The Book Carpenter

Building Better Books, By Design.

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Independent Publishing Services and Advice for New Zealand writers.

The Book Carpenter Offers Kiwi writers Independent Publishing Services

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Layout + Typesetting

Fiction, non-fiction? Ebook? Print?

Let’s discuss what is the best solution for your project and budget.

book cover design

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Whether we like it or not, people do judge a book by its cover…

Unsure where to begin?

Take a look at just some of the services I can help you with…

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Hi, I’m Kura Carpenter, aka The Book Carpenter.

I’m uniquely positioned to provide Independent Publishing Services, AND offer honest advice to help fellow Kiwi writers, just like you, achieve their goals.


Because I’m a published author (traditional and self) and a professional graphic designer.

In other words, I “walk the talk.”

And with a little help from me, soon you will too.

Getting started is as easy as A,B,C ...

Firstly, drop me an email or, let’s chat.

This is your opportunity to tell me all about your writing project, in a no-pressure environment.


Once I learn what stage you’re at, and where you’d like to end up, I will help you work out a simple but effective plan how to get there.


If your book is at the production stage, I can provide Independent Publishing Services, should you choose.

I can also help you find the right printer, local or international, as needed.

Wondering how to Publish?

I can help you with publishing and more…

” When I wrote my first novel nearly 20 years ago, I was totally on my own. I didn’t know anyone to turn for help or what step to take next.

This is why I’ve created The Book Carpenter website.

To help other Kiwi writers find their way on their author journey. “

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Ready to begin your Journey?

Arrange a Free Chat and let’s get you started – in a way that’s right for you!