Exemplary publishing service provider
I selected Fontaine after an extensive evaluation of alternative
suppliers, including DIY. I am more than pleased (thrilled!)
with my experience with Fontaine. The aspects that caused me the
most gratification included:
1. Same day response to my many queries
2. Prompt action; as soon as I had paid for service the job was
3. Professional, accurate advice at each stage
4. All Fontaine's services are extremely cost-effective.
5. At every stage Fontaine staff "under promised and over
6. They are people of integrity
I have over 50 years of commercial experience and Fontaine was
right up there with the very best service providers that I have
used. I can not recommend the Fontaine team more highly.
"Money, Sex and Eternal Life"
An excellent choice!
Fontaine Publishing have been excellent to work with. They have
approached the process of publishing my first volume of short
stories in a fully collaborative and responsive manner. From the
beginning of our association, the assistance they have given me
has been prompt and courteous and helpful. Jason Swiney has a
hands on and positive attitude and he is ably supported by his
team. The responses I have received to my requests have
invariably been personalised and encouraging. The whole
experience has turned out to be far less difficult than I
imagined it might be and I attribute this to the professional
expertise of Fontaine, who are now well advanced with the
publication of the second volume in my series. I look forward to
a continuing and rewarding relationship.
I am so glad I chose to publish with Fontaine again. Last year,
my survival thriller Morse Code was offered a publishing
contract. It was a dream come true but unfortunately, the
contract was not right for me or my work and I ended up
declining the offer. When I look for a publisher, I want to work
in a partnership and have my input valued. That is why I turned
to Fontaine again, because it does feel like a partnership; I am
involved every step of the way and now I have released Morse
Code as I intended it to be. It is a wonderful feeling. I have
no regrets; I know I have made the right decision publishing
Excellent Publishing and Printing Service
Fontaine Publishing in East Fremantle proved to be a very wise
choice for bringing a manuscript to completion as a printed
book. The author and myself as his agent were expertly advised
and generously accommodated by Jason and his team. Jason Swiney
produced a marvellous cover for Of Fisheries and Islands
from a few
photographs supplied. Because of his wise suggestions, there was
a minimum of to-and-fro. Our requests were always fully
respected and were filled beyond expectations. We are so glad to
have chosen a local publisher and printer, after receiving
invitations from abroad to do the job. No-one could have done it
Carla Van Raay.
"Of Fisheries & Islands"
Intuitive, receptive, enlightened but most of all Fontaine knew
what they were doing. End result a world class highly polished
desirable product. Congratulations on a job more than well done!
"A Priest, A Brothel and the Fox"
Professional advice one can rely on
This is my first book. I needed advice on layout, fonts,
illustrations, binding and most importantly, on the dust jacket
design. All advice was readily made available, and the end
result; an attractive volume which has drawn praise from many
quarters. The jacket illustrated by their professional artist is
stunning. The printing and binding is top quality. The whole
process went very smoothly.
"the boy who told stories"
I have been writing for years and the thought of publishing
terrified me but Nicola-Jane and the team made the whole process
easy. They always left the timeframe (of publishing) up to me,
were never pushy but were always available to offer sound advice
and support. No question was considered 'too silly' and replies
to said questions always prompt. It is because of them that my
e-book Paradise Won & Lost is available today. Im madly
trying to edit other stories to get them published as quickly as
I can and I look forward to dealing with the crew at Fontaine
again and again.
"Paradise Won & Lost"
Pleasant Business Dealings
I have used Fontaine for two of my paperbacks, and have found
their quality exeptionally good, far exceeding any other
printer/publishers I have tried. I thoroughly recommend Fontaine
for their professional work and pleasant business dealings.
Meredith Whitford BA, MCA
I invested three years plus in writing my book, 'Dancing for the
Marquis'. I wanted a publisher who would reflect and add value
to that work. The Fontaine team was infinitely patient,
responsive and totally professional. The finished product
entirely met my hopes and expectations. By the way, everyone who
has seen the book is absolutely enchanted by it and impressed at
how completely professional it looks in every way. I have
already supplied orders for about 20 copies from my own stock.
I’m so proud of it ... you were so patient and the end result
speaks for itself.
...It would be wonderful to meet you in person and to be able to
introduce you as the marvellous publisher that everyone should
consult should they wish to publish a book independently. Having
discovered your firm by serendipity (and web search) I now have
all the zeal of a missionary.".
"Dancing for the Marquis"
'one of the best days of his life'
Great news, the books arrived a little earlier today and they
look (and feel) absolutely beautiful!! The author was also able
to see them and was thrilled, saying 'this is one of the best
days of his life'. Thank you so much to you, Jason and
your team; the books are everything we envisioned them to be. We
look forward to hopefully working together again in the future.
Designer & Liaison
AN absolute pleasure to work with from beginning to end!
From the very first moment, when I contacted them to ask for
quotes and services offered, Jason was professional and prompt
and gave me all the information I needed. I then began the
publishing process which incorporated the comprehensive editing
services. My Fontaine editors, Christine and Keith gave
excellent feedback and advice on tightening up the patchier
parts of the story. My book title is a result of excellent
insights and suggestions, as is the ending which was suggested
to open up as a series. Both of these aspects
particularly, I am extremely thankful and grateful for.
The advice was invaluable and has contributed to my progression
and development as a writer.
My contact throughout the experience was Nicola-Jane, who was
outstanding to deal with, giving quick and efficient replies, no
matter how small the question. She guided me through the
process with patience and clear explanations, and was the
biggest part of creating such an enjoyable experience. My
publishing option included the books cover design, and I
delighted in being able to have such a creative and final say
into how my book was going to look. I highly recommend
taking this option to everyone, as there really is nothing like
opening your first batch of books and seeing your book cover
design, staring back up at you.
I dealt with Ilan on the e-book distribution side, and again,
the service was faultless and highly professional. The
team at Fontaine are collaborative, informative, proficient and
patient, and I could not be happier with working with them and
the finished product.
10/10 would highly recommend this company and the services they
'skilled in magic''
"Eureka! an introduction to Classical Greek for young
Australians" is itself a bold, non-commercial venture in
producing a cross-cultural textbook for a small market. I have
been delighted with the service from Fontaine in terms of
promptness, quality and attention to detail, willingness to make
a correction in the proof in Greek font (!), and amazing control
over the delivery of the finished product within a tight
timeline. Jason really seemed to understand what we were trying
to achieve! The Flexicore binding will withstand even the worst
students can do, and the paper and colour quality are tops. The
Classical Languages Teachers Association is very grateful
'Eureka! : an introduction to classical Greek for young
Patient and courteous
Thank you to the staff at Fontaine Publishing Group who
individually and collectively were a great help to me. They were
patient and courteous taking me through the processes to
completion of my book being published. I have no hesitation in
recommending Fontaine Publishing Group.
'awakening from a dream''
I recently printed a hard cover children's book 'We Can't All Be
The Same,' through Fontaine and used some of their extra
publishing services. I had previously used their printing
company to print another hard cover children's book 'The Mighty
Kite Flight.' Both times I was extremely happy with their
service. Jason was always very helpful and often went beyond
what was required. Jason was usually very prompt with replies.
He helped me through the whole process (especially the first
time). The quality of the second book seemed even better than
the one from 2 years ago. Very happy with the overall service.
'We Can't All Be The Same''
I want to thank you and all the others involved in publishing
Rosemary’s story. it is being very well received and has
done justice in honouring Rosemary I feel, thank you.
Efficient, helpful and professional
From the time I submitted my manuscript to Fontaine/Vivid it did
not take long to see it in print. Nicola, Jason and the rest of
the very efficient team did a wonderful job with my book, “Into
the Eternal Moment”. I made several changes during the
process and, without any fuss, my wishes were accommodate. They
always responded promptly. I am very pleased with the beautiful
cover as well as the style and format of the book. These guys
have my tick of approval.
'Into the Eternal Moment''
A really professional company to work with
5 out of 5, reviewed on Jun 15, 2017
My entire experience with Vivid, from first approach to finished
product, has been simply excellent. Yasmin, Jason & Nicola
between them answered every question, proved themselves
knowledgeable, efficient and delivered on their promises,
without fail. When we had an unforeseen last minute query
regarding the weight of the book, the matter was efficiently
resolved and didn't impact on the delivery date at all. I am
more than impressed and can only recommend Vivid and their great
staff to any author considering the self-publishing process.
