Spirits of Australia Series

2016-03-17 09.50.58Contributors: Angie Caterson (author, illustrator), Glen Holman (digital colourist), Sharnai James-McGovern (editor, designer)
Facebook: www.facebook.com/spiritsofaustralia/

About the Project
Angie first came to us with a children's book (for ages 9-12) for a manuscript assessment. We provided Angie with a report about her book and some ideas of where should could go from there. From that point, Angie began a very long, but rewarding project.

2016-03-17 09.50.18The project was a seven-book children's series, each book requiring editing, illustration digitisation and  colouring, print book layout, ebook conversion, print on demand distribution, ebook distribution and cover design.

Over the course of about fourteen months we worked with Angie on each of her seven books. While we would be working on the book layout of one book, we'd be working on the edit and illustrations for the next book. The main thing we achieved with this series is a really nice link between each book, the covers all looking similar, while each showing off the interest of a particular story.

Glen did a fantastic job on Angie's pre-drawn illustrations, bringing them to life through digital painting (just check out the before and afters!). Angie has been a pleasure to work with, providing helpful feedback to keep the project moving and staying on deadline. We hope Angie goes on to do well with her books.

Angela also took on our Deluxe Website for Author or Book package to help promote her book series, Spirits of Australia.

We provided a clean and visually appealing website integrating a variation of colours, typography and artwork consistent with the brand identity of her book series.

A strong call to action focussing on conversion has been added to the books page making the site work harder beyond simply showcasing her work.

Facebook was also integrated into the blog page allowing her to establish a means of communication directly with her customers.

9781925177657Book 1—The Polka Dots and the Jolly Swagman

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-925177-65-7
Print ISBN: 
978-1-925177-66-4
Published Date: 
27 November 2014
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About the book
The Polka children are headed for some "interesting times" while holidaying with their family, thanks to a cursed opal, the magic of a bora ring and the enchanting spirits of Australia.

9781925177954Book 2—The Polka Dots and the Bully Bunyip

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-925177-95-4
Print ISBN:
978-1-925177-94-7
Published Date:
02 February 2015
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About the book
Nobody expected to encounter bullies and kissing girls at the Desertedge Camel Races, but they are not the thing only awaiting the Polka Dots. There are ancient surprises in store for them at the second gateway into Limbo and some terribly big pests to contend with.

9781925271089Book 3—The Polka Dots and the Hairy Men

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-925271-08-9
Print ISBN: 
978-1-925271-09-6
Published Date: 
05 March 2015
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About the book
Mischief and mayhem is afoot as the Polka Dots head to Channelcountry, but for once, they are not the cause of it. Somebody is trying to frame them and they are determined to find out why.  But in a land where living dinosaurs roam, things are not always what they seem.

CoverDesign_V3.inddBook 4—The Polka Dots and the Swinging Bushranger

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-925271-10-2
Print ISBN:
978-1-925271-11-9
Published Date: 
28 April 2015
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About the book
The Polka Dots are ready to overcome any obstacle to get back into Limbo, but nobody said anything about holey horses and crabby yabbies. Sparks fly when the children enter the fourth gateway to Limbo and meet some snaky characters as well as one of Australia’s most spirited personalities.

CoverDesign_V4.inddBook 5—The Polka Dots and the Min Min Light

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-925271-12-6
Print ISBN: 
978-1-925271-13-3
Published Date:
23 July 2015
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About the book
It’s not always a good thing to “see the light” when you’re in a place like Channelcountry. The Polka Dots find themselves being dazzled in more ways than one when they go through the fifth gateway to Limbo. But with hunters after their animals’ hides, they can’t afford to be blinded by the light.

CoverDesign_V3.inddBook 6—The Polka Dots and the Greedy Venture

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-925271-14-0
Print ISBN:
978-1-925271-15-7
Published Date:
22 September 2015
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About the book
The Polka Dots have arrived in Centralton and they have got treasure on their minds. When they happen upon a digger’s stash, the hunters soon become the hunted. Trapped in an underground mine, the children discover that some of the brightest characters inhabit the deepest, darkest places.  

CoverDesign_V4.inddBook 7—The Polka Dots and the Striking Shearer

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-925271-16-4
Print ISBN: 
978-1-925271-17-1
Published Date:
18 January 2016
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About the book
It’s the final showdown for the Polka Dots in Limbo and the stakes have never been so high. Deep in the shadows lurks a danger none of them expected to find. How will they ever complete Kadaitcha’s challenge if they can’t even get past the picket line?

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Illustrations

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Website

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