Publishing - Book Publishers Australia



Vivid Publishing, an imprint of Fontaine Press, is a proudly independent Australian book publisher. We publish a wide variety of quality books by Australian authors, from small read-for-pleasure paperbacks, how-to, self-improvement and business titles, full colour childrens books right through to premium coffee-table hardcover books. Explore our Showcase Titles below, or view our most recent releases in the Latest Books section.

Australian Publishers


Zen Surfer and the Holy Grail by Ross Dadds

Mr Smith
A Sharp Mind in a Blunt Body.

Peter Smith was a motorcyclist extraordinaire, a towering intellect, a bluesman of note, a lover of the grape and a wonderful raconteur, whose Mr Smith column, published in Two Wheels magazine from 1985 until his death in 2009, made him a much-loved and admired writer in the Australian motorcycling community.

Now, his early Two Wheels columns have been collected into this limited edition book. Read More »

Other Times
 by Ron Banks.

Other Times
Ron Banks

Finally, a concise account of what made journalism tick in the romantic days of hot metal, flongs, stone subbing, typewriter bashing, bakelite phones and shady contacts: in short, everything to do with the days before digital. Journalist Ron Banks reflects on what life was like on the editorial floor of The West Australian newspaper when he began as a rookie. Read More »


Dirty Girl
 by Juliet Finn, published by Fontaine Press

Showcase: Non Fiction

Playing God .

Playing God
Benjamin Nowland
Playing God provides a streamlined path to discover the invisible. It delivers clear revelations around electromagnetic radiation to enable optimal physical and mental health and to inspire empowered action. Read More »

. Dirty Girl by Julie Wills .

Dirty Girl
Julie Wills
In June 1975, dressed to impress in her finest ball gown, dripping with expensive jewellery and driving a limited edition luxury car, socialite and brothel madam Shirley Finn was invited to the grounds of the Royal Perth Golf Club for a special occasion – her own modern day public execution.

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Building Your Bali Home Villa 
by Guy Morgan  

Building Your Bali Dream Home Villa
Guy Morgan

Everything you need to know about building your dream villa in Bali. From sourcing land, putting together your team and creating a brief to dealing with construction, finding the right fixtures and fittings and living happily ever after in Bali. Illustrated with many beautiful and inspiring shots of some of Bali’s best known villas.

Guy has compiled his experience into a book that will inspire dreamers, inform doers, and demystify much of the process of turning a vision of tropical paradise into a reality.
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Storytelling for Job Interviews
by Gabrielle Dolan  

Storytelling for Job Interviews
Gabrielle Dolan

Do you go for lots of interviews but fail to get the job? Ever been told you don’t have the ‘right fit’ for the organisation? Maybe you’re new to the workforce, or returning after an extended break and struggling to make an impression? Read More »

  Commodores Messenger by Janis Gillham Grady  

Commodores Messenger
Janis Gillham Grady

At age 12 Janis was thrust into a role that no one, not even L. Ron Hubbard himself, could have predicted the outcome, for within not too many years Janis and her fellow Commodore’s Messengers, as they were called, would be running the whole of International Scientology.
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Showcase: Fiction


Douglas Cooney

Join Dave, a young Aussie surfer, on a transformational road trip across the country that will leave you feeling anything’s possible. Gather your courage, jump in the van and come along for the ride... Read More »

  Dead Fishy  

Dead Fishy
Derek Hansen

This special edition was produced to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Dead Fishy. This novel-length book contains a collection of short stories about fishing and sex, fishing and murder, fishing and cross-dressing, romance, betrayal, revenge and interesting ways of cooking seafood. Read More

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by Thomas Heffernan  

Thomas Heffernan

Love, sacifice and the brutal beauty of mortality

A terrifying, visceral journey into the dark reaches of the soul, Fabel is a story of love, sacrifice, and the brutal beauty of mortality. Read More »


Why Shouldn't I Call My Son Clint?
David Hocking

Over 11,000 books sold so far!
Using secret sounds of names as a predictor of personality. Like a tiny piece of personalised music, each of us has a name that, like all sounds, evokes some small and subconscious response from those we meet. Read More »

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Mango Bridge Club 
by Annette Corkhill  

Mango Bridge Club
Annette Corkhill
For the elderly bridge players of Mango, the bridge club is their reason to get up in the morning. But they soon find their beloved club under attack. The warring committee is bent on achieving absolutely nothing. Even worse, they face a threat from a dodgy shire councillor and a nosy neighbour-cum-erotic robot inventor.
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Of White and Shady
Robert Verlander

Michel White can almost taste the money. The death of his grandfather Tick Tock has given him the break he craves. There’s just one catch: the long-forgotten Shady Green. The man who stands between Michel and a fortune is on his way back to stake his claim. Read More »

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Showcase: Childrens / Youth

The Riverboat Postman by 
Joanne Karcz

The Riverboat Postman
Joanne Karcz

Written in rhyme for young children and early readers, the book describes the experience of two children who step on board The Riverboat Postman to deliver the mail. The Riverboat Postman really does exist. It has been delivering mail to water access only properties along the Hawkesbury River for over 100 years. Read More »



The Boy
                                      Who Jumped But Didn't Land by Ross

The Boy Who Jumped
But Didn't Land

Ross Thornton

What if you had to disappear in order to be seen?