'A Crying in the Wind'
Mafe life so much easier
Letting you know books received this morning were a lovely wake
up to the day. Thank you all so much for all your assistance and
correspondence, this made life so much easier for my first book.
Books received in excellent condition and President is so happy
with the result.
Sweeneys Arts and Crafts
Firstly very patient, quicker than expected, very friendly,
professional, efficiency at its best.
5 out of 5, reviewed on Jun 07, 2017
I thought I was giving them a hard time but what I got back was
quick friendly service. I most definitely recommend Fontaine
Publishing, and I'll be working with the for my future work.
Jon de graaff, Sydney
Professional, Friendly, Encouraging - Efficient
5 out of 5, reviewed on Jun 06, 2017
I was nervous at approaching self-publishing with my book: 'And
The Dance Goes On'. I realize now what dumb questions I asked
throughout the process. Nicola handled all my queries with ease.
Jason and Nicola turned out a book that startled me; it was done
with such professionalism and skill that I felt proud of the end
product. The cover alone was an indication of how closely they
understood the plot and the period in which the book was set.
I'm sending my next one to Jason this very week. Thank you
Nicola and Jason.
Efficient, friendly, reliable...a real pleasure to work with
5 out of 5, reviewed on Apr 17, 2017
I chose Fontaine's self-publishing arm (Vivid) to assist me with
publishing my book, 'Finding Heraan', because they're located
round the corner. What a stroke of luck. I'd now use them again
(and again) no matter where I lived in the world. They are
genuinely efficient, knowledgeable, creative and easy going.
Self-publishing, rich as it is, can be filled with discomfort
and awkwardness. But Jason and Nicola-Jane made me feel
comfortable the whole way.
They also helped my Mum publish her memoirs 'My 90 Year
Journey', and created a more beautiful product than even she had
Tim Muirhead, Perth
High Quality Book and Excellent Service
5 out of 5, reviewed on Apr 14, 2017
Jason and his professional team at Fontaine Publishing made 'On
Active Service' stand out. Their expertise on choice of size,
format and font and layout of the photographs, resulted in a
high quality book which not only looks good, it even has tactile
appeal. Friendly and approachable for a first-time author,
outlining the publishing process and expected time-frame for
each stage, I recommend them without reservation. First print
run sold out !
"On Active Service"
A very professional company
5 out of 5, reviewed on Mar 28, 2017
Nicola at Fontaine has worked rapidly and meticulously to turn
my out-of-print children's novel, 'The 89th Kitten', into an
ebook. Her emails were always clear and detailed, and made the
process an easy and straightforward one. She was also warm and
enthusiastic, really seeming to care about the progress of the
book. Eleanor Nilsson
They say what they do - then do what they say. A quality
5 out of 5, reviewed on Mar 21, 2017
I'm a male and therefore have never given birth - except to my
'baby'; my first book. After the hard-slog gestation period and
final push, my nervous and abiding hope was that I was in the
hands of professionals who would bring it into the world with
all of the bells and baubles. Nicola and her crew delivered it -
in spades. No awkward time delays, no stuffing about. It
happened in a managed and timely way.
No question about going back for a second time - if I'm in the
same condition again.
Yes ! I Will Write Your Story, my first book !
5 out of 5, reviewed on Mar 05, 2017
I make this very personal as Nicola-Jane Le Breton and her
colleagues have acted in a most professional and constructive
manner so that I could bring my first book to the public. Having
had most unpleasant early contacts with other US publishers, I
am quite happy to recommend Nicola-Jane and her company to
anyone else considering this major step in their life...
Gere RIHS, BANGALOW
Getting my Paperback turned into an ebook with Fontaine has
been a breeze....
5 out of 5, reviewed on Feb 27, 2017
Nicola at Fontaine has made the process of getting my paperback
book "Astrology: For Those Who Won't Admit They're Interested"
turned into and ebook and placed on all the major ebook sales
sites, seamless and easy. I procrastinated for years doing this
and now wonder why. My experience has been simple, practical,
uncomplicated, professional and friendly. It's rare that one
feels like one gets more than they paid for these days, but in
this case I most certainly have. Brilliant. I would gladly do it
Showing the way through the jungle
5 out of 5, reviewed on Feb 19, 2017
My primary objective in writing a book about Papua and Papuans
has been to expose and extrapolate on a way of being human, and
lead one to comprehend and understand how another can be so
different but have good reason and rationale for being so. After
six years of hard slog writing Plantation Papua, the dreaded
last challenge proved to be a breeze with the help of Yasmin and
Jason who keep me on the rails with this first book, and guided
me through to a most pleasing outcome.
Turning 'something' into reality
5 out of 5 Reviewed on Dec 28, 2016
Sometimes you feel you have something to share with the world.
To create a book out of that 'something' is a journey filled
with doubt, delay, distractions, dilemmas and drama. The
greatest joy comes from the delivery of that 'something' that
you can hold in your hand to pass onto the readers hand.
'BREAD ON THE TABLE'
was printed to a standard above my expectations-Thank you to
Jason and team for helping me turn that 'something' into
"Bread on the Table"
Fontaine were amazingly wise, creative and helpful
5 out of 5, reviewed on Dec 27, 2016
After five years of writing my memoirs, "My 90 Year Journey"
and his team were amazingly wise, creative and helpful
in putting my manuscript into a very well presented book. It was
all done in a very short time, and at reasonable cost.
I confidently recommend Fontaine Publishing Group to anyone
wishing to self-publish their literary work.
"My 90th Year Journey"
An amazing self-publishing experience!
5 out of 5 Reviewed on Nov 14, 2016
I just wanted to write to say a big thank you for to Yasmin and
Jason for all their time and effort in helping me publish my
first book, ‘I am... I can...
I will. A Young Mother’s Journey through Triple Negative
Breast Cancer & Life.’
In less than two weeks I
have already sold 291 of the 300 books I ordered! I have had
such a wonderful experience with Vivid Publishing/Fontaine Press
and I will be recommending their services to anyone who wishes
I have already had many reviews (some from people I do not even
know!) who have found m y book funny, sad, uplifting and
inspiring. Jason and Yasmin should be commended on being
wonderful communicators via email and phone – I really
appreciate their knowledge, professionalism and expertise.
When I am ready to publish again, I will choose Fontaine without
5 out of 5 Reviewed on Oct 27, 2016
A nice simple straight-forward way to self-publish an ebook.
Value for money. Very happy with the result.
Couldn't be more satisfied
5 out of 5 Reviewed on Oct 21, 2016
The pure physical joy of holding a book in my hand, one that I
am proud of, bearing my name, Keith W. Lofthouse, is one of the
most satisfying moments of my life. "30 Shades of Darkness"
, a collection of short
stories, was a five year journey and quite a lonely one.
Along the way, I searched for a publisher, big, small and
dubious. I’d made enquiries across the eastern states of
Australia, but some were too big, too small and the most dubious
were those that promised the world with glowing testimonials on
poorly constructed websites that were loaded with spelling and
grammatical errors. I happened upon Fontaine at one stage and
was impressed by the professionalism of their website and the
range of services and options offered. They made no fanfare
about it but I noticed the Australian Government was listed as
one of their clients. That struck a chord. If they were
entrusted with government work they could surely be entrusted
with my humble offering. But Fontaine were based in Fremantle,
Western Australia, a very long way from regional Victoria where
I live, and even further from Melbourne which was at least
accessible, if any problems in the printing process occurred.
Fremantle was not. Still, they provided me with a detailed quote
on the costs or self-publishing which was compatible with those
I had received from smaller publishers in the east.
My search continued and I almost committed to a boutique
publisher in Melbourne’s east until I remembered Fontaine,
compared costs, services and options and realised that they were
far superior. Months after my initial contact with them, I
returned – and if there happens to be a second book in me, I
would go back to them again, without hesitation. Suddenly, I was
not alone. Fontaine came on board not only as a publisher but as
a partner, guiding me flawlessly every careful step of the way
through the minefield of cover design, cover to cover layout,
PDF proofing, e-book publishing (through Amazon!), even an
author’s page – and after receiving delivery of the book inside
the gestation period and on the day they advised – further
marketing leads and advice.
