Self Publishing

Self-publishing services enable you to have a professionally produced book that is available globally without costing the earth.  A great way to gain control or just to get your first book into print so that you attract the attention of mainstream publishers. Whatever your motivation, we know that every self-publishing project has to position you as a professional author.

No hassle, straight talking, deliver what they promise!

Barbara K.

How Intertype’s Unique 3 Step Self-Publishing Service Works


  • Shallow editing
  • Formatting
  • ISBN registration
  • Cover design
  • Prepare files for printing, ebooks, and marketing
  • Commence SEO to get found online


  • Print author copies
  • Establish Print On Demand (POD) system for Australian sales
  • Establish Print On Demand (POD) system for International sales
  • Establish ebook system for Australian and International sales


  • Establish a dedicated webpage
  • Establish e-commerce backend for Australian sales
  • Enable international sales
  • Enable ebook sales
  • Establish automated follow-up campaigns
  • Provide marketing guidance
  • 2 x starter marketing campaigns
  • Launch to Intertype’s followers
Ian Bosler publishing and printing expert
Ian Bosler…Publishing and Printing Expert

Explore how you can take on the World without costing the Earth

You can select from a wide range of self-publishing support options including:

  1. ISBN Registration
  2. Barcode creation
  3. Book cover artwork configured to sell your book in a crowded book shop
  4. Text page formatting to suit Kindle and printed forms. Your book will look professional and follow all the technical printing requirements.
  5. Book Printing in Australia with the widest range of options
    • Black and white or colour printing or even a mix of both
    • Printing On Demand (POD) to preserve your cash flow and improve your reader’s experience
    • 100% recycled paper options for those that want to improve their books already impressive environmental credentials
    • Soft or hardcovers

“Great experience from Ian and the team. Thank you for your above and beyond efforts for my deadline.”

Michael Low

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As an author, you no longer have to be frustrated trying to work your way through the complexity, confusion and cost of the self-publishing minefield.

  1. Access an Online Book Store at no cost for all book printing customers of Intertype
  2. Bookseller sales pages that are eCommerce enables will take the hassle out of your bookselling efforts
  3. Amazon Kindle set up will have you selling secure electronic versions of your book in no time
  4. International hard copy book sales are catered for via an Amazon printed book set up
  5. Become a fully-fledged author in Amazon with the set up of an Amazon Authors page. Great for multiple book authors
  6. A range of printed book selling tools are readily available including:
Intertype removes the confusion of Self-pub;ishing

Self-Publishing Budget Guide

Book Printing Only

From $750 + GST
  • You Provide Cover Artwork
  • You Format Pages
  • Colour or B&W printing
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Publisher Pro

From $3500 + GST
  • Intertype Creates Cover Artwork
  • Intertype Formats Pages
  • Colour or B&W Printing
  • 50X Printed Copies
  • ISBN Registration
  • Print on Demand Option
  • Amazon Print Set Up
  • Amazon Kindle Print Set Up
  • eCommerce Set Up
  • Books Seller Platform
  • List Building Tools
  • 3X Automated Marketing Campaigns
  • Launch Campaign to Intertype’s Followers

Family Memoir

From $1750 + GST
  • Intertype Creates Cover Artwork
  • Intertype Formats Pages
  • Colour or B&W Printing
  • 50X Printed Copies
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Trusted by Authors and Leading Organisations Across Austraila

The binders look fantastic!!
Thank you so much for producing these so quickly and I am super impressed with the quality.
I will be in touch when ever my next custom project comes up.
Lisa Akkari , Hunter Douglas

Great service, fast and efficient.. and lovely people to deal with.

Neil Shultz, Schwab Consulting

Intertype publish and print were patient and easy to work with. Thankyou for a wonderful experience for my first book.

Great experience from Ian and the team. Thank you for your above and beyond efforts for my deadline.

Michael Low, LSH Auto

Intertype published two private books for us this year – a first for us – and the experience was entirely satisfactory. Quality of production exceeded expectations and drew many favourable comments from family and friends. Communication with the Intertype team was first rate and costs were surprisingly competitive. We have four more books in prospect and will direct them all to Intertype.

