Whether you want someone to manage the whole self-publishing process or you decide to it all yourself, you’ll need professional author services. Our caring team will meet all your needs.

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Full Self-Publishing Service

If the thought of learning the publishing business so you can do it all yourself is too daunting, you can get us to do it all for you. You’ll still have control over your book, but with the benefit of professional advice. Click here for details.

If us doing it for you is out of your budget, then use our services below to make sure you end up with a professional product.

Escarpment Publishing is the self-publishing imprint of AIA Publishing (a partner member of the Alliance of Independent Authors ), and it’s run by the same team of professionals, so the links below for individual services will take you to information on the AIA Publishing website or to our editor’s website.


Tahlia Newland manages our editing services, which include manuscript appraisals to identify where your book could improve, line and copy editing, and proofreading. She works to both UK and US conventions (Chicago Manual of Style).

Book Cover & Interior Design

A one-stop service for all your self-publishing file needs. Get covers for both ebook and paperback and the interior files for both from the same provider. Rose, our book designer will create ebook and paperback covers and interiors specifically for your book.

Learning to produce files that meet printer and ebook publishers’ requirements takes a huge amount of time, and the process of getting them right can cause major headaches for self-publishers. Avoid the frustration by having a professional do them for you.

Social Media Marketing Images

Having a social media presence helps authors to get known and so helps them sell books. But if your content (what you post) isn’t quality, then it will get lost amid the noise. To grab people’s attention, you need visual imagery that get’s your message across in a glance. Our graphic designer, Rose, creates a variety of images (both video and stills) to help promote your book.


If you plan to do the publishing yourself, read this excellent guide to self-publishing and join the Alliance of Independent Authors for reliable advice and information on self-publishing. 

And you can hire one of our team for a Zoom consultation at USD $50 (AUD$65) per hour.

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