Book Design

The Flametree Creative team have a particular interest in, and love of, designing books. Over the course of more than 30 years, they have produced hundreds of titles, encompassing a huge range of genres, and multiple clients, including the Fremantle Press and UWA Press. They know how to avoid pitfalls and ensure your book publication is a smooth and rewarding experience.

Combining creative design with technical process

Award winning book designers

Our skills as book designers have been nationally recognised, having won numerous national book design awards across a range of publications. In addition to the design component, the nature of this work necessitates methodical organisational skills and proficiency in desktop publishing. We have an understanding of all the components of book publishing - writing, editing, illustration, proof reading, indexing, design layout and artwork.  We are happy to help in any or all of these areas to successfully see a project through to completion.

We offer

One-stop book design solutions for:

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Organisational Histories

Telling your organisation's history is our specialty. Combining, words, pictures and graphics to produce a rich record of events for present and future audiences is a real thrill. We have produced histories for BHP, IGO, Ramsey Healthcare, MLC, City of Perth and the Town of Victoria Park to name a few.

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Children's Books

We have a strong history of working with authors and illustrators to produce successful children's books loved by children and adults alike. We assist with planning, design, artwork and printing. Titles such as 'The Sausage that Went for a Walk' and 'Where's Stripey' are just two of many enduring favourites.

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Social/Family Histories

If you take the time to listen, everyone has a great story to tell. Some of us even put it to paper. We can preserve your memories and experiences by carefully placing words and images into beautiful designed pages of books. Books that will talk to readers today and in the future.

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Novels

Telling a great story is a real art-form, and so is publishing it. We have helped many authors and publishers turn manuscripts into beautifully crafted books. From layout to typography  we can help design and print your novel.

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Photographic Books

Our technical knowledge of production processes helps us produce stunning, beautifully designed photography books. Covering fields such as landscape, wildlife and lifestyle - these books grace coffee-tables around Australia.

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Art Books

We create digital publications so that they can be used electronically. Some of the deliverables include Kindle Book, FlipBook, ePUB, and digital pdf books. Our digital books consist of interactive and engaging elements, such as animation, images, and graphics.

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Content

Whether you’re publishing a simple text-driven book or have many images, charts, graphs, pull quotes and sidebars to include, we’ll make sure your book layout is consistent with the cover design, typographically attractive, readable and engaging.

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Book Covers

If you are publishing a child illustration book, a history book, a biography, or a photography book, you will need an engaging cover. Yes, books are judged by their covers and our experienced book designers can help make sure your book jumps off the shelf.

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Digital Platform

We create digital publications so that they can be used electronically. Some of the deliverables include Kindle Book, FlipBook, ePUB, and digital pdf books. Our digital books consist of interactive and engaging elements, such as animation, images, and graphics.

From concept to print, and more!

We design books from original conceptual ideas and are involved all the way through to the final print process. Throughout the process of designing your book, we take great care to ensure we are preparing it for printing and reproduction to the highest quality and standards.

Making sure your book is prepared properly for the printer is a big part of the job. We’ll make sure your files are prepared and ready for press, as well as following all the necessary guidelines the printer may provide.

With more than 30 years' experience in the book design and print industry, we can offer valuable advice in choosing printing and binding techniques, paper types, removable posters, glued-in pockets and much, much more.

Books recently produced by Flametree Creative include: Finches of Australia by Colin Roberts, Pioneer Daughter by  Gillian Lillyman, Where Else? an illustrated children’s book by Wendy Binks, The Golden Quest Discovery Trail Guide Book (City of Kalgoolie Boulder) and Collared and Cased, by Barry Avery, tracing 50 years of characters and companies that shaped the Australian drilling industry.

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Finches of Australia Book Design

Our latest book design projects

'Our Art, Our Culture, Our Way'

'Our Art, Our Culture, Our Way'

'Our Art, Our Culture, Our Way' documents five years of Kepa Kurl Community Arts Programs.

'Sharing culture through the arts is reconciliation and healing for everyone, the arts being the best medium of educating the wider community about our culture'.

Jennell Reynolds, Aboriginal Arts Coordinator.

  • Book Design
  • Book Layout
  • Cover Design
  • Organisational History
'Chasing the Wind - William Barr Craig 1875 - 1934'

'Chasing the Wind - William Barr Craig 1875 - 1934'

Some 1,218 pages, two volumes, five designers and 20 years is what it has taken to publish the story of one man's life and how the legacy of his 60 years has shaped the family generations that followed. Volume one examines William Barr Craig's early life in Scotland as a young man forms his ideologies and volume two traces his migration to New Zealand and his early journalistic career and family life.

  • Family/Social History
  • Book Design and Layout
  • Book Cover Design
  • Print Production
'Drill to Mill'  The Independence Group Story

'Drill to Mill'  The Independence Group Story

The Independence Group is one of the last Australian-owned diversified miners and Drill to Mill is the story of the making of the company.

This 220-page, coffee table book explores the 17-year journey from an idea, formed around a kitchen table, to a company with a current market capitalisation of seven billion dollars, employing thousands of people across Australia.

  • Book Design and Layout
  • Book Cover design
  • Print Production
  • Company History

Grow your business.

At Flametree we have germinated the creative ideas that have underpinned many successful brands. We have nurtured and guided them and carefully monitored the environments in which they wished to flourish. There is not much we don’t know about creating and promoting brands.

We would love to create and help yours grow, too.
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