Everything was done seamlessly and without fuss via email. At
one stage, I felt the need to hear a voice and I phoned them
just once and the minor problem was solved within seconds.
Yasmin, Nicola and Jason at Fontaine were involved at different
stages of the production, obviously covering areas of their own
expertise. Not once was I left hanging for answers to questions;
not once did I doubt their efficiency or professionalism.
Fontaine delivered not only what they promised, but more than I
expected. I’m proud to have their imprint on my book.
"30 Shades of darkness"
Fontaine Publishing Group make it easy.
5 out of 5 Reviewed on Oct 13, 2016
I'm not technically savvy, yet Nicola made the experience of me
writing "John William
Waterhouse Light and Love"
and turning it into an
ebook, a very enjoyable one. I may not write again but if you
feel you have something to say to the world I strongly suggest
you use Fontaine and the wonderful people that make it what it
"John William Waterhouse Light and Love"
Very Happy First Timer
5 out of 5 Reviewed on Sep 14, 2016
As the first time author with a first time illustrator of a
children's picture book,
, we asked many basic questions all of
which were answered patiently and promptly. The process took
over a year and Yasmin and Jason were supportive throughout. I
am thrilled with the book and highly recommend Fontaine
Excellent responsiveness and result
5 out of 5 Reviewed on Sep 06, 2016
First run of a first book is a bit ( I'd imagine) like gestating
a baby. Well the delivery went excellently. And Yasmin and Jason
were very pro active during the gestation, even though my book 'Building Your Bali Dream Villa
had many 'firsts' in terms of format, finish, size etc. Very
pleased, nice to sense some good old fashioned service in an age
when its seems hard to come by.
"building Your Bali Drream"
5 out of 5 Reviewed on Sep 02, 2016
The Fontaine publishing group have just delivered our book Billy and The Mad Dog
cannot believe the quality of the product and the pre and post
service that was delivered by this company. Yasmin, Nicola and
Jason were quick to deliver on the various parts of the project
but more importantly always available to answer any questions
and discuss any changes. In fact the reply of emails, phone
calls and product stages were so swift , we had trouble keeping
up! They were very clear with what was required, so we were very
well informed and that generated confidence from the beginning
inquiry to the delivery of the books. We would recommended this
company to anyone
who is interesting in publishing their own work. Thank you so
"Billy and the mad dog"
Self-publishing made easy
5 out of 5 Reviewed on Aug 24, 2016
My book (Pen Pen's Journey) had already been written,
illustrated and designed to pdf stage before I contacted
Fontaine in order to have it published. I used both the
manuscript appraisal service recommended on the Fontaine
website, as well as Fontaine's proof-reading service. Both gave
me confidence in the book, and provided feedback that greatly
improved the finished product. I found the Fontaine team -
Jason, Yasmin, and Nicola - to be friendly, helpful and
professional, with great attention to detail. They explained the
publishing processes clearly along the way, and answered all my
questions promptly. The process of publishing as Print on Demand
and iBook went smoothly and quickly, and I soon found that my
book was available around the world! I was very impressed with
the quality the printed books (72 pages, full colour) when they
"Pen Pen's Journey"
Professional and streamlined service
5 out of 5 Reviewed on Aug 18, 2016
As a new author I was a little apprehensive to begin with but
the team at Fontaine were professional, prompt and approachable.
It's a real thrill to have 'The
Scent of Eucalyptus'
showcased around the globe and I
love the cover design. All in all, it's been an extremely
rewarding experience and I would recommend them to anybody who
wants to self-publish.
"The Scent of Eucalyptus"
Best e-book publishing
5 out of 5 Reviewed on Aug 16, 2016
Fontaine publishing group tailored my ebook to my exact
individual requirements. Helpful & always prompt. Totally
recommended. Excellent finished product.
Thrilled with the result
5 out of 5 Reviewed on Aug 09, 2016
The team at Fontaine Publishing's Vivid Publishing department
were all very helpful, friendly and professional. They and their
website were both upfront in detailing what was involved in the
process of publishing and the cost of each step along the way.
The cover design was terrific and I was so thrilled when I
finally saw my book in print - both paperback and e-book. Thank
you Yasmin, Nicola and Jason.
"Unexpected Rewards: Travelling to the Arctic with a Mobility
Professional and sensible advice
5 out of 5 Reviewed on Jul 25, 2016
I am impressed with the service I received from Fontaine after a
bad experience with another e-book publisher. My concerns were
promptly responded to, my ignorance overcome and I was helped
with the mysteries of the computer.
I intend publishing four more e-book crime novellas featuring
John Order, my politician-sleuth, and hope that Fontaine and
Nicola will accept the jobs. I would unhesitatingly recommend
Fontaine to anyone entering into what often is a challenging new
"Order and the Abandoned Body"
Outstanding product and service
5 out of 5 Reviewed on Jun 15, 2016
If all Australian businesses were run like this we would fix our
debt and productivity problems overnight!
Thank you Yasmin, Vaarunika, Nicola and Jason for making 'The Obelisk and the Cross'
a reality. The costing of my book was very fair and the service
beyond reproach. I also recommend that Authors get their book
professionally edited. Vaarunika special thanks for this...
I am absolutely thrilled with my book!
5 out of 5 Reviewed on Jun 02, 2016
Fontaine Publishing Group provides first rate, professional,
friendly service at a reasonable price. My questions were always
answered immediately, the cover design is beautiful, their
attention to detail has been amazing, and I have had nothing but
the very best advice from them. I would recommend them to any
author without reservation.
Annette C. - author, 'Mango bridge club'
The Possibilities really are endless.
5 out of 5 Reviewed on May 12, 2016
My first novel, "The
Possibilities in Emptiness"
was born with a minimum of
fuss. From my initial inquiry (although riddled with self-doubt)
Yasmin, Nicola and Jason made the process an enjoyable
experience. There were few questions I needed to ask, but when I
did, I received an immediate reply. The quality of the printed
books was first-class. I thoroughly recommend their services.
Would absolutely use Fontaine again
5 out of 5 Reviewed on May 03, 2016
From my first nervous enquiry about publishing my e-book, Nicola
and the team at Fontaine have been sensational. Every email was
answered swiftly, and with all the information I needed. When it
came to the cover design, I had a few suggestions and the
designers read my mind and made it so much better than my
original thoughts. When the book was published they even sent me
ideas on how to help promote it. I'm so impressed by the
professionalism and attention to detail; nothing was a problem.
I'd certainly use Fontaine again.
5 out of 5 Reviewed on Apr 18, 2016
I am a first time writer who had few clues about the whole
process, and had not beyond a minimalist outlook on how to
proceed. I ghost wrote the autobiography of my Cambodian
language teacher, who survived the Khmer Rouge, and wanted
something that would give it the look and feel of a worthy
endeavour. I liked the idea of real people, as opposed to an
email partner, I could meet and talk to. Jason, Yasmin and
Nicola didn't make any promises they couldn't keep and
everything went so smoothly I can't imagine why I would ever do
it differently. Very happy, especially with the web site that is
a 'one stop shop' for ebook and hardcover versions. Viva
Personal, angst-free service
5 out of 5 Reviewed on Mar 10, 2016
As a first time self-publisher, I found my experience with
Fontaine an absolute breeze. Nicola and her team were super
helpful and responsive to my needs. In fact, my novel, Cauldron
, was up and
running much sooner than I anticipated, with zero issues. I can
highly recommend working with Fontaine to any budding authors
thinking of travelling the same route. Keep calm and give them a
5 out of 5 Reviewed on Mar 10, 2016
I've published three titles to date with Fontaine. Long Valley
, my first novel
was an experiment, not just in writing, but also in the
experience of placing my work into the market. After researching
the internet extensively and coming up with only a few viable
ways to get my work out there, I chose Fontaine because,
firstly, they are an Australian company, and secondly, their
prices were very competitive.
