Community Publishing Program

Kids’ Own Publishing offers a 6-8 week book publishing project with communities and organisations working with children (up to 20 children between the ages of 0-12).
We co-design a tailored project with our partners, and offer:
  • accessible, creative, fun workshops delivered by experienced artist facilitators
  • a project manager dedicated to the project
  • story and text development
  • book designers who specialise in children’s artwork
  • professional editing of the book
  • professional printing of a 16-24 full colour paperback children’s book with ISBN
  • a celebratory launch connecting everyone involved at the end of the project
  • reflection and feedback session post-launch.
Every child gets to take home their published book, which will also be shared with their local library. 

The whole process, from planning to launch, takes between 3-4 months. Prices for a community publishing program range $10,000 and $15,000 depending on variables like distance, timing, participant numbers and aims of the project.

If you’re interested in previous outcomes, take a look at our Kids’ Own Library of published books

Contact us to discuss your publishing program today by calling (03) 9078 1168 or emailing

When you’re emailing, please let us know:
  • Where are you?
  • What ages are your participants?
  • How many participants does your group include?
  • And why are you interested in a community publishing project?