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The editing service is world-class
I feel very fortunate to have found in Lucy an editor who is not only highly skilled, but who really cared about the project from beginning to end. My book, Gratitude and Resentment, aims to make research and complex concepts accessible to a general audience and Lucy's academic background was immensely helpful. I am deeply impressed by the level of attentiveness, intelligence, and insight that she brought to this work.
We Humans - Our initial 100 days during the Covid-19 pandemic
"It was a smooth process — from the manuscript to the finished product — with excellent editing work undertaken by a professional editor who provided numerous thought provoking review comments while carrying out quality-enhancing edits and necessary amendments. The book was delivered in a timely manner, which was extremely important considering its title and relevance to the current precariously placed international geo-politics. Thanks to Jason and the entire Fontaine team. Excellent work! Thanks, Fontaine.
A very complicated process made easy
My book is a hardcover factual history thing of 372 colour pages, a french fold dust jacket and embossed foiling. Fontaine made the process easy and I am aware that hundreds of decisions were made (and changed) along the way. Jason and friends offered feedback, reassured me when it felt catastrophic and shaped my ideas in a professional and positive way. Communication was helpful at every step too.
Thank you Fontaine Publishing for your work in producing Making Marks: Australia and Afghanistan. The book, which is largely comprised of artwork, looks absolutely beautiful! Throughout the process, from initial inquiry to delivery, our project was cared for and given the attention it needed. Jason and his team’s communication was clear, friendly, helpful and timely. Despite the production happening during COVID-19, amazingly everything went smoothly. I highly recommend Fontaine Publishing Group. This is the second book I’ve had published through Fontaine/Vivid and both experiences have been excellent.
I am so impressed with the team at Fontaine and Vivid Publishing, who have just published my novel, Threads. Nicola-Jane, Lucy and Jason have been absolutely amazing to work with. Communication was fantastic throughout the process and attention to detail was on point. They delivered every phase in a timely manner and with fabulous results.
The design team took my comments, likes and ideas into account and produced a truly amazing cover that I have had many positive comments on. The layout is terrific.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the whole p...rocess from beginning to the end and would highly recommend Fontaine Publishing Group. I am thrilled with the end product. I will definitely be working with Fontaine Publishing Group when my next book is ready to be published.
Excellent support and feedback
The Fontaine and Vivid Publishing team - Jason, Nicola-Jane and Lucy were absolutely amazing to deal with. Nothing was too much trouble. Their work ethic, friendliness and ability to help a first time author through the whole process was brilliant. I highly recommend them to anyone. Their front and back cover design for me was sensational. Thank you Fontaine and Vivid.
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.
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?
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
Thanks Judy, are you happy, has it progressed and are you making any headway with your path?
Totally happy, please check my review.
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