Building author enterprises through publishing solutions

Helping Authors

 Publishing Solutions

Authors naturally are deeply connected to the writing process, their story and the background research or life experience which supports it. However, when the author's creation is almost ready to emerge into the world, authors are often overwhelmed with a bewildering array of choices, pathways, languages, traditions and publishing options. Moreover, the information revolution has changed the way readers wish to receive information, share ideas and discuss the implications of what they have read, felt, seen and heard.


Hello, my name is James Davidson. I have extensive international experience as a scholarly, educational and professional publisher – including decades working in several of the world’s leading publishing houses.  My current base is in Melbourne, Australia. I have founded Your Publishing Profile to help authors who seek to publish their work in a medium which matches their goals.

Through one-to-one discussion around your needs as an author, together we find creative publishing solutions which help to meet your life and/ or professional requirements. Ultimately, this process can lead you toward building an author enterprise which may be sustained, grown and renewed by your intellectual capital.

Since 1976 I have worked with thousands of authors – in fields from biophysics, biochemistry and molecular biology, allied health and social sciences, family studies, ethics and environment, Indigenous knowledge systems, education, early childhood development and cultural studies, to economics, business, medicine and law – to see their work published and move forward with their careers. Drawing on a tested network of support services, I specialise in appropriate, creative and effective low-cost publishing solutions for Masters and PhD candidates, researchers, educators, practitioners, Indigenous authors, the University Press, scholarly or professional society, and public or private institution. 

If you are writing up your research results for journal publication, considering creating a book from your thesis, have a special publishing project which needs a home, are considering creating a scholarly journal, book series or professional newsletter in print or online, have a publishing or distribution agreement on which you need input, or help in deciding whether or how to self publish (and in what medium), I may be able to help you. To arrange a free preliminary 20 minute consultation, please book an appointment through the form below to assess whether our services are right for you. A more detailed application form is available on the contact page.

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For a free 20 minute initial consultation it will be helpful to know your needs, goals, project and budget. Please complete the form to set the background for our chat.

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Use the form below to provide a preliminary briefing regarding your free consultation. Please be as detailed as possible. To be prepared for our initial consultation, please include what you would like to achieve with your writing, your proposed readership and progress with your project to date. If you have hit a crossroads in your writing, please describe the issue and include a sample of your writing to date. After reading your aims and project description, I'll email or call you to make an appointment for our free initial discussion.

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Please indicate what you would like to achieve, your intended audience and progress with your project to date. All material will be treated in strict confidence. I look forward to speaking with you (m: +61-414 591 914).