Robert Whitty, Author: Writing Home

In all my dealings with Intertype – starting with Jennifer who answers the phone, through to Lyndal in design and Ian Bosler at the helm – I have found them to be thoroughly professional, accommodating, efficient and honest, which is a rare thing to be found in business. The staff are able to juxtapose all the qualities we expect from a large organisation with all the pressures of deadlines, clients and couriers with the human qualities of warmth, understanding and a genuine desire to help you achieve your goals. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

Pam Wood, Editor: Perhaps They’ll Listen Now

The level of care and consideration from Ian, Lyndal and the team has been exceptional for our printing project – they have gone above and beyond to ensure our print was of the highest standards – educating us along the way to ensure we could continue to produce great design that translated into print. Intertype is not just a supplier – they are a printing partner, and I’m incredibly grateful to have them on the team. We look forward to many more print runs!

Dara Donnelly, Studio Evolution

Please excuse the tardiness in my reply, been a crazy week.  I just wanted to pass on my thanks to you both for arranging the monster cheque to be delivered in time for our photoshoot  on Wednesday, it is sincerely appreciated.

Brenda Hockaday, Moonee Valley Racing Club

The binders, slipcases & dividers arrived today for Waterfront Way and they look fantastic!

I’d like to thank you and your team again for sweeping in and saving the day, being proactive with my errors – I greatly appreciate it.

Marija Kocovska, Icon

Great design, speedy responses and amendments to design. Very fast turn around after proof was approved. The business cards arrived yesterday and look fantastic. Love the weight and waxy feel of the card. Thanks for the great work and speedy delivery!

Sara Yamabe, Miglic Macleod

Writing a book was an enjoyable but stressful experience until I was lucky and fortunate enough to find Intertype. Ian and his entire team were absolutely fabulous with my book writing journey.

I struggled to find a company that was understanding and encouraging however I was amazed that Intertype answered their phone and their emails either immediately or within a very short time! Their service is outstanding and I would highly recommend any author to put their trust in Intertype. I did, and I can honestly say that it’s one of the best decisions I have made…Thank you Intertype

I would like to extend my thanks to you and your team for the prompt and professional service offered to me recently.

You do a great job and the timeliness was fantastic – THANKYOU

Just to let you know that the books arrived in good order and discipline and to thank you for the fine workmanship. And please also thank Lyndal for me. The covers turned out really well. Dunno if you meant there to be an extra copy of each, but I ain’t complaining.

Nick Creech, Author: Annabella

Today we received the wall planners and they look fantastic – thank you!

Intertype are great! Requests are always responded to promptly with a quality product delivered on time.

Reanna Bono, VACCA

We have been using the services of Intertype since we commenced trading in 2009. We have maintained our relationship with them because Intertype have consistently demonstrated exceptionally high standards of printing and publishing. In our regular communications with the entire team, we have always received an immediate response to any issue we may have proposed. Customer service to our subscribers requires an excellent quality of print, an extremely high standard of packaging and prompt and fast delivery. In the 14 years plus that we have been using the services of Intertype, we have received from them that entire working package.

Lucky Kalaf, The Family Law Book

Working with Intertype was pleasant, they were understanding and considerate. They helped me understand the process and guaranteed that I would get a great product. It was fast once the process was complete.

Matthew Derbridge, Author: Age of the Immortal

Amazing, thank you and thank you for your prompt action today. My day went from feeling a bit overwhelming to so positive because of you and your team.

Tash Oldaker, Optim Leadership

Ian Bosler and his team at Intertype understand business books and authors. Amazing support. Expert guidance and brilliant quality of products. Aussie made quality at competitive pricing – great stuff.

No hassle, straight talking, deliver what they promise! Easy to deal with, very understanding of the clients needs and nice people to deal with. I will certainly use Intertype again with my next project!

The folders arrived and they look incredible. Thankyou to you and the team; from the moment you took this project on, the communication, and service was incredible and the finished product far exceeded my expectations.

Nick Boyd, HPSA

Intertype delivered 12 copies of my book, “Top Secrets For Sales $uccess”, to me on short notice to support a consulting assignment in Seattle, 12,000km from home. Excellent service! Thanks Ian and team.

Excellent customer service and great quality printing with a very fast turnaround as promised. Looking forward to a long relationship with Intertype.

Graham Wright, Edu Consulting

Many thanks for the Retail Welcome Packs – they look great!

You have both been a pleasure to work with.

