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Please check out these two very unique and beautiful books.

ISBN: 978-0-646-81347-9

 

“What Birds Teach Us” Is written for Primary School aged children from 8 years upward.  The book with its easy reading text, uses beautiful photos of popular Australian birds and their interesting behaviours to assist children in their formative years to learn skills to live a happy and healthy life. Each bird teaches a life different lesson. To find out about the book in more detail: Click here.

ISBN 978-0-646-83070-4

 

 

“Flight of a Fledgling” Growing Up and Leaving Home: is written for teens and young adults, and assists in preparing them to leave the Nest, by sharing important life considerations, both personal and relational, using beautiful photos and recent research on our Australian birds to do so in a non confrontational method.  To find out about the book in more detail: Click here.

 

 


Author’s Terms of Purchase or Consignment


  • Both books are self-published, and are only available to booksellers directly from the author by phone or email request. The author honours the independent booksellers in particular and grants the bookseller sole agency for sale of his books within a town. 
  • All booksellers are listed with links to their website on the author’s website /Bookstores page. Click here to see list.
  • The target purchasers are Parents and Grandparents looking to buy a special book as a gift for children, teen, young adult or for an adult that loves Australian birds.  Purchasers often return to buy additional copies as gifts for extended family or overseas friends. The book sells well in tourist centres, especially when the covers are well displayed.
  • The Recommended Retail Price (RRP) is $30 (or $29.95) for each book where the wholesale price is $18 (this change is due to the Covid, as the original RRP was $35 for years and the wholesale price $20 and some continue to sell well at this price). Postage to your store is included in the wholesale price of the books. The author does is not registered for GST.
  • Books are preferably sold in lots of 12 and 20,  to allow the author to adsorb the price of postage, though for those initially selling these books a minimum of 6 is preferred. The reason for this is that  books are shipped by Australia Post at cost to the author, and this assists in keeping the wholesale price low.
  • Books are preferably purchased outright after delivery or within 30 days. The author’s bank details are on every tax invoice which will always be enclosed with the each book order. Direct deposit is the preferred means of payment. Provision for consignment exists, especially when trialing the book, but if the book sells well would prefer purchasing. Payment details are also issued on Consignment invoices, making it easy at time of payment.
  • Professional promotional videos (for example, the one you viewed earlier) and other material is freely available to any bookseller who desires to advertise these books on websites, Facebook or in digital catalogues. The author has seen several booksellers, gift shops and visitor centres throughout NSW sell many books using special sales campaigns, especially prior to Christmas.
  • A Quick Response code (QR code) is available for your prospective customers to scan on their mobile phone and watch the promotional video and find out more about the book. It will direct them to purchase the book from your store.
  • Special book signing mornings can be arranged to boost sales and introduce the books to your community.
  • Your bookstore will be advertised as a sales point these books  from time to time  via the authors website, weekly birding blog, and  @BeautifulBirdBook on author’s Facebook page.
  • About the Author: Click here to find out more about the author.


    Author’s Contact Details


    W. A. Hewson. (known as Ashley)

 (Adv. Dip. Counselling & Family Therapy)

Phone: 0403 593 727   

Email: ashley.hewson@yahoo.com

Website Homepage : www.aussiebirder.com

ABN: 13 119 939 337


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What Birds Teach Us – The Beautiful Bird Book


 ISBN: 978-0-646-81347-9

Second Edition: Improved & Enlarged.

Includes: Improved presentation, photos and text; Enlarged with more pages, birds and relevance to school aged children. Including more rare photos to better explain the text.

  • The Book: A beautiful introduction to our Australian birds and their interesting behaviours, with the added unique feature of learning a helpful life skill from the behaviour of each bird.

  • A Unique Approach: Beautiful colour photos assist in identifying the bird, followed with easy to read explanations about the bird’s behaviour from which useful information is shared to assist the reader to make wise life choices.

  • Details: “What Birds Teach Us” ISBN: 978-0-646-81347-9. Published April 2020 through Inscope Books, Sydney, Australia. Listed under: Education and Nature categories. Legal Deposit with both National and NSW libraries.

  • Format: A4 Landscape, Soft Glossy Cover, 80 pages with over 100 coloured photographs of Australian birds. The bright glossy cover incorporates the unique colours of popular birds and has played a major role in people picking up the book. If it is visibly displayed, other book sellers have shared: ‘The book sells itself !’ Click on the sample of book page below to get an enlarged and clearer view.

  • Text: Easy reading 14 point text targeting a reading age of 8 years (Primary School age) and above, with special focus on children and young people, though its simple, colourful and interesting presentation make it enjoyable for all ages. Click on the thumbnail photos below to view samples of text:

  • Target Sales: Parents and Grandparents looking to buy a special book as a gift for children or for an adult that loves Australian birds.  Purchasers often return to buy additional copies as gifts for extended family or overseas friends.

  • Recommended Retail Price:  $30 AUD (some sell it for more or less than this).  If you are concerned that the RRP is too high, please discuss this as there is flexibility to suite the individual sales situation. The book has sold well with a RRP of $35 in past years, but due to the prolonged Covid situation has been adjusted down to $30 or for better sales $29.95. Please discuss your concerns with the author (contact details at foot of this page).

  • Wholesale Purchase: Recently reduced during Covid  to $18 AUD.  A minimum wholesale purchase or consignment is 6 books or more preferred, to enable the absorption of postage charges, which are covered in the wholesale purchase price of the books. It is preferred for the author, to help absorb postage charges, that purchases be made of 12 or more where sales are doing well.

  • This book is marketed to booksellers directly by the author. Payment is made by direct deposit into the author’s bank account in up to 30 days. Details are included on each Tax Invoice which is sent enclosed with each book order.

  • Bookstore Listing: If you sell this book in your store, your shop will be listed on the authors website: /Bookstores page as a place of purchase, with a link to your website. Click here to see list.

  •  Signing Visits: The author is available for special signing and public contact in your store on a specified day, to boost book sales and make the book known to your book community.

  • About the Author: Click here to find out more about the author.

  • Sole Agency: Should you choose to sell this book in your regional town, you will be granted sole agency to sell this book within your local town. 

  • The Promo video: featured at the top of this page is available for use in your store or facility as a promotional tool for this book for use in online catalogues. A special  Promotional web-page is also available where you can send prospective purchasers to find out more about the book. A copy of the following QR code can be made available to your clients, should they want a Quick Response to instantly find information from their mobile devices. The author also has an Aussiebirder YouTube Channel which he occasionally updates with new videos on interesting facets of bird behaviour.

  • Feedback: The author has been told by parents and teachers, including the book’s publisher and home-school mothers,  that this book has been a wonderful learning tool for their children, teaching them about nature and helpful ways to improve their lives. During the 2020 Covid, the author has received several photos of children tracing from the photos of the birds and colouring them in. They tell me their child gets excited when they see a bird they can identify from reading the book, and can recall what they learnt about the bird.

⇒ To review Terms of Purchase and Consignment: Click here.


Author’s Contact Details


W. A. Hewson. (known as Ashley)

 (Adv. Dip. Counselling & Family Therapy)

Phone: 0403 593 727   

Email: ashley.hewson@yahoo.com

Website Homepage : www.aussiebirder.com

ABN: 13 119 939 337


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Flight of a Fledgling – Growing Up and Leaving Home


ISBN 978-0-646-83070-4

  • The Book: This very unique book combines beautiful photos of our Australian birds with interesting features about them, from which helpful life skills are gleaned. Many of the interesting facts have come from recent scientific research into bird behaviour and neurology.
  • Target Readers: The book targets teens and young adults who are preparing to leave the Nest. It is also helpful for adults of all ages and also, like its forerunner, makes an excellent coffee table book. 
  • Details: “Flight of a Fledgling” Growing Up and Leaving Home, ISBN 978-0-646-83070-4. Published March 2021 through Inscope Books, Sydney, Australia. Listed under: Nature and Self-Help categories. Legal Deposit with both National and NSW libraries.
  • Format: A4 Landscape, Soft Glossy Cover, 80 pages, beautifully illustrated with over 100 coloured photographs of Australian birds. Similar in design and format to “What Birds Teach Us”. The bright glossy cover attracts people to the book.  Click on the sample of book page below to get an enlarged and clearer view.

  • Text: Easy reading 14 point text which together with the photos tells the story. Ideal for those who do not enjoy reading or find it challenging.
  • Target Sales: Parents and Grandparents looking to buy a special book as a gift for children or for an adult that loves Australian birds.  Purchasers often return to buy additional copies as gifts for extended family or overseas friends.

  • Recommended Retail Price:  $30 AUD (some sell it for more or less than this).  If you are concerned that the RRP is too high, please discuss this as there is flexibility to suite the individual sales situation. The book has sold well with a RRP of $35 in past years, but due to the prolonged Covid situation has been adjusted down to $30 or for better sales $29.95. Please discuss your concerns with the author (contact details at foot of this page).

  • Wholesale Purchase: Recently reduced during Covid  to $18 AUD.  A minimum wholesale purchase or consignment is 6 books or more preferred, to enable the absorption of postage charges, which are covered in the wholesale purchase price of the books. It is preferred for the author, to help absorb postage charges, that purchases be made of 12 or more where sales are doing well.

  • This book is marketed to booksellers directly by the author. Payment is made by direct deposit into the author’s bank account in up to 30 days. Details are included on each Tax Invoice which is sent enclosed with each book order.

  • Bookstore Listing: If you sell this book in your store, your shop will be listed on the authors website: /Bookstores page as a place of purchase, with a link to your website. Click here to see list.

  •  Signing Visits: The author is available for special signing and public contact in your store on a specified day, to boost book sales and make the book known to your book community.

  • About the Author: Click here to find out more about the author.

  • Sole Agency: Should you choose to sell this book in your regional town, you will be granted sole agency to sell this book within your local town. 

  • In SummaryThis is essential reading for all young adults. This book will help connect them to better understand themselves and their relationships, as well as assist them in making important life choices. It ties together the loose ends of life in the Nest and raises the issues that may never get to be discussed, giving vital clues to what works best, and thus provides the knowledge and tools to bridge the gap, encouraging them when they leave the Nest, to live a happy, healthy and successful life.

⇒ To review Terms of Purchase and Consignment: Click here.


Author’s Contact Details


W. A. Hewson. (known as Ashley)

 (Adv. Dip. Counselling & Family Therapy)

Phone: 0403 593 727   

Email: ashley.hewson@yahoo.com

Website Homepage : www.aussiebirder.com

ABN: 13 119 939 337


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About the Author


William ‘Ashley’ Hewson resides in Sydney, Australia as a husband, father and grandfather, and has spent most of his life working in medical science laboratories, from which he has recently retired. Ashley’s wife also shares his love of observing and studying bird behaviour as well as  photographing Australia’s beautiful birds. They often go out together on birding dates, which he shares in his weekly blog posts on his website.

Ashley has united his birding passion and his photography with his passion for lifestyle and family counselling (Adv. Dip. of  Counselling & Family Therapy) to author two unique books in which he integrates his photography with helpful life skills learnt from the behaviour of  popular  Australian birds.

Ashley is aware, from his own childhood experiences, of the need to encourage and assist the healthy development of our young people in making wise life choices. He hosts a website and  weekly blog  which also complements his book and shares additional information.

Due to the sell-out success of his first edition of “What Birds Teach Us” he was asked to produce an even better second edition which is both improved and enlarged, addressing the current concerns of the child in its formative years. This book has received many positive reviews and comments and continues to be his legacy, originally written for his four grandchildren and now for all young people.

Ashley has also written a second book “Flight of a Fledgling” Growing Up and Leaving Home, dedicated to his three adult children. This book released early 2021, addresses personal and relational issues for teens and young adults, as they prepare to leave The Nest and navigate life out in the world.


 WilliamAshley’ Hewson. 

Phone: 0403 593 727   

Email: ashley.hewson@yahoo.com

Website Homepage : www.aussiebirder.com

ABN: 13 119 939 337


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Places where you can Buy the Beautiful Bird Books


Listed below are the current places where you can purchase these books, 

should you not choose to purchase on this website.

 

The books can be purchased in shop or online from Koorong Books  at any of their 14 stores throughout Australia. Click on the store banner for online purchase.


⇒ NSW National Parks Visitor Centres 

The Royal National Park Visitor Centre, Audley, NSW. [see above photo]

Sea Acres Rainforest Centre, Port Macquarie, NSW.

Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, Jambaroo, NSW.

Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, Dorrigo, NSW.

The Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre, Baradine, NSW.

The Blue Mountains Heritage Centre, Blackheath, NSW.

Fitzroy Falls Visitor and Information Centre, Fitzroy Falls, NSW.

Snowy Region Visitor Centre,Jindabyne NSW 

Warrumbungle Visitor Centre,Warrumbungle NSW (near Coonabarabran)


⇒ Bookshops, Gift Shops, Local Visitor Information Centres

    and Miscellaneous Businesses.

Towns are listed in alphabetical order for easier  accessibility.

Acton ACT The Botanical Bookshop, Australian National Botanic Gardens

Armidale NSW The Reader’s Companion

Ballina NSWThe Book Warehouse

Belconnen, ACT Book Passion

Blackheath NSW RAVI Boutique

Bondi NSW Harry Hartog Bookseller – Bondi

Broome, WA Broome Bird Observatory

Canungra, QLD O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat Gift Shop

Collector, NSW Kiki’s in the Grove

Cowra NSW Cowra Japanese Garden

Dubbo NSW The Book Connection

Dungog NSW Sassafras Dungog

Eden NSW Eden Visitor Information Centre

Erina NSW Book Face Books

Forster NSW Forster Visitor Information Centre

Goulburn NSW Argyle Book Emporium

Grafton NSW The Book Warehouse

Hurstville, NSW Ormonde Dental Surgery

Kiama NSW The Kiama Visitor Information Centre

Kotara NSW Harry Hartog Bookseller – Kotara

Leichhardt NSW Berkelouw Books – Leichhardt

Leura NSW Megalong Books

Lismore NSW The Book Warehouse 

Lithgow NSW A Reader’s Heaven

Macquarie Park NSW Harry Hartog Booksellers – Macquarie

Miranda NSW Harry Hartog Booksellers – Miranda

Mittagong NSW Destination Southern Highlands

Mona Vale NSW   Berkelouw Books – Mona Vale

 Mudgee NSW Mainly Mudgee Gifts

Parkes ACT The National Library Bookshop

Parkes NSW Parkes Visitor Information Centre

Ultimo NSW Powerhouse Museum Retail Shop

Wagga Wagga NSW Gateway Bookshop

 Jesse discovers his Pa’s book

in the Royal National Park Visitor Centre.


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Author’s Terms of Purchase or Consignment


  • Both books are self-published, and are only available to booksellers directly from the author by phone or email request. The author honours the independent booksellers in particular and grants the bookseller sole agency for sale of his books within a town. 
  • All booksellers are listed with links to their website on the author’s website /Bookstores page. Click here to see list.
  • The target purchasers are Parents and Grandparents looking to buy a special book as a gift for children, teen, young adult or for an adult that loves Australian birds.  Purchasers often return to buy additional copies as gifts for extended family or overseas friends. The book sells well in tourist centres, especially when the covers are well displayed.
  • The Recommended Retail Price (RRP) is $30 (or $29.95) for each book where the wholesale price is $18 (this change is due to the Covid, as the original RRP was $35 for years and the wholesale price $20 and some continue to sell well at this price). Postage to your store is included in the wholesale price of the books. The author does is not registered for GST.
  • Books are preferably sold in lots of 12 and 20,  to allow the author to adsorb the price of postage, though for those initially selling these books a minimum of 6 is preferred. The reason for this is that  books are shipped by Australia Post at cost to the author, and this assists in keeping the wholesale price low.
  • Books are preferably purchased outright after delivery or within 30 days. The author’s bank details are on every tax invoice which will always be enclosed with the each book order. Direct deposit is the preferred means of payment. Provision for consignment exists, especially when trialing the book, but if the book sells well would prefer purchasing. Payment details are also issued on Consignment invoices, making it easy at time of payment.
  • Professional promotional videos (for example, the one you viewed earlier) and other material is freely available to any bookseller who desires to advertise these books on websites, Facebook or in digital catalogues. The author has seen several booksellers, gift shops and visitor centres throughout NSW sell many books using special sales campaigns, especially prior to Christmas.
  • A Quick Response code (QR code) is available for your prospective customers to scan on their mobile phone and watch the promotional video and find out more about the book. It will direct them to purchase the book from your store.
  • Special book signing mornings can be arranged to boost sales and introduce the books to your community.
  • Your bookstore will be advertised as a sales point these books  from time to time  via the authors website, weekly birding blog, and  @BeautifulBirdBook on author’s Facebook page.
  • About the Author: Click here to find out more about the author.


    Author’s Contact Details


    W. A. Hewson. (known as Ashley)

 (Adv. Dip. Counselling & Family Therapy)

Phone: 0403 593 727   

Email: ashley.hewson@yahoo.com

Website Homepage : www.aussiebirder.com

ABN: 13 119 939 337


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W. A. Hewson (Adv. Dip. Counselling & Family Therapy).

‘To introduce people to our unique Australian birds,

So we can learn from them how to live a healthy and happy life.’

NOTE: All photos, videos and music used on this website are photographed, composed, performed  by the site owner and remains his copyrighted property, unless otherwise stated. The use of any material that is not original material of the site owner is duly acknowledged as such. © W. A. Hewson 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021.