Publish-Me! is a division of Longueville Media, an independent publisher and publishing services provider based in Sydney, founded by David Longfield in 2002. Publish-Me! grew out of the increasing demand from people wishing to self-publish their work.
Publish-Me! is a small team with a combined thirty years experience in the publishing industry – in design, editorial services, and sales and marketing. Our key contacts, David Longfield and Elmandi du Toit understand publishing because of their previous experience in commercial publishing and chose this industry because they love working with authors.
With the ever-increasing ease of selling books online, in print or as eBooks, self-publishing is a growing and important area of the publishing world. However, we found it was lacking several important elements that we believe are critical to the success and satisfaction of independent authors. We now pride ourselves on providing these three important elements to all our clients:
- You always have access to one of our expert team members who will answer your questions at any time.
- Our sales and marketing options make selling your work a manageable and less daunting task.
- We offer professional editing, proofreading, design and production services that will result in a product you will be proud of.
Publish-Me! understands that independent authors value a guiding hand to help publish their work to a high professional standard, and we pride ourselves on offering an exceptional personal service.
For more information about Longueville Media, go to www.longmedia.com.au
David has a BA in English Literature majoring in Australian and post-colonial literature.
Prior to starting Longueville Media / Publish-Me! David was academic marketing manager for humanities and social sciences at Oxford University Press Australia; commissioning editor at Thomson Legal, publishing law textbooks for the academic market, and a publisher at Text Media managing custom magazines for clients including Optus, Fujitsu, Clayton Utz Lawyers, Microsoft, Impulse Airlines and St George Bank.
Key Publish-Me! people to help you make a success of your book …
Elizabeth du Toit – Editor
Elmandi recently joined Publish-Me! from her position as production editor at Oxford University Press in Oxford, where she managed a wide variety of academic and mass-market titles.
Prior to that she has been publisher at a Media 24 company in South Africa where she held diverse roles including coordinating their National Book Screening programme.
Bernard Ashby – Video Production
Bernard worked in the editing department of BBC Television in London for over 30 years and brings this wealth of experience to Publish-Me! for video book trailers and author interviews to help promote your book.
For almost two decades he supervising editor and film editor, responsible for the whole post-production chain from shoot to screen.
He is best known for his work on Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple (starring Joan Hickson), Shoestring and Bergerac.
Since moving to Australia Bernard has edited television programs, documentaries, commercials and special projects for the NSW Film and Television Office, Channel 7, Microsoft and SOCOG (for the 2000 Sydney Olympics).
Siobhan Gallagher – Editor
Living and working from the Loire in France – Siobhan is our editor-at-large.
A wonderful and thorough editor. Siobhan has a range of experience from structural and technically editing, to proofreading and indexing and has worked with fiction and nonfiction authors to help shape their work into publishable material.
When not editing, Siobhan works on her historical novel set in Ireland.