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Lilly Pilly Publishing

is closed for submissions due to workload. 


The Formatted Package 

from $1599.00 

Printing options for picture books, novels anthologies and poetry:

Package 1

Lilly Pilly Publishing will supply your print ready files for you to upload your book to your own Ingram Spark account. ($1599.00)

With this package, you have full control over your book and you have instant access to book sales data, and will be paid monthly, by Ingram Spark.

eBook - for novels, anthologies and poetry, eBook files for Amazon can be created for an extra $499.00.

Package 2

Lilly Pilly Publishing will supply your print ready files and upload your book to your own Ingram Spark account, or other printing company ($1999.00)

With this package, you have full control over your book and you have instant access to book sales data, and will be paid monthly, if printing with Ingram Spark.

With both options, you'll receive:


  • Formatted cover files & interior files to printer specifications

  • Lilly Pilly Publishing logo, or your own publishing imprint

  • Support before, during and after the printing process

  • A Comprehensive Indie Publishing Checklist (a list of 35) for before, during and after publishing

Package Inclusions:

  • Final story edit and honest opinion about your story, and whether it needs more polishing so that it is the best story that it can be

  • Black & white, or full colour interior

  • Full colour front and back cover

  • Your own publishing imprint included in formatting (if you have one) 

  • Hardcover or softcover, or if you choose both, a discounted fee on the formatting of the second book

  • Inclusion on Lilly Pilly Publishing online bookstore and Facebook, with links to your own websites

  • book cover images

  • You retain 100% rights to your book

  • You retain 100% profits from book sales from Ingram Spark

You'll need to supply your own ISBN







General Submission Information



Manuscript formatting guidelines: 

Your manuscript must be:

Typed (we recommend doc.x and PDF) 

  • 12 size font

  • Times New Roman

  • 1.5 to double spaced

  • Pages should be numbered

  • Include your name and address


Please note: Lilly Pilly Publishing will assess your MS for publishing readiness (at no cost). If your manuscript isn't quite ready for publishing yet (meaning it needs more work or professional editing), we'll let you know, as we want to help you publish a book you'll be proud of.  

Is My Story Ready?

  • Have you read lots of books in your chosen genre?

  • Does your story have a beginning, middle and end? Research story arc.

  • Does your story have a problem to be solved? If there’s no problem, it’s not a story.

  • Have you written your story - revisited it and rewritten it (many times).

  • Has your manuscript had a professional edit? 

Picture Books

The birth of a picture book goes like this -

  1. Story - and all the rewriting that goes with it.

  2. Editing.

  3. Final story.


  5. Illustrations.

The Vital Page Turn

in Picture Books

The impact of your story hinges on the placement of the page turn in keeping the attention of your readers so they are invested in your story. Have you nailed the timing of your page turn? If you’re not sure, you can find out here.

Marketing Ideas and Publishing Checklist

To sell your book, no matter the genre, you need to market it ...


Email us for your FREE Marketing Ideas and Publishing Checklist.

Picture Books

Authors, please ensure your illustrator has:

  • the correct illustration size for your book 

  • There must be a 3mm bleed on the illustrations

  • no vital illustration components in the centre of the illustration for a double page spread.



Editing is a vital part of the process of writing a high quality story.

Write. Edit. Rewrite. Submit.

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