Melanie Metzer, Lendlease

Even though I had some interest in having my manuscript published, I was somewhat generally disappointed with the attitude of the companies that I dealt with. Their attitude was very profit driven and it was all about exploiting rather than adding value to the experience and the community.
Hence, I sought out Intertype as an alternative to taking my work to a possible next step.

I am extremely happy with the presentation of the final product. There are considerable punctuation mistakes, and some paragraphing/formatting issues, but these are my errors.

In the final analysis, I decided to have the document printed without any real editing: not even shallow editing, and now I regret this to an extent… you can’t fix things after the print.

So, I am generally extremely happy with the printing aspect of my work, I think it looks far better than I could have imagined. If I could have my time over again, I would spend a little more money to create a more polished product. If I could provide any suggestion to Ian / Intertype, it would possibly be to ‘encourage/urge’ authors to pay more attention to the final product beyond just printing.

Thanks to Ian, Alan, & all at Intertype

Chris Solomidis, Author: Are We There Yet?

Since contacting Intertype I have enjoyed thoughtful, helpful, prompt, and friendly service, as though I was dealing with family. This may sound
like I am being paid to write this, but I know, I was both pleased and surprised. For example Intertype suggested adding a couple of blank pages to reach the threshold thickness of a bound volume, releasing me from staples. This is service, attention to a minor order customer. The beauty and professionalism of my first POETRY book brought tears, some left on Ian’s answer service. Looking forward to future projects.

Darryl Pearce, Poet: Pearcemelville

As a first time book writer, having completed my draft Intertype were very professional in helping to get the book to a ready state for launch. They used their experience and skill, along with a high sense of professionalism to get the book to the market – I don’t know what I would have done to get through all those tricky steps without them.

I could not recommend them highly enough

We received the folders yesterday & the look fantastic. We are very happy with the quality & vibrancy of the print.

You guys have done a fabulous job!

Thanks so much,

The team at Intertype were incredible in accommodating my fast-approaching deadline, organising and executing my print job quickly without compromising the quality of the product. Couldn’t be happier with the work they did, would highly recommend them.

Ellen Stockwell, Strativity
Awesome job on the binders and slip case.
They are a superb product and thank you for your great service too.
I’ll be recommending this to our other clients also.
Tim Robinson, Spirit Graphics

Just wanted to say thank you for getting that order out on time recently – it ended up arriving on the Monday so it worked out perfectly. We really appreciate your hard work, everyone was really impressed how easy and fast the turn around was.

Joel Guest, Maybo

Fantastic service, really helpful throughout the whole process of producing a publication. Could not recommend any higher!

As a graphic designer without extensive experience with designing for commercial printing, I was lucky enough to stumble on Intertype to assist me with artwork preparation review and training for a large project I was working on.
I was introduced to Lyndal who shared with me her wealth of knowledge and experience and was able to check my files and provide invaluable feedback on what needed updating in order to meet industry standards.
Without the help of Lyndal, I would have been completely in the dark and I cannot thank her enough for her patience, expertise and fantastic customer service throughout the process.
The few hours I spent working with Lyndal gave me a great insight and understanding of finished artwork preparation and I will no doubt be calling on her expertise again in the future.
It’s a fantastic service that I did not know even existed and highly useful for graphic designers to take advantage of to save unnecessary delays at print time.
Lisa Gercovich, Graphic Designer

Oh wow!

Just received the folders.  They look FANTASTIC.  Thank you so much.

More importantly, the big bosses are happy too

Nikki McMahon , HACCP Australia

What self-publishing problem are you trying to solve?

Will I have control over the entire process when I use your self-publishing service?2023-05-06T06:31:13+10:00

Yes, when you use Intertype’s self-publishing service, you will have complete control over the entire process. We understand that self-publishing is a very personal endeavor and we strive to provide our clients with the most comprehensive support possible. Our team of experienced professionals are dedicated to helping you achieve your desired results every step of the way – from concept development and design to printing, marketing and distribution. You can be confident that your project will be handled professionally and with great attention to detail; ensuring that your book is published exactly as you envision it.

Is it possible to publish my book on a global basis?2023-05-06T06:26:45+10:00

Yes, Intertype Publishing and Printing make it possible and easy to self-publish your book on a global basis. Intertype has the expertise and resources to provide you with international printing and self-publishing support services. Through their partnership with Books Online Australia bookstore, they are able to reach out to an international audience of readers. They also have an unbroken record of organic growth every year since their inception and an enviable client base from all corners of the world. With their unique approach to the business of printing, they can help you make your work available for distribution across different countries so that more people can enjoy your book.

