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The independent publisher for the
modern author.

Our goal is to deliver books that are inspiring and clever. We care about our authors and dedicate our time and vision to nurture them.

About the kind press

We launched the kind press to be an innovative publishing platform and collaborative way to publish for authors looking for a solution between traditional and self-publishing. We embrace new ways of presenting ideas, creative design, and publishing beautiful books. We work with great diligence to publish each book to its maximum potential. We select our titles with care. We’d rather publish fewer books than release anything we don’t care deeply about. Together, we will publish your book, to look good on a bookshelf and to be purchased from anywhere in the world—yes, in bookstores, too.


Making beautiful books to inspire readers and enrich communities by expanding the definition of what literature is and what it can do. 

Obviously, we love books!
All kinds of books.

However, our team has an immense love for kind books.

the kind press is unique in the world of publishing offering a much-needed alternative in a rapidly changing publishing landscape. Unlike self-publishing platforms that publish whatever comes through regardless of quality, we only publish manuscripts that we deem to be publish-ready, based purely on the merit of the writing. We are committed to publishing books on topics of inspiration, transformation, self-help, wellbeing, memoirs, encouragement, historical fiction, and other books that share stories and information from authors. We also publish some fiction that has an overall message of empowering women and social change.  


Our Founder

Our founder, Natasha Gilmour, originally set up the kind press to publish her editorial clients’ work. But as soon as the word was out, she was inundated with a rush of new and previously published authors.

Each of these authors came to the kinds press for different reasons. Some had outed from tradition publishing houses. Others had tried self-publishing and found it a very difficult journey. Some authors didn’t know how on earth to even get a book into print.

It was obvious to Natasha that there was room in the industry for a more personalised and kinder approach to publishing.

With our publishing team, you could be a published author in a matter of months. We will proofread your book before we begin the design process. We create a typographical style that suits your book’s style. When we finalise your book’s files, you’ll know that it’s publishable perfect.

The best part of all this?

Unlike traditional publishing, our publishing model allows new authors and authors without a platform to still publish their excellent books. Often traditional publishers turn away good books because the author does not have the audience to sell to. However, we think it is time authors of all kinds had a helping hand and greater control over how their precious work gets out into the world. So, the author takes on some of the risk by paying a fee for services. Beyond that, we operates almost identically to a traditional publishing house. Authors are under contract and receive royalties, which are much higher because of the fees for services. 

the kind press gives authors a traditional house experience, while allowing you to retain full ownership of your project.

The services include:


Once our editorial team have given the green-light, all authors will have their final manuscript proofread before going to layout.


Your manuscript will be laid out into a beautiful custom design by one of our designers. Our typesetting service is a stand-out with a portfolio of New York Times bestselling and #1 Amazon bestselling titles.

Print & Digital.

An ebook version, available worldwide and releasing an international print version. Available through Booktopia,,, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository and other major online sellers.


Book distributor catalogue listing through our national Australian distributor. 


Copyright filing and obtaining your Library of Congress control number.

The Details

Your book will be published to Industry Trade Standards.

This means that there will be no physical difference between your title and that produced by a major publishing house. Your book will be assigned an ISBN and barcode; will have a CiP (Cataloguing-in-Publication) record; it will be lodged as legal deposit in State and National libraries; made available to libraries around Australia through our distributor; can be registered for the lending rights scheme (PLR and ELR) and be available worldwide, if required.

Submitting to the kind press

We happily accept fiction and nonfiction. It is our mission to cultivate creative diversity within our press and within our community.

Please note that at this time we are not accepting children’s books, or young adult books. In order to begin the publication process you will need:

A completed manuscript word document.

A 300 word synopsis of your book.

50 words (approx.) about you as an author.

If you feel comfortable disclosing; we would love to know how you heard about us?

Once your manuscript has been received and assessed for publishing suitability our editors will be in contact to discuss the next stage of our publishing process within 1-2 weeks.

How do I make a submission? 

The Investment.

Each book project is a little bit different, so when you apply for publication with the kind press, we’ll get some details about your book, and we’ll send you a proposal and quote that’s specific to your book’s needs. Our prices start at $7,000AUD for a 40,000 word book.


The Team.

If you’re looking for a publishing team that’s committed to creating the vision that you have for your book, we would be excited to partner with you in publishing your book.

The Process.

We ask for a submission, so that we can make sure our team is a perfect fit for your publishing journey.

Once your submission and manuscript has been received and assessed for publishing suitability we’ll be in contact within 1-2 weeks.

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