gold) with our book coach Julie-Ann Harper (director/founder), an award winning author, publisher and business woman.



Consultancy Service Blocks  start at $97.00 per hour (min 1 hr and paid up front upon commencement).  However, we are happy to speak with you first surrounding your particular needs).

Bronze: Up to 2 hours $194.00  (acquittal of this amount can be up to 3 months from first consultation)

Silver: Up to 5 hours $ 436.50 (10% discount) over 6 months duration (acquittal of this amount can be up to 6 months from first consultation)

Gold: Up to 10 hours $ 824.50 (15% discount) over 9 months duration (acquittal of this amount can be up to 9 months from first consultation)

Pickawoowoo team members have worked in the book industry for some time and many are successful authors in their own right. We know a lot of practical information that can assist self-publishing authors, particularly in the genre of mind body and spirit.

Our Authors’ dreams vary. Whether the dream for your book is just a few copies for friends and family; maybe to produce quantities needed for larger scale distribution to book stores and other outlets; or just to sell copies from your own website, we certainly have the necessary experience and passion to guide you on a rewarding publishing experience.


Why do we offer a Self Publishing Consultancy Service – a personal book coach?


Some Authors just need a little guidance and have already acquired the bare basics of the printing and production of a book. Equally, writing a book is a very personal undertaking so maintaining total control over something this special is important to some Authors.

When you enrol with this service you and Pickawoowoo work one-on-one towards achieving the goals you set for your self-published book.

The single most important distinction between this service and many others which you may find on the web is that, it is completely independent.  We do not make recommendations based on guiding you to a service or package where we get any form of remuneration.  Our service is based on our industry knowledge which we willingly pass onto you and to help you find what is specifically needed for your book.  We take no kick-backs from any layout designer, editor, printer or anyone else for that matter. This is a completely unbiased and impartial service where your requirements drive the advice and recommendations we offer.

The essence of this consultancy service is that we work together to achieve the goals you have for the creation of your book.


Making Contact: Whenever you ask us a question, we give options and instructions of exactly what is available to our knowledge -and how it might best be accomplished.


You Keep Control:  We give you the benefit of our wide experience in book publishing and yet, you as the author, get to keep complete control of the way your work ends up.


What type of questions can I ask? Well maybe we should just give you some idea of what we’ve  been asked before…but basically, ask us whatever you need to know.


  • What is an ISBN, do I need one and where can I get one from?
  • Do I need a BARCODE and who can I purchase it from?
  • I require an editor, can you help?
  • What formats are best for my book?
  • How do I layout my book (or ebook)?
  • Who can I get to do my Cover design and about what will the cost be?
  • Do you suggest I go POD (print-on-demand) or trade /commercial printing?
  • Who can I distribute through?
  • Are testimonials important and where do I go to get one?
  • What are legal deposits?
  • What are the best publicity and promotional activities for my book?
  • What is customs clearance for?
  • What are the cheapest ways to transport my books within Australia?
  • And so forth…


Where is Pickawoowoo? We work from Australia, but do not limit our assistance to only Australian authors. In fact many of our Authors are based in the US and UK. So, your location does not change the quality of the service we provide. Email or Skype is the main form of our communications.



Collaborative Publishing: Sometimes an author may choose to use the ISBN and imprint of an established book publisher (like MBS Press) – often called Vanity Publishers. There are some reasons for doing this but the main one is to be seen as a published Author rather than a Self Published Author. Regardless, if this is what you would like, we can assist you using our imprint through MBS Press. Under this type of arrangement the publishing process is the same as if you self-published. You still keep control of copyright and all the other details of your book. The only real difference would be the finished book would have the imprint and ISBN of MBS Press – an established and registered publisher.


Have Questions


This is a one on one personalised consultancy service or as some authors say ‘my own book coach’. If anything is unclear simply ask before you decide to take up any of the consultancy packages outlined above. We want to ensure you are completely at ease with any decisions you make.