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Our services

We provide a comprehensive range of services for print and digital media (websites, eBooks, eMags, flipbooks, CDs and DVDs):

  • Design
  • Layout
  • Typesetting
  • eBooks (ePub and Kindle)
  • Technical illustration
  • Editing and proofreading
  • Website development
  • Prepress
  • Print management
  • Multimedia management

For commercial and self-publishers, we specialise in:

  • Non-fiction, fiction and ‘coffee table’ books
  • Textbooks for the education market

We can produce your book in either printed or eBook format – or both.

Book and website package

Many people today are marketing their printed books and eBooks through dedicated websites. Sunset Publishing Services can create a dedicated website to match your book’s theme and design.

See bushytailbooks.com and sthelenaisland.net for examples.

Of course, you may not be in the business of selling books, in which case we’re only too happy to develop a website to cater for your needs. Here’s an example of a very successful site, designed and maintained by Sunset Publishing Services:

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Creating high-quality books to publishing industry standards

Sunset Publishing Services has a long history as a preferred supplier to many of Australia’s leading commercial publishers, as well as self-publishers. Our skills and services cover a wide range of prepress functions, including editing, proofreading, design, typesetting, layout and technical illustration. Many of our staff have been working in the graphic arts industry for over 30 years, which brings a high degree of confidence to our major book publishing clients and first-time authors.

We are regularly adding information to the Publishing tips and resources section of our website. This area provides a wealth of information for authors facing the daunting task of taking their books from raw manuscript through to print or eBook format. We particularly recommend that you read through our Guide to the traditional book publishing process before you contact us.

Non-fiction

Sunset Publishing Services has produced many non-fiction books, including reference works, autobiographies, historical books, pictorials, cookbooks, atlases and mapping titles. Our name (as Sun Photoset, Sunset Digtal or Sunset Publishing Services) is carried on the imprint pages of more than 2000 published titles. The images below link to online samples in flipbook format.

Around Australia

We were asked to produce both the first and second editions of Around Australia, a 400-page, high-quality, colour pictorial and reference book aimed at motorhoming and caravanning enthusiasts. This book provides details on the best routes and sightseeing opportunities throughout Australia. Hema Maps added their detailed touring maps as a ready reference to the many locations and features in the book, with cross-references to the maps provided in the general text.

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St Helena Island Moreton Bay

Sunset Publishing Services was proud to produce for Inspire Publishing the definitive history of one of Queensland’s most important historical sites, St Helena Island. This 240-page, lavishly illustrated work is a rich resource for visitors to the island, as well as family historians. It paints a vivid picture of the daily lives of prisoners, wardens and the families who spent time in this former penal settlement. The book won a Gold Heritage rating in the 2011 Queensland National Trust Bendigo Awards.

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The Bibliography of Australian Literature

We are proud to have been involved with The Bibliography of Australian Literature, a multi-volume set of literary history, which is the result of more than 15 years of collaborative research into the publication history of creative writing by Australian authors. The volumes contain details on over 10 000 Australian literary authors and their works, dating from 1788 to 2000. Our involvement included proofreading, indexing of all the authors’ works, and typesetting more than 2000 pages of text.

Bibliography of Austraian Literature

Fiction

Sunset Publishing Services has produced numerous novels for the Australian publishing market. We work for some of the largest publishers in Australia, as well as self-publishers.

Our skills and experience encompass editing and proofreading, cover and internal page design, page layout, typesetting, drawing illustrations, and manipulation of photographs.

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Textbooks

Sunset Publishing Services’ reputation for producing books for the education market is second to none. Our team has been working with education publishers since the 1980s, meeting both their technical requirements and the often tight deadlines required in this sector of the market. The Sunset name appears on the imprint pages of maths, physics, chemistry, accountancy and law books used in schools and universities across the country.

We possess a high level of expertise in mathematical typesetting, technical illustration and all facets of education publishing. Unsolicited feedback from publishing companies expresses appreciation of the fact that all these skills exist ‘under the one roof’, thus avoiding the need to split the work amongst different suppliers.

See also our Academics and Scientists page.

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Children’s books

There’s nohing we like better at Sunset than producing books for children. Why? Because we have some of our own, and even the odd grandchild or two! To see a child’s eyes light up as he or she explores the pages of a colourful book is one of life’s joys.

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