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Targets reading age of 8 years to adult             Targets late teenage to adult


Terms of Purchase and Consignment


  • Both books are self-published, and are only available to booksellers directly from the author by phone or email request.
  • The author grants the bookseller sole agency for sale of his books within a town. 
  • All stores selling the above books are listed with links to their website on the author’s website /Bookstores page to which prospective clients are referred: Click here to see list.
  • The target purchasers are Parents and Grandparents looking to buy a special book as a gift for their child, teen, young adult or for an adult that loves Australian birds as well as holidaymakers and overseas tourists. 
  • The Recommended Retail Price (RRP) is $30 (or $29.95) for each book and the wholesale price is $18.
  • Orders are sent via Australia Post preferably in lots of 12 and 20,  to allow the author to absorb the price of postage, though for those initially selling these books a minimum of 6 is preferred.
  • Payment is preferred by direct bank deposit  within 30 days after delivery. The author’s bank details are on every tax invoice which will always be enclosed with the each book order. The author is not registered for GST.
  • Provision for Consignment arrangements exists.  Payment details are also issued on Consignment Invoices, making it easy at time of payment.
  • A professional promotional video and other material is freely available to any bookseller to promote sales on websites, Facebook or digital catalogues.
  • A Quick Response code (QR code) is available for your prospective customers to scan on their mobile phone while in shop to watch the promotional video and find out more about the book. It will direct them to purchase the books from your store.
  • Special book signing mornings can be arranged to boost sales and introduce the books to your community.
  • About the Author: Click here.


    Author’s Contact Details


    W. A. Hewson. (known as Ashley)

 (Adv. Dip. Counselling & Family Therapy)

Phone: 0403 593 727   

Email: ashley@aussiebirder.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.

  • The Unique Approach: Beautiful colour photos assist in identifying the bird, followed with easy to read explanations about fascinating aspects of the bird’s behaviour, including references to recent scientific research. The additional feature of teaching a life lesson from each bird is a unique concept that makes the book all the more desirable.

  • Details: “What Birds Teach Us” Second Edition: Improved and Enlarged.  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 150 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 !’

  • Text: Easy reading 14 point text targeting a reading age of 8 years to adult, with special focus on assisting the healthy physical and emotional development of the child during their formative years.  Click on the thumbnail photos below to view samples of text:

  • About the Author: Click here

  • 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, as well as for use in online catalogues.

  • Sample Copy: If you are still undecided, you may request a sample copy of the book to be sent to your store.

 

  • The Promo video featured above can be viewed by potential customers by scanning the QR code on the sticker shown here displayed to attract interest. The sticker can be provided for you to place below the book.
  • Feedback: The author has been told by parents and teachers, including the book’s publisher and several 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.

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Author’s Contact Details


W. A. Hewson. (known as Ashley)

 (Adv. Dip. Counselling & Family Therapy)

Phone: 0403 593 727   

Email: ashley@aussiebirder.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. It assists the reader to better understand themselves and improve their relationships, and includes helpful ways to improve ones physical and emotional health. 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 makes an excellent coffee table book provoking thought and conversation. This very unique presentation allows the reader to examine important aspects of life in a non threatening manner. Its easy reading text, colourful photos, along with the analogies drawn from the birds lives, make it more digestible and attractive to those with poorer reading skills.

  • 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 400 coloured photographs of Australian birds. Similar in design and format to “What Birds Teach Us”. The bright glossy cover attracts people to the book.

  • Text: Easy reading 14 point text which together with the photos tells the story. Especially ideal for those who do not enjoy reading or find reading challenging.

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

  • In Summary:  In this book, as in the previous book, the birds and their interesting behaviours  help readers 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 openly discussed, thus helping bridge the gaps, encouraging them to make wise life choices to enjoy a happy, healthy and successful life.

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Author’s Contact Details


W. A. Hewson. (known as Ashley)

 (Adv. Dip. Counselling & Family Therapy)

Phone: 0403 593 727   

Email: ashley@aussiebirder.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@aussiebirder.com

Website Homepage : http://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.

⇒ 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.

Koorong Books: The books are available in any of their 14 stores nation wide at: these locations

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

Bulli NSW Southern Gateway Centre (Destination Wollongong).

Byron Bay NSW  Collins Booksellers

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

Warringah NSW Harry Hartog Booksellers – Warringah


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 Terms of Purchase and Consignment


  • Both books are self-published, and are only available to booksellers directly from the author by phone or email request.
  • The author grants the  bookseller sole agency for sale of his books within a town.
  • All stores selling the above books are listed with links to their website on the author’s website /Bookstores page to which prospective clients are referred: Click here to see list.
  • The target purchasers are Parents and Grandparents looking to buy a special book as a gift for their child, teen, young adult or for an adult that loves Australian birds. 
  • The Recommended Retail Price (RRP) is $30 (or $29.95) for each book and the wholesale price is $18 (this was reduced from RRP $35  and WP $20 during Covid).
  • Orders are sent via Australia Post preferably in lots of 12 and 20,  to allow the author to absorb the price of postage, though for those initially selling these books a minimum of 6 is preferred.
  • 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@aussiebirder.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.