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Pickawoowoo is a print solutions company

From print-on-demand (POD) to offset printing, there is a printing method to suit every business / publishing model. Soon after you hire our services, we’ll help you decipher the complexities and assist with the decisions / solution (or combination of solutions) that are right for you.

If print-on-demand best suits your needs, we’ll link you with world class Print-on-Demand solutions. If it makes more sense to print short-run quantities, we’ll get your book into POD production (a digital book printing plant). For larger print runs,  we’ll get your books into production through our affiliation with onshore and offshore printers.

At Pickawoowoo we’ll help you navigate those waters and know when to make the switch from POD to Digital to Offset and back.

What are the benefits of print on demand (POD)?

Our preferred supplier uses the most advanced print-on-demand technology to offer self-publishers quality books in a wide variety of print options for an affordable price. Print on demand is considered low risk and low entry into the market place.

  • Cutting-edge quality and durability - indistinguishable from traditionally published books: inside and out.

  • Binding and paper options - perfect bound, saddle stitch, and case laminate bindings; 50 lb / 74 gsm paper in crème or white and 70 lb / 104 gsm paper in white.

  • Colour printing or black-and-white - Advanced colour printing for stunning colour, sharp graphics, and crisp text. Premium colour or standard colour

  • Easily update files - Find a typo or get a stellar review? Easily update print-on-demand files, and newly printed books will reflect your changes.

  • Numerous book trim sizes - One size doesn’t fit all. We can supply the trim size that fits your story.

  • Hardcover or paperback - jacketed or not; glossy, textured, or matte. 

  • Fast and efficient shipping worldwide - with printing facilities all over the world to get your books where they need to go with speed and reliability.

  • Never out of stock - It’s in the name: print on demand. Your book is printed as soon as it’s ordered, and can’t be out of stock.

  • No need to store unsold copies - Printing books costs money and so does storing them. With our preferred printer, books are printed as they’re ordered.

Offset Printing 

Offset printing is the most popular technique for commercial printing or bulk printing. It has been around since the 20th century and is a technique where the image is transferred – or offset – from a plate to a rubber blanket, then onto the printing surface. There are advantages to offset printing as listed below but remember this is high costs and high risk (if your book does not sell well):

  • Consistent high-quality images

  • A wide range of paper types can be used as well as special custom inks like metallic and Pantone colours

  • Enhanced detail and accuracy in colour matching – colours are printed exactly

  • Very cost-effective for large quantities of printing – it’s the cheapest way to produce quality prints in commercial printing quantities

  • An option of custom finishes

Short Print Run? 

Short run book printing is any volume of less than the standard print run of 1000-2000 books. So whether it is 1, 15, 50, or 400, we can layout your paperback or hard back to your specific needs and then print as required. This is a great solution for not-for-profit, government, churches and other organisations looking for a way to publish for their memberships.

Short run book printing for schools - School teachers and educators, if you have education materials that you have written we can help design and print. You retain all copyright ownership and you only need print what you need.



  • Can you undertake my legal requirements for me?
    Yes we are more than happy to do this for you and we charge you a service /admin fee to undertake the tasks. You will pay for the actual costs through the relevant organisations (barcodes and isbns etc).
  • What is a legal deposit?
    Legal Deposit is a requirement under the Copyright Act 1968 for publishers and self publishing authors to deposit a copy of any work published in Australia with the National Library (or library of Congress in US) and when applicable, the deposit libraries in your home state. Legal Deposit ensures that Australian publications are preserved for use now and in the future. We are happy to undertake this task for you and a service fee applies.
  • Do I need an ISBN and who should own the ISBN?
    The short answer is yes, if you’re intending on selling your book, and you should own it. ISBN's are to most authors, just one more detail to look after when they are already feeling overwhelmed. Self-publishing companies prey on unsuspecting authors with low budgets, so when they say, “We’ll provide you with one of our ISBNs for free,” authors breathe a sigh of relief. But little do they know this is one of the worst decisions they wiill make. ISBNs can only be purchased legally from Bowker. Self-publishing companies purchase ISBNs in bulk (as can any author). In a nutshell - who owns the ISBN owns the book. When you purchase an ISBN, Bowker wants to know the name of the publisher. So, if XXX self-publishing company buys the ISBNs, they enter their name as the publisher. When they assign one of their bulk-purchased ISBNs to a book, the company becomes the publisher of the book and not the author/publisher. At Pickawoowoo Publishing Services, each author is considered an independent publisher. We do not pass control of your book over to ourselves nor forfeit a percentage of your compensation (royalties). For that reason, we will purchase ISBNs on behalf of an author with the author listed as the publisher. Total transparency and you own it.
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