Self Published Book Printing

Self Publishing Book Printing

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Self Publishing Made Simple With Your Own Personal Project Manager

Hands on help from start to finish!

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

FREE ebook with every online enquiry!

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

How Does It Work?

Contact Minuteman Press

Use the form below, call 1300 907 399 or email [email protected], We’ll work with you from whatever stage you’re at with your order. Let us know if you have a deadline – production timeframes are often flexible.

Prepare design

Create your own or our in house design team will do it for you. Download file supply guidelines. If you’re not sure, call us on 1300 907 399. We’ll explain what we need so you’ll be on the right track.

Print Ready File

Submit your print ready files for production or if you are using our in-house design team, we'll send you a proof for approval

Off to Production

Once your design and proof is approved, we'll print your product and ship them direct to you.

What our Customers Say 

Popular Specifications

Custom formats are also available. Call 1300 907 399 or email [email protected] to find out more

Cover Stock
Cover Print
Cover Finish
Internal Page Stock
Internal Page Print
130 x 198mm
250gsm Silk
Full Colour 1 side
Clear Dry Ink
Laser 80gsm
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
3D Tangible
Spot UV
Silk 150gsm
Recycled 80gsm
Recycled 100gsm


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

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.

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.

If you’re planning to create your book file in Word, we strongly recommend you get professional assistance.
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.
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.
Yes, recycled stocks are available for both cover and internal pages. These are generally at a higher price point than standard papers.
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.
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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