Self Publishing Made Simple With Your Own Personal Project Manager

Minimum quantity only 100!

Thinking of self publishing a book and not sure where to start? Choosing the right book printing company is essential to the success of your project and our friendly, experienced team will help you publish a book you’ll be proud of. Thanks to Minuteman Press Prahran, self publishing in Australia has never been easier – our personal project managers will make sure every step of your custom book printing experience is easy, clear and stress free. Our personal project managers will make sure every step of your custom book printing experience is easy, clear and stress free.

Our specialised knowledge and equipment enables you to print books of outstanding quality. We’ve printed thousands of books, including a best seller on Amazon. When you self publish books with Melbourne-based Minuteman Press Prahran, you’ll enjoy the following all inclusive benefits:

  • Your own personal project manager with more than 10 years experience in self publishing book printing
  • Free custom bookmark with every book – included
  • Press Proof (delivered by Express Post) – included
  • Delivery Australia wide – included

Make an enquiry now to receive your complementary ebook. We demystify the entire process by answering all your questions in a simple, easy to read hand book including:

  • Book printing costs and time frames explained
  • Your book production team – who are they and what do they do?
  • Choosing your book style – tips on the decisions you’ll need to make
  • How to get the best value for money
Book printing made easy for self-publishing authors by Vivienne Kane

What Our Customers Say About Us

“I wish to thank you for all the support, encouragement and professional advice you gave me. As a self-publisher with an L-plate, you assisted me in overcoming obstacles and challenges, and I was so impressed with how Melissa adapted my cover concept to a very visually attractive one”

Krystyna Thomas,

Self publishing author, Bunga Haven on Lake Bunga

Krystyna Thomas
Bunga Haven_PerfectBound_Mockup

How Does It Work?

      1. Contact Minuteman Press on the form below, call 1300 907 399 or email viv@minuteman-prahran.com. We’ll work with you from whatever stage you’re at with your book project.
      2. Select your Book Designer.
        Already have a designer? We’ll send our file supply guidelines
        Looking for a designer? We’ll connect you with a selection of our book design partners.
      3. Submit your Print Ready Files (cover and internal pages) by email.
      4. Check your Press Proof
        We’ll Express Post your press proof by within 2 days of receiving your print ready files. Need to make changes? No problem, just send us a revised file.
      5. Books to Print. Once proof approval is received, we’ll print your books and bookmarks and ship them direct to you.

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Popular Specifications

Custom formats are also available. Call 1300 907 399 or email viv@minuteman-prahran.com to find out more

Size Cover Stock Cover Print Cover Finish Internal Page Stock Internal Page Print Binding
130 x 198mm 250gsm Silk Full Colour 1 side Clear Dry Ink Laser 80gsm Black Perfect traditional paperback Style
A5
148.5 x 210mm
300gsm Silk Full Colour 2 sides Matt Laminate Laser 100gsm Full Colour PUR (Extra strong paperback style
152 x 229mm 350gsm Artboard Gloss Laminate Book Cream 80gsm Black with some Full Colour pages Saddlestitch – stapled spine
A4
210 x 297mm
Spot UV Gloss 150gsm Wirebind
3D Tangible

Spot UV

Silk 150gsm
Emboss Recycled 80gsm
Foil Recycled 100gsm

FAQs

How long does book printing take?
Once you have a print ready file (a digital file produced in design layout software), turnaround to finished books is typically 3-4 weeks, including production of your press proof, and allowing time for you to check your proof. If you have an event deadline for delivery of your books, notify us at the start so we can work with you to achieve it

How much per book will I pay?
Cost per book varies widely depending on the size, colour of print (colour pages are more expensive than black), cover finish, and quantity per print run. The best option is to ask for an initial estimate on your likely specification and quantity. We can then work with you to achieve the most economical outcome.

Can I design my book myself?
If you can use a graphic design software package and produce high resolution pdf file for the cover and internal pages, then yes. Otherwise we strongly recommend you get professional design assistance. An experienced book designer will create an appealing cover (your book will be judged by its cover!) and an internal layout that is appealing, easy to read and supports your content. Professional designers also know how to supply designs correctly for print.
Ask us if you need help with design. We have an in-house design service, and a recommended design partner group for specialist book projects.

Can I create my book print file in Word
If you’re planning to create your book file in Word, we strongly recommend you get professional assistance.

What book sizes are available?
There is a wide range of potential book sizes. Check out your local bookshop, and see what’s common in different book genres. The small paperback (B format 130 x 198mm) and A5 (210 x 148.5mm) are two of the most popular. Minuteman Press has high flexibility with book sizes. We’ll also advise you if you’re selecting a size which may not be the most economical for your purpose.

What cover and internal paper choices do I have?
Our most popular cover options are 300gsm with either Matt or Gloss Laminate. We also offer an economical Clear Dry Ink Sealer, and have a range of specialty finishes including 3D Spot UV.
Most internal pages are either bright white Laser, or Book Cream (commonly used by traditional publishers for large run paperbacks). If you’d like to see more options, ask for our Inside Out Paper Selector.

Can I use recycled stocks?
Yes, recycled stocks are available for both cover and internal pages. These are generally at a higher price point than standard papers.

Can I include colour inside pages?
Yes. Modern digital presses allow you to insert colour pages throughout your book. It isn’t necessary to have these in a separate section. Colour pages are less economical than black.

What binding styles can I choose?
Most self publishing authors choose a paperback style bind (either Perfect Bind or PUR Bind). For books with small page numbers, saddlestitch (stapled on spine) is often a better choice. Wire bind and hard case bind are also available.

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