Self publishing options, if I was to go on my own, produced
hurdles such as applying for a TIN for the American market. With
Fontaine, I didn't need to concern myself with too much of the
administrational side of publishing. I could put all my energy
I have since published The
Walls Of Woodmyst
, and The Sons Of Woodmyst
, the first two books of
The Woodmyst Chronicles, with Fontaine and I couldn't be happier
with the service I have received from Nicola and the team
I would highly recommend working with Fontaine to any budding
Robert E Kreig
Personal, responsive, enabling...
5 out of 5 Reviewed on Feb 29, 2016
I have written 7 books (one previously self-published) with
publishers like Harper Collins, Random House, Australian
Academic Press and most recently two with Wiley Blackwell. I had
an idea to write something on Emotional
Learning: The way we are wired for intimacy
, to get the
idea out there at a low cost and have some opportunity for
feedback. So self publishing through Fontaine, costs through
kindle $10US, and distributed widely. I found Fontaine superb,
very responsive and helpful, personal and not just a mechanical
process. I can't recomme nd them more strongly. THANKS!
Professor Bruce A Stevens (MAPS Clinical and Forensic Colleges)
PhD Boston 1987
Wicking Chair of Ageing and Practical Theology
School of Theology
Charles Sturt University
Fontaine makes epublishing enjoyable.
5 out of 5 Reviewed on Feb 26, 2016
I just had my ebook, Not to
, published through Fontaine, and was very
impressed. Nicola and her team were always highly efficient,
friendly and helpful, and make the complicated, and
intimidating, process of producing an ebook as easy as possible
for an author. As well, they produced a cover I was happy with
very quickly, having clearly paid careful attention to my brief.
I couldn't have been more pleased with the final product, and
its distribution, and will be recommending Fontaine to anyone
who is thinking of publishing an ebook.
Fontaine makes Publishing Easy
5 out of 5 Reviewed on Feb 16, 2016
Just had my book, Tax Tips
That Add Up
published though the Fontaine Publishing
Group. From start to finish the process was easy, understandable
and affordable. I cannot thank them enough for their guidance
and assistance. I will be using them again in June 2016 to
publish my second book.
Fantastic Job. Very professional
5 out of 5 Reviewed on Feb 10, 2016
Jason and his team helped us put together a Cook Book
which was written by our beautiful son Matthew before we
lost him to Leukaemia. Once published the book was
exactly as we had hoped and more. The process was well
structured and efficient and Fontaine delivered exactly
what they said they would. Thank you again Jason.
Friendly, Professional Service,
and the entire Fontaine team were nothing short of a
dream to work with. I was initially nervous about
tackling this project, but Nicola confidently answered
all of my questions and was wonderful to work with the
entire way through. Fontaine went above and beyond the
call of duty to help with my novel, including
publishing it quickly on a very tight deadline right
before Christmas, for which I am eternally grateful.
Amazing service that I'd recommend in a heartbeat.
Thanks for a beautiful book!
told Jason early on that I wanted my book 'TRENCH ART - the
stories behind the talismans' to be beautiful
- and it is, beyond what I had hoped for. I used words
like 'tactile' and 'a pleasure to hold' and Jason
converted my ideas into practical choices of paper and
cover type. He really listened - even when he was on
holidays in Spain! I'm thrilled with the book, which
is everything I wanted.
Sincere thanks to Jason and Jodie for their friendly
and professional service.
The Cochlear Kids: Liam the Superhero
"The Cochlear Kids:
Liam the Superhero" with Vivid was a
fantastic experience. Yasmin and Jason were
professional and prompt. The books were printed and
delivered within the expected time frame and the
production quality was brilliant. I'm already planning
my next book!
am delighted with the production quality of my book "100 Years of ANZAC
Tradition". Not only has the professional
finish gathered many compliments it has ensured that
the work 'sell itself'. Yasmin and Jason and team go
above and beyond to ensure the final product surpasses
any expectation. They could not have been more patient
nor kind to me and nothing was too much trouble. I
could not be happier with the final product and
recommend their services very highly. Thank you
Fontaine Publishing Group.
Kerry- 100 Years of
All The Help And None The Hassles
team, Yasmin, Jason and Nicola, has been fabulous and most helpful
with the publishing of my book "WorkAware
Peak Performance NOW!". It's my 2nd book but a first
attempt at self publishing and Vivid just made it so
easy. Thanks to the team at Vivid, my e-Book and
Print-On-Demand is now not just published but widely
distributed through their global network including
Amazon, Scribd, Kobo, Nook and more. Very pleased and
thanks again to everyone at Vivid.
How easy it was....
and the Fontaine Publishing Group - what a
professional team to work with! My children's picture
books 'The Magic
Farm Shed' and 'More from the Magic Farm Shed' were
produced and printed in quick time. Emails were
answered quickly and advice given freely to this
novice. My books are bright, colourful and printed on
quality paper. Could not of asked for more!!!
Back for more — a second book
A THEATRE IN MY MIND
is the second book published for me by Fontaine. When
my co-author was dying, Jason rushed me a cover
mock-up. The book came out shortly after Reg's death
and his family love it. It was another totally
professional publishing experience. The delivery of
books to three locations was executed absolutely on
time. This is my 152nd book in print, and I'm sure
I'll be back for a third.
A legitimate Author is born.
Its easy to put pen to
paper and attempt to write a story or do research
for a non-fiction. The hardest part is having it
published in a format that is presentable, styled
and looking like it was done in a professional
manner. This is where Fontaine Publishing Group and
Vivid publishing step in to make a prospective
writer become a legitimate author.
Yasmin and Jason, highly respected professionals who
always gave great advice and offer alternatives.
Nothing was too difficult for them even though it
may have seeme d that I was in a different
place at times.
Fontaine Publishing Group are head and shoulders above
the rest as they have made it possible for first time
authors to get a foot in the door. Usually you have to
have been published previously and have a knowledge of
publishing before being accepted.
Fontaine Publishing Group has given the new
unpublished authors a place to go to and it is this
opening that enables new authors to not give up, but
persist with their dreams and get published.
Thank you Fontaine Publishing Group for believing in
us, and giving us an opportunity to be read. My book 'House of Phillips',
was delivered promptly and the end result was just
amazing. A professional looking book that would sit
proudly next to any by 'Hemmingway' or other
professional writers. The quality was superb and the
cover, binding exceptional.
A happy and relaxed writer
it comes to advice, there is no substitute for
experience. And experience is what you get when you
sign on with Jason and Fontaine to publish your work.
Putting written words into the public domain can be
stressful, frustrating, energy sapping and expensive.
Been there, done that. However, these issues were
minimised during the publishing of my Blackwood
Trilogy. Jason’s experience was the difference. Now
it’s over. I’m happy and the book is a beauty.
J. Maslin - author, 'A Blackwood Trilogy'
Educated in one Hour
carried the story of my book in my head and in my
heart but had no idea what to do.I received all the
help i needed without being pushed and the result has
been excellent. I appreciate all the assistance I got
and at 75 years of age I'm happy I had a try. Sincere
thanks to everyone at Fontaine Publishing for their
help and advice. with the Boab Tree Story.
Maria E. Flavel
A Friendly and Encouraging Publisher
new to e-books I was very uncertain about trying it
out, especially when I heard about the difficulties
some authors had experienced dealing with overseas
publishers. However, I was pleased to discover that
Vivid was here in Western Australia and couldn't be
happier with this company. Nicola was very helpful and
encouraging and with her help it all seemed very easy.
I have now published a second book through Vivid
Publishing and am planning to write more.
An extremely satisfied customer!
first time author, new to the world of publishing, I
couldn't speak highly enough of my experience.
Initially I had 'Life Interrupted' published as an
eBook and more recently in paperback. At every step of
this process I found my interactions with the Fontaine
Publishing Group to be extremely professional. Emails
were always responded to promptly, and any questions I
had were answered diligently. The entire process was
I'm also delighted that I opted to use both the
designer and editor recommended by Vivid. The feedback
regarding the book cover has been extremely positive
and the professional editing has made reading 'Life Interrupted' a
better experience for all.
Self Publishing Made Easy
found the Fontaine group professional and easy to work
with. They facilitated the process with a minimum of
fuss which made a potentially daunting experience
easy. I am an author of two books: North and Storm, and would
recommend their services. (they even assisted with the
cover design of my second book titles Storm.
