Custom FAQ

What is consultancy or project management?

Fremantle Press is often approached by individuals and organisations wishing to engage the services of skilled industry professionals to ensure the success of their publishing project. These projects are usually large-format pictorial works such as corporate and community histories or anniversary editions, fine art catalogues or specialist academic publications.

What consultancy services does Fremantle Press provide?

Fremantle Press provides editing, proofreading, indexing, design and print production expertise. Sometimes clients want their entire project managed from unedited text and raw images through to delivery of finished books, while others only require print management. Others may only require marketing and/or distribution services. We can advise on what will work best for you.

Who is consultancy expert Jane Fraser?

Jane Fraser joined Fremantle Press as non-fiction publisher with a wealth of experience in the production of complex large-format illustrated books, such as cookbooks, gardening, travel and natural history books. Jane works closely with a talented team of editors, proofreaders, designers and printers to deliver publishing projects on time and within budget. If you require distribution or marketing services, we are happy to provide cost estimates and logistical advice.

What does it cost?

Costs vary based on the scope of the project required, the format of the book and the quantity to be printed. Fremantle Press provides the highest service and quality results. For a no-obligation quote contact Jane Fraser on +61 (0)8 9430 6331 or jfraser@fremantlepress.com.au.

Who benefits?

Having your own book produced to industry standards by a well-regarded national publishing house is not inexpensive but it does give booksellers and consumers confidence in the rigour and quality of your book that they may not otherwise have.

Income from our consultancy work helps support our core activity as a not-for-profit arts organisation dedicated to publishing the works of new and emerging Western Australian writers and artists. This makes an important contribution to ensuring the literary heritage of Australia remains vibrant and relevant.

Can I advertise my organisation's support of Fremantle Press?

By choosing to place your custom publishing project with a not-for-profit arts organisation dedicated to publishing the works of new and emerging Western Australian writers and artists, you are making an important contribution to our literary heritage for future generations. Custom publishing clients wishing to include Fremantle Press branding on marketing or communications materials should discuss their requirements with Jane Fraser, CEO or Claire Miller, Marketing and Communications Manager.

I’ve already published a book but need to get it into shops. Can Fremantle Press help?

If appropriate, Fremantle Press may be able to distribute your book through our distribution agency at Penguin Books. This would be undertaken on a consignment-only basis and attracts a distribution fee. For all enquiries contact Jane Fraser on +61 (0)8 9430 6331 or jfraser@fremantlepress.com.au.

Who should use Fremantle Press?

Any organisation or individual who would like a quality publication produced to national and international industry standards. As a publishing house with a 40-year track record across genres and formats (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, children’s books) we have the expertise to turn every project into a quality publication.

Many of our clients have a small and specialised market to whom they sell their books direct but at retail rates, so they require an exceptional standard of production and finish. Other clients also want to sell through trade outlets either locally or nationally, which is why our marketing and distribution services and skills are so attractive.

Why use Fremantle Press instead of self-publishing or going directly to a printer?

Booksellers can be wary of self-published books because they do not guarantee editorial or production quality and precision. If a book has been through the meticulous workings of a publishing house such as Fremantle Press, it has rigour and authority for which customers are willing to pay standard retail prices.

How do I request a quote?

To request a quote complete our form online or contact Jane Fraser on jfraser@fremantlepress.com.au.