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Epub ISBN: 978-1-925635-02-7  (not yet released)
Mobi ISBN: 978-1-925635-03-4
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-925635-01-0
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About the book
Casey has a new robot named Aon, and it is his job to teach him how to behave. Aon is keen to learn about the internet, so Casey informs him how children can stay safe online. There are real dangers in the world, and there are risks to using the internet as well. How will Casey teach a robot to consider the feelings of people online? Can he help Aon to understand how the actual world relates to the virtual world we use on computers and devices?

Testimonials:
"A great resource for teaching children about internet etiquette and staying safe online." RW

"We used it to create discussions in the classroom around cyberbullying, posting videos and photos online, as well as dangerous trends, identity theft and stalking." JD

About the author
Amanda Greenslade (B.Comm) is an Australian writer of new adult fantasy and children’s books. She aims to make every book she writes entertaining and thought-provoking. In her books, she aims to support creativity, diversity, equality, multi-culturalism and individuality; and make reading fun. A multimedia and ICT professional since 2003, Amanda Greenslade combined her knowledge of the internet with her writing and parenting skills. Originally inspired to produce Casey and Aon for her nephews and sons, Amanda hopes to continually update the book to keep pace with changes in cyber safety, internet security and trends. She has been involved in the publication of more than 470 books through her self-publishing business Australian eBook Publisher. Born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Amanda presently resides there with her husband and two children. www.amandagreenslade.com

About the project
We created the print layout and cover design for the print edition, which was released via print-on-demand. We also created the ebook version to be distributed through Kindle Select.

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9781925635287Author: Amanda Greenslade (WebsiteTwitter, FacebookLinkedIn)
Epub ISBN: 978-1-925635-20-1 (not yet released)
Mobi ISBN: 978-1-925635-21-8
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-925516-62-3
Hardback ISBN: 978-1-925635-77-5
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Help children learn how to keep their cool.

"The Anger Volcano: A Book About Anger for Kids" is for children who need a little bit of inspiration to control their temper. A valuable resource for parents, counsellors, youth workers and teachers, it builds on the principles of neuroplasticity. "The Anger Volcano" encourages kids to use simple rhymes and exercises to train their brain, so that anger explosions can become a thing of the past.

About the author
Amanda Greenslade is an Australian writer and a parent with multiple family members in the syndrome mix of ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder - Asperger's and Sensory Processing Disorder (Sensory Integration Dysfunction). Her journey led her to create 'The Anger Volcano', a book for children who need some help managing their frustration and anger.

About the project
We created the print layout and cover design for the print edition, which was released via print-on-demand. We also created the ebook version to be distributed through Kindle Select.

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In 2018 Amanda Greenslade's book The Anger Volcano started to become successful. It is one of the first books for children that is based on cognitive behaviour therapy in psychology that teaches them how to get the brain back into thinking mode. She first wrote the poems in the book with her own children in mind.

 

This book is for all the caregivers of children with anger management needs, emotional regulation challenges, learning disabilities, speech impediments, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, sensory processing disorder and other extra challenges in their lives. It is also a book for those who have been through childhood trauma or have troubled backgrounds.

Parents, counsellors, youth workers, psychologists, OTs and teachers need The Anger Volcano as it puts into simple rhymes and black and white pictures, some concepts that are new to a lot of people. It's one thing to teach anger management, relaxation, mental distraction techniques to adults and something else entirely to train children.

Amanda recommends getting professional help, and cannot sing the praises of psychologists and other specialists highly enough, but she also sees a need for some to-the-point tools that adults can use with children on anger, self-esteem and big emotions.

Making a children's book financially viable with print-on-demand is challenging, and Amanda wanted to get this book into the hands of those who need it, without crippling up-front or ongoing costs. To this end, Amanda first published The Anger Volcano in a small paperback format  (165 x 165 mm or 6.5 x 6.5in) with a black and white interior. It is priced at just AUD$7.99 (USD$6.99), which makes it very affordable.

Getting the content, production and price aspects right is the first step in successful book marketing. Meta-data is also crucial. In this case, you can see that the book says what it is in the title 'A Book About Anger for Kids'. This not only makes it clear what the book is, but contains the keyword 'anger' and the keyword phrase 'anger for kids'.

