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  

Ten Year On by Melanie Harris-Brady

Ten Years On
A personal account of Black Saturday and the decade that followed
Melanie Harris-Brady

The devastating fires in Victoria on Black Saturday, 7 February 2009, destroyed over 2,000 homes and killed 173 people.

Life goes on—a dear friend becomes a husband, a new home is built, a son is born. Making jams and chutneys is her therapy, and each year around the 7th of February, friends and family gather: passata is made, wine is drunk. Read More »


How To Talk About Writing by 
Barbara Turner-Vesselago .

 


How To Talk About Writing
A Fundamental Shift in Perspective
Barbara Turner-Vesselago 

With insight and clarity, Barbara Turner-Vesselago distils the essentials of ‘How To Talk About Writing’ into six revolutionary discoveries. This book provides invaluable advice for all who long to respond constructively to writers who seek their input, but who don’t know how or where to begin.
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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 »

. Dirty Girl by Julie Wills .

Lives Interrupted
Women and Gynaecological Cancer
David Allen & Genevieve Green

Lives Interrupted delivers up-to-date information on cancer therapy, offers insights into the complex journey faced by women diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer, and traces a woman’s very personal path through the treatment of her illness.
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Average 70kg D**khead 
by Dan Pronk  

The Boy Who Told Stories
Errol Seymour

An Intriguing Account of a Pioneering Family in Western Australia

This book places on record the absorbing stories of this remarkable family whose contribution to so much of the history of Dunsborough now goes unnoticed. The author, Errol Seymour, is a great grandson of William Frederick Seymour. His story reflects a world changing at a frantic pace: from nineteenth century whaling off Western Australia’s coast to today’s challenging extraction of its offshore oil and gas reserves


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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 »

  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  

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 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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Quincy Quokka 
Rides the Waves 
by Fay O. Andresen

Quincy Quokka
Rides the Waves

Fay O. Andresen

Join Quincy Quokka and his funny friends from Rottnest Island as you read the warm hearted story of his journey of discovery and intrigue. Watch as they playfully tease each other and how one little quokka discovers his thirst for adventure. See how brave Quincy Quokka saves the day and is the hero of Rottnest Island.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.
                                      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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My Daddys Got Tattoos by Andy
                                      White

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 Bold Accountant
Scott Charlton

Become the complete adviser your clients need you to be

Filled with practical suggestions, case studies and action items, The Bold Accountant provides a tremendously helpful road map by which you can create an extraordinary accounting firm.
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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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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

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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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

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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 Publishing
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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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