After looking at various options, I decided to have my book published through Pickawoowoo’s self publishing arm. The decision wasn’t made lightly. I had been offered a contract by a publishing company but was concerned that I wouldn’t have the control to present the book in the way that I wanted. It turned out to be a great decision.
Gypsy Wulff - The Compassion Project June 25, 2015
I am happy to report that I have just received my first print of my latest novel "Just a Little". I expected a good result from your team at Pick-a-WooWoo and I was not disappointed. In fact, I am over the moon with firstly the cover, which I think is sensational, particularly as you only had my old photos to worth with. Then as in my previous novel, the layout and formatting was first class. Please pass on my gratitude and praise to your amazing team. I recall how you first encouraged me to be an author and a self-publisher and for this I thank you. I did not dream it could be made so easy. Even more, I did not dare to dream that my books are being read by many hundreds of people. There is not doubt that being a self-publisher is a life changing event and I recommend your company to any budding authors. Thank you again.
Bert O'FlannaganSeptember 19, 2016
Julie-Ann it gives me great pleasure to give you a testimonial. I was given two people to contact for help with the new source file for Alec meet Sheikadee. Luckily for me the first person was not answering and did not reply to my message. It was a fortunate day when you came into my life and became ‘my team’. I have been blessed with the most amazing patience and support. I am sure my inexperience would frustrate most people, however you and your team have been there to answer every question with patience and respect. You always give me the knowledge I need to overcome the challenge of the moment, and continue to do so with every ‘learning curve ‘ that comes up.
Your team of yourself; Laila Savolainen who has blessed me immensely by coming on board as my illustrator; Evelyn for all her patience - every time I miss something and have to make her do more work ( for which I have to pay, but that is part of my ‘university course in creative writing’); Eddie Albrech, copy writer extraordinaire who did such an amazing job on the back cover and Nicole who keeps the financial side running smoothly with her attention to detail and the promptness of her paperwork.
I have learned so much under your guidance. I have come from being a very green and novice writer with no knowledge of the publishing process, to one who is now far more knowledgeable. My writing skills have improved and I know how to access the help I need; be that from volunteer beta readers or professional people, when I find I am out of my depth.
Without you and your team, I could not have brought Joshua and Stranger Danger to a publication I am proud to share with the world.
I cannot praise you all highly enough. Your help is invaluable and worth every cent I have paid.
Joan DerrickSpiritual Heritage PublishingJune 12, 2017
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 June 25, 2015
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.