Beautifully printed and presented
week I received my books: Accountable Marketing Do-Able and Spin Free
Marketing for Accountants & Financial Advisers,
and they’re great. Beautifully printed and presented.
And of course, the e-book was already live. Being my
first book, I was nervous because the process was
unfamiliar, but you made it all very smooth. Thank you
for your professional and efficient approach.
Great people to work with
I had something I thought would work as an ebook I
wasn't sure where to go. I wanted to stay Australian
and Fontaine sounded good and through the group I got
onto Vivid. Nicola and Jason, the two I worked with on
my book 'Town' were
very helpful and informative. Jason improved my self
done cover at no extra expense and when all was
finished Nicola provided many hints and websites as to
assist in promoting my book. I'm glad I went with
Vivid and would again. Very efficient, fast,helpful
and friendly. Thank you
Efficient and supportive
It was a challenge just
finishing the manuscript of my book, Can't Get You Out Of
My Head, and the thought of getting it
published was daunting. Thankfully I had discovered
Vivid Publishing via the internet and from my first
conversation with Jason, I knew this publisher was
going to be the right one for me. Since I am totally
blind, I was concerned I was going to ask too many
questions but every time I asked Yasmin she answered
in a thorough manner. All staff I dealt with were
very efficient and helpful and I wouldn't hesitate
in recommending Fontaine/Vivid publishing
to any budding authors. Being based in Australia,
communication was easy and the delivery of my books
was extremely efficient and professional. For my next
book, in the future, I would definitely be using Vivid
Publishing as it was an enjoyable experience. Thank
People-friendly, professional and
seem to have effortlessly brought our latest work to
our reader's door steps. Effortlessness combined with
professionalism is the mark of quality. We look
forward to working with you again. Thank you.
Professional and pleasant experience.
found the straight forward and professional approach
of each of the Fontaine Publishing Group
representatives a pleasure to work with.
After dealing with an overseas publishing company and
feeling pressured to proceed their way and having to
unravel the hype I was being presented with, I found
Jason and Nicola at Fontaine Publishing Group honest
I cannot recommend Fontaine Publishing Group enough
and the advice and patience I experienced allowed my
manuscript to transform into a beautifully presented
My heartfelt thanks for your professionalism.
Could not recommend them more highly
from the start, Nicola was a delight to work with. She
dealt with all my insecurities with aplomb and guided
me in the ways of publishing to such an extent that I
am absolutely delighted with the result. Whenever
there was an issue, it was bought to my attention
immediately which always gave me great confidence in
I am extremely thrilled with my novel 'The Prestoj' and
have absolutely no qualms about letting her get her
hands on my second novel, as yet untitled.
Thanks once again and I look forward to working with
M.J. Koster - 'The prestoj'
Great Process of Publishing!
was looking for a publishing company that offered
superior customer service and had the expertise in
launching my first E-book "Attaining Ultimate Results from your
Loyalty Club" . As the Chairman of Australia
Marketing Institute in SA, I can highly recommend
Nicola expertise at Fontaine Publishing, Every author
wants the best launch for their book, and I can highly
recommend Fontaine and Vivid Publishing. They will
make your dreams come true! They published my first
book with true professionalism . "Attaining Ultimate
Results from your Loyalty Club"
Trevor Taylor - "Attaining
Ultimate Results from your Loyalty Club"
Quick, polite and professional! 5 Star
Can't thank Nicola at
Fontaine Publishing enough! She was extremely polite
and diligent throughout the surprisingly quick
process of getting my humble literary offering up on
E-Books. Too easy! I selected Fontaine from the
Internet, tapped out my initial query, got a prompt
response, filled the questionnaire and Nicola made
it all happen. BUT........the aspect that impressed
me the most was the way Nicola managed to
successfully circumvent the 'singe author name'
restriction by some retailers!! That was
magnificent! A stellar performance!
I'll most certainly be asking
her to undertake the E-Book conversion of another two
manuscripts - a prequel and a sequel - which are
almost complete for publication and will be coming up
in the next couple of months.
"THE XV LEGACY"
A wonderful experience!
I had no idea how to go
about having my book ePublished and needed a
publisher I could trust, to work with me on my book,
"Fifty Shades of
Truth" by Josef. I found Fontaine
Publishing on a Google search and was rewarding
immediately in my first conversation with Yasmin,
who gave me a very clear picture of the process.
From there I engaged with Nicola-Jane, who provided
me with the safe environment I needed. As every
author knows, putting your work out there for the
world to see can be challenging as it is a very
intimate exercise. I feel th at a warm and trusting
rapport with your publisher is essential to the
process and that is what I found.
I know at times I was not an easy author to work with
but Nicola was very patient and understanding with me
the whole time. She was never for a single moment
anything other than extremely professional and
courteous throughout the entire process. She responded
very quickly to all of my questions, answering them
clearly, and even providing information ahead of my
questions at times, which reinforced to me the
professional equity of the company.
When it came to the cover design for my book Nicola
and Jason patiently worked with me to develop a final
product I am very happy with. I obviously highly
recommend Nicola and the team at Fontaine Publishing,
and would have no hesitation using them again. At the
end of the experience it is as though you have made
new friends, and not just engaged a company to do some
work for you. I could say so much more!
I would be more than happy to be contacted directly by
budding authors and confirm my opinion of Fontaine
Publishing and the team.
Manuscript to Ebook to Distribution in
one easy Click!
a first time indie author, I had no idea how to go
about getting my manuscript converted. After doing
some research I 'clicked' on the Fontaine site on the
Internet, and how very grateful I am for that
decision. Nicola-Jane and Jason led me through the
process in a painless and professional manner. It was
an exciting experience and I'll be returning when Book
Two is ready for publication. Thank you so much
Janet R Berg
Painfree and Professional Service!
was my first venture into book authorship, and with no
real previous experience in dealing with publishers, I
got lucky when I opted to hand my project to the
Fontaine Publishing Group / Vivid Publishing. Yasmin
and Jason were absolutely fantastic in terms of their
professional advice, support and responsiveness in
meeting my wishes and needs. The result is a book as I
envisaged it and of which I am very proud. I would
highly recommend the Fontaine Publishing Group to any
Professional Yet Personal Service
a first time author (Jasmine
Neutron Star - AJ McMarson) I had little
idea of what was involved with self-publishing. My
editor put me in contact with Nicola from the Fontaine
Press Group and I have been really impressed with her
efficiency and attention to detail. Nicola and her
team have done all of the heavy lifting, allowing me
to focus on writing the 'next book'.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
week I received my books and I am blown away with the
final product and how professional they look . This is
my first and I was a total beginner to this whole
arena. Yasmin and Jason were like patient and loving
parents every step of the way. What an awesome team!
Douglas Cooney - Author, 'Makara'
Margaret River, Western Australia
Rewarding experience for first-time
this was my first book, I approached the whole issue
of publishing with considerable trepidation. My fears
were soon proven to be entirely unfounded. The good
folk at Fontaine Publishing were endlessly helpful,
informative, patient, reassuring, supportive and
professional throughout the entire process. Once I'd
signed off on the final proofs, the books arrived on
my doorstep in record time. I wouldn't hesitate to
recommended Fontaine to anyone embarking on a
publishing venture of any kind (especially for any
nervous first-time authors), and will most definitely
return to the company when it's time for my next book.
Smooth sailing from day one!
a pleasure to deal with an organisation that walks the
talk. Right from the word go, the Fontaine Publishing
Group took care of everything. Bull'seye - a peaceful
mind ... began with a pad, a pencil and a
desire to tell a story. Within a blink of submitting
the final manuscript, that story is now live
worldwide. How would I describe the experience with
the Fontaine team? Nothing short of awesome!
Perth, Western Australia
first book was published in paperback but in the case
of The Very Worst Of
The Beatles I couldn't find a buyer and
decided to publish online. I was daunted initially by
the process and how to go about the whole business but
was alerted to Fontaine and put the project in their
hands. The experience has been nothing but a joy.
Nicola has kept me in touch with every development,
answered my queries patiently, and Fontaine have now
got the book up on numerous sites worldwide. The
artwork too was far beyond my best expectations.
