Fontaine Publishing Group

5 out of 5, reviewed on May 07, 2014

Fontaine have been a wonderful in assisting me with my self-publishing journey with both my picture book and my ebooks. They are so efficient, very quick to respond and happy to answer inexperienced questions. The end product was fantastic and certainly of great quality. Congratulations Fontaine, you have a wonderful product!

+ efficient, relaible, quick responses, excellent quality, quick delivery

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Excellent assistance

5 out of 5, reviewed on Apr 24, 2014

I highly recommend Fontaine / Vivid Publishing to any author who is seeking to self publish. The staff are very friendly and professional I felt safe having my e-book in their knowledgeable hands. They made the process of a self publish very enjoyable. I will always value Fontaine / Vivid staff for all their help. R M Romarney, author of Contemporary Passion.

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the new world of eBook publication!

5 out of 5, reviewed on Apr 21, 2014

Like many before me, this was a process I knew very little about. Enquiries with companies here in Sydney left me unimpressed and doubtful about achieving a successful outcome. I have self published two books in the last three years and they are now available in eBook format thanks to the staff at Fontaine. An internet search led me to Fontaine and although many of my questions were resolved by working through their website, I made a personal visit to their office in Fremantle WA. I came away feeling confident that we could get the outcome I wanted. Subsequently the level of service has been excellent and I value the relationship.

+ The cost was good value and the project was completed quickly.

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Fantastic Fontaine!

5 out of 5, reviewed on Apr 01, 2014

This is the first time that I have published an E- Book "Sarah a Burst of Sunshine"
Being a rank amateur, I was trawling through the internet and contacted a couple of publishers, the results of which only led to further confusion.
I count my blessings that I found Fontaine, from my first contact, I was impressed by their courtesy, efficiency and their guidance through my perceived maze.
Fontaine is a highly professional organisation, which also provides advice on marketing ideas. .

+ The staff members that i had contact with by email and telephone were exceptional in manner & efficiency

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Above and beyond

5 out of 5, reviewed on Mar 24, 2014

This is the first experience I've had with [name removed] and the team at Fontaine Publishing. They were professional from start to finish. Everything from their customer service to the quality of the printing was spot on. Trust isn't something you buy it has to be earned and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Fontaine to other authors.

+ Reliable, great customer service and print quality.

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Exemplary Service

5 out of 5, reviewed on Mar 23, 2014

Having been let down by my usual publisher, I turned to Fontaine Press to organise my fifth book to be converted to an ebook.
Before doing so, with the magic of Google, I approached a number of publishers.
Some concentrated on telling me what they couldn’t do as opposed to what they could do. Others were tardy and ambiguous in their response, whilst others were outrageously expensive for the service they provided.
In the midst of this desert of despair was an oasis of professionalism which has prompted me to write this testimonial.
Fontaine Press has been my partner in the entire process. They have been with me every step of the way, always courteous, efficient and able to meet the tight deadlines I have set them. Encapsulated in all this was their competitive costs thus providing genuine value for money. I cannot recommend them highly enough
I shall use Fontaine Press for all my future books

John Henry Ellen
Author of “The True Story of the Maryvale Murders”.

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Extremely Happy with my Book!

5 out of 5, reviewed on Mar 20, 2014

From the very first time I got in contact with Vivid Publishing I was very impressed by their effective and supportive service. They are always there to answer all my questions and to help me with my web page which gets updated very often.
My project was completed sooner than what I expected, with all special requirements taken into account, and in accordance with the quote.
It has only been one month since I published my book "Spanish for Travellers" and I am already looking at getting the 2nd edition printed with Vivid.

+ Quality of work

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A highly satisfactory service.

5 out of 5, reviewed on Mar 19, 2014

After my publisher, Bewrite Books, had to close in 2012, I had an e-book publisher but no print publisher for my two novels. The e-book versions sell very well, but it's still necessary to have print copies. I decided to self-publish.

A friend in the same situation recommended VIVID, a division of Fontaine Publishing. Well, it's all been a huge success. The cost was attractively low, the process was simple, VIVID's staff couldn't have been more helpful (and patient when I made a mistake), and the printed book looks fabulous, of the highest quality. VIVID make all their books available through online retailers as well as to libraries and physical bookstores. I'm completely satisfied, and recommend VIVID without reservation.

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A satisfying result

5 out of 5, reviewed on Feb 28, 2014

I'm very happy with the finished product of my book, achieved by the helpful and professional folk at VIVID Publishing. It was a collaborative process, working together on details of type, format, cover design, etc. All my queries and suggestions were responded to immediately, so the distance between Melbourne and Fremantle was never a problem.

+ It achieved what I hoped for - a book that looks academic and classy.

- The whole process took close to six months - longer than I had anticipated.

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Made the whole process easy and stress free...

4 out of 5, reviewed on Jan 21, 2014

I found the whole process relatively stress free and easy ...the staff were pleasant to deal with and made the whole process flow where I had previously had roadblocks..I would use them again and am planning to use them for future work that I have planned...also feel that their rates are reasonable as well..

