a little about Words Alive

Words Alive is about bringing stories to life.

Director Amy Tansell has 20 years experience in the publishing world.

Words Alive creates design solutions to enhance a book’s content and appeal to its intended market.

We believe a really well-produced book is a thing of beauty; a source of knowledge and inspiration that still has a valuable place in our world.

Nothing quite compares to the smell of a book, or to a personal handwritten message inside the cover of a book given as a gift.

We especially love working on educational and academic books, family histories and memoirs.

We bring a combination of creativity and technical knowledge to our work. Our eye for detail and good process means we can offer journal and periodical publishers customised and streamlined services to ensure meeting their regular publication schedules is a positive experience.

Our excellent skills with complex information and editorial detail can also be applied to corporate publications such as annual reports, prospectuses and newsletters. We can prepare templates for documents companies use regularly such as letterheads or newsletters.

We create really good-looking books. Along with great content from authors, illustrators and other contributors, the result is the best possible product for the market.

Let us help you create and publish your books, journals or periodicals.

  • design, typography, page layout, covers
  • project management: liaison with publishers, authors, editors, designers, photographers, printers
  • barcode creation
  • preparation of electronic files for printing
  • archiving and file management
  • distribution services in association with Little Island Press www.littleisland.co.nz


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