Vivid
            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. You can also search for the author or book title here:

 
Australian Publishers



Showcase  

Without My Mum by 
Leigh Van Der Horst  

Without My Mum
Leigh Van Der Horst

A daughter's guide to grief, loss and reclaiming life

Offering resounding reassurance that no motherless woman is ever alone, Without My Mum provides a connective bond amongst readers, featuring stories of loss from women around the world as well as words of wisdom, revealing a village of support and delivering a comforting resource and much needed hope.

“I cant sing the praises of this gorgeous mum enough. The courage and inspiration to write such a beautiful book.. I am so thankful to be a part of it. For those who have lost their mum and are forging ahead as a mum on your own, this is truly a must have book.” Natalie Bassingthwaighte

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An Intelligent Guide to Real Estate Development by Ron Forlee

 

An Intelligent Guide to Real Estate Development
Ron Forlee

Architect and successful international real estate developer Ron Forlee shares his many secrets in this high risk, high reward industry. With this practical “how to” guide, you too may be able to capitalise on the next real estate boom, or even the next burst of the real estate bubble. Read more »


Jungle Law by Henry Sklarz.

 


Jungle Law
Mad, Bad, Stupid and Dangerous: True Crime Tales from a Perth Criminal Lawyer
Henry Sklarz

A glimpse into the chaotic, violent and often hilarious world of crime through the eyes of one of Perth’s top criminal defence barristers with a career spanning 35 years, Henry Sklarz.  Read more »


Showcase: Non Fiction


Murray-Darling Journeys 
by Angela & Mike Bremers .

Average 70kg D**khead
Dan Pronk

Ever get the feeling that you’re destined for great things, but you don’t quite know how to get started? Perhaps you’re stuck in a rut with life passing you by and a fear that you will die wondering what you could have achieved? If so this book is for you. Read More »

. Darryl Lovegrove .

Why haven't I heard of you?
A Blueprint for Standing Out In A Crowded, Crazy, Changing New World
Darryl Lovegrove

A speaker, entertainment producer and award-winning performer, Darryl Lovegroveis has become one of Australia's most in demand business and resilience speakers, headlining many Top 500 company conferences.
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Step Parenting with Purpose by Karalee Katsambanis  

Step Parenting with Purpose
Karalee Katsambanis

Step Parenting with Purpose tackles many of the questions you have but are too afraid to ask; helps you navigate your own, sometimes conflicting, emotions; gives you insights into some of the more challenging step parenting events; and tips on how to engage and manage the ex. Read More »

  Raising Humanity  

Raising Humanity
Erfan Daliri

What if we considered the social justice issues of climate change, economic injustice, gender inequality and violence not as isolated problems but instead as interconnected symptoms?
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Showcase: Fiction

On the Hooves of Horses 
by Emma Taylor  

On the Hooves of Horses
Emma Taylor

A suicide. A new hometown. A new beginning. That’s just what the Millers need after the death of their beloved daughter and twin sister, Haylie. But how can Jayde move forward when each night her nightmares take her back. Back to search for answers, to search for herself. Will she be strong enough to handle what she discovers? Read More »

  A Priest a Brothel and the Fox by 
M J Jurand  

A Priest a Brothel and the Fox
M J Jurand

Charismatic entrepreneur Jack Stern loves nothing more than adventure tinged with mischief. On a journey to inspect his newly acquired business in Newburn, Jack chances upon a disillusioned priest, Fr Brendan O’Reilly, at a roadside cafe.
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Casus 
by Thomas Charles  

Casus
Thomas Charles


Three poignant stories. Each confronts us with the collision of destiny and choice – and the unpredictable consequences. Read More »

  Life and Death in Nakano-Ku 
by Michael Goodsell  

Life and Death
in Nakano-Ku

Michael Goodsell

Intelligent and subversive, interconnected and intriguing, Life and Death in Nakano-ku is a genre-defying collection of tales from the strange and disturbing but also playful mind of Michael Goodsell.

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Fabel 
Fabel 
by Thomas Heffernan  

Fabel
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 »

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The Distinct Disadvantage of Being Normal
Allan Sternberg

Accompany Sternberg as he joyrides with the King in a stolen rocket, builds his own planet from recycled timber, tries his hand at evolution, begrudgingly celebrates a neighbour’s recovery from ‘Pinocchio Syndrome’, and articulates his theory on where ideas come from (and end up) … !Read More »

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Mango Bridge Club 
by Annette Corkhill  

Turner's Rage
James Seymour
Secrets, tragedy and romance. A family's turmoil sparked by industrial revolution
From ruptured relationships and financial ruin to redemption and transcendent romance, this epic novel follows the fortunes and adversities of the Turner family as they wrestle with lives upended by technological and social change.
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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 Trouble with André 
Farnaz Zirakbash

