Publication Services

Book Design & Production

Publication Services

Have you completed your manuscript and want it professionally designed and produced?

Book Design – Beautiful, Heartful

Matter of Life designs books using industry leading tools and professional printers.


Using our expertise in specialised software tools (Adobe Indesign), Matter of Life designs your book with careful attention to:

  • Layout and style (paragraph and character)
  • Margins and gutters
  • Fonts, leading, kerning and tracking
  • Table of contents and page numbering
  • Graphic editing and layout


Matter of Life can work with you or family members to collate photos and memorabilia for placement in your book in relation to the narrative text:

  • Scanning photos to digital format
  • Digital photography of artworks or mementos
  • Basic photoshopping of images (cropping, orientation).


Your book cover (front and back) is designed with you to be eye catching and representing an aspect of you or your unique life journey.

Our goal is to design a book that is not only aesthetically beautiful, inspiring and engaging for readers, but which captures the unique personality of you or your loved one.

“An appreciation for beauty is simply an openness to the power of things to stir the soul.” – Thomas Moore 


  • Book design layout and photos – currently under review & please contact us for a quote.
  • Book cover design (front & back) – currently under review & please contact us for a quote.

Please contact us to discuss your design needs and receive a free 30 minute consultation. Payments can be made in instalments and if funds are an issue, we are happy to discuss and negotiate a price.

Book Production & Publication

Once your book is designed, it is professionally produced, printed and bound in a hardcopy and issued with an ISBN number. An e-book or pdf can also be produced.

Much more than an object produced, families and friends gain a precious gift, increasing in value with the passing of time:

  • A deeper insight and understanding into their loved one's life
  • An appreciation of cultural histories of another era
  • New opportunities to start conversations
  • A permanent legacy treasured beyond this life

Style & Format Options

Choose a style of book to suit you and your story.

Cover formats Sizes Paper
Softcover 13 x 20 cm Black & White
Hardcover image wrap 15 x 23 cm Colour
Hardcover dust-jacket 20 x 25 cm


Order multiple hardcopies for gifts, special occasions and keepsakes for family and friends. We can also produce e-books (fixed-layout or reflowable) suitable for Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad, android devices and Mac or PC computers.

Matter of Life is committed to ensuring future generations can appreciate our natural forests and only uses printers who source paper responsibly with FSC and SFI certification.


  • Book - Dependent on quantity ordered, page number, style and format
  • e-book - $19
  • PDF - $9

Click here to view samples of books produced through Matter of Life.

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