I couldn't recommend Fontaine highly enough.
Much easier than I ever imagined
months ago I contacted Fontaine Publishing when the
time came to publish my book "Death Rules - how death shapes life on
earth, and what it means for us". From there
everything flowed effortlessly. Nicola and her
colleagues were positive, helpful, constructive and
very efficient. They kept me up to date every step of
the way. The process for the design of the cover of my
book went very well as a collaborative effort and the
result was just what I wanted.
A Grand Opportunity
attempting the submission process a few times with my
manuscript I wondered if I would ever see it in print
one day, and as the fortunes smiled on me when I found
the Fontaine Publishing Group. An absolute pleasure to
work with, Nicola and the team give clear and concise
information and impressed me with their
professionalism and consideration. Thanks to them "From Ashes to Wings"
was able to take flight. I would most heartily
recommend them to any hopeful authors.
have just published my debut crime thriller The Underground
with the Fontaine group and I am thrilled with the end
result. From cover design to layout suggestions,
overall I was really happy with the professional
service Fontaine provides, and I look forward to
publishing with them again.
Professional service, genuine
interest, sound advice.
have just published my first book, Couldn't Wouldn't Didn't
with the Fontaine team and overall it was a really
positive experience. The team were quick to respond,
knowledgable, and supportive. All of my first timer
questions were met with genuine interest to assist and
really sound knowledge and advice. The proof reading
work was extremely thorough and also special mention
must go to the book cover design team, they created a
stand out cover that everyone comments on.
If you like a real smooth and pleasant
ride, go with Fontaine
As a first timer I had
any reason to be a little bit scared about the
process of getting my e-book "Revelations from the
Only True God" published. Like every
beginner, I first searched the internet and then got
in touch with quite a number of publishers. But what
made it in the end easy for me to sign up with the
Fontaine/Vivid Publishing Group was the simple fact
that I was never pressured by them into signing
anything. I really like their lay-back approach,
never being pushy. Also, with Fontaine/Vivid
Publishing the whole publishing process
was a very
straightforward and thus fairly stress free episode
for me - just what a first timer needs. Even the first
book cover design they came up with was great. Nothing
on it had to be changed, I only had to choose the
right colour combination. So, I can honestly say that
from start to finish my experience with Fontaine has
been, and still is, a very positive one.
Excellent and Professional Service
editor of the poetry collection Sunlight of Ordinary
Days, it was a pleasure to work with
Nicola-Jane and the digital team. They bring a
professional eye to digital publishing as well as a
strong awareness of how to market an e-book such as
ours. I highly recommend Fontaine/Vivid all around!
it local, Fontaine Publishing was the obvious choice
for my first novel, The
Magpie's Nest, set and written in Perth about
an enchanted gown wreaking havoc around town. The team
at Fontaine was supportive and on-the-ball, knowing
just how I wanted my novel to look and feel. I take my
hat off to them for their professionalism and look
forward to working with them again in two years on the
sequel, The Cat's Miaow.
Happy First Time Author
must say how impressed I am by Fontaine/Vivid
Publishers, especially Nicola-Jane for her friendly
and professional efficiency. Being a first time writer
I was in the dark about what was involved in having an
eBook published and Nicola kindly guided me through
every step. Thank you Nicola for getting my book out
there. I will definitely be using your services again
for my next book!
Heather K BartholoW
A smooth journey to publication
has been published by Fontaine/Vivid in the last few
weeks. I found the process very simple and smooth and
the support of Fontaine staff was excellent.
The process was so easy with Fontaine
had a look at quite a few other publishing options
before deciding on Fontaine Publishing Group for my
book Love: A
Collaborative Memoir. They were efficient
with their emails, helpful with any questions I had,
and went above and beyond to make my experience
positive. They offer quality product at fantastic
Tops in service and support
are two things about the service provided the team at
Fontaine Publishing that have greatly impressed me.
The first is the professionalism of their work. At
every stage in the conversion of the manuscript and
the listing of the book, I found that I was in capable
and considerate hands. And the second is their
commitment to the success of the projects they take
on. Their interest does not cease when a book is
produced and published. They offer comprehensive
guidelines to help authors promote and market their
books. As well as being highly competent, the Vivid
service is personalised and friendly. I highly
Aussie brilliance is the best choice
I'm writing an ebook
series of ready-to-use speeches. The browsing for
Australian publishers was interesting but I found
Fontaine's site and contact people to be the most
reliable for return contact and clarity. The team
were knowledgeable and helpful with the publishing
of my first ebook, so I know it, and future ebooks,
are in good hands. In my experience with Fontaine so
far, the whole process of publishing is efficient
and they share regular updates tracking that process
and other information. That's the service I was
looking for and enjoy my author association with
I'd recommend Fontaine to anyone interested in
publishing their work or personal interests. Let the
publishing experts be experts while you focus on the
are Australian, and also have clear answers to every
simple or complex question I have as an author.
Amy Malsem - Author, '7 Ready to Use Speeches
that Honour Life's Occasions'
Outstanding publishing team
contacted the Fontaine Publishing Group on the
recommendation of a friend. From my first contact, and
throughout the entire process, I enjoyed high-level
professional expertise, coupled with friendly
communications. It felt as if Fontaine staff were
always there just for my project alone. This company
has helped me beyond expectation.
Great publishing for magic book !
service, always returned queries and questions in very
minimal time, and consistently helpful and open to
changes and help. Service was fast and had no troubles
with transactions or communication. Very professional
in presentation and emails, and would definitely look
to do business with vivid again. Would recommend this
service to anyone interested in book publishing and
Brandon Neale (The Juggleician)
a first timer I was so impressed with the help i
received right from the first quote through to the
nitty gritty details of what to do and when. The
service was so prompt and helpful - nothing was a
trouble. I thoroughly recommend them to anyone looking
Absolutely first class service.
am an academic author and have just published my
second book with the Vivid Publishing arm of Fontaine.
The advice they gave regarding formatting of my book
was simple and clear to follow, and their service was
very friendly and very prompt. I would have no
hesitation in recommending them.
Dr Bede Harris
Professional hand-holding at its best
team at Fontaine was quite simply outstanding at
Antidotes to Modern Living' into a reality.
Writing is one thing, but trying to get yourself
published (in the most professional manner possible)
is a scary maze that many authors need to confront.
Fontaine delivered just the right balance of
hand-holding and hand-dragging to make the product the
way it should be. My greatest thanks to them.
FONTAINE...THE VIVID WORD FOUNTAIN
an old guy, the fact that I had to produce a
manuscript through the ether rather than the hard copy
way came as a great shock. However, with patience
usually possessed by saints or angels, Yasmin steered
me through. I now have had 3 books published by Vivid
and Jason in each case came up with a great cover and
offered his best guidance. My 3 novels have been
printed in soft cover and are soon to be available as
eBooks internationally thanks to the good offices of
Nicola-Jane. Thank you guys. You have all been
Excellent Publishing Support
th eleap into publishing as someone with no experience
of the industry was made easy with the help of
Fontaine Publishing. It has made the journey of
becoming a writer that much smoother if that is
possible. Their assistance in turning my artwork
into a great and compelling cover was professional as
was the text formating needed to support the stories
M F Ball
Couldn't be more helpful
a first timer I had no real idea of how to go about
getting published. Jason from Vivid Publishing guided
me through the process from start to finish. Not only
did he do a fantastic job of the cover and the layout
(which has drawn lots of positive feedback) but he
provided me with invaluable advice and options at all
stages along the way. The production of the hardcover
and softcover editions with local and overseas
printers, and the ebook , all went smoothly. It was a
great working relationship and I am delighted with the
Jack Bradshaw ( Jinkers and Whims )
Great service! Affordable and
found my experience with Self Publish Australia to be
a magnificent one. Yasmin was very patient, waiting
for my final manuscript and it was well worth the wait
on my end- the quality of the books looked very
professional. The replies from Self Publish Australia
was always on time and they were always there to help.
I am glad that I got my novella 'Finding Sakina'
published and I highly recommend Self Publish
Australia/Fontaine to anyone out there that is looking
to publish their own book/s.
Thank you once again!