The Trouble with André
Farnaz Zirakbash

A charming children’s book for 5-7 year-olds and for families with sick pets or children with diabetes. This true story shows the magic of love—how it can transform the lives of humans and animals alike and help us to live with difficulty and illness. With his health well cared for, André can run, play and smile, and bring joy to the one who loves him.Read More »

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Grandma Ugogo's 
Zulu Hut by 
Patricia Benzie-Morgan

Grandma Ugogo's
Zulu Hut

Patricia Benzie-Morgan


A delightful adventure about preserving culture and traditional values, maintaining distant relationships and being away from home for the first time. This vibrant story, interspersed with snippets of Zulu language, inspires love, trying new things and the importance of family bonds. The collaboration with the artistic genius of Anna Evans has brought the fairy tale to life.. Read More »

Z for Zanto 
by Jayne Lyons

Z for Zanto
Jayne Lyons


Zanto dreams of playing soccer for Real Magique. The problem is that no team wants you when you’re green and have fangs!  

Along with the rest of the zombie-kids, Zanto and his friend Nala, a stick-twirling UFC fan, are sent to The Island. They live behind high wire fences—with no hope of a future.  

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Della Mortika by Geraldine F.
                                      Martin

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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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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Showcase: Business

Visible                                      Law Firms by Matt Schlyder .

Visible
Nicola Moras

Learn to leverage the online world with no bullshit, so you stop struggling and start getting a return on your investment

'VISIBLE will help you reverse engineer your dream and to put in place the plan to provide for a solid foundation of serious growth and monetization.’ – CHRIS HOWARD, Transformational Wealth Coach
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Xcelerate
Paul Broadfoot

Innovate your business model, disrupt your market, fast-hack into the future
Another enterprise has entered your space. A new startup has changed the prevailing way business is done in your industry. Are you scared? You should be. Technology is shifting so rapidly that it is driving new business models, bringing with it new market innovation opportunities.  Read More »

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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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The Entrepreneurial Clinician
Jo Muirhead

This book will show you how to break the status quo using a proven roadmap to become empowered, engaged and entrepreneurial in your own practice.  Learn to do the work you love, the way you love to do it, with the people you are best able to serve.  Read More »

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The Effective Change Manager
 by Change Management Institute

 

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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 »

 

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Fast Track to Passive Income 
by Ron Forlee .

Fast Track to Passive Income
Ron Forlee
The indispensable guide to building a secure passive income for retirement
An in-depth guide to building a multimillion-dollar real estate portfolio via sound development and investment strategies. Read More »

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Showcase: Mind, Body & Spirit

My Hip Goddess 
by Dawn Atkin  

My Hip Goddess
Dawn Atkin

A Midlife Awakening to the Wild Feminine Within
Laugh, cry and be empowered. Darkly funny, this is a moody, provocative and poetic journey towards hip replacement, sisterhood and releasing your inner goddess.

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  77th Pearl 
by Shamot Sesju  

77th Pearl
Shamot Sesju

The secret teachings of Jesus decoded for the twenty-first century

Over two thousand years ago a being was tasked with delivering an important message to a planet, in a distant galaxy. That being was called Jesus. Read More »

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The Healing Art of Spirit 
by Charmaine Wilson

The Healing Art of Spirit
Charmaine Wilson

Love & loss, life & the afterlife

The Healing Art of Spirit is a compassionate guide for those seeking solace after the loss of a loved one. When the world as you knew it ends, and everyone around you continues on, how will you find your new normal? Read More »

  Zen Surfer 
by Ross Dadds

Zen Surfer
Ross Dadds

When Australian surf instructor and healer, Ramón Joyce, is charged with the unlikely goal of uniting humanity, a Nepalese holy man entrusts him with ‘The Brahman Bible’. This ancient text has the power to fulfil Einstein’s quest for a ‘Unified Theory’, the Holy Grail of modern physics. Read More »

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Money, Sex & Eternal Life 
by John Bryant

Money, Sex & Eternal Life
John Bryant

Driven by the hunger gnawing at his soul, John Bryant spent a life-time pursuing life's Big Questions - Why am I here? Where am I going?

This stimulating, down-to-earth account of one man's spiritual journey offers comforting assurance of life beyond death. 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

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On Active Service by 
Louise Higham                                      Books Coffee Table + Photographic
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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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Middleton Beach
Murray Arnold

"So many tales of old Middleton Beach exist that it is important that these are laid down for future generations. Middleton Beach is constantly changing in character so it is easy to forget the old - and even quite recent - times. This book recalls those memories and brings them to life to make it a most valuable contribution to the written history of Albany, Western Australia’s first European settlement." Read More »

 

 

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Showcase: Custom Book 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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