What services do you offer to help ensure that I am positioned as a professional author?2023-05-06T06:20:36+10:00

Intertype self-publishing services provide help to ensure that Australian authors are presented in the most professional manner possible. Our services include print-on-demand, digital printing, book cover design, proofreading and editing, page layout and formatting, ISBN registration, distribution management and marketing support. Additionally, we offer various payment options including credit card processing to help authors receive payments quickly and securely. We also provide a comprehensive online bookstore service through Books Online Australia which allows authors to showcase their books across multiple channels while taking advantage of our experience in book promotion and targeted marketing strategies.

How can self-publishing help me attract the attention of mainstream publishers?2023-05-06T06:11:01+10:00


Self-publishing is a great way to get noticed by mainstream publishers. By self-publishing, you can create an impressive portfolio of your work and demonstrate that there is an audience for your writing. This will provide evidence to potential publishers that there is a market for the book you are pitching which makes it easier for them to make a decision about working with you. Additionally, self-publishing allows you to gain valuable experience in marketing and distribution which can give you an advantage when negotiating with larger publishing houses. Furthermore, if your self-published book does well then this may be enough to attract the attention of major publishers who want authors who have already proven their ability to reach readers.

What are the benefits of self-publishing?2023-05-06T06:06:23+10:00

Self-publishing your book can provide a variety of benefits to authors, including increased control over the publication process, higher royalties, direct access to readers, and more. With Intertype’s support services and Books Online Australia bookstore, you will have the resources needed to take advantage of these benefits.

Intertype believes in giving authors complete control over the publishing process. Self-publishing enables you to make all creative decisions regarding how your book looks and reads without having to compromise with an outside publisher. Additionally, when self-publishing through Intertype and Books Online Australia bookstore, you can enjoy higher royalty rates than traditional publishers offer — often up to 70% for paperback books or 40% for ebooks sold. You’ll also

Traditional Vs Self-Publishing2023-02-04T15:27:31+11:00

Traditional publishing and self-publishing are two distinct methods of getting your book into the hands of readers. While both options have their advantages and disadvantages, understanding the key differences can help you determine the best path for your publishing journey.

  1. Control: In traditional publishing, authors surrender a significant amount of control over the editorial, design, and marketing aspects of their book to the publishing house. On the other hand, self-publishing offers authors complete control over every aspect of their book, from the content to the cover design.
  2. Time to publication: Traditional publishing can be a slow process, with months or even years between the time an author submits their work and the book is finally published. Self-publishing, on the other hand, allows authors to move quickly from writing to publication, often in a matter of weeks.
  3. Royalties and profits: Traditional publishing houses usually offer authors a smaller percentage of the profits from their book sales in exchange for their support in editing, design, and marketing. Self-publishing authors, on the other hand, typically earn a higher percentage of the profits, but they also bear the costs of editing, design, and marketing.

Ultimately, the choice between traditional publishing and self-publishing will depend on the individual author’s goals, resources, and preferences. Some authors may find the support and exposure offered by traditional publishers to be invaluable, while others may prefer the control and higher profits of self-publishing. By considering the key differences, authors can make an informed decision that is right for them.

Intertype Publishing and Printing isn’t a traditional publisher. We provide services to authors so that then can professionally self-publish their books, with global reach and without costing the Earth.

Why Do I Need and ISBN?2023-02-04T15:27:31+11:00

An ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is a unique identifier assigned to books and other print publications. The ISBN is a 10- or 13-digit number that serves as a unique identifier for each title and edition, allowing it to be easily tracked and managed within the book industry. It is used by booksellers, libraries, publishers, and other organizations to accurately identify and track books and manage their inventory. An ISBN is essential for any book that is intended for distribution and sale and is required by many traditional publishers as well as online bookstores. Obtaining an ISBN ensures that your book is easily searchable and distinguishable from other books, and helps increase its visibility and discoverability to potential readers.

At Intertype Publishing and Printing, we take great care in registering an ISBN for our authors as it needs to be done in the correct sequence and with appropriate keywords. Get this wrong and Google search will have trouble finding and displaying your book.

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