About SJ Publishing

We are a boutique publishing studio and our mission is to provide supported self-publishing packages within Australia for local and international clients. We help small business people become influential leaders within their niche industries.

There are numerous publishers and self-publishers out there who offer an array of packages. Our point of difference is we provide an affordable choice for people who would like to take the self-publishing path but would appreciate support and guidance along the way.

There are no locked-in packages. We pride ourselves on creating the perfect package for you. We are all about choice and will provide you with as much direction as you require.

We claim no royalties or rights from our authors. When you publish your book through one of our self-publishing packages in Australia, it’s entirely yours.


Meet The Team

Samantha Jansen

Author, Publishing Expert, marketing strategist is the woman behind this innovative Australian small business.

Samantha runs Platform 4 Success – a successful marketing and coaching consultancy for start-ups and small businesses – and is a sought-after speaker on marketing strategy.

She hosts various workshops within Australia and the US on how to build an influential brand through social media and fast track your business success.

Author and publisher of No Qualifications, No Excuses and The Influential Author Samantha will show you how to increase your credibility and become an influential leader in your industry through the publication of your own book.

Samantha, along with her small team of professionals, will nurture and support you throughout your journey of becoming a published author.

Karen Crombie

From published authors with several books under their belts, to new writers on their first article, Karen has worked with clients from a wide variety of backgrounds and many different levels of experience.

Karen Crombie was previously a teacher of English, English Literature and Speech and Drama, and has a flair for both the written and spoken word. Working at Buckingham Palace for the Queen was one of her most interesting career challenges, making her meticulous and giving her a keen eye for detail.

You are always given a ‘clean’ version of your work with all editing changes incorporated, plus a ‘marked-up’ copy, where you can see every change that has been made in Track Changes in Microsoft Word. Additionally, you are given author’s notes including suggestions and feedback, which are positive and encouraging, yet clear and honest.

It may then require some changes to be made by the writer, after which the manuscript is given a second polish and last read-through. You are always given final sign-off on your manuscript before it goes to the printer.

Jo-Anne Bianchi

Jo-Anne spent many years as a Sessional teacher of Editing at a Chisholm TAFE and has worked as a writer and editor on projects with organisations such as DHS, Coles Myer, Box Hill TAFE and Deakin University.

Developing radio scripts for advertisers on a Christian radio station, she helped clients express their marketing messages effectively while maintaining the vision and purpose of their organisation. This often involved helping faith-based organisations to craft their story without using overtly Christian language. 

As a woman with a strong faith herself she has begun working with Christian authors to help them take the bold step of publishing their stories to inspire and uplift others.

Jo-Anne believes in nurturing authors and encouraging them, no matter what their experience level, to stress less about the nitty-gritty of grammar and spelling and focus on the true heart and meaning of the story they want to share.