Next Amanda sent free copies to reviewers and Australian professionals and specialists. She used her companies Advanced Book Review Management package 1 to reach book reviewers and an office junior to send free copies around.

She used social media, boosted posts on Facebook and ran adds in the ADDitude email newsletter.

As the book has started to sell, Amanda produced a larger, hard cover edition for those who can afford it and want the better durability of a hard cover book and larger size.

These strategies, based on her Book Marketing Action Plan, can be used by other authors too. Amanda will gladly teach you the strategies and analyse all your book's set-up as part of this service. You can find out more through either the AEP or PMBO websites.

To buy the book please request it at your favourite bookstore or The Anger Volcano website.

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Author: Amanda Greenslade
Illustrator: Caitlin Morgan
Enhanced Ebook ISBN: 978-1-925271-81-2
Enhanced ebook published: 6 November 2015
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Ebook ISBN: 978-1-925271-80-5
Ebook published: 19 November 2015
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Print ISBN: 978-1-925271-87-4
Print published: 19 October 2016
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About the project
You, Kifaru and the Mud Problem is our Managing Director, Amanda Greenslade's, second children's book. It is an enhanced interactive epub where users can input a child's name so they become the hero of the story. This ebook was illustrated and designed entirely for tablets, with no print edition, hence it is the ideal size and layout for tablet-reading. It was written and designed by Amanda Greenslade, illustrated by Caitlin Morgan and published by Australian eBook Publisher. We released the enhanced edition on Apple and the non-enhanced edition on Google Play, Kobo and Amazon.

Over a year later the book that had been designed for ebook was laid out for print. Some design elements needed to be reworked to fit the altered format, which was square, as opposed to the ebook's iPad-sized design.

...continue reading You, Kifaru and the Mud Problem

Myra and the Magic Motorcycle: The Business in BermudaContributors: Amanda Greenslade (Author), Glen Holman (Illustrator)
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-925271-61-4
Enhanced Ebook ISBN: 
978-1-925271-62-1
Print Book ISBN: 
978-1-925271-63-8
Audio Book ISBN: 978-1-925635-26-3
U.S. Print Book ISBN: 978-1-925029-47-5
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About the project
Myra and the Magic Motorcycle is Amanda Greenslade's, the director of Australian eBook Publisher, debut children's book. After the book was written Amanda coordinated the editing and the illustrations, which were done digitally by Glen Holman.

Amanda then arranged audio narration recording, purchased sound effects, did the printed book design layout, designed the cover, designed the non-enhanced and enhanced ebook editions and coordinated publishing. Amanda and the team at are currently still working on the marketing for Myra, on a shoestring budget.

Unlike most children's books that are designed for print and then the ebook edition may not work very well at e-reader or tablet size, we started with the iPad dimensions in mind. We asked ourselves what was the best way to present a children's book on the iPad. We later made the print edition.

For more on these ebook design decisions, you may be interested in the video recorded by Amanda here.

Some time after the original release of the book, we worked on an audiobook version of Myra and the Magic Motorcycle. The audiobook was narrated by Kelly Stroud and Caitlin Stroud. Once the files met Audible specifications, it was released for sale.

...continue reading Myra and the Magic Motorcycle: The Business in Bermuda


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Australian eBook Publisher used Smashwords to convert this Word document to ePub. It was supposed to be distributed through Apple, Sony etc. but I only ended up finding it on Apple. I converted it to HTML with Dreamweaver to post it on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. This was my first ebook project and was just testing the Smashwords and HTML to Kindle options, which are fine for short, non-complex texts, but time-consuming. With all my knowledge of 'proper' ebook conversion now, I'd prefer to do it properly using Adobe InDesign and coding with XHTML and CSS.

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This essay explores the reason why fantasy computer games continue to use sexist stereotypes of women including scantily-clad temptresses, Amazonian warrior-princesses and evil witches. It draws a parallel between an obscure erotic fantasy novel by Lin Carter called Tara of the Twilight and the techniques still being used in modern fantasy story-telling.

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