"It was a pleasure working with Eric. Everything he said he would do, he did. The production process worked extremely well and I was most impressed with several facets that helped me considerably during production.
Firstly, Eric supplied sample typeface layouts right at the beginning of the process so that I could choose the one I liked.
Secondly, we went through a thorough proofing process until I was completely satisfied that all corrections had been done.
Thirdly, prior to final production, a full mock-up of both soft and hard cover books was supplied so that I could see what the finished book would look like, and knew exactly what I was getting.
Finally, the finished product is a very high quality publication, and one that I am very proud of."
"I have had five books printed by Eric Berry and I would thoroughly recommend him for his professionalism and his aim for excellence in all he produces. He offers so much help every step along the way and the quality of his work is first class. I was thrilled with all my books and with the care taken in producing them. This has helped me sell them in shops and to friends. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who wants to see their work in print."
"As someone with a substantial background in educational publishing, and with an obsessive approach to the printing of our family's history, I was more than delighted with the full range of services that Eric Berry provided. Eric had been recommended to me by a cousin, a fellow historian and publisher, who from personal experience spoke very highly of Minipublishing's work, and at all stages Eric's professionalism exceeded my high expectations.
Prior to my accepting a quotation, Eric listened most attentively to my ideas on layout and printing and made very helpful suggestions based upon his obvious extensive experience in a wide range of printing contexts and roles. He also went to considerable trouble in providing a number of very competitively priced cost options for our family committee's consideration.
Once a quote was accepted, Eric maintained at every stage the highly professional and friendly approach I had discerned in our early discussions. Among other things, he: quickly drew my attention to things that I had missed and suggested solutions; ensured with artistic insight that the layout of the very extensive text and illustrations conformed to agreed guidelines; achieved the very best possible reproduction of all photographs, including many very old ones; quietly and efficiently sorted out the inevitable computer problems arising from author produced discs; informed me regularly of the progress of all work; promptly followed up any changes I required; and honoured in an atypical way all his contractual obligations.
Eric actually went well beyond the requirements of the contract for the layout and printing of the Bolte Family history. I will always remember with gratitude the various ways in which he helped me realise my dream of getting this mammoth volume printed, a book that was over 25 years in the making. His professionalism was such that he quickly absorbed my interest in and enthusiasm for the subject matter and took a real personal interest in the whole project. He was, too, as fastidious as I was obsessive in the interests of producing as fine a volume as was humanly possible. The whole Bolte Family is absolutely delighted with the result."
"The response to my book continues to amaze me. It is being passed around to so many people. I watched at a meeting yesterday when there was a copy on the table and they all reached for it because it looks so attractive and that is all thanks to you."
"I am so pleased I found your ad for Minipublishing. The book looks great thanks to your professional touch."
"First I want to say how much I appreciate your splendid work in producing such an excellent book for me. You took such a great deal of trouble and nothing was too much trouble for you.
It was not merely your expertise that impressed me but the personal sense of perfection and pride you took in producing a masterpiece. I have no hesitation in recommending you to my family and friends and anyone who really wants a success story in self-publishing. My family and friends had nothing but praise for this venture of yours."
"This is the second book produced for me by Minipublishing and the experience was just as good as the first time when I had Joseph Docker of Thornthwaite published."
"Eric Berry produces very professional products at a price the amateur author with a small print run and an even smaller budget can afford."
"Eric has been extremely helpful in getting my book into print. I have wanted to record the heroic efforts of No. 10RSU for many years so that it is recorded for posterity.
I was unaware of how to go about publishing but Eric guided me through the whole process and presented me with a beautiful book at the end".
I was intimidated at the thought of trying to publish a book until speaking with Eric Berry.
He patiently took me through the process step by step and the finished product far exceeded my expectations.
"I am very pleased with the final result of the printed product.I found Mini-Publishing to be very efficient and reliable”.
"I am writing to thank you for your friendly, efficient service and to let you know how pleased I am with the excellent finish of my book. I received gratifying feedback from my family and friends and I hope to call on you again for my next publication".
"We are delighted to have received the 2002 Alexander Henderson Award for our book Out of Adversity.
One of the significant factors in the success of the book was the high standard of presentation. The volume looks extremely handsome and the clarity of the print and photo reproduction is excellent.
Of course, the appearance of the final product is but one of the contributions you made to the publication. Your support and advice through the sometimes difficult process of bringing the material to a format for final printing was essential and the co-operative manner in which it was offered was greatly appreciated."
"As an author previously published by MacMillan, Allen & Unwin, Angus & Robertson, Sydney & London, I should like to say that none of these well-known publishers produced a book as meticulously edited and handsomely presented as that printed by Eric Berry. I look forward to asking him to print my next effort."
"With regard to the finished product – ‘All of our readers have made favourable comments about the professional nature of the finished product – the appearance of the cover, the clarity of the printing, the quality of the photographs etc., all in all, a very professional job".