Fontaine Publishing Group were there,
every step of the way!
recently published my first book through Fontaine
Publishing Group and could not have been happier with
the final product. Nicola-Jane and Jason could not
have been more helpful and were happy to answer (very
efficiently) my never ending stream of emails. The
service they provided was extremely professional and
great value for money. I have already recommended them
to another author looking to self-publish.
Eve Wilson, Author
of "Eves 30 Dates".
Self-Publish book was done
I had a book published in
2012 by Self-Publish Australia and it was printed
and bound at a very high quality which exceeded my
expectations. The staff was very patient and
supportive (having coped with over 100 emails from
me over time!). I did a major re-write of the book
in 2014 due to further research and primary
material, and the 2nd edition has proven to be tops
as well. Some 296 pages, 60 B&W illustrations,
20 full-.page full-colour plates, perfect binding,
first class in every way. Once again, a very
supportive, patient and helpful Self-Publish staff
who delivered a book four days earlier than my
deadline. Highly recommended!
German Films Dot Net
Fontaine Publishing Group
have been a wonderful in assisting me with my
self-publishing journey with both my picture book and
my ebooks. They are so efficient, very quick to
respond and happy to answer inexperienced questions.
The end product was fantastic and certainly of great
quality. Congratulations Fontaine, you have a
efficient, relaible, quick responses, excellent
quality, quick delivery
highly recommend Fontaine / Vivid Publishing to any
author who is seeking to self publish. The staff are
very friendly and professional I felt safe having my
e-book in their knowledgeable hands. They made the
process of a self publish very enjoyable. I will
always value Fontaine / Vivid staff for all their
help. R M Romarney, author of Contemporary Passion.
R M Romarney
the new world of eBook publication!
many before me, this was a process I knew very little
about. Enquiries with companies here in Sydney left me
unimpressed and doubtful about achieving a successful
outcome. I have self published two books in the last
three years and they are now available in eBook format
thanks to the staff at Fontaine. An internet search
led me to Fontaine and although many of my questions
were resolved by working through their website, I made
a personal visit to their office in Fremantle WA. I
came away feeling confident that we could get the
outcome I wanted. Subsequently the level of service
has been excellent and I value the relationship.
+ The cost
was good value and the project was completed quickly.
is the first time that I have published an E- Book "Sarah a Burst of
Being a rank amateur, I was trawling through the
internet and contacted a couple of publishers, the
results of which only led to further confusion.
I count my blessings that I found Fontaine, from my
first contact, I was impressed by their courtesy,
efficiency and their guidance through my perceived
Fontaine is a highly professional organisation, which
also provides advice on marketing ideas. .
staff members that i had contact with by email and
telephone were exceptional in manner & efficiency
sarah, a burst of sunshine
Above and beyond
is the first experience I've had with the team at
Fontaine Publishing. They were professional from start
to finish. Everything from their customer service to
the quality of the printing was spot on. Trust isn't
something you buy it has to be earned and I wouldn't
hesitate to recommend Fontaine to other authors.
Having been let down by
my usual publisher, I turned to Fontaine Publishing
Group to organise my fifth book to be converted to
an ebook. Before doing so, with the magic of Google,
I approached a number of publishers. Some
concentrated on telling me what they couldn’t do as
opposed to what they could do. Others were tardy and
ambiguous in their response, whilst others were
outrageously expensive for the service they
In the midst of this desert of despair was an oasis
of professionalism which has prompted me to write
Fontaine has been my partner in the
entire process. They have been with me every step of
the way, always courteous, efficient and able to meet
the tight deadlines I have set them. Encapsulated in
all this was their competitive costs thus providing
genuine value for money. I cannot recommend them
I shall use Fontaine Publishing Group for all my
john henry ellen
Author of “The
True Story of the Maryvale Murders”.
Extremely Happy with my Book!
the very first time I got in contact with Vivid
Publishing I was very impressed by their effective and
supportive service. They are always there to answer
all my questions and to help me with my web page which
gets updated very often.
My project was completed sooner than what I expected,
with all special requirements taken into account, and
in accordance with the quote.
It has only been one month since I published my book "Spanish for
Travellers" and I am already looking at
getting the 2nd edition printed with Vivid.
A highly satisfactory service.
my publisher, Bewrite Books, had to close in 2012, I
had an e-book publisher but no print publisher for my
two novels. The e-book versions sell very well, but
it's still necessary to have print copies. I decided
A friend in the same situation recommended VIVID, a
division of Fontaine Publishing. Well, it's all been a
huge success. The cost was attractively low, the
process was simple, VIVID's staff couldn't have been
more helpful (and patient when I made a mistake), and
the printed book looks fabulous, of the highest
quality. VIVID make all their books available through
online retailers as well as to libraries and physical
bookstores. I'm completely satisfied, and recommend
VIVID without reservation.
A satisfying result
very happy with the finished product of my book,
achieved by the helpful and professional folk at VIVID
Publishing. It was a collaborative process, working
together on details of type, format, cover design,
etc. All my queries and suggestions were responded to
immediately, so the distance between Melbourne and
Fremantle was never a problem.
K. C. Linforth
Made the whole process relatively
a first time self publisher they made the whole
process of taking the final pdf to ebook ready and
published very straight forward. Plus they offered
advice along the way to make the whole project more
successful. Even at this busy time of year they
managed to turn the whole project around very quickly.
Responsive and Supportive Australian
Book Publishing Service
the moment I contacted Vivid Publishing I received
very responsive and supportive service. As a first
time publisher I had a lot of questions along the way
and each time received direct answers and good
guidance for my book "Spiritual Treasure". The project
was completed on time, with all special requirements
taken into account, and in accordance with the quote.
I look forward to my next project.
An outstounding company!
proficient from the beginning of the publishing
process to the day of delivery. Excellent
communication, easily contactable and email responses
within hours! The Book? Formating, colours, paper
quality, all to the highest standard. The finsished
product is brilliant, I highly recommend this very
professioanl publsihing company to anyone seeking
excellent advice and service!
A perfect way to publish my first book
was a perfect company to help me publish my first
book. They worked with me every step of the way and I
was allowed to individualise to the way I wanted the
book to look like. It was also a lot quicker with the
whole process than I thought too.
The finished design was great!
Perth, Western Australia
Not long ago I couldn't even spell
published orther ... and now, thanks to Fontaine, I are
million points out of ten, guys; I couldn't fault it.
Your production of "McCullock's
Gold" -- one's "...Grate Australian Novel and
Towering Literary Werk" (The Birdsville Times Literary
Supplement) -- was everything I had ever hoped for.
...Good friendly communications, budget-friendly
costings, flexibility with print run numbers, a
helpful and cooperative attitude toward one's
schedule, delivery on time ... plus total satisfaction
on receipt of the boxes and inspection of the
product's quality... I mean who could ask for more?
Certainly not this little spinifex pigeon. I mean
ripper bonzer super-beaut!
Extremely happy with my beautiful
children's picture book
I received my printed full colour children's picture
books and they are absolutely wonderful. The quality
is excellent and I love the colours and the general
feel of the book. I am beyond happy that I was able to
find a wonderful Australian publisher so that I can
proudly know my book is 100% Australian made. The
Vivid staff were excellent and good at keeping me up
to date with how my book was coming along. I would
definitely recommend them to anyone looking to self
publish a book.
Dreams to reality
you Vivid Publishing - you helped bring my dreams to
reality. After doing my research I know you provide an
affordable and real alternative to many other
publishers out there available to independent authors.
I appreciate your laid-back approach; there's no sales
pitch or pressure to sign up to packages. No matter
how small or large my orders have become, your
performance has remained unchanged; consistent,
friendly, professional, helpful. Thank you again. It's
breathtaking seeing my children's books in tangible,
Tamara A Hogan
Help when you need it.
you for all your help and all your suggestions. For
someone like myself, just starting out, it has been
Yes, I can thoroughly recommend Vivid Publishing. You
were an unknown to me when sighted on the internet,
but am so glad I chose you. Reading back over all your
emails, [name removed], the publishing process was
just one step at a time, not a great amount of
bamboozling information all at once, a great help for
someone new. Whether my book is a success or not is up
to me, and anyone who may read it and recommend it.
