ISBN: 978-0-646-81347-9

Second Edition: Improved & Enlarged.

Includes: Improved presentation, photos and text; 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 and peculiar behaviours, with the unique feature of learning helpful life skills from each bird.

  • 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.

  • 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 !’

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  • Text: Easy reading 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. To read a few sample pages of text click here.

  • Highlights: The book is unique in that it has a multi-faceted approach. It integrates beautiful bird photography, interesting and unusual facts about the birds with interesting life lessons (life skills) drawn from the bird’s behaviour.

  • Target Sales: Parents and Grandparents looking to buy a special book as a gift for children or for an adult that loves Australian birds.  Proven very popular as the purchaser often return to buy additional copies as gifts for extended family or overseas friends. School teachers and Librarians often buy the book for their school and local libraries.

  • Recommended Retail Price:  $35 AUD (some sell it for more or less than this). If you sell this book in your store, your shop will be listed on my website as a place of purchase with a link to your website. Even though the second edition has 8 more pages it continues to be sold at the same price. 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 at this price in recent years, but the current prolonged Covid situation may require future adjustment to this to $30 AUD.

  • Wholesale Purchase:  $20 AUD – with a minimum of 6 books purchased or taken on Consignment. It is preferred to help absorb postage charges that purchases be made of 12 or more where sales are doing well. If you have concerns about the  retail price after you add your 40% to the wholesale price, please discuss this with the author so we can negotiate an arrangement. Though Consignment is available, most of the booksellers who stock my book purchase it rather than deal by consignment, as they find it sells so well, with clients often returning to buy more copies as gifts. This book is marketed to booksellers directly by the author. Payment is made by direct deposit into author’s bank account in up to 30 days. Details are included on each Tax Invoice.

  •  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. He is available for talks and presentations at schools and organisations as fundraisers also.

  • 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 (other than Sydney), you can be assured that your bookstore will be the only bookstore selling this book within that area. The author supports and prefers selling through privately owned independent booksellers, and his experience has shown them to better represent his book. 

  • The Promo video featured at the top of this page is available for you to use in your store as a promotional tool for this book. The video also appears on my special  /promo web-page where you can send prospective purchasers to find out more about the book.

    Contact Details:  WilliamAshley’ Hewson. 

    Phone: 0403 593 727   


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    ABN: 13 119 939 337

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‘To introduce people to our unique Australian birds,

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

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