In 1997, Bob and Diane Karlsson began a commercial printing business under their family home, with 30 years of experience in the industry, modest print machinery, and a strong desire to deliver exceptional customer service. They went on to name the company ‘InHouse Print & Design’ as a nod to their humble beginning.
Clients enjoyed the caring family nature of the business and being greeted by Caramel, the company’s late poodle. InHouse grew over many years and welcomed new team members, improved machinery, and an expanding client base. Soon the business moved out from under the house and into a large commercial building.
Working with Authors
From time to time, local authors would request a small print run of their books. Although the projects were often small and infrequent, the team found a great deal of satisfaction in producing these inspiring stories. Bob and Diane loved chatting to the authors, and found them to be such interesting, caring and courageous people. The seed was planted.
As their connections with authors continued, Bob and Diane felt they wanted to do more than simply print the books. If they could offer book editing, cover design, and internal formatting, they could help create an impressive final product for their favourite clients. To bring their vision to life they would have to take a big leap. Finally, in 2016, a new expansion was added to the business – InHouse Publishing. New team members joined the InHouse family who were qualified and experienced in the publishing industry and shared Bob and Diane’s passion and values. InHouse could now offer the entire publishing process, from book set-up right through to distribution and marketing.
As of 2020 InHouse Publishing has assisted thousands of authors to bring their stories to life, and we continue to grow in this rapidly evolving industry.
A lot has changed since Bob and Diane first started the business. We now have Jac the poodle who greets all our print and publishing clients, a large team of printers, editors, and designers, and a factory full of advanced machinery. But what is most important to us has stayed the same. We are still family owned by Bob and Dianne Karlsson. We continue to develop long-term relationships with our clients built on trust and reliability. We still aim to provide a level of customer service and caring that goes above and beyond. And our passion for helping authors share their inspiring stories is stronger than ever.
Photos of the business under the house
Photos of the business in 2020
Loved my experience with the team at InHouse.
All the staff that covered…
Loved my experience with the team at InHouse.
All the staff that covered every area for my book was quick to do their individual jobs, responded quickly to emails, happily made changes when necessary. Understood my purpose and mission for the book which gave me confidence that I chose the right publisher.
Really good all round!
Wonderful, wonderful Inhouse Publishing has so far produced two of my books,…
Wonderful, wonderful Inhouse Publishing has so far produced two of my books, working round the clock at the last minute to make it all happen on time, as at this pre-arranged launch at Queensland Terrace in 2019. Extraordinary capable and generous, we are lucky to have them here in Queensland.
I have collaborated with InHouse Publishing for over five years now and…
I have collaborated with InHouse Publishing for over five years now and find them to be a professional, ethical, and caring family-run self-publishing business who have helped many authors realise their publishing dreams. Highly recommended!
I engaged in-house publishing to deliver my second book the little book…
I engaged in-house publishing to deliver my second book the little book of Human. From the first conversation to the delivery of the product I was incredibly impressed with the care that the entire team showed towards me and in particular their willingness to understand the human behind the book. The way the process moved seamlessly from one department to the next tells me that this is a team who cares for each other, and in turn this is felt by me the customer. With book three now into concept stage I know I’ll be giving in-house publishing a call once the manuscript is done. You won’t go wrong if you engage them.
As a published author of 11 books with International and Australian publishers,…
As a published author of 11 books with International and Australian publishers, I turned to In-House to get a specialist subject book produced I
could not get any agency interested in. I was so happy with the results and their professionalism I have since published 3 more books with them and will do so again. I recommend anyone who has a story they want to tell to seek some advice from In- House Publishing.
I am so thrilled that I went with InHouse Publishing to print…
I am so thrilled that I went with InHouse Publishing to print my book. The finished product is better than I had imagined. They did the cover design, type-setting and print. Working with this team, you know you are in safe hands. They are friendly, timely, skilled and most importantly they listen. It was wonderful to collaborate with them to bring this book to life. I can’t thank you all enough – Nevada, Chrisstie, Tahni, & Caroline. Their processes are down to a fine art!