AIA Publishing is an independent and selective, author-funded publisher. We only publish books that have a special something that excites us and that meet or exceed mainstream standards. Acceptance for publishing by us is the independent author’s equivalent of a mainstream publishing deal.
AIA Publishing is situated in Foxground, NSW Australia. ABN 60524816736 but we are an international publisher. Our books are available in all major online retailers and by order in all bookstores world wide. Lightning Source in USA, UK and Australia print our paperbacks on demand. Our editorial team is experienced in working with both US and UK English conventions, and we have staff from Australia, New Zealand, USA, and the UK.
Not only are we an editing and publishing service for Awesome Independent Authors (AIA), our service is also Awesome Indies Approved.
AIA Editing and Publishing came about as an offshoot of the Awesome Indies Books accreditation service, but is now completely independent.
We started AIA editing first with the aim of providing a reasonably priced service that makes sure books get the best possible chance of meeting the standards required for Awesome Indies Approval; i.e, the standards of major mainstream publishers. Later, we formed AIA Publishing to provide a publishing outlet for authors of books we edited that we felt were particularly worthy of publication.
Our editorial team are all Awesome Indies Approved independent authors. They know the challenges authors face first hand and so know how to take care of you.
Manager: Tahlia Newland
Editorial Support: Amy Spahn, Charles Ray
Manuscript appraisal/structural editors: Tahlia Newland, Charles Ray, Brent Meske
Line editor: Tahlia Newland.
Copy editors/proofreaders: Kevin Berry.
Book Cover Design: Velvet Wings Media
Formatting: Raqoon Design
Qualifications and experience:
Our manager and primary editor Tahlia Newland published her first books as Catapult Press in 2010 and has been editing full time since early 2013. Prior to that she spent five years of full time diverse writing study (courses, workshops, mentoring by top Australian editors, and reading widely). She has a Copy Editing and Proofreading Certificate from AOC, has written six published novels, published nine books, is a trained school teacher, and was one of the primary reviewers for the Awesome Indies for three years. She has worked as an editor for S&H Publishing, Manor Minor Press and agent Caroline Oliviera. You can find out more about Tahlia on her website, read her full CV on Linked In and find out about the rest of the team by following their links above.