At Longueville, we believe that there should be no difference between a self-published book and a commercially published book. We apply the same rigorous editorial and design standards as any of the traditional publishers, because we believe that there is no point publishing your work if it's not done well.
The result is that all our books are professional, high-quality publications crafted through the knowledge gained from our many years of experience in the publishing industry. Below are a few recent releases.
A Climate for Denial: why some people still reject climate change science, Arek Sinanian
"An excellent primer … this thought provoking book shines a light on a range of reasons why people don’t appreciate the urgency of the changes required." – John Connor, CEO, The Climate Institute
Climate change has