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Preparing your book for publication

Once your manuscript has been professionally assessed, and is recommended by our editors

We will

  1. provide free quotes so you know exactly what your book will cost to publish before outlaying anything
  2. show you samples of current Sid Harta titles, so you can see how your book might look when finished
  3. offer you a contract to produce and promote your book
  4. arrange an ISBN for your title
  5. manage the publishing and production process
    ...starting with a full edit, conducted personally and confidentially, and
    ... arranging typesetting and layout, cover and book design
  6. arrange for your book to be produced in 'galley' form initially, to be sent to our established list of bona fide reviewers for their consideration, the number of galleys produced is based on the category and target markets.
  7. produce Media Release Kits to accompany the 'galley' copies, this to include author biography and photograph and an initial review of the book
  8. add reviews to the cover artwork, then instruct the printers to produce your book
  9. send copies of your book to literary editors for additional promotional purposes, and deposit copies
  10. offer your title to our established distribution contacts, which are in all States of Australia and include others in New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Philippines, Indonesia, Brunei, New Guinea, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and North America
  11. list the title with Amazon and other on-line book sellers, and place adequate stocks at relevant on-line supply points. (Sid Harta Publishers currently holds stocks for this purpose in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States).
  12. list your book here on our Websites
  13. list your book in our annual catalogue
  14. arrange your book-signing and author's tour, newspaper and other media interviews
  15. oversee the distribution of all orders, and maintain a quarterly reporting of all transactions to the author.


Sid Harta Publishers will only consider manuscripts that are first submitted to our editors for assessment. We will not publish, or permit the use of our imprint on titles that are Vanity Press in nature. Nor will we publish subjects such as pornography, or any other material that could be considered offensive.

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