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Overview

 

2014 Boolarong Book Awards

 

Congratualtions to the winners of the 2014 Boolarong Book Awards. They are as follows:

 

Best Selling Book                How to write what you want to say

 

Best Selling Author             Laurie Woods AM DFC

 

Best Selling History Book     Not For Glory

 

Best Selling Children's Book  Mummy, Who Am I

 

Best Selling Retail Store       The Book Cafe, Garden City

 

Outback Author of the Year   Ivan Rudolph

 


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.