I am so glad I chose to publish with Fontaine again. Last year, my survival thriller Morse Code was offered a publishing contract. It was a dream come true but unfortunately, the contract was not right for me or my work and I ended up declining the offer. When I look for a publisher, I want to work in a partnership and have my input valued. That is why I turned to Fontaine again, because it does feel like a partnership; I am involved every step of the way and now I have released Morse Code as I intended it to be. It is a wonderful feeling. I have no regrets; I know I have made the right decision publishing with Fontaine.
Exemplary publishing service provider !!!!
I selected Fontaine after an extensive evaluation of alternative suppliers, including DIY. I am more than pleased (thrilled!) with my experience with Fontaine. The aspects that caused me the most gratification included:
1. Same day response to my many queries
2. Prompt action; as soon as I had paid for service the job was in process
3. Professional, accurate advice at each stage
4. All Fontaine's services are extremely cost-effective.
5. At every stage Fontaine staff "under promised and over delivered".
6. They are people of integrity
I have over 50 years of commercial experience and Fontaine was right up there with the very best service providers that I have used. I can not recommend the Fontaine team more highly.
An excellent choice!
Fontaine Publishing have been excellent to work with. They have approached the process of publishing my first volume of short stories in a fully collaborative and responsive manner. From the beginning of our association, the assistance they have given me has been prompt and courteous and helpful. Jason Swiney has a hands on and positive attitude and he is ably supported by his team. The responses I have received to my requests have invariably been personalised and encouraging. The whole experience has turned out to be far less difficult than I ...imagined it might be and I attribute this to the professional expertise of Fontaine, who are now well advanced with the publication of the second volume in my series. I look forward to a continuing and rewarding relationship.
Excellent Publishing and Printing Service
Fontaine Publishing in East Fremantle proved to be a very wise choice for bringing a manuscript to completion as a printed book. The author and myself as his agent were expertly advised and generously accommodated by Jason and his team. Jason Swiney produced a marvellous cover for Of Fisheries and Islands from a few photographs supplied. Because of his wise suggestions, there was a minimum of to-and-fro. Our requests were always fully respected and were filled beyond expectations. We are so glad to have chosen a local publisher and printer, after receiving invitations from abroad to do the job. No-one could have done it better.
Professional advice one can rely on
This is my first book. I needed advice on layout, fonts, illustrations, binding and most importantly, on the dust jacket design. All advice was readily made available, and the end result; an attractive volume which has drawn praise from many quarters. The jacket illustrated by their professional artist is stunning. The printing and binding is top quality. The whole process went very smoothly.
I have been writing for years and the thought of publishing terrified me but Nicola-Jane and the team made the whole process easy. They always left the timeframe (of publishing) up to me, were never pushy but were always available to offer sound advice and support. No question was considered 'too silly' and replies to said questions always prompt. It is because of them that my e-book Paradise Won & Lost is available today. Im madly trying to edit other stories to get them published as quickly as I can and I look forward to dealing with the crew at Fontaine again and again.
I invested three years plus in writing my book, Dancing for the Marquis. I wanted a publisher who would reflect and add value to that work. The Fontaine team was infinitely patient, responsive and totally professional. The finished product entirely met my hopes and expectations.
Exceptional in every way
What I thought would be a daunting experience in publishing my first book turned into an absolute dream. Nicola & Jason were brilliant to work with and offered outstanding advice, support and guidance.
Christina was brilliant with providing editing and additional comments to enhance specific areas of the story.
The graphics team, well, I have no words to express my gratitude with the end result of my front cover. They nailed it first go, and turned all my words into a visual that reflected the core of my story.
My heartfelt thanks t...
Thank you so much for your structural analysis and feedback on my manuscript. To be quite honest as a newbie in the publishing realm I was quite nervous about this. However when I opened the document and saw the sincerity and effort that you had invested in my very personal work I was deeply touched.
I really appreciated your thorough analysis and the way you offered suggestions that would enhance the readers journey and the potential emotional impact.
