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Read what some of our Authors say:

 I have always found the team at Zeus Publications to be helpful and respectful in my many years’ association with the organisation.  Since 2008 I have written and had published nine books, all with the appreciated help of Zeus. It almost feels like dealing with family, right through the editing phase to the cover design and printing,  all of which are first class. My tenth book will be going to Zeus near the end of this year.

Kindest regards Gordon Carr

 

 

What I like best is that ZEUS PUBLICATIONS is just an email or phone call away and the attention that email or phone call receives is outstanding. They believe in Team Work and it shows in the end result, and I am one Happy Author. It has been a wonderful experience working with them all.

Jenny Gail

 

 

 

Plight of the Tivinel is my fifth novel published by Zeus Publications over the past decade. Once again I’m blown away by Clive’s cover design, which captures the book’s atmosphere so well, and the collaborative editing process with Marilyn was another delightful experience. The quality and finish of the printed books is first rate, much better than many of the big-name houses. I’m hoping the international exposure through Amazon and Pamela Foley’s blog will also help boost sales.

 As a hobbyist author, Zeus has given me the chance to present my work to the wider community, something for which I’m most grateful.

Jeff Pages

 

 

 

I found Zeus Publications on the recommendation of a friend.

From our very first contact they have been more than helpful.  Their sincerity and devotion to the world of publishing is very obvious and every enquiry and request has been kindly and professionally addressed. Their guidance was so appreciated as I presented my first book and I felt we both celebrated its evolvement and the excitement of its arrival. I have now received the finished result of my third book and again the same commitment was there.

Thank you for all your support along the way to the publishing of Eyes of Light, Eyes of Sense and Eyes of Love – Leanne Jackson

 

Zeus Publications are an absolute delight to work with! At all times they have been professional and approachable, only too willing to put in the extra effort to make sure that the book they produce is the best it can be: excellent layout, attractive cover and the final product a volume that is both a pleasure to hold and easy to read. The editing process, a challenge for any author, has always been carried out by Marilyn in a most efficient and helpful manner – nothing is too much trouble. Clive is equally consultative and open to suggestions when creating his cover design. In fact all of the staff at Zeus are accomplished and welcoming.

 

Zeus Publications has published five of my novels: Ants in My Dreadlocks (2005) [Highly Commended in the Society of Women Writers NSW 2007 Biennial Book Awards], Stinger in a Sugar Jar (2007), Couscous Threads (2008) [Highly Commended in the Society of Women Writers NSW 2009 Biennial Book Awards], Bad Grass (2009) [2nd Prize in the Society of Women Writers NSW 2011 Biennial Book Awards], My French Barrette (2012). 

                                                                    

Anyone planning to publish a book: do not be daunted. I can highly recommend Zeus!

Cynthia Rowe

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The staff at Zeus are the friendliest people you could ever meet and great to do business with. They always make me welcome. I can drop in any time without an appointment and not feel I am interrupting their work. All of them are so patient with me whatever mistakes I make. We have a very happy working relationship and I count Marilyn, Zoe and Clive as close friends.                                                                                                                                                                           Jean Watson

 

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Since I joined the Zeus family back in 2008 I have published 7 books under their guidance.

The editing is of the highest standard and the cover designs are stunning. This is most important because first impressions sell books.

With Zeus I feel my inane ramblings have been turned into potential best sellers.

Roger Wood

 

I wish to commend ZEUS PUBLICATIONS as most efficient publishers and book sellers.

My personal experience with this company has been extremely good. All staff have been professional, and been able to produce for me an excellent production of my story, for which I am most grateful.

Terry Muller

 

 

I was finally able to pick up the books from the local post office, and I just want to say what a brilliant job the team at Zeus have done! It is everything I imagined the book to be, first rate quality, print job and presentation. I know it's a big book and relatively expensive but it was so important to me to get the book presenting right - and you've achieved that... Stephen Denham (A Plate of Eggs)

***

To all at Zeus Publishing, 

I'm  very happy with the way the book turned out. A big thank you to everyone who contributed in some way towards the production of my book.

Thanks once again everyone, well done! 

Yours Sincerely, Alan Barron

****

Dear Gail, 

All done! Thank you. I'm officially signing off.
I must add - I really loved the two leaves at the end. Very heart warming. Well done! Thank you for that too.
 
It's a great pleasure to work with such caring people.
 

Yes! I love the cover!  Thank you!!! It really caught the mood. There's no way I could ever bear to read this one again. But when I saw the cover design my stomach somersaulted.
 

