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Zeus Publications Australia commenced business in 1997, as Australia’s first e-book publisher and on line e-bookshop.
Now, we give aspiring new authors a chance to have their work published in traditional paperback format. We publish books of all genres, with the exception of pornography.
Our team is experienced in all facets of the publishing industry with collectively over 100 years experience in the media in marketing, sales, promotion, management and production.
In addition, we have experienced and published writers on team to evaluate manuscripts for new authors. Our creative team understands the need for cover art which reflects the feelings and story of particular books.
Zeus Publications is a new-generation, full-service, publishing company that offers authors an exceptional alternative to pursuing limited access to traditional publishing houses. We are a custom publisher, which means that our personal service and the care we take with each author and each title is customized to the author’s needs.
Our goal is to meet your publishing needs and to deliver the book you’ve always wanted, a book you can be proud of.
Zeus Publications offers individuals, corporations, community programs, and organizations professional one-on-one attention. We understand the importance and uniqueness of your project. That is why we put our effort and experience into partnering with you for the successful publication of your book. Zeus Publications helps you define your goals and shape your book to achieve those goals.
We work for you. As a fee-based publisher, our new technology, new services and new ideas can help create, produce and market a successful book, even if you’ve never written or published before.
Where are our books printed? All books for Australian authors are printed in Australia – all books for overseas authors and books distributed overseas are printed in either the United States of America or the United Kingdom. We believe in supporting the local industry and workforce wherever possible.
FROM MANUSCRIPT TO MARKET
Zeus Publications provides the expertise and resources needed to produce and distribute your book. We’ll help with your manuscript, honour your creative ideas, and do everything necessary to complete your publishing project—from consulting to editing to design to print production to marketing and distribution.
Why do we publish books? Read Sandra’s story below:
A true account of how Zeus Publications started from humble beginnings and the reason we started the company.
I was always writing short stories when I was young and lived with the dream of one day writing a great novel. That day came in the early 90s when I sat down and wrote by hand (we didn’t have a computer then) a 160,000 word novel “It Begins but Never Ends”.
My husband Bruce bought a second-hand computer and, self taught, copied the manuscript into word. Like most first time authors I believed my story to be good; a compelling and exciting read. So naturally I was very disappointed when I kept getting rejection letters from every publisher I sent it to.
I was determined to have it published and naively went down the road of Vanity Publishing.
Minerva Press in London gave me an excellent report and offered me a contract. Filled with excitement and blinded by the fact I was going to be a published author I eagerly paid the cost of five thousand pounds to have my book published.
Money I might add I didn’t have; I had to borrow.
A year later I had a box of books in my hand and a great feeling; this was it! How wrong I was. Not only was there no promotion or marketing, no book shops in Australia or anywhere else could or would purchase Minerva Press Books. I was left out high and dry!
All I could do was buy my own books at a discount and try to sell them. Why didn’t I do self publishing? It would have been the same, but no, I believed everything Minerva told me about what they would do, and truly believed I would recoup some of my money. After a year of pleading with Minerva to help in any way possible I realized I had been conned. Like thousands of other first time authors’ world wide I was left broke and disillusioned with nothing but a shattered dream.
My husband Bruce then started to look closely into the publishing world and carried out a great deal of research. E Books (electronic books) were just starting to take off in America and that seemed the cheapest and easiest way to get my book out there. Six months later Zeus Publications was born; in the spare room in our modest one bedroom unit.
We offered authors a free service to have their books published on a disk and sold over the internet. Instead of feeling bitter about my experience in publishing I made a promise to myself to do all I could to help first time authors to realize their dream and not be conned by ruthless vanity publishers like I was.
The hype of the great future of ebooks dimmed after a few years and when we went from breaking even to losing money, we decided to look seriously at traditional paper publishing. And that is where we are today. Giving a service for a minimum charge (to cover our costs) and to do the best we can with what we have to help authors.
All we ask in return is respect for the job we do and to be treated with kindness. Publishing is a difficult business and many authors have unrealistic expectations and blame us when we can’t perform miracles. Having your book published can be a miracle in itself.
Sandra L. Rogers
Suite 16a, Waterway Wonderland Shopping Centre,
64 Karbunya St., Mermaid Waters, Qld 4218 Australia
P.O. Box 2554, Burleigh MDC Qld. 4220, Australia
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