Specialists in print and digital publications for . . .

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

The Seven Deadly Sins

Ask ten proofreaders or editors their seven pet hates, and no doubt you’ll end up with seventy rather than seven examples. In fact, we had quite an argument here at Sunset as we tried to narrow the list down to just seven! Here’s what we ended up with:

1. Lead/led

2. Everyday/Every day

3. It’s/Its

4. Alright/All right

5. Stationery/Stationary

6. Foreword/Forward

7. Separate/Seperate

Testimonials

Although the range of assignments we undertake for our clients varies widely, we are confident in our ability to project-manage and complete the most complex tasks – as the following testimonials demonstrate.

Feedback from book publishers

The following kind words were provided to us by our commercial publishing clients in response to a client survey: What do we do well?

  • Quality and accuracy . . . we’re always very happy with the professional result of the work.
  • Ability to cater to our technological/procedural requirements . . . flexibility and willingness to work with us to trial new work methods to assist us to meet our varied needs.
  • Availability and approachability . . . capacity to do the work, even at short notice.
  • The company has always gone out of its way to provide the best service, including working weekends and after hours to meet deadlines.
  • Accurate and quick.
  • Experience, knowledge and understanding of job requirements.
  • When it’s urgent, we can rely on you to turn jobs around in time.
  • Meet deadlines.
  • Utterly reliable.

A professional approach to self-publishing

When we were approached by Doris Stutley, a well-known Western Australian writer of young adult fiction, we recognised immediately that we were dealing with an author who had done her research. The first book in Doris’s Operation series had been through a previous edition, courtesy of a company whose name we need not mention here, but this time Doris intended to ensure that she would receive a product equal to any from a mainstream publisher.

Doris had already identified the key problems: she was unhappy with both the editing and production of her first book, the cover design was rather ordinary and, to top it off, there was even a glaring ‘typo’ on the back cover! This time, that first book would be republished under Doris’s new Bushytail Books imprint, as would the next three books she had written for the series. The design, typesetting and printing would be handled by a company experienced in servicing the commercial publishing industry: Sunset Digital (now Sunset Publishing Services).

We have now produced five titles in the series, a Bushytail Books website, and the cover for the next title, which will be released in 2013.

Sunset Publishing Services is proud to be Bushytail Books’ preferred supplier. Doris is an excellent writer whose works deserve a wide audience, and she is a pleasure to work with.

In closing, we must mention the fact that Doris had already found an experienced book editor before she approached us – so experienced, in fact, that her editor is now on our list of contractors!

 

Operation Foxtrot FiveOperation Delta BravoOperation Alpha PapaOperation Tango Two-TwoOperation Uniform Echo

The team at Sunset Digital created the most awesome covers, and after some back-and-forth fine-tuning, we settled on the ones you see on our books . . . Sunset Digital provided a one-stop package. They offered editing, designed the book covers, did the page layout and sent it all off to the printer. Then they checked the printed product and had it shipped to us . . . Together with Sunset Digital, we started working on the Bushytail Books website – and as you can see, www.bushytailbooks.com speaks for itself. The site is without a doubt, one of the best and easiest sites I’ve ever used. It is such a pleasure to be involved with Sunset Digital and we are looking forward to a long and productive future with them.

D.J. Stutley
Author of the Operation Series

On-time delivery

The ICONN handbooks – BOTH VOLUMES – were delivered on time at 2pm last Friday. Client was thrilled. I am so grateful to everyone who worked tirelessly on the total job. The thoroughness, attention to detail and determination to meet a very tight deadline were greatly appreciated. It made my job easier knowing that I could rely on you guys to do a professional job and on time! Thanks again for the tremendous effort from Sunset Digital.

Paul Nicholls
Studio Manager (former), Octane Digital & Print