Twelve-year-old Tamara Dawes is a psychic investigator for the New York City Police Department. Her visions and dreams help catch the worst criminals in the most mysterious cases. When she’s called on to help with the strange case of a boy who leaps off a building and simply vanishes, she uncovers a plot with both horror and wonder at its heart. Read More »

Jail Road Shadows by 
Brendan Murray                                      Brazier

Jail Road Shadows
Brendan Murray

It's 1964 and only weeks since the last man hanged in Western Australia but there are already demons stepping up to cast their shadows in the state’s port city. Billy (Bam) McCallum becomes a target for one of these predators after a gut-wrenching encounter that stirs his summer and of those closest to him in his tight community. He soon learns that staying alive is all about staying alert. Read More »

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Della Mortika by Geraldine F.

Della Mortika
Geraldine F. Martin

Steampunk Adventures

The Della Morte family, steampunk inventors, set out on a journey from England to Melbourne in the Antipodes in 1888 in their flailing ship Invention. What they expected to be an uneventful trip turns out to be anything but. This is a book for anyone who loves adventure and intrigue set in a steampunk world very different from our own.
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My Daddys Got Tattoos by Andy

My Daddys Got Tattoos
Andy White

My Daddy’s Got Tattoos is the children’s book for the offspring of the inked.
The story explores family relationships through a child’s imagination, revealing that everybody looks funny to somebody. It is perfect for anybody who feels different or loves somebody who is.
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Showcase: Business

The Revenue Revolution for
                                      Law Firms by Matt Schlyder  

The Revenue Revolution for Law Firms
Matt Schlyder

The Revenue Revolution for Law Firms is designed to guide your legal practice to achieve long-term PROFITABILITY and CASH FLOW success.

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Accounting Practices Don't Add Up!
Rob Nixon

What your clients want is an accounting firm that looks to the future and provides them with timely advice on what they should be doing now to improve their businesses and ultimately to help them achieve their financial and lifestyle goals. Read More »

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The Effective Change Manager
 by Change Management Institute  

The Effective Change Manager
Change Management Institute
This first edition The Change Management Body of Knowledge (CMBoK) draws on the experience of more than six hundred change management professionals in thirty countries. Read More »

  103 Tax Haven Escapes
 by Darren Gleeson                                    on Indigenous Digital Excellence  

103 Tax Haven Escapes
Darren Gleeson
103 Tax Haven Escapes sheds some light on tax havens, and takes away some of the mystery. You will learn about what they are, how they work, where they are, and why they are so popular. Read More »

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Showcase: Mind, Body & Spirit

Jesus of the Books 
by Paul George  

Jesus of the Books
Paul George

A Pragmatic History of the Early Church
Festinger et al in When Prophecy Fails, (1955) shows clearly that beliefs arise ex nihilo. As long as there is sufficient expectation, commitment and logic behind the belief it will prosper. In fact, Festinger showed that disappointed prophecies actually make believers more fervent. Read More »

  Mind, Body & Spirit  

Transform Your Life
Fiona Briffa

Fiona Briffa has demystified and simplified the process of personal development and life change in this inspiring ‘how to’ book. After completely transforming her own life, she spent years studying and coaching others.
In this book, she shares her struggles, triumphs and her easy-to-use self-assessment and planning tools .Read More »

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Showcase: Coffee Table + Photographic

On Active Service by 
Louise Higham                                      Books

On Active Service
Louise Higham

A Biographical Dictionary of WILLIAMS

On Active Service is not just a record of military service by the residents of Williams, it is a social history of a rural community in Western Australia.

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Coffee Table + Photographic

Jinkers & Whims
Jack Bradshaw

Jinkers and Whims traces the development of the methods and machines used to harvest the forests of Western Australia over the last 150 years, from first settlement to the present day, from horse and steam power to modern mechanical harvesters. Read More »

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Showcase: Custom Publishing
Custom Book Publishing

Fontaine Publishing Group offers a complete custom publishing service, working with business and organisations to produce a range of products, from small promotional paperbacks right through to beautifully bound full colour coffee-table books.
The marketing impact and staying power of words and images printed and bound between covers cannot be underestimated in today’s media saturated world – our tailored publishing solutions will ensure your message stands out in the crowd at a cost to suit any budget.
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