Nambucca Heads NSW
High quality finished product
written a 112 page book of 13 short stories I sought
quotes from three self publishing companies across
Australia to print 100 copies. The three quotes were
within 50 dollars of each other. In the end I selected
the Fontaine Group because, for the price, it offered
a higher quality paper than the others. The service I
received from Fontaine was exemplary in terms of a
quick (usually same day) response to my requests, a
willingness to make adjustments when I kept changing
my mind about the cover and parts of the text, and
delivering the book within three weeks of giving the
go-ahead to print it. The finished product matches the
quality of the best books in bookshops I frequent.
Great experience. Would highly
used Fontaine Publishing to print and publish our
children's book. My contact was very professional and
the process was very easy. We are thrilled with the
end product and are grateful to Fontaine for helping
make our dream come true. The quality of the paper is
as good as it gets. Wobbly Jim is now a reality.
How to publish an e-book
After googling 'How do
I publish a ebook?' I had several sites on the
screen. I carefully chose the one based in Australia
in Perth. The company, e-Books Australia is in the
I cannot recommend them highly enough. They made it
so easy. They answered every email immediately so
that I always knew where we were at. They patiently
and competently led me through the process. It was
so quick. Once I had sent the manuscript it was only
a week or two until the book was at Amazon-Kindle,
iBooks and several other carriers.
Fontaine designed a superb cover.
The staff member I dealt with was efficient,
compassionate, professional, more than competent. I
had my question about how to publish an ebook well and
truly answered by these great people.
Dr Barbara Field
experience with Fontaine has been very positive. As a
new self-publishing author, I had lots of questions
and needed some help. Fontaine were friendly and
helped me get my project complete. My third set of
Fontaine books arrived yesterday and I'm already
planning the next order! 5 stars all the way!
Tim Harris (Children's
Efficient, helpful and a pleasure to
are extracts from emails that I have already sent
to Vivid, and so are not puff pieces. "Many
thanks for your outstanding support in getting my
three ebooks to publication. The information that you
gave me on the process, your unfailing efficiency, and
your pragmatic advice, made the collaboration a
pleasure. I would also like to thank you for your
patience while mentoring me through the totally new
experience of writing for publication. Your people
skills and efficiency are exceptional."
R M Tomlinson
Vivid Publishing always responded
quickly, were not patronising and always helpful
After several (14) self
published books...mainly poetry... in the
traditional manner since 1976, I decided to convert
two books to e-books. ''I Sing Now'', a personal
autobiography, and '' Life is Be Ready'', a guide to
the health of the planet into the future and all
life. They were produced in Digital hard copy form
in 2009 with 2 others.
My experience with e-books was limited, having never
read or researched the burgeoning e-books practices
and opportunities. I searched for an e-book
conversion publisher that could help and guide me
After several considerations I approached Fontaine
Publishing Group via Vivid Publishing.
It was also important to conduct as much research
myself as I could about e-book conversion, marketing,
world markets , promotion and opportunity. including
Fontaine Publishing were very informative and
re-assuring. I followed the guidelines as offered
making the changes recommended... Book format
requirements for e-books were addressed and checked
then checked again. Maintaining my writing integrity,
but at the same time being respectful and considerate
of advice given..
I can highly recommend Vivid Publishing. They always
responded quickly, were not patronising and always
helpful, guiding me to publishing conclusion. Now I
have to work to promote the book following their
Brian A Carter
Fast and effective eBook conversion
recently published my first eBook as part of
publishing my first ever physical book. Fontaine Group
were excellent. They answered all my many questions of
how to publish an eBook, how to split royalties and
requirements for our website. They have helped me list
my first illustrative childrens book in the iBookstore
and other realted platforms. If you're looking to
publish an eBook I can honestly highly recommend
Fontain / Vivid Publishing
Fontaine Publishing Review - Book
Publishing Professionals are the 'Real Deal'
The guys at Vivid Publishing
/ Fontaine Publishing, provided creative design,
flawless top quality production services and
consultancy, promptly and at a realistic cost. As a
result, my first book "Why Shouldn't I Call My Son
Clint?" ended up being stocked in bookstores, including
those at airports, around Australia. Its currently in
for a 5th reprint due to demand. I recommend Fontaine
Publishing Group without reservation.
D. Hocking, "Why Shouldn't I Call My Son Clint?
Very pleased, thank you for fantastic service! Was a
smooth process from beginning to end, am particularly
impressed with Jason for the way he handled my many
emails. The cover design and layout are wonderful, I love
the way the book looks and feels.
- Greg Ralls
I highly recommend Fontaine Publishing Group as a top
quality publishing company in Australia. The personal
attention and support I had from the team from start to
finish was superb.
William Gillespie - Karl Ritter
Rapt in your excellent work in the publication of MISTER
RAINBOW. It was necessary to obtain the detective-noir
flavour of the pulp-fiction genre, and you ensured we got
what we wanted. As Rainbow might say: Pal, in this game you got to
know what you're doing or you're dead
. On that
basis, you're very much alive, and kicking goals.
Many thanks for your work on my book 'Gathering No
Moss'. Your company did an excellent job in
designing and publishing the book. And the web page
well and truly proved its usefulness.
Overall, the exercise was an unqualified success.
- John Holland.
I'm delighted with the way in which you have presented the
book and very grateful for your patience and speedy
responses to my many emails.
Pascal Rohan - 'Boys and the F Word'
I just wanted to let you know how fantastic the book
looks. I'm extremely happy with all you have provided -
thanks for doing such a great job helping me to publish 'Release
' for me, I really appreciate it.
As an author previously published by a mainstream
publisher, I approached Fontaine Publishing Group with
all the usual reservations, including the notion that if
you resort to self-publishing you must be desperate. I
soon discovered that being truly involved in the
myriad decisions that are required to turn a manuscript
into a book was invigorating and positive. The people at
Vivid Publishing (their co-publishing imprint) were
unfailingly encouraging, helpful and at times
challenging (in a good way). I came out of it with a
feeling of real ownership for what I had created, a
feeling that flowed into the launching and
marketing of the book. Hats off to Vivid!
Bruce L Russell
Hungerford Award winner, twice short-listed for the
WA Premier's Book Awards.
I just wanted to say 'thank you' for all you help,
patience and support! I am delighted with the result. Once
again 'thank you'!
Dipping my toes into the publishing world for the first
time, I wondered what would become of my manuscript. I
need not have worried. From my initial meeting with Jason
and the team at Fontaine Publishing Group, until the
courier arrived eight weeks later with 15 cartons of
books, the experience has been terrific. Along the way, my
questions were answered promptly and the end-product is a
superb looking novel, exceeding my expectations.
B. Menzies: Absence Makes
WOW, WOW, WOW! Thank you Fontaine Publishing team.
You have gone beyond the call of duty, by not only helping
resolve a problem, but doing so with such grace,
generosity and such timeliness. This is my first time
experience with you and it was a completely pleasurable
experience. From the first contact with Yasmin, through to
design help from Jason and the printing team in Victoria
and NSW. I received exactly what you said I would and on
time. I am sincerely grateful and humbled. Do you have a
facebook page I can post my comments? God bless you all,
your integrity shines through. Til next time...
Vicki (BUT THEN.. a biography of Snow Cottam)
THE PHARAOH was beyond our expectations... We would
like to thank you for your help and guidance these past
six months and to say that it was a pleasure travelling to
Fremantle to meet with you and to discuss the book as well
as publishing in general. Your assistance was greatly
appreciated. We are now hard at work promoting and selling
- Paul and Helena Morrison
As the author of the book 'Midnight at OASIS', I
approached the publishing process with some trepidation.
Fortunately I chose Vivid Publishing, a division of
Fontaine Publishing Group.
I cannot believe how effortless the whole process was. And
the finished product is outstanding. Yasmin and
Jason are two true publishing professionals who know
the book publishing business back to front and I can
recommend Vivid Publishing without hesitation.
Trevor Fearnley AM.
I cannot thank Yasmin and the crew at Fontaine Publishing
Group enough for the ongoing help they gave me through the
process of self publishing. The integrity that was shown
during the process was something I have not experienced in
a long long time. They were absolutely fabulous and
I have found my future publishers. I have no reason
to look any further for help
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