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Collingwood Gallery now offers a publishing service for 'Print On Demand' authors. This service includes the set-up of your book using Adobe 'In Design', preparation of the cover and the proof reading and editing of your manuscript. At this stage the books are prepared for distribution on Amazon.com only.

Distribution services are currently being assessed.

The cost to authors is a minimum $100 and a rate of $0.88 per page plus on costs to the final proof and release. (typically $65). Additional fees for design services are by negotiation.


 

 
Mullumbimby Madness

Mullumbimby Madness #1 by Neil Dobbs

It was just another boring week at school. Monday was National Endangered Species Day. We were sent off to the local river to count the numbers of a rare endangered frog only found near Mullumbimby. To make sure we didn't count the same frog twice, we clubbed them to death with a baseball bat. When we returned with a plastic bag full of dead frogs, Mr Farrer our science teacher, praised us for our 'rigorous scientific method'.

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War of Immensities

The War of Immensities by Barry Klemm

"I think the planet is in trouble and it's screaming out for help. I believe you are the first to hear the voice of Gaia." The Earth is shaking itself apart. Norwegian-American Harley Thyssen, heads up Project Earthshaker, aided by his volcano-chasing student Jami Shastri and seven innocent bystanders drafted because of their personal experience of the mysterious Shastri Effect. Six of his team are all miraculous survivors of the first eruption in the series, sharing eight days in a New Zealand hospital in a strange coma apparently unrelated to their injuries. Kevin Wagner, American businessman, is sure a new, more advanced species of human has evolved; Andromeda Starlight, second-rate entertainer from Trinidad, evolves into the very personification of the Goddess Gaia; Brian Carrick, truck driver from Melbourne, whose simple Science Fiction approach to the effect allows him to explain the inexplicable to a desperate world; Lorna Simmons, Irish born receptionist from Auckland, believes the Shastri Effect is a higher expression of love, and so falls in love with an entire planet and it with her; Chrissie Rice, French-Vietnamese skier, knows it is the hand of God at work and threatens to become the first modern non-Catholic saint; Joe Solomon was a trustworthy Greek Lawyer, until his belief that it is all a big government cover-up causes him to defraud the US taxpayers to fund the project; And with them, Dr Felicity Campbell, a humble GP from Wellington, who originally treated the six and has become the world's leading expert on the Shastri Effect. Slowly they are drawn into Harley Thyssen's web, to become warriors in a battle against forces at the very limits of human comprehension. For if Thyssen is right, then there is a war raging throughout the cosmos that began with the birth of the universe and will continue until the end of time, and now it's humanity's turn to enter the conflict.

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Shadow Rider

Shadowrider by Barry Klemm

Fourteen year old Lee Parsons escapes from an English Boarding School in Kent, steals a pushbike and rides down to Dover, and from there decides to keep right on going, all the way home to Australia. It isn't really England nor the school that he is fleeing but his brutal, selfish father Trevor who these days is a very successful television interviewer. In Australia, his best friend, Scott Hagen, with whom Lee once shared great adventures, is waiting. Unlike Lee, Scott has only his vivid imagination with which to combat the austerity of the bland Melbourne outer suburb in which they were raised. Viewing the world entirely in terms of movies and television, Lee and Scott seemed inseparable until Trevor's pernicious habit of beating Lee's mother Fable - a drunken consequence of his then failing Australian media career - finally forced a divorce and custody battle. Since then Trevor's career has blossomed in England, while Fable has been on the downward spiral, culminating in a suicide attempt which might have succeeded had it not been for Scott's audacious intervention. It is a letter from Scott relating this incident that propels Lee on his desperate journey, to ride halfway across the world with no money and no passport, relentlessly crossing three continents of human insanity. Yet for all the madness, there are also good people, willing to make commitments to help him along the way. Many strange and wonderful characters are met and amazing adventures shared, but always somewhere back there is the coldly manipulative Trevor, who knows how to turn something like this into a major media event and exploit himself to great effect as the distraught misunderstood father searching for his lost son. As Lee fights his way onward and steadily turns his mad dream into reality, Scott also fights battles on two fronts: trying to keep the fretting Fable intact until Lee can arrive, and striving to keep the media and authorities at bay.

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The Stone Age by Barry Klemm

Shy, naïve nineteen year-old Griffin returns one night from the insurance office where he works to his parent’s home in the suburbs where he still lives, to discover that he has been drafted. Against the odds, he survives induction into the army where fierce sergeants set about transforming him into their version of a man—without a great deal of success. But he learns what he needs to know pretty quickly once they land him as a combat soldier in the Vietnam war. Faced with the worst horrors of human conflict, Griffin transforms into the most fundamental of humans—hunter-killer—the quintessential example of the most dangerous predatory animal ever to walk this planet. And then, just as suddenly, his time is up and he is dumped back into civilised society and expected to cope. Unable to resume any part of his former comfortable, happy existence, he sets about trying to be someone else—without much luck—until he falls in with radical draft-dodger Lew Sigg. Painfully, Griffin undergoes a 180° turn and becomes an anti-war protestor, more or less, but it solves nothing. Finally Lew, on the run from the law, takes him on a journey that will finally bring him to terms with himself.

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