All of your suggestions, while so gently offered, were very on-point and incredibly us...eful to me. The way the feedback was presented, or suggested, allowed me to perceive my manuscript through fresh eyes and encouraged me to revisit areas with excitement. This whole experience made me feel valued and that my writing had both merit and great potential. And it also taught me a lot about creative writing terminology and structural development for my future endeavours.
I have just had the pleasure of publishing my first book.
I believe that this would not have been such a memorial event if I had not engaged the fantastic services of Vivid Publishing.
Jason and Nicola-Jane made the whole process so unbelievable easy. I will be doing all my book through them and they make you feel like you have just made a great set of new friends.
They supported, encouraged and organised me all the way through this exciting time, thank God !!!!!
Their editing services are amazing, and money well spent, and I strongly belie...
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I have had experience ...!
... and frankly you topped the lot. Constructive, clear options, on-time delivery and finally the best product of the lot. Your guidance in shaping the existing cover artwork, your meticulous checking when during a change of software everything went haywire, and your on-time delivery were outstanding. I have copies from two other sources and neither come anywhere near matching your imprint. Thank you Fontaine - and Vivid.
Professional and prompt service
As a first-time author, I was delighted with the supportive, helpful and professional way Fontaine Publishing worked with me throughout the publishing process. The service was efficient, clear and exceptional. Highly recommended! Karen van Eyk, author of Soul Navigation
Simplicity Speaks: Poems to make sense by
This was my first time to publish a book and had no idea where to start. The crew at Fontaine publishing assisted and supported me the whole way though. Communication and prompt replies are what stood out for me. Very grateful to have been guided by such a professional team!
Great personal yet professional support.David Adams
As a first time author, my eBook Terror in Our Homeland was published may 2018. I really appreciated the support and encouragement the team provided. They educated me and yet still assisted me to progress to the point of publication. Terror in Our Homeland is a far better product than what we began with. The cover design was extremely efficient and successful as was all the finishing touches on my novel. Thanks a lot.
- Verified customer
A pleasure to work with from beginning to end
My book 'Skilled in Magic' by Gemma Kirkman, was published by this company. The people were an absolute delight to work with throughout the entire experience.
From the very first moment when I contacted them to ask for quotes and services offered, Jason was professional and prompt and gave me all the information I needed.
I then began the publishing process which incorporated comprehensive editing services. My editors, Christina and Keith, gave excellent feedback and advice on tightening up the patchier parts of the story. My book title ...
Efficient, helpful and professional
From the time I submitted my manuscript to Fontaine/Vivid it did not take long to see it in print. Nicola, Jason and the rest of the very efficient team did a wonderful job with my book, “Into the Eternal Moment”. I made several changes during the
process and, without any fuss, my wishes were accommodate. They always responded promptly. I am very pleased with the beautiful cover as well as the style and format of the book. These guys have my tick of approval.
Great Self-Publishing Company For My Two Books
I have had two books published by Vivid/Fontaine in the last 12 months: "Pub Quizzes Ready To Use" and "The Quiz Book For Kids".
I found their expertise and advice very helpful. Jason offered me ideas on formatting, layout and general presentation. He was always prompt with email replies and took me through every step of the process in a very professional manner.
The time from submitting my manuscript to publishing was quicker than I thought, which was very welcome.
I would use Vivid/Fontaine Publishing again for my future projects. And the real bonus is that they are an Australian based company.
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Questions & Answers
I have a text book with coloured images and some interactive Q&A with approximately 277 pages, can you pls provide a quote for editing and publishing?
Jason S.Fontaine Publishing Group
Dear Dolly, thank you for you enquiry. Please fill in the quote form and we will get back to you with costings and options available: http://www.fontaine.com.au/book-publishing-quote/
How long did it take when you originally emailed them? I haven't seen any replies to MY queries. Not a one. Not even an automatic one!
Hi, I filled out a form asking for an obligation-free quote, with rough details of my print-ready draft. I had a reply within 24 hours I think, with a ballpark figure. That gave me a contact person to follow up with. I adjusted the figures on the form and the replies were pretty prompt. There was a bit of to-ing and fro-ing before I was invited to speak to a real person. After that the communication was excellent. I hope this helps. cheers Judy
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