THE Svengali Press was started in 2015 by SANDRA and ROB DARROCH who have spent their working lives in journalism and publishing.

ribb and sandra

Rob and Sandra Darroch

We are at the cutting edge of the New Publishing, using digital technology to produce both printed and e-books. We are very cost-effective and open to the world market.

Perhaps you just want a few copies for family and friends, or grand-children. Or maybe you want to reach a wider market. We are here to help you to produce a fine book for whatever market you want to reach. For more information about how we can help you click HERE to see our brochure

We can also help to promote your book, using both the Old Media and Social Media techniques,

Just contact us, no matter where you live. We're ready to help!


THE SVENGALI PRESS has a suite of three interlinked interfaces:THE LIBRARY OF LIFE, DO-IT-YOURSELF-BOOKS and MY LIFESNAPS
(to put you photo-album online for everybody to see it).

It is the publishing wing of the suite of sites.

THE SVENGALI PRESS is dedicated to providing assistance to anyone , of any and every age, who wants to tell their life-story, or who would like to write any other sort of book. We are here to help you!


Tel: (02) 9319 6851
Email: trilby@svengalipress.com.au

Postal Address:
PO Box 1852
Strawberry Hills



The names Svengali and Trilby come from George du Maurier's best-selling Victorian novel Trilby. In the 1890s it sold more than 200,000 copies in the USA alone.

It tells the story of a group of young English artists living in a Paris studio, looked after by an Irish girl named Trilby who darned their socks and did other tasks for them, including modelling. One day Trilby disappeared and they thought she must have gone home to Ireland.

But some months later, when they went to the opera, they got a big surprise.

When the curtain rose, the star was standing there. It was Trrilby! She sang beautifully but at the end of the opera she was hurried away by a sinister bearded, man - Svengali.

Svengali had hypnotised Trilby to become an opera star, but when her performance was over each night, Svengali took her home and made her scrub his floors.

The young artists rescued Trilby.

In one stage-adaptation, the star playing Trilby wore a short-brimmed hat which came to be known world-wide as the Trilby.

The Svengali Press is named thus because we promise to make any writer a star!

Our email address: trilby@svengalipress.com au is a tribute to the Irish girl, Trilby.