Testimonials & Reviews


OMG, Claire is wicked awesome! So helpful and friendly, a definite must!

MARA REITSMA

Love how much dedication Plaisted Publishing House puts into their work. Would definitely recommend them and for sure will use them again in the future.

Lorri JOUKEMA-THOMPSON

Claire was fantastic to work with! Her dedication, quality, and service goes above and beyond phenomenal. One of my stories was accepted into The Ghostly Writes Valentine’s Anthology 2017, and when I received a hard copy of it, it looked great! Thank you, Claire and Plaisted Publishing House, I look forward to working with you again. You are an amazing company to work with!

LYNN MULLICAN

Wonderful publisher to be associated with. I’ve been included in two anthologies – one an award winning anthology – and it has been a great pleasure to write for such a professional as Claire. Many congrats on 3 years in publishing. Long may you continue

JANE RISDON

Plaisted Publishing House is a fantastic publishing company to work with; I used them to have my poetry book formatted into e-book and print, having not needed anything else and not only are they fantastic but quick, friendly and dedicated to their work. I have also had some of my poetry in their Ghostly Writes Anthologies and was delighted to receive my hard copy when it was published. I really appreciate the work they did for me and will definitely recommend them to other authors!

 KYRENA LYNCH

A wonderful and very professional service! I’m very thankful to Plaisted Publishing House, for their exceptional work in helping me get my first book published!! Thank you!

CATHERINE SCHYTHE

 

Without being sponsored for Defying Darkness, my debut novel, I would not be publishing today. Claire took me under her wing and did all the technical things so all I had to worry about was the artistic parts of writing.

THANNA AVILEA SETTLIFF

 

It was great working with Plaisted Publishing House. They went above and beyond to help me. It was fantastic working with them. I highly recommend their services. You get great formatting, professional services, and a wonderful cover made for you.

J B TAYLOR – AUTHOR

 

Purely as a hobby I have been writing for more than ten years.  I write not as a means to make a living, I do it as many, many others do, because I want to, because I can. 

Mainly fiction, my stories become personal so I don’t take rejection perhaps as well as I should. Over the years I have had many rejections, too many in fact….’unsuitable’ is a favoured description.   I put pen to paper for the sheer joy of writing, I’m just fed up with what I considered to be a rather supercilious attitude of some publishers, so after all the years of rejection, I could see a light at the end of the tunnel, namely Plaisted Publications in Rotorua.

They took me under their wing guiding me in unchartered waters with suggestions, recommendations, steering me clear of pit falls.  (Sorry about the mixed metaphors!)  Claire Plaisted and her company have helped me immensely, and still are, with publishing my stories.  Without Plaisted Publishing I would still be scribbling away to myself.

BOB SUTTON – AUTHOR

 

For many years I have had stories bounding about in my head.  I started writing them for my own amusement and to ensure I did not forget these funny, strange, peculiar people and events. As the file grew larger I began thinking about publishing as I was sure there must be people out there with similarly warped minds as mine.

My first attempts were by sending sample manuscripts to well-known publishers.   These were universally rejected.   From the ‘advice’ in several rejection letters it was abundantly clear that they had not even read my humble offerings.    So I withdrew into my shell and continued writing, but only for my own amusement.

Then one day I found a newspaper article about Claire Plaisted and her business “Plaisted Publishing House”.   Claire had found the way to have her own books published without requiring a mortgage on the house.    

Since then she has helped and advised me and several others to have their books published internationally.  I am most grateful to Claire, without her I would have no book.

BERNARD COMMONS – AUTHOR