The latest title to be published under the Make Books imprint is an important autobiography by Francis Deng, a child soldier during the ruinous Sudanese civil war. In a child ESCAPES Francis chronicles his dangerous and frightening journey after being removed from his family at gunpoint at the age of nine.
Too many young boys suffered extraordinary deprivation as forced child-soldiers during the civil war that raged across the South Sudan. This is a story of physical and mental suffering, that for Francis was compounded by the tragic loss of his mother and younger siblings. Many child soldiers died. Francis survived.
a child ESCAPES is is a story of suffering, deprivation, despair and eventual redemption through opportunities in his adopted new land, Australia.
a child ESCAPES is now available as an ebook through Apple Books in some 50 countries. It will also be available shortly as a paperback.
New poetry title
Published in early March, Angels, like laundry is a collection of 44 contemporary Australian poems gathered under six headings and complemented by numerous full-page illustrations to create a rich visual setting.
In concluding his foreword to Angels, like laundry the celebrated Australian Poet Mark Tredinnick observes: These poems hold us as if they loved us—and they hold the earth—in their heart, in contemplation and in hope; they remember us in our trials and delights; and they call us into responsibility for our lives. They call us back outside—’onto the earth/ to seek the promised life your singing/ celebrates.’ And they extend to all of us, but the pompous and the predatory, the unforgiving and the cruel, a second chance. As poetry ought.
Angels, like laundry is available through Apple Books in some 50 countries.
Latest Photo essay
The photo-essay Texture alpha – exploring surfaces is available for purchase through Apple Books in Europe, Japan, north America and Australasia.
Textures alpha features eighty stunning full-page images grouped in five chapters – presenting an engaging exploration of light on surfaces and patterns to reveal texture. The resulting – often abstract – images offer a visual treat.
Latest update available
Treason – Claus von Stauffenberg and the plot to kill Hitler chronicles the numerous heroic attempts – culminating in the 20 July plot – to assassinate Hitler and rid the world of the Nazi scourge.
The latest update of this seminal work on the life of Claus von Staufenberg and the German resistance to the Nazis is also available for purchase through Apple Books in some 50 countries.
A dream realised
We continue to explore image-rich publishing projects through the production tools offered by Apple's iBooks Author software and distribution channel of Apple Books.
Allowing us to concentrate our energy and resources on the 'front end' aspects of our projects – producing and presenting interesting content in compelling, attractive and uncompromising formats.
These parameters allow us to take more risks – to be more adventurous – in the subjects we cover and the approaches we take.
Our readers can also ‘take a chance‘ on a new title by investing a modest amount when compared to the cost of traditional photo-rich ‘coffee table’ books.
Offering readers a visual feast
Digital-image-reproduction provides a different – and very attractive – alternative to that offered by the highest-quality printing. Using an iPad is akin to viewing large-format transparencies on a colour-corrected light box – the images glow.
These titles under our imprint offer readers a visual feast. And, with Treason, there is a whole new way of looking at history – of consuming a compelling story, absorbing the rich canvas against which that story plays, and for a reader to feel they are 'with' the characters.