As a first time author writing the story was the easy part, finding a publisher was daunting. Fate was on my side when I picked up a Reader's Digest and saw an advertisement for Sid Harta publishing. I rang Kerry Collison and he was very helpful, happy to explain the publishing process to a novice. The two people who did the actual editing, proofreading and putting together of the book with pictures etc were also extremely helpful, as my computer skills were rudimentary at best, and I often needed detailed explanation as to how to go about doing something.
I was more than thrilled with the finished product, and the professionalism and genuine niceness of all the people I dealt with. I cannot recommend Sid Harta highly enough.
Joanne Le Maitre.
For what it's worth I think you have a nobility of character that is mostly lacking in our society these days, you tried to right a wrong in the publishing industry but stood against overwhelming forces. It might seem futile now but you planted a seed that will ultimately sprout into a full scale revolution. The old order is collapsing, business models are radically changing & the powers that be are responding in the only way they know how, extreme tyranny. I wish you all the best in any endeavours you undertake, you are a good man Kerry, a rare commodity in this paradigm. Cheers
As a first author and being totally unfamiliar with publishing procedures & protocols I was absolutely thrilled when I received from Sid Harta Publishers my first printed copy of 'A Flight Against All Odds'. All thanks to Kerry Collison who, from the very beginning, believed my story was worth telling. Kerry and his exceptionally talented & knowledgeable team, expertly & professionally guided me through the publishing process from the very first assessment to the final product. Each step was clearly documented, our legal contracts were written in user friendly language and the care and attention given to detail during the proofing, cover design & type setting stages was of very high quality and could not be faulted. At all times I was treated with genuine warmth, courtesy & respect and nothing seemed to be too much trouble. I am eternally grateful that I put my project in the hands of Sid Harta Publishers and immensely proud of the end result, 'A Flight Against All Odds'.
I would convey my appreciation for the services of Kerry Collison as a publisher and as a mentor. When I published my book I knew little or nothing about how what to do or where to go afterwards and have always found Sid Harta Publishers, as personified by Kerry Collison, always knowledgeable and willing to help.
Kerry has many contacts within the publishing field and these have been extremely useful to me, as a, so far, little known author.
As a first time “wannabe” author I was referred to Kerry Collison/Sid Harta Publishers. From our first conversation I felt comfortable and when there was an agreement to publish I received encouragement and support from the editing right through to the final printing of my Novel. I was particularly impressed with the book design ? especially the Cover design. There were a couple of glitches during production but these were dealt with quickly and to my complete satisfaction. It is my privilege to recommend Sid Harta especially to first time writers.
Kerry and his team at Sid Harta publishing were supportive and generous in their time and thoroughness when I published my first book. They are now working on my second novel and it is encouraging to know it is in good hands. The team have always been receptive to any questions and changes and I recommend them to others.
Among other things a reviewer described my novel 'Lalor's Lore' as being 'quirky'. Well, it was a lot quirkier before the professional team at Sid Harta got hold of it. My thanks to Tom for his editing, to Luke for his artwork, and to Kerry for pulling it all together with courtesy and patience.
This enthusiasm for a new writer was so much appreciated and such is the feature of this company, Sid Harta Publishers.
I've now had four books published by Sid Harta. The fact that I have kept on coming back indicates that I have been very happy with the services provided, from the initial manuscript assessment, to editing, book design and distribution. I have enjoyed the collaboration, particularly in editing and design, the final outcome being a fusion of my ideas and suggestions made.
Noel Braun author of "The Day Was Made for Walking", "Whistler Street", "Friend and Philosopher", "No Way to Behave at a Funeral"
The world of publishing is a mine field, especially for those of us who have had no previous exposure to it. The team at Sid Harta, under the experienced leadership of Kerry Collison, specialize in making the process as smooth and user friendly as possible. You will receive honest and timely feedback on your submitted manuscript, including advice on how best to proceed. Ensuring the author maintains ownership through regular contact, the editing team work tirelessly to polish your work before the design team put a face to it. The quality of the finished product is extremely professional and will exceed your expectations. Sid Harta will leave no stone unturned to commercially promote your work. I highly recommend Sid Harta as the publisher of choice.