So you'll know - Your timing is immaculate. Tomorrow is my 84th birthday and I do NOT like getting old.

Kindest regards to all at Zeus.....Dulcie Stone - author Autumn Music

****

This is to let you know that I am very pleased with the publication (and the look) of my book Nobody Reads the Credits. My copies arrived yesterday. 

I would like to record my appreciation of the good work of editor, Gail Tagarro and cover designer, Clive Dalkins. They were a pleasure to work with. I am grateful for their professionalism, help and understanding every step of the way. Not forgetting evaluator, Leanne Saunders, who saw merit in my manuscript.  

So, a big thank you to everyone involved..... Gordon Carr

****

 

To Whom It May Concern: 

When I was searching for a publisher for my manuscript (which became Beyond the Boundary: a memoir exploring ethics, politics and spirituality) I was fortunate to discover Zeus Publications and their co-publishing arrangements. Zeus is well organised providing supportive editorial and marketing arrangements which complement the ability of an author who is willing to share editorial responsibility in the production of their work and undertake a marketing strategy as appropriate for their work. Their website selling is a plus not always available outside the major publishers. 

In my own case I have achieved a literary and sales outcome which I believe to be as satisfactory as would have been the case with a major, front-line publisher. In less than six months after publication I have recouped all costs so that the venture is modestly profitable. But more importantly I have the satisfaction of getting my story and its ideas into most of the arenas I had hoped.  

In the harsh world of publishing, success will be relative to the differing goals of authors, but, in my experience, Zeus  give you the chance to be relatively successful. They provide a viable option to the big end of town when it comes to the publishing industry.  

Regards,

Dr Noel Preston AM
 

****

 

To Whom It May Concern, 

I have been asked to write a reference for Zeus Publications and I can honestly say that I’ve no reservations about doing so.  

I couldn't have done it myself. When I think back at the amount of assistance Zeus has given me, I'm really happy I published with them. Zeus staff have been wonderful. They answer all my questions quickly and arrange radio interviews, book signings and so many things I wouldn't have thought of myself.   

'I'm a member of four writers' groups and have heard a few stories of the difficulties and huge cost of self publication. This makes me really happy I published with Zeus.  For what they have done for me, their cost is really very affordable and the quality of the printed book is really great. Everybody compliments the artwork on the cover. 

'I'm treated like a friend when I visit the office of Zeus and they have given me more than value for money. They've helped me with artwork for displays for the book and given advice about which reader groups they've found difficult to get through to in the past. They've saved me money and time, and time is a scarce commodity when you're really trying to sell your book. 

Regards Richard Blackburn

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Let me say at this point how wonderful it has been for me to work with you all. I have achieved a lifelong ambition and I am really pleased with the support that you have all given me.

I'll say 'bye' for now but in the words of Sean Connery in his last outing as 007 'Never Say Never'.

Many thanks from Gary.

****

I am here with my mother and my sister looking at what you have done...Mind you, we have tears in our eyes!!!
Many many Thanks!

Rodrigo - Prisoner of a Dream.

****

All looks wonderful. Mum is getting very excited....as we all are!! Thanks for all your time & effort. Muchly appreciated.

Regards Toni. (Pestle and Mortar)

****

Looks awesome!! Thanks for that.....Jenny, (Voyages)

***

 

Couscous Threads arrived on my doorstep this morning - a fabulous Easter present.  The cover is wonderfully mysterious and compelling. Should wow them in the marketplace! Please thank Marilyn and all the crew at Zeus. As usual, an impressive job. Warm wishes, Cynthia

***

Hello all at Zeus, 

I have had some success in marketing Beer Money, so I would like to thank you all for producing such a great book. I really appreciate it. The Courier Mail is going to do a story on it shortly, and you may have received some overseas orders. So thanks again for being so patient with me. It's all going well. Regards, Matthew Freeman

***

  

I have always been an aspiring writer but my training was in maths/science rather than literature and that was where I had my career.

   Since retiring back in 2004 I have taken up my writing which previously I had always wanted to do but never found the time for. I started with the intention of writing one book only, the idea for which I had been quietly nurturing in my mind for over fifteen years! This book was to be a blending of real science with what has become for me a passionate area of research; ‘life after death’.

   I wanted to put the whole ‘near-death-experience’ or NDE into a scientific setting. This experience, that of the subject being drawn at the point of death through a tunnel towards a bright and loving light, has been reported over and again by thousands of individuals. Moreover the experience cuts across cultures, religions, age differences and gender. Everyone who comes back essentially describes the same ‘core’ experiences.

