Sub-Heroes: Killervolt

Set on a similar but different world than we know, people with strange and powerful ability's have risen up to protect the 'normal' population. These people use their gifts for the greater good, Organised and controlled under a single banner. They are the Ultra Heroes. Most people with these Ulta Powers are initially unaware that they are gifted with this power as it lies dormant and undisturbed until it's needed or forced to the surface. This is the story of one such person who seeks answers to the tragedy that gave birth to [read more...]

A Wog Abroad

After taking a well earned holiday, for the first time in 6 years. Simon Sultana an accomplished Security Officer will get out of his comfort zone leaving his family and close friends behind for a month travelling alone halfway across the globe to the USA for his first ever solo overseas trip. From the bright lights of Las Vegas, the chilly snow peaked ridges of the Grand Canyon, the sleepy country towns of the Deep South, to the hustle and bustle of New York City with his new found travel buddies in tow, read as Simon navigates [read more...]

A Night in Hangman’s Hall

The old haunted house on the hill. Every town has one, but not every town was home to the Mad Mangler, a vicious killer who took the lives of numerous innocent men and women. This was his home. Mark Garel, Claire Ors, and Alex Moore know all of the stories; they’ve spent their entire lives watching horror movies and learning all about the Mangler. Hangman’s Hall has a fearsome reputation, but that’s not going to stop them. The three friends are going to stay the night. It seemed like a good idea at the time, stay the night in [read more...]

Who Says So

This book is about the given names of feelings, it demonstrates clearly the known law of opposite and equal reactions. The book is able to demonstrate the law at work not only within the body but most defiantly identified within each person’s lifestyles, events and actions. Although the book is very different with the new definitions, or interpretations of the known meanings of feeling words, the exercises within the book support the new theory and interpretations. The book leads each reader to re-examine what they believe to be a [read more...]

Eagles on the Highway

Life is full of choices. In this sequel to A Butterfly Landed An Eagle, D. Elizabeth Laine urges her family, next generation and generations to come, to remain positive. Instead of attributing blame to everything and everyone else, she challenges Christians and non-Christians alike not to ask why, but, do something about the negative things in their lives. She highly recommends prayer and optimism.

Papillon l854

Papillon in French means butterfly and 1854 is the year this historical novel commences. The word BUTTERFLY denotes in Aboriginal – New Life. Represents – Freedom, Change, Rebirth. Profound changes of the Soul. Cultural myth and lore: honour to the butterfly as a symbol of transformation due to its impressive process of metamorphosis. Set at a time when codes of honour were mainly adhered to: Matthew Flinders, as Captain of the ‘Investigator’, met at sea, the French national ship ‘Le Geographe’, under the command of Captain [read more...]

European tax changes not as bad as predicted

Many readers were concerned that when the VAT increased on e-Books in Europe they would to have to pay more. This was not the case as retailers and publishers have helped cushion the increase in price, so little has changed. Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Kobo all based their European headquarters in Luxembourg where the VAT was only 3%. This allowed these companies to sell digital books all over the continent at reduced prices. The VAT structure changed on January 1st 2015 where the amount of tax people pay is now defendant on the [read more...]

The major publishers continue to consolidate

If you are wondering why it is now so hard to be picked up by a major publishing house, you just have to look at what is happening in the book industry. Here is an article from one of our partner companies. “The year (2014) was highlighted by HarperCollins’s $455 million acquisition of Harlequin, which was completed on August 1. While that acquisition was being finalised, a second major deal that had been in the works fell apart for HarperCollins. The maturation of the digital book market led two companies to make multiple [read more...]

US book buyers supporting US authors. Why aren’t Australians doing the same thing?

One of the things lacking in Australia is the reluctance of Australians to support our own Authors. With the advent of all the cheap books being sold in the Malls around the place for $5, even Post offices are doing the same thing: is it any wonder that Australian authors are having a bad time. What most Australian book buyers do not realise is 99% of these books are dumped here and are produced in the USA or UK, to the detriment of our home grown authors. Here is a report from one of our partner companies and what is starting [read more...]

Booksales the best in many years in the USA

A massive pickup in book sales in the USA is a great opportunity for Australian writers. With our new USA partner companies, Trajectory and Overdrive we are well placed to take advantage of the rise in book sales. It also seems like many buyers are abandoning Amazon for other booksellers in the USA, as many become disillusioned by some bad publicity. A report by PW news that book buyer Deborah Johnson at Barston-s Child’s Play – which has four stores in the greater Washington, D.C. area – notes, “People do say, ‘I don’t want [read more...]