+ easy,reliable

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Made the whole process relatively stress free

4 out of 5, reviewed on Dec 26, 2013

As a first time self publisher they made the whole process of taking the final pdf to ebook ready and published very straight forward. Plus they offered advice along the way to make the whole project more successful. Even at this busy time of year they managed to turn the whole project around very quickly.

+ Very helpful and convenient

- The time it takes for the publishers to process is longer than expected

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Responsive and Supportive Australian Book Publishing Service

5 out of 5, reviewed on Dec 14, 2013

From the moment I contacted Vivid Publishing I received very responsive and supportive service. As a first time publisher I had a lot of questions along the way and each time received direct answers and good guidance for my book "Spiritual Treasure". The project was completed on time, with all special requirements taken into account, and in accordance with the quote. I look forward to my next project.

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An outstounding company!

5 out of 5, reviewed on Dec 12, 2013

Absolutely proficient from the beginning of the publishing process to the day of delivery. Excellent communication, easily contactable and email responses within hours! The Book? Formating, colours, paper quality, all to the highest standard. The finsished product is brilliant, I highly recommend this very professioanl publsihing company to anyone seeking excellent advice and service!

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A perfect way to publish my first book

5 out of 5, reviewed on Dec 11, 2013

This was a perfect company to help me publish my first book. They worked with me every step of the way and I was allowed to individualise to the way I wanted the book to look like. It was also a lot quicker with the whole process than I thought too.
The finished design was great!

+ I was allowed to choose the cover design and write my own blurb.

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Not long ago I couldn't even spell published orther ... and now, thanks to Fontaine, I are one!

5 out of 5, reviewed on Dec 05, 2013

Several million points out of ten, guys; I couldn't fault it. Your production of "McCullock's Gold" -- one's "...Grate Australian Novel and Towering Literary Werk" (The Birdsville Times Literary Supplement) -- was everything I had ever hoped for. ...Good friendly communications, budget-friendly costings, flexibility with print run numbers, a helpful and cooperative attitude toward one's schedule, delivery on time ... plus total satisfaction on receipt of the boxes and inspection of the product's quality... I mean who could ask for more? Certainly not this little spinifex pigeon. I mean ripper bonzer super-beaut!

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Extremely happy with my beautiful children's picture book

5 out of 5, reviewed on Dec 03, 2013

Today I received my printed full colour children's picture books and they are absolutely wonderful. The quality is excellent and I love the colours and the general feel of the book. I am beyond happy that I was able to find a wonderful Australian publisher so that I can proudly know my book is 100% Australian made. The Vivid staff were excellent and good at keeping me up to date with how my book was coming along. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to self publish a book.

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Dreams to reality

5 out of 5, reviewed on Nov 18, 2013

Thank you Vivid Publishing - you helped bring my dreams to reality. After doing my research I know you provide an affordable and real alternative to many other publishers out there available to independent authors. I appreciate your laid-back approach; there's no sales pitch or pressure to sign up to packages. No matter how small or large my orders have become, your performance has remained unchanged; consistent, friendly, professional, helpful. Thank you again. It's breathtaking seeing my children's books in tangible, hot-in-my-hands

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Help when you need it.

5 out of 5, reviewed on Nov 16, 2013

Thank you for all your help and all your suggestions. For someone like myself, just starting out, it has been invaluable.

Yes, I can thoroughly recommend Vivid Publishing. You were an unknown to me when sighted on the internet, but am so glad I chose you. Reading back over all your emails, [name removed], the publishing process was just one step at a time, not a great amount of bamboozling information all at once, a great help for someone new. Whether my book is a success or not is up to me, and anyone who may read it and recommend it.

+ Efficient and helpful.

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High quality finished product

5 out of 5, reviewed on Nov 15, 2013

Having written a 112 page book of 13 short stories I sought quotes from three self publishing companies across Australia to print 100 copies. The three quotes were within 50 dollars of each other. In the end I selected the Fontaine Group because, for the price, it offered a higher quality paper than the others. The service I received from Fontaine was exemplary in terms of a quick (usually same day) response to my requests, a willingness to make adjustments when I kept changing my mind about the cover and parts of the text, and delivering the book within three weeks of giving the go-ahead to print it. The finished product matches the quality of the best books in bookshops I frequent.

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Great experience. Would highly recommend

5 out of 5, reviewed on Nov 13, 2013

We used Fontaine Publishing to print and publish our children's book. My contact was very professional and the process was very easy. We are thrilled with the end product and are grateful to Fontaine for helping make our dream come true. The quality of the paper is as good as it gets. Wobbly Jim is now a reality.

+ Helpful team. Quick response (even though there was a time difference).

- Australia Post let us down with posting proofs but this wasn't really Fontaine's fault.

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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?

Dolly asked on Aug 31, 2017

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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:

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!

JGLS asked on Feb 05, 2016

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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.