We are proud of our handsome book designs and the attention we give to our authors to guide them through each step of the publishing process. Our authors have control at every step and over every aspect of their book.
We assume that each of our authors will write the best book they have in them, so we strive to do the same in our work.
We start with a detailed Publishing Proposal
We start by preparing a detailed publishing proposal for each title and author. Our proposal details exactly what we will do and includes an estimate for the publishing cost and an estimate of the retail price for the book. Our authors decide if and when to publish.
We will prepare your Book
Our authors provide us with their manuscript and we start with the cover, a webpage on our website and the book interior design.
When our author is happy with the book design we typeset the manuscript, add images and end matter, and finally make a print proof. Our authors check and approve the book at each stage.
We assign and register an International Standard Book Number (ISBN) which helps provide copyright protection.
Should our author wish to rebirth an out of print book, we will scan and prepare the old book for printing on modern presses.
We will distribute your book
Once the book is ready for printing and distribution, we have it listed for sale with the largest distributors of books on the web.
We usually price books to return an author royalty of between $5 and $8 for each book sold. Our authors have the final say on the Recommended Retail Price (RRP).
We send our authors quarterly royalty statements and payments for sales.
The Echo Books Team and Partners
Jenny Warren - Title and ISBN Management
Rick McDonald - New Zealand
Designer and Typesetter
Marketing and Promotion
Printer and Distributor
We distribute our books for sale by re-sellers such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Book Depository, Booktopia, Fishpond, Angus and Robertson, Kobo and thousands more.
At Echo Books we're delighted to be supported by many talented specialists in the publishing field.
ART AND CARTOGRAPHY
Our artist and cartographer is Catherine Gordon. Catherine lives in Perth and has been preparing beautiful art maps and fine drawings to support our authors for over 15 years
Peter Gamble has been designing and typesetting our books for 12 years. Peter designs each book, the cover and interior, in consultation with our author. Our authors have the final say on each design.
MARKETING AND PROMOTION
Our marketing expert, Jen Curcio, helps our authors promote their books. She conducts market research, prepares market strategies and plans, then implements those plans with the author. Jen has considerable experience in the fast-changing world of social media.
We offer a full marketing service based on a comprehensive survey, written plan and implementation, and also a shorter social media marketing service.