   So I wrote the book ‘Raised as an Angel’ not because I wanted or expected fame as an author but to simply get the ideas out there in a fictional and entertaining setting which would open up the topic for the ‘everyday person’ who may never have given much thought to spirituality or the continuation of life beyond death. Also it was meant as a kind of ‘grief therapy’ for anyone going through the grief process.

   Now as it turns out actually writing a novel is the EASY part! Getting a publisher interested in a new author is a very difficult task no matter what the quality of the book. This is where I am eternally grateful for the help and support that I have received from Zeus Publications. The staff are extremely professional and caring and they have all taken the time to carefully nurture me as a new author. This has encouraged me to expand on the original story with the writing of two sequels; 'An Angel in the Making’ and ‘Millennium’s End’. 

   Thanks to Zeus I have now achieved a lifelong ambition of becoming a published author. Also I have been given the opportunity of putting forth my own ideas, based on extensive research, on what happens to us when we die.

   Thankyou Zeus, from Gary J. McCleary.  (March 2009).

***

The books arrived today, and look great. Congratulations to Zeus on the production. The cover has impact, the typefaces chosen are stylish, and the general layout of each Homily and the Homilies as a whole succeed in being attractive to the readers. I'm sure the marketplace will be responsive. Cheers.  -   Ray Cooper

***

Thank you once again Zeus - as always, efficient and punctual.  The book looks great - once again, thanks very much.  It is very fortuitous; I intend to enter both 'Believing' and 'Cowboy Kurosawa' for the Qld. Premier's lit. Prize - would you believe the forms for entry arrived yesterday, and I take this conjunction, this synchronicity,  as a good omen.  Wish me luck.....John Worth

***

Hi Marilyn, Clive, as well as you, have both done a great job on the book. Clive with his great cover design and you for the way you set out the manuscript. I am wrapped with what both of you have done.  Thank you. Cheers Alick. (All for a Clawful of Shekles)

****

That is fantastic, Clive. Many thanks, Richard (Cover for The Regiment)

***

They look fantastic.  I am delighted with them.  Thank you for all of the hard work you have put into it.  I couldn’t be happier. Could you also thank Clive for the fantastic cover.....Sam (Rolling with the Punches)

***

Thank you for all your thought and professionalism in coming up with the right cover for Kadachai, everyone I have shown it to thinks it is very eye catching and I look forward to receiving the completed work.

***

The books arrived today, and look great. Congratulations to Zeus on the production. The cover has impact, the typefaces chosen are stylish, and the general layout of each Homily and the Homilies as a whole succeed in being attractive to the readers. I'm sure the marketplace will be responsive. Cheers - Ray Cooper (The Stoic Homilies)

***


woooo Hoooo - hello Zeus, the books arrived today and I must say I am very, very happy with them.  I've already read it from cover to cover and must say it's a great story...ha ha ha ha. They look brilliant and very professional. Very impressed. I'll start some marketing now and try to get the interest up and out into the community.....Tammy H.



 Subject: Re: Ebook order

Thank you very much, first time buyer but was a reliable service and delivered within the quoted 24hr period, will use Zeus again.

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I would like to comment and congratulate you and the staff on your courage and persistence in staying afloat in what is a very tough market. I see loads of imported books for sale in Big W and various book shops for as little as $3.45. How can the locals compete? Anyway, I for one congratulate Zeus Publications for what you do on behalf of local writers and the printing industry.

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My literary career began in 1968 with a pioneering work on church management. Another one followed.

Since then I have tried self-publication on a variety of subjects but with little success especially in marketing.

Then late in life I had the good fortune to make contact with Zeus Publications on the Gold Coast, not far from me.

They have revived my literary career and have co-operated with me in preparing a string of manuscripts for publication.

I rely on them for the marketing; it is too early yet to see the results, but I hope for good outcomes.

 

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Received from Sheila Corcoran

“To all at Zeus, especially Marilyn and Clive. I’ve appreciated all your patience, understanding and support with the publishing of ‘The Poisoned Chalice’.  An eye-catching front cover!

Your professionalism and excellent work needs commending.  The book is a fitting tribute to Barry. 

Thank you.

Sheila Corcoran and family”

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Zeus Publications

I'd like to share my experiences with Zeus Publications, a Queensland small publisher resident in Burleigh, just behind the Gold Coast of tourist fame. I'd sent my proposals to two major publishers, one at a time as they dictated. It took a year to get the two rejection slips and I thought I'd be published posthumously if I kept going like this. Then I attended a meeting of a writers' group and heard a published author talk about Zeus.

Zeus is a 'partnership' publisher. I had to pay over $2,000 up front but after that they do lots for the author. They arranged a couple of radio interviews, a couple of book signings. They paid for professional editing, production of the cover art, ISBN etc. They did everything. The only difference is they are small and the author has to do a fair amount of marketing for best results.

So, for any Aussie who needs a publisher who will do an honest three years work to get your book out there, in my opinion Zeus is worth considering.

 

I was finally able to pick up the books from the local post office, and I just want to say what a brilliant job Bruce and the team at Zeus have done! It is everything I imagined the book to be, first rate quality, print job and presentation. I know it's a big book and relatively expensive but it was so important to me to get the book presenting right - and you've achieved that... Stephen Denham (A Plate of Eggs)

***

To all at Zeus Publishing, 

I'm  very happy with the way the book turned out. A big thank you to everyone who contributed in some way towards the production of my book.

Thanks once again everyone, well done! 

Yours Sincerely, Alan Barron

****

Dear Gail, 

All done! Thank you. I'm officially signing off.
I must add - I really loved the two leaves at the end. Very heart warming. Well done! Thank you for that too.
 
It's a great pleasure to work with such caring people.
 

Yes! I love the cover!  Tell Bruce - thank you!!! He's really caught the mood. There's no way I could ever bear to read this one again. But when I saw the cover design my stomach somersaulted.
 
So you'll know - Your timing is immaculate. Tomorrow is my 84th birthday and I do NOT like getting old.
Kindest regards to all at Zeus.....Dulcie Stone - author Autumn Music

****

Dear Bruce 

This is to let you know that I am very pleased with the publication (and the look) of my book Nobody Reads the Credits. My copies arrived yesterday. 

I would like to record my appreciation of the good work of editor, Gail Tagarro and cover designer, Clive Dalkins. They were a pleasure to work with. I am grateful for their professionalism, help and understanding every step of the way. Not forgetting evaluator, Leanne Saunders, who saw merit in my manuscript.  

So, a big thank you to everyone involved..... Gordon Carr

****

To Whom It May Concern: 

When I was searching for a publisher for my manuscript (which became Beyond the Boundary: a memoir exploring ethics, politics and spirituality) I was fortunate to  discover Zeus Publications and their co-publishing arrangements. Zeus is well organised providing supportive editorial and marketing arrangements which complement the ability of an author who is willing to share editorial responsibility in the production of their work and undertake a marketing strategy as appropriate for their work. Their website selling is a plus not always available outside the major publishers. 

In my own case I have achieved a literary and sales outcome which I believe to be as satisfactory as would have been the case with a major, front-line publisher. In less than six months after publication I have recouped all costs so that the venture is modestly profitable. But more importantly I have the satisfaction of getting my story and its ideas into most of the arenas I had hoped.  

In the harsh world of publishing,  success will be relative to the differing goals of authors, but, in my experience, Zeus  give you the chance to be relatively successful. They provide a viable option to the big end of town when it comes to the publishing industry.  

Regards,

Dr Noel Preston AM
 

****

 

To Whom It May Concern, 

I have been asked to write a reference for Zeus Publications and I can honestly say that I’ve no reservations about doing so.  

I couldn't have done it myself.  When I think back at the amount of assistance Zeus has given me, I'm really happy I published with them. Zeus staff have been wonderful.  They answer all my questions quickly and arrange radio interviews, book signings and so many things I wouldn't have thought of myself.   

'I'm a member of four writers' groups and have heard a few stories of the difficulties and huge cost of self publication.  This makes me really happy I published with Zeus.  For what they have done for me, their cost is really very affordable and the quality of the printed book is really great.  Everybody compliments the artwork on the cover. 

'I'm treated like a friend when I visit the office of Zeus and they have given me more than value for money.  They've helped me with artwork for displays for the book and given advice about which reader groups they've found difficult to get through to in the past.  They've saved me money and time, and time is a scarce commodity when you're really trying to sell your book. 

Regards,

Richard Blackburn

****

Let me say at this point how wonderful it has been for me to work with you all. I have achieved a life long ambition and I am really pleased with the support that you have all given me.
I'll say 'bye' for now but in the words of Sean Connery in his last outing as 007 'Never Say Never'.
Many thanks from Gary.

****

I am here with my mother and my sister looking at what you have done...Mind you, we have tears in our eyes!!!
Many many Thanks!

Rodrigo - Prisoner of a Dream.

****

All looks wonderful. Mum is getting very excited....as we all are!! Thanks for all your time & effort. Muchly appreciated.

Regards Toni. (Pestle and Mortar)

****

Looks awesome!! Thanks for that.....Jenny, (Voyages)

***

 
Couscous Threads arrived on my doorstep this morning - a fabulous Easter present.  The cover is wonderfully mysterious and compelling. Should wow them in the marketplace! Please thank Marilyn and all the crew at Zeus. As usual,  an impressive job. Warm wishes, Cynthia

***

Hello all at Zeus, 
I have had some success in marketing Beer Money, so I would like to thank you all for producing such a great book. I really appreciate it. The Courier Mail is going to do a story on it shortly, and you may have received some overseas orders. So thanks again for being so patient with me. It's all going well. Regards, Matthew Freeman

***

   I have always been an aspiring writer but my training was in maths/science rather than literature and that was where I had my career.

   Since retiring back in 2004 I have taken up my writing which previously I had always wanted to do but never found the time for. I started with the intention of writing one book only, the idea for which I had been quietly nurturing in my mind for over fifteen years! This book was to be a blending of real science with what has become for me a passionate area of research; ‘life after death’.

   I wanted to put the whole ‘near-death-experience’ or NDE into a scientific setting. This experience, that of the subject being drawn at the point of death through a tunnel towards a bright and loving light, has been reported over and again by thousands of individuals. Moreover the experience cuts across cultures, religions, age differences and gender. Everyone who comes back essentially describes the same ‘core’ experiences.

   So I wrote the book ‘Raised as an Angel’ not because I wanted or expected fame as an author but to simply get the ideas out there in a fictional and entertaining setting which would open up the topic for the ‘everyday person’ who may never have given much thought to spirituality or the continuation of life beyond death. Also it was meant as a kind of ‘grief therapy’ for anyone going through the grief process.

   Now as it turns out actually writing a novel is the EASY part! Getting a publisher interested in a new author is a very difficult task no matter what the quality of the book. This is where I am eternally grateful for the help and support that I have received from Zeus Publications. The staff are extremely professional and caring and they have all taken the time to carefully nurture me as a new author. This has encouraged me to expand on the original story with the writing of two sequels; 'An Angel in the Making’ and ‘Millennium’s End’. 

   Thanks to Zeus I have now achieved a lifelong ambition of becoming a published author. Also I have been given the opportunity of putting forth my own ideas, based on extensive research, on what happens to us when we die.

   Thankyou Zeus, from Gary J. McCleary.  (March 2009).

***

The books arrived today, and look great. Congratulations to Zeus on the production. The cover has impact, the typefaces chosen are stylish, and the general layout of each Homily and the Homilies as a whole succeed in being attractive to the readers. I'm sure the marketplace will be responsive. Cheers.  -   Ray Cooper

***

Thank you once again Zeus - as always, efficient and punctual.  The book looks great - once again, thanks very much.  It is very fortuitous; I intend to enter both 'Believing' and 'Cowboy Kurosawa' for the Qld. Premier's lit. Prize - would you believe the forms for entry arrived yesterday, and I take this conjunction, this synchronicity,  as a good omen.  Wish me luck.....John Worth

***

Hi Marilyn, Clive, as well as you, have both done a great job on the book. Clive with his great cover design and you for the way you set out the manuscript. I am wrapped with what both of you have done.  Thank you. Cheers Alick. (All for a Clawful of Shekles)

****

That is fantastic, Clive. Many thanks, Richard (Cover for The Regiment)

***

They look fantastic.  I am delighted with them.  Thank you for all of the hard work you have put into it.  I couldn’t be happier. Could you also thank Clive for the fantastic cover.....Sam (Rolling With The Punches)

***

It's so exciting seeing my book come to life.  The cover looks great, the colour would ensure it stands out on the shelves and the pics draw interest and intrigue. Thank you it looks great! Regards Deborah Sams  (The Emerald Tablets)

***

Thank you for all your thought and professionalism in coming up with the right cover for Kadachai, everyone I have shown it to thinks it is very eye catching and I look forward to receiving the completed work.

***

The books arrived today, and look great. Congratulations to Zeus on the production. The cover has impact, the typefaces chosen are stylish, and the general layout of each Homily and the Homilies as a whole succeed in being attractive to the readers. I'm sure the marketplace will be responsive. Cheers - Ray Cooper (The Stoic Homilies)

***


woooo Hoooo - hello Zeus,the books arrived today and I must say I am very, very happy with them.  I've already read it from cover to cover and must say it's a great story...ha ha ha ha.They look brilliant and very professional. Very impressed. I'll start some marketing now and try to get the interest up and out into the community.....Tammy H.
 

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