Being a first time author I was uncertain as to where to go or what to do next with my completed manuscript. The internet rallied with buckets of information, but too many choices and options confused and intimidated to the extent that I almost shoved my years of work into the too hard basket. But just in the nick of time I learnt about a publishing house recommended as approachable yet professional. I plucked up my courage and my manuscript and took the first big step into the world of books and publishing.
Jan Forsyth - Afloat and Adrift
I chose Pickawoowoo Publishers after going to a Book Launch where they explained about your firm, so decided to give it a go. Well it has been a great learning curve for me in regard to learning about the way colour Graphics are needed. I would not have been able to contribute my end of things if you had not had patience to explain what I needed to do. The outcome is a very excellent presentation of the way I wanted my book to be printed. Using my design I could not ask for a better Cover that your firm has made for my book. Thank you for all your help, hopefully at a later date I may be able to produce another book. (With your help of course)!
Thank you Julie-Ann and Evelyn.
This is the second book I have had published. The first, printed in Perth, was an unmitigated disaster and the 200 copies I ordered were buried by my husband with his tractor on our farm… a very expensive hole! Understandingly, I was very wary with the publication of my second book. I visited Pickawoowoo Publishers after I saw their advertisement in the Bunbury Chamber of Commerce Magazine, noted the quality of their books and was very agreeably impressed. Over a period of three months I made corrections and changes and each time these were done briskly and returned to me for closer scrutiny. Advice was always forthcoming and freely given if I debated any point. Pickawowoo utilizes a network of highly trained Designers, Graphic Artists and Professionals who complement their activities. Costs are always quoted up-front, so one is fully aware of the process costs at each stage. When my published books finally arrived in the post, I was extremely impressed with their quality and was ecstatic over the beautifully designed dust cover. It took me 21 years to research this Family History and I can honestly say it is far more professional than I envisaged it would be. I know where I will take my next book for publication!
With sincere appreciation to Julie-Ann and the Team.
Joanna Jenour In Pretium Persevero
It took me twenty years to complete my first novel. I learnt lots of things along the way, not the least of which is that writers produce manuscripts ... publishers produce books. Any newly published author will tell you, there is a whole lot more to the process than meets the eye. If I hadn't met the Pickawoowoo team it would have taken me another twenty years to hold my book in my hand - if I got there at all. They have handled my dream with the utmost care and respect; juggled my enthusiasm, fears and naivety, expertly, and delivered something beyond my wildest expectations.
Lisa Mahoney - Storm
Writing is the bit I am most interested in, publishing – not so much.
I had completed the first book of my trilogy and was anxious to see it in print, but the thought of embarking on the self-publishing learning curve was more than I could contemplate.
So I decided to put the question to Julie-Ann ‘could Pickawoowoo handle the whole publishing process for me’ if I simply handed over my manuscript – to my relief she said yes!
And even better, the process was completely smooth and professional – and I am absolutely delighted and satisfied with the outcome.
I guess it’s like anything – you get good at the thing that you do most, and in my opinion Pickawoowoo are exceptionally good at the whole self-publishing journey.
I’ve now had the second book of the trilogy published as well, and the third is about a month away – I will definitely be sticking with Pickawoowoo!
Thanks very much to Julie-Ann, Evelyn, Nicole and the whole team.