Helping authors create their best work

Think of Longueville as your producer. We help you create a great book by combining our knowledge and expertise in editorial and production with your knowledge in your area of expertise.

This collaboration results in a polished manuscript that is written and designed exactly as you would like it to be and delivered as a book and an ebook.

Good content is the key to maximising the visibility of your website, so we will also help you repurpose your book to be delivered on your website or blog. As well as maximising website visibility, repurposing your writing also makes the most of all the hard work you have put into the content for your book.

Quality is the key to success

Our boutique business is designed for professionals by publishing industry professionals. What this means in practice is that we apply the same rigorous standards to your self-published book as a traditional publisher would to a commercially-published book. Because of this professional approach and attention to detail your book will not look or sound self-published.

The beauty of choosing to self-publish your book with Longueville Media is that you have total control of the content and the back-up of our publishing team to make it a success. So we will always work with you to deliver the best writing possible. If we believe that something in your manuscript needs improving or changing, we will always tell you – even if you don’t ask. 

Your personality; your book

There are many automated online self-publishing services available. These have their place, but we know from experience that our clients want an end service that reflects the quality of their business. This can be best achieved by your publisher understanding your business personality: who you are, what you do, and how you do it.

Just as we like to know who you are, we like to think of books as a work of architecture. Each has a personality. Each design appeals to a particular audience. Each design conveys a certain message. If your business is the Sydney Opera House, then we will create a striking book that says classic, modern and ground breaking. If it is Melbourne's Flinders Street Station, then we’ll design a beautiful, classic book that says you have been around for a long time – and intend to be for years to come.

Everything you need

There are many elements that go into making your book a success and writing is only the start.

  • We leverage our years of contacts in the publishing business to help get the word out about your book.
  • As the author, it's a great help to your book's success if you can leverage your contacts to. We know this can be daunting for many authors, but we can provide assistance on how best to do this.
  • You will deal with real people
  • You always retain copyright in your work
  • We understand the local and international book market and we will only ever give you realistic sales expectations
  • We partner with a distributor so can have your book for sale in bookshops and all major international online retailers.

We love meeting talented people with a story to tell and knowledge to impart. So if you're passionate about your work and would like to take the next step and have us help you produce a book for your business call us now on 0410 519 685.

 

Our team of writers and editors

David Longfield, Managing Director

'I started Longueville Media because I was passionate about helping people write and publish books that really made a difference to people's lives.' 

David has 24 years of publishing experience. He specialises in strategic manuscript development and ghost writing. Prior to founding Longueville Media he worked for Oxford University Press, Text Media Custom Publishing and Thomson Legal & Regulatory, where he held roles that included marketing and publishing magazines and legal books.

David

David is a business and finance journalist with over 30 years of experience working for major Australian mastheads. He was Columnist, Editor of Management and senior writer for Business Review Weekly for 25 years, and has written for The Age, Guardian and Herald Sun. He was Editor of Management Today for the Australian Institute of Management, and is currently writing for Forge magazine and Company Director.

David has authored three books: Managing for the Twenty First Century, The Business Devil’s Dictionary and The World’s Best Jazz Club. He co-authored The Ice Turned Black. He has a PhD in English Literature from Monash University. 

Siobhan

A writer and editor skilled in both US- and UK-styles of English, with a well-rounded background including business and corporate finance. Siobhan brings diligent attention to detail, strong grammatical skills, and an excellent eye for overall prose flow in her editing.

Nick

Nick is an Accredited Editor with the Institute of Professional Editors and a member of the Society of Editors. He specialises in government and corporate editing and previously had a 14-year diplomatic career with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

 

Whether you have a draft manuscript, or an idea that you would like to turn into a book, we welcome your call on 0410 519 685 or email us

Translating known skills to written product

The audience for a book is very different to the audience for a consulting business and our book, Network Centred Leadership, is an extremely useful way to explain who we are and what we do.

David Longfield was a great help in translating our known skills into a written product. He works particularly well with people and knows how to pull together all of the elements that make a good book.
— Charles Carnegie, Waypoint Group