Kerry Collison; Sid Harta publisher, is the 21st Century Publisher in this country that represents everything great in publishing: genuine belief in authors, commitment to authors freedom of speech, support in the publishing process from start to finish, professionalism and quality in publishing. Authors can have confidence not just in their book will be published, but in their beliefs will be realised and their dreams come true.
I'm a writer; Kerry Collison is a publisher.
I wrote We All Have Secrets; Kerry dealt with arranging a manuscript assessment, finding an excellent editor, and organising a talented cover designer.
The plus of working with Kerry is that I had total involvement in editing, proofreading, and the appearance of the cover, and felt in control of the book whilst at the same time being aware of skilled people available to do work that was beyond me.
Sid Harta has published three of my books in recent time. I have found Sid Harta Publishers prompt and professional in all aspects of the services they provide.
The initial assessment reports were helpful and thorough and the copy editing that followed the decision to publish of an excellent quality.
Similarly the cover design work is of a very high standard and I would not hesitate in recommending then to any aspiring writers.
Sid Harta Publishers made all the difference for me as a first-time author, from my initial submissions to being allocated an absolutely brilliant editor, and then on to a fabulous team attending to graphic design and typesetting, and finally to the publication of a final product of which I could only be immensely proud. I think I am correct in asserting Sid Harta to be unique in the publishing landscape, and I am forever grateful to Kerry B. Collison and his team for helping my dream become a reality.
As a first time author, this has been an absolutely terrific experience! Kerry and his wonderful, very professional team deserve extreme praise. They have always provided much guidance and are greatly willing to help in any way possible, making the process an easy one. Queries and any concerns are dealt with quickly and indeed, with a great amount of care, efficiency and courtesy. There is no shortage of practical, wonderful advice and nothing is too much trouble for this amazing team. Kerry is a true gentleman, so patient, knowledgeable and will go right out of his way to help. I am very grateful to Sidharta and cannot recommend them enough!
Kerry is one of those people who is always ready to help others.
Sid Harta's publishing provides opportunity & flexibility for the entrepreneurial author to engage community audiences, creating a profitable project, beyond traditional pathways through retail stores.
Sid Harta Publishers provide professional pathways for writers whose works do not always conform to the commercial constraints of some larger publishers. My novel, Dual Carriageway, is one of several I have written within the context of satirical science. Sid Harta Publishers provided me with an excellent opportunity to produce a commercial quantity of books. I had the privilege of working with an outstanding editor, I was permitted to have significant input in the cover design of my work and I was referred to a reliable publicist who arranged opportunities for me to showcase my work in the commercial market.
Kerry and his team at Sid Harta provide a very professional service and were a great support to me in publication of my book "From Wireless to Wallabies".
My thanks in particular to Kerry for his wise advice and warm encouragement.
I am currently in the process of publishing my third novel with Sid Harta Publishers. I have been impressed by the quality of their manuscript appraisal service, the editorial assistance, cover design and typesetting. The finished product is of high quality. There are payments required but I see these as good value. An important aspect is they really care about producing the best they can from your manuscript and don't rush the process. I have recommended them to others in the past and will continue to do s
Having embarked on the daunting task of writing a book [finally joining the minority who actually completed the task] I didn't want to even think about the logistics of publication.
Fortuitously, I was referred by a fellow author to publisher, Sid Harta, the principal, Kerry Collison, putting a comforting arm around my shoulder. Kerry patiently outlined the various services provided by Sid Harta and made recommendations as to those most relevant to me. Editing, cover design, formatting, printing,
In the years 2010 and 2011, I published a children's book and a memoir through Sid Harta.
I found this journey to be fun, insightful and a great introductory learning in how to take a manuscript through the stages of editing, typesetting, cover design and printing to eventually hold a real book in my hands. At each step, my work was placed in the hands of caring, helpful professionals and I am thrilled with the end result.
I could not have done without the expert knowledge and readily shared assistance of the Sid Harta Team.
Partnership Publishing was a rewarding experience.
Sid Harta's publishing team are well qualified to assist in enabling publication of your manuscript.
To Kerry and all his wonderful staff.
Thankyou so much for all the endless advice and support I received since I began my exciting journey from having an idea for a novel to having my very first novel When Tears Ran Dry published.
And a special thanks to Kerry for not only believing in my story but for all his patience in always answering my sometimes mundane questions and providing encouraging advice along the way.
I wish Kerry and his team continued success