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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 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, which allows for a 40% profit markup.
  • 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 on the author’s YouTube channel 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.
  • To learn more about the Author: Click here.
  • To visit Author’s BeautifulBirdBooks Facebook page Click here.

 W. A. Hewson (known as Ashley)

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


 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.

A Sample Page Snapshot
  • The Book is a beautiful introduction to our Australian birds and their interesting life styles, which also includes the added unique feature of learning a helpful life skill gleaned from the behaviour of each bird.
  • The Format is A4 Landscape soft glossy covered containing 80 pages with over 150 coloured photographs of birds, some very rare. The brightly coloured cover assists in attracting would be purchasers to peruse the book. Book sellers have commented: “When the cover is displayed well: The book sells itself !”
  • The Publishing Details of “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 State Libraries.
  • The Aim is dual purposed: Integrating a interesting, non judgmental, non religious introduction to Australia’s birds, including latest research, with ways we can encourage the reader to make wise life choices.
  • The Text is easy reading 14 point, 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 Primary School years.  Click on the thumbnail photos below to view samples of text:
  • About the Author: As a retired medical scientist and avid birder, who with his wife studies Australian bird behaviour, has integrated his family counselling studies to produce this endearing legacy to today’s younger generation. This book is dedicated to his four grandchildren. To find out more please click here.
  • The Promo Video featured at beginning of this section is available for advertising in digital catalogues and Facebook pages. Other colourful image advertisements for the book are also freely available. The Promo video is also accessible via QR code, where the inquiring customer can immediately view it on their mobile phones. A sticker for this code is available to place on the shelf below the book.
  • A Sample Copy of the book can be sent to your store address if you would like to peruse it for yourself.

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Author’s Contact Details

W. A. Hewson. (known as Ashley)

Phone: 0403 593 727   

Email: ashley@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 is unique in that it combines over 150 beautiful photos of our Australian birds and the interesting ways they do life with helpful life skills which are gleaned from the bird’s behaviour.
  • The Format is A4 Landscape soft glossy covered containing 80 pages with over 150 coloured photographs of birds, some very rare. The brightly coloured cover assists in attracting would be purchasers to peruse the book.
  • The Publishing Details of “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 State Libraries.
  • The Aim of the book is dual purposed in that firstly, it introduces the teen and young adult reader to many interesting facets of the lives of our many species of birds, being enhanced by its many beautiful bird photographs . Secondly, it uses these facts, many of which are from our most recent bird research, to assist the reader, in a non threatening, non religious style, to better understand themselves, their relationships and also assist them to better emotionally and physically navigate their way to a healthy, successful and satisfying life.
A Sample Page from the Book sharing the importance of Understanding our Personal Identity
  • The Text is easy reading 14 point, especially targeting teens and adults who find reading difficult or unpopular. The text has numerous citations to assist the reader by giving further references and explanations to issues raised. The citation index is found at the rear of the book in the References section. Many of the citations include URLs to websites, which further assists our modern internet focused reader.
A Sample Page from the Book sharing about the importance of Time Management
  • About the Author: As a retired medical scientist and avid birder, who with his wife studies Australian bird behaviour, has integrated his family counselling studies to produce this endearing legacy to today’s younger generation. This book is dedicated to his four grandchildren. To find out more please click here.
  • In Summary this book ties together the loose threads of life, which can create stress and anxiety for many young adults, ill prepared to navigate their path in life alone in the world, as they leave the Nest. It contains tools to assist in one’s personal emotional, social, mental and physical well being.
A Sample page of the Book on the importance of doing regular reflective Self Health checks
  • This is the Companion Book to ‘What Birds Teach Us’ and naturally follows on when the child reaches about 16 years of age. Both books are ideal gifts, and probably the most helpful gifts you can give an adult of any age.

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Author’s Contact Details

 W.A. Hewson. (known as Ashley)

Phone: 0403 593 727   

Email: ashley@aussiebirder.com

ABN: 13 119 939 337


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About the Author


‘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.


 

 W. A. Hewson.  (known as Ashley)

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 the Beautiful Bird Books are Sold


 

⇒ 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

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

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

Newtown NSW Better Read Than Dead

Parkes ACT The National Library Bookshop

Parkes NSW Parkes Visitor Information Centre

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  @BeautifulBirdBooks on author’s Facebook page.

    Author’s Contact Details

W. A. Hewson (Known as Ashley)

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.