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The Last to Go

Publishing just got smarter

We turn writers into well regarded midlist authors so they may achieve a highly credible position in the global marketplace and be amongst the best selling peers in the world. 

Our agency provides the highest level of professional support to every author within our community. With a niche model, we are one of the only hybrid publishing agencies that delivers greater potential of sales for your work through national and international distribution channels and at the highest royalty earning potential. We work on every facet and detail as we plan from the start for your success. We deliver the highest quality books at the most affordable pricing for our resellers to also benefit from the partnership with our company. 

We are part of the Small Press Network (SPN) and work to ensure ethical and sustainable publishing practices are always to the highest of expectation. ​If you seek one of the best independent publishers of new authors and books in Australia, exclusively, then you have found them. Talk to us today and make your success simpler than you ever thought possible.

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Our Community feedback

To Shawline Publishing and the amazing team, the biggest thank you for again giving me the chance to show the world the world I have created. I would not be here, without you.

— H.E. Hristov, author of Death's Embrace

I first offer my thanks to Bradley and the rest of the team at the Shawline Publishing Group, who have helped me turn an unformatted lump of story into a book I could hold in my hands.

— Mark Kramarzewski, author of The Tower Between

THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I have just unpacked the books to share with the team and we are all so excited for the little ones we work with.
I look forward to having a look through them and reading them with the young children I work with.

— Team at Berry Street

Thank you to the Shawline Publishing team, especially: CEO Brad Shaw for seeing the potential and fun in Genevieve Knows Too Much, production manager Alana Lambert for her delightful efficiency and reassurance, editor Samantha Elley for astute and playful guidance and Elissa Sanchez who created the mesmerising cover.

— Susie Allanson, author of Genevieve Knows Too Much

A MILLION THANKS TO EVERYONE. My tenth book you have published for me, how good is that, I am so grateful to you all.

— Gill Wells, author

Special thank you to Jodie and Brad from Shawline Publishing. Honestly you guys have supported me from the very moment Virozone came out and you stocked it in The Independent Bookstore. You are friendly, fabulous people to work with – of course I wanted my Virozone books under the Shawline Publishing banner! A big thank you to Steph for editing Virozone 2 and making this process so easy. I highly recommend Shawline and their team if you’re thinking about publishing a book!

— Sarah Cole, author of the Virozone series

We Make Publishing Success Simpler

Submit Your Work To Us

Step 1

Making your Submission to us

We welcome your submissions all year round, yet they must meet our specific criteria to be considered. We will only contact those with books that interest us and do not offer feedback on books we do not accept for publication support.

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Design your branding and covers getting your ready for launch

Step 2

Comprehensive Editorial Support

This is where we give your book the professional polish it deserves with our hand-selected team of highly experienced and specialised editors. We’ll work on the complete scope of book editing for your work from start to finish; proofreading, copy editing, line editing, and developmental editing. We consult and navigate with your input during the entire process.

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Produce your ebook and paperback

Step 3

Award Winning Cover Designs

We design all your required formatting elements - eBooks, paperback, audiobooks, hardcovers through to your marketing collateral. Our industry-experienced designers target your desired audience with a unique, beautiful cover and internal design. Our book designer creates the cover and visual designs for your published book.

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Work with top industry professionals to edit and polish your manuscript

Step 4

Comprehensive Publication Process

We take care of all of your publishing requirements from eBook to POD (print-on-demand). We facilitate placing your book in the best sites and retail stores worldwide, with local access to some of Australia’s major retailers, as well as print-on-demand services. This means you can decide how many books you want to print and when.

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Publish your book

Step 5

Full Promotional Marketing

The exceptional marketing team will make your book known about and available worldwide, with support for your book launch and signings at Australia's leading book retailers, as well as libraries and wherever you can gather excited readers. Our experienced team support your promotional materials, highlighting the key sales points that readers and retailers are looking for. Best of all, we also offer your book to reviewers, media and awards to help get your credibility established.

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Enjoy royalties and your new career

Step 6

A Greater Return For Your Talent

Our team will administer key aspects of marketing and promotion with aims to maximise our sales and return from all sale channels.

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Six Steps To Your Success

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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.

We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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