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Title: Joffa: Isn’t That Life?
Author: Jeff Joffa Corfe
Price: $25.00
Publication Date: 11 June 2015
Reprint: 21 March 2018
Format: Paperback (240x116mm, 227 pages)
ISBN: 978-1-925692-45-7
Category: Nonfiction

The story of Joffa, AFL’s most famous football supporter. Read about how he was brought up in an abusive household, his homelessness, how football saved his life, his tireless charity work, and – of course – his love for the Collingwood Football Club.

Joffa: Isn’t That Life? is a story about Joffa’s life in his own words. Whether you admire the man or loathe him, the only way you’ll ever get to know him – and get to know the true story about what makes Joffa tick – is through Joffa: Isn’t That Life?

Now with BONUS material – Joffa’s top ten players, with profiles written by authors Joffa has personally hand-selected!

    ‘Brutally and sincerely honest, Joffa: Isn’t That Life? takes the reader on a journey from go to woe that screams “ball” with human spirit.’
          – Peter Rolfe
            Sports affairs reporter – Herald Sun

    ‘Corfe’s story, though, is worth telling. At times it’s like something straight from Dickens …’
          – Rohan Connolly
            Football journalist

A portion of proceeds from the sale of every book goes to the Epilepsy Foundation.


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Joffa: Isn’t That Life? (Includes P&H)

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Title: Oscarisms
Author: Oscar
Price: $12.95
Publication Date: SOON!
Format: Paperback (150x150mm, 60 pages)
ISBN: 978-1-925585-39-1
Category: Nonfiction
Availability: COMING SOON

Join Oscar as he tackles every challenge life has to throw at him and comes up with snippets of wisdom to delight you!

Title: Drifting
Author: Sean O’Leary
Price: $20.00
Publication Date: 20 September 2017
Format: Paperback (181x111mm, 170 pages)
ISBN: 978-1-925585-55-1
Category: Fiction
Availability: Selected bookstores, Busybird Publishing, and online.

Ben drifts into Geraldton, broke, lost, and trying to escape a past that haunts him. When he meets Kelly – a strong, determined woman – he has a chance to redeem himself, but can he escape the choices of his past, or will he be forever drifting?

Title: Pride
Author: Lazaros Zigomanis
Price: $30.00
Publication Date: 27 April 2017
Format (white cover): Paperback (234x153mm, 292 pages)
Format (red cover): Hardback (234x156mm, 292 pages)
Print: 978-1-925585-24-7
Hardback: 978-1-925585-89-6
Ebook: 978-1-925585-25-4
Category: Fiction
Availability: Distributed by Dennis Jones and available in bookstores

Luke wants more than what small-town living has to offer, and he thinks footy may be his way out. Everything begins to change when an Indigenous footballer, Adam Pride, emerges from the night.

Title: 13 Stories
Authors: Various
Price: $20.00
Publication Date: 12 October 2016
Format: Paperback (216x140mm, 128 pages)
ISBN: 978-0-9953503-2-8
Category: Fiction

A collection of thirteen stories featuring some of Australia’s newest and most promising writers, including Ryan O’Neill (winner of the 2017 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards for Their Brilliant Careers), and A. S. Patrić (winner of the 2016 Miles Franklin for Black Rock, White City).

Title: The Uncanny Love of Jimmy Panagakos
Author: Beth Hill
Price: $20.00
Publication Date: 15 October 2015
Format: Paperback (181x111mm, 128 pages)
ISBN: 978-1-925260-80-9
Category: Fiction

Jimmy Panagakos returns home to manage the family milk bar, and deal with an unrequited love.

Title: Below the Belt: Experiences with Prostate Cancer
Author: Various
Price: $25.00
Publication Date: 21 February 2015
Format: Paperback (153x234mm, 205 pages)
ISBN: 978 0 9925547 3 6
Category: Nonfiction

An anthology of experiences from people who’ve battled prostate cancer.

Title: Journey: Experiences with Breast Cancer
Author: Various
Price: $25.00
Publication Date: 20 February 2012
Format: Paperback (150x230mm, 326 pages)
ISBN: 978 0 987 1538 0 7
Category: Nonfiction

A collection of stories from people who’ve been touched by breast cancer.

Title: Healthy Mind
Author: Various
Series: The Health Conscious Project
Price: $25.00
Publication Date: 23 October 2015
Format: Paperback (210x135mm, 192 pages)
ISBN: 978 1 925260 78 6
Category: Nonfiction

Ten experts speak through their unique modalities and discuss how to keep a healthy mind.

Title: Healthy Body
Author: Various
Series: The Health Conscious Project
Price: $25.00
Publication Date: 22 July 2017
Format: Paperback (210x135mm, 208 pages)
ISBN: 978-1-925585-57-5
Category: Nonfiction

Ten experts speak through their unique modalities and discuss how to keep a healthy body.

Title: Self Made: Real Australian Business Stories
Price: $15.00
Publication Date: 14 February 201
Format: Paperback (181x111mm, 143 pages)
ISBN: 978 0 9924874 3 0
Category: Nonfiction

Eight biopics from business owners who’ve built businesses from the ground up are sure to help you on the road to becoming self-made!


Title: Bent Thumb Thinking
Author: Graham Crossan
Price: $25.00
Publication Date: 5 December 2017
Format: Paperback (234mm x 156, 180 pages)
ISBN: 978 1 925692 35 8
Category: Nonfiction

It all started in the back of a Land Rover – a very appropriate place to begin an adventure. Graham was off on a holiday with wife, daughter, son-in-law and six-year-old grandson, James.

This was not just a drive down the highway. Ahead and way into the distance stretched a road trip from Melbourne to Bundaberg. An arduous trip for an adult – even worse for a child, but he was equipped with a DVD player and ten movies to entertain him along the way.

What transpired, however, was a storytelling marathon by Graham, spurred on by young James, who quickly discarded digital devices for the real thing.

Twenty hours there and twenty hours returning, the stories continued – a hundred or more. These were not fictitious children’s stories, but real life events in what has been a life filled with adventure.

Converted into a blog entitled Bent Thumb Thinking, the stories are now being read around the world by thousands of readers. So, from that tiny world inside the Land Rover, where four people sat listening, laughing and occasionally shaking their heads in disbelief, the audience has expanded dramatically.

The circle of readers now includes Australia, Asia, Europe, North and South America and Graham’s birthplace, Africa.

Title: The Launch Book
Series: The Easy Publishing Series
Author: Les Zigomanis
Price: $14.95
Publication Date: 22 April 2015
Format: Paperback (181x111mm, 70 pages)
ISBN: 9780992522605
Category: Nonfiction

In this simple guide, learn everything you need to know to organise your book launch.

Title: The Book Book: 12 Steps to Successful Publishing
Series: The Easy Publishing Series
Author: Blaise van Hecke
Price: $19.95
Publication Date: 7 February 2014
Format: Paperback (181x111mm, 148 pages)
ISBN: 9780992432508
Category: Nonfiction

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