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For the Love of the Game Title : For the Love of the Game
Author : Murray Barnett
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Whitey and Blackie and the Bunyip Title : Whitey and Blackie and the Bunyip
Author : John Morrison
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Ghost Child: A Memoir Title : Ghost Child: A Memoir
Author : Noeline Kyle
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Ample Attraction Title : Ample Attraction
Author : Melissa Craig
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The Regent - Brisbanes Motion Picture Cathedral Title : The Regent - Brisbanes Motion Picture Cathedral
Author : Michael T Gillies
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Docs War Title : Docs War
Author : Tom McSweeny
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A Bunch of Strays Title : A Bunch of Strays
Author : Marie Mahood
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Dry Crossing Title : Dry Crossing
Author : Russell Guy
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Chinchilla Communal Settlers Title : Chinchilla Communal Settlers
Author : Veronica Dawson
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Three Brilliant Careers Title : Three Brilliant Careers
Author : Ross Davies
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Crucial Errors in Murder Investigations Title : Crucial Errors in Murder Investigations
Author : Ted Duhs
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Two Pennies Title : Two Pennies
Author : Vicki Bennett
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Deux pennies Title : Deux pennies
Author : Vicki Bennett
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Hippies in the City Title : Hippies in the City
Author : Rita Balshaw
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The Spirits of Bowen Downs Title : The Spirits of Bowen Downs
Author : Louise Moloney
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Keeping the Peace Vol II Title : Keeping the Peace Vol II
Author : Laurie Pointing
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I Know Who Killed Betty Shanks Title : I Know Who Killed Betty Shanks
Author : Ted Duhs
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This is what we believe

 

We believe in ETHics. We believe all businesses and staff should not only act legally, but act honestly and with integrity. It is critical for our business to be profitable so we can pay our staff and suppliers on time every time. This means we will not be cheaper than third world countries, unethical businesses and online businesses that contribute nothing to benefit Australian society.

We believe in books. Yes, you have to be part of the electronic market and we are with ebooks on Amazon, Kobo Books, Apple but the printed book will be around for a long time yet.

We believe in authors. We publishers haven't got a clue what will sell and what won't. We can only give advice on what we know. Many great authors have been rejected only to sell millions later. Our authors, Norah Kersh, John Gilfoyle, Deborah Koreshoff, Yvonne Fraser, Marion Houldsworth, Jack Drake, Rex Ellis - just to name a few - have sold thousands of books. See our list of authors.

We believe in our staff. Many of our staff have been with us for over 20 years. They care about meeting deadlines. They care about quality. The care and share in the success of books. As a result service is a "given".

We believe in book shops. We want to help book shops survive. They add a sense of cultural identity to towns and suburbs. For me they are a place of enlightenment, entertainment, knowledge, laughter and constant change. Unfortunately, Australians have let the Coles and Woolworths get too big. The book shops in many country towns have been priced out of town.

We believe in control. We choose what books to publish. We choose when the books are printed. Our sister company, Watson Ferguson & Co has been printing books since 1868 and shares our office. We distribute our books and ebooks. We market our books. We share the profitability with the author and the book shop.

We believe in Australian businesses and Australian jobs. 99.5% of our suppliers are Australian businesses.

We believe in the environment. Our books are printed on sustainable forest paper. We use biodegradable vegetable inks. Our waste paper in minimised and recycled. Our digital toners are recycled.

We believe in a level playing field. In the book industry Amazon, Google, Apple just to name a few do not pay a fair and equitable level of the Australian tax burden though they achieve very high sales from Australian citizens. It is estimated that Amazon has a substantial share of the Australian printed book market and more than 70% of the Australian ebook market yet employs no Australians, pays no GST and pays no income tax. Apple reportedly sold $6 billion in Australia and paid $36 million in income tax while Myer sold $3 billion and paid $56 million in tax.

 

If you want us to publish your book, talk to us. Phone (07) 33737855

 

Our office has a small bookshop which is open and anyone is welcome to come down during business hours and buy direct from us.