Who we are

At The Wishing Book Company, we believe that every reader deserves a magical reading experience that will inspire them to dream, create, and leave a legacy. We work with children to publish exciting and relatable stories that help them realise their dreams and develop their creativity. In addition, we provide custom publishing services for adults and companies who wish to share their stories and leave a legacy. Whether you want to share your book with your local community or the world, we can help bring your unique vision to life and make it a reality that can be shared across generations. At The Wishing Book Company, we are passionate about cultivating a love for reading and writing in everyone we work with.

Our Founding Story

It all started with 'Mummy, why can't we create our own storybook?'..
Our founder, Apple Sophia Lim, started The Wishing Book Company after recognising the need for children’s books that were 'fun, interactive and heart-warming' at the same time. Taking inspiration from her family, Apple began writing stories for her two daughters right in the midst of the pandemic in 2020. During this creative journey, many interesting elements of the stories were contributed by her two daughters. A few months later, their first book 'Make a Wish for a Unicorn’ was published in late 2020. Soon after, she realized the books she had written for her family circle had the potential to reach out to a wider audience. By late 2021, Apple had become a successful children’s book author of four popular picture books, and this year she is preparing to publish her fifth book 'Make a Wish for a Rabbit' as part of the 'Make a Wish for a Book' series. As the company grew, Apple received a custom order to create a children's book for a non-profit organisation. This led to her realise that The Wishing Book Company can also offer custom publishing for corporate clients. This thus began the expansion of the company's services to include corporate solutions such as publishing of commemorative books, author coaching, self-publishing packages and print-on-demand services. Despite this growth, The Wishing Book Company remains true to its pledge to produce quality and beautiful books with engaging stories that will capture both the hearts and minds of children and adults alike.

Our Services

Book Production
- Tailored Books - Commemorative Books - Anniversary Books - Coffee Table Books - Paperback, Ebook, and Hardcover Editions - Self-Publishing...
Custom Book Publishing
- Personalized Copies of Books - Interactive Multi-Format Publication - Commissioned Services
Marketing & Branding
- Branding Campaigns - Press Release Writing & Distribution - Book-based Branding Solutions - Book Bundles for Corporate Gifting - Custom...
Educational Resources
- Lesson Plans - Activities and Discussion Guides
Author Events
- Book Launches - Book Signings - Readings and Other Events
Author Support
- Author Coaching - Editing Services - Book Design Services - Marketing and Promotion Services
Additional Book-Related Items
- Activities Books - Stickers - Other Bundled Promotional Items

High-Quality Custom Book Publishing in Singapore

Preserve your legacy and history with beautifully crafted custom books.
Welcome to The Wishing Book Company, your premier partner in custom publishing in Singapore. We pride ourselves on transforming your history and legacy into beautifully crafted books. Our mission is to bridge the gap between history and the future, celebrating your heritage with creativity and elegance.
Custom Publishing

Our Projects

Our projects showcase the custom publishing services we offer, highlighting some of the unique and exciting projects we have had the pleasure of working on with our clients.

The Life of Buddha for Beginners

This publication aims to introduce children to Lord Buddha's lifestory. Our custom publishing services brought this captivating book to life, and showcases our ability to create engaging, educational content for clients with diverse objectives.
The Life of Buddha for Beginners delves into Lord Buddha's life journey, from his royal birth to his enlightenment after years of self-discovery. The book employs simple language and vivid illustrations to convey Buddha's story to readers of all ages and its interactive narrative engages young readers with thought-provoking questions. In addition, readers can also scan the QR code found in some of the pages to explore a more detailed account of Lord Buddha's key life events online. Despite initial challenges in conceptualizing the book due to her limited knowledge of Buddha's life, Apple dedicated herself to research and referencing with key academics. Her deep understanding from scratch of the subject matter is a testament to the book's balanced narrative that appeals to both children and adults alike. The publication also represents a creative approach to engage the younger generations into religious teachings. The work on this project exemplifies our commitment in Custom Publishing to help clients achieve their goals by spreading meaningful stories through beautiful illustrations and literature.

What's Your Trading Angle

A project that holds a special place in our hearts involve the creation of a personalised book for our founder's spouse, Mr Thomas Ng, who is one of leading stockbrokers in Singapore.
Thomas has always wanted to publish a book of his learnings in his field but is unable to summon that into priority. Apple realised his aspiration by publishing a book collating his career accomplishments and his technical analysis memos for his clientele. Our team of experts, including editors, graphic and layout designers, worked tirelessly to bring this concept to life. We carefully researched and selected images that perfectly complemented the content of the book, and designed a cover with colors that matched the essence of Thomas's brand. Our attention to details extended beyond just aesthetics - we printed the book on superior quality paper to ensure its longevity and durability. The team worked tirelessly to ensure that the final product met Apple's expectations. The book was truly a labor of love and highlights our dedication to help clients achieve their branding aspirations and establish a lasting legacy through literature.

Visitor Guide

This project involved creating a complimentary visitor guide book for the Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple, the oldest Theravada Buddhist tradition temple in Singapore. The challenge was to create a guidebook that accurately reflects the temple's modernity while preserving its traditional elements, and to depict the life of the Buddha accurately in an engaging and informative manner.
Our aim was to create a top-quality resource that accurately reflected the core values and unique features of Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple, while providing an immersive and engaging experience for visitors. The challenge was to spread Buddha's teachings through storytelling and feature the mural paintings in the temple's Main Shrine. The 'Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple: Visitor Guide' is a 60-page book that features photos of 34 mural paintings, hand-painted painstakingly by two talented Thai artists over three years, currently displayed in the Temple's Main Shrine. We incorporated a museum concept and added an audio guide to the Temple's website, using text-to-speech audio to enhance the visitor experience. The final creation is a guidebook that showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Temple and provides visitors an opportunity to learn about Buddhism in a modern and engaging way.

The WBDO Handbook

The World Buddhist Dhammaduta Organisation (WBDO) is holding their first post-COVID Global Conference in Singapore on 12 May 2023 and is expecting an attendance of over 1,000 monks and devotees alike. The Organisation has commissioned our company to create a Global Conference Handbook showcasing their global mission, conferences and activities.
Our Custom Publishing services provided full value chain solutions for this first-of-its-kind Global Conference Handbook. This includes book design conceptualisation, Thai language translation, copywriting, branding as well as the full publication process, resulting in a polished and professional handbook that appeals to a wide audience. Our team expertly crafted the 120-page WBDO handbook, tackling a challenging project while focusing on accuracy and authenticity. We navigated the complexities of translating data from diverse formats and collaborated with key stakeholders and chief abbots from across the globe to gather information, perform editorial work and extend conference invitations. This detail-oriented project involved translating idiomatic Thai expressions and cultural references to ensure language consistency and accuracy. Through extensive research, we verified names, places and facts. We also curated 900 plus photos that capture WBDO's global conferences and activities and kept refining content and design amidst numerous revisions. Despite the demanding nature of the project, our commitment to our client's goals enables us to deliver a high-quality publication that raises awareness of WBDO's mission and international profile, all within schedule.

Organisations we worked with

Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple
Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple
Maha Yu Yi Pte Ltd
Maha Yu Yi Pte Ltd
Di Zang Lin
Di Zang Lin

Frequently asked questions about custom publishing

Custom book publishing enables organizations to create unique and tailored books for various purposes, such as promoting brand values, documenting company history, educating employees or customers, and supporting charitable causes. This personalized approach helps organizations stand out and make a lasting impact on their target audience.
Our custom book publishing service can create various types of books, including company histories, biographies, instructional guides, children's books, coffee table books, and more. We work closely with clients to develop ideas and concepts that align with their goals and objectives.
We specialize in working with clients who have a general idea but need guidance in refining their vision. Our experienced team conducts thorough research, presents creative proposals, and provides visual presentations to help clients make informed decisions. We work closely with clients through multiple rounds of revisions, ensuring their satisfaction with the final product.
We start with an initial consultation to understand the organization's goals and requirements. Our team then conducts research and develops proposals to present to the client. Once a concept is approved, we move on to the manuscript creation, editing, design, and printing stages. We maintain open communication throughout the process, ensuring that the client's needs are met at every step.
Yes, we have experience working with clients from various countries and cultural backgrounds, such as our recent collaboration with a Thai Buddhist temple. We ensure that our research and design process takes cultural sensitivities into account, resulting in a book that authentically represents the organization and its values.
Yes, we can create books in multiple languages to meet the needs of our diverse clientele. Our team can work with professional translators or collaborate with the organization's in-house language experts to ensure accurate translations and culturally relevant content.
Custom book production is a long-term process that involves multiple stages, from initial consultation to final delivery. The timeline for custom book projects varies depending on the complexity of the project and the organization's requirements. It can take anywhere from a few months to over a year to complete a custom book project.
Custom book publishing is an investment in quality, ensuring that your organization's book is a true reflection of its values and goals. It is not a cheap service, as the process involves a high level of expertise, coordination among various professionals, and the use of premium materials. While we strive to provide the best value for your investment, our primary focus is on delivering an exceptional product that meets your organization's unique needs. In conclusion, our custom book publishing service offers a unique solution for corporate and non-profit organizations looking to create tailor-made books that resonate with their target audience. By addressing these FAQs, we hope to provide valuable insights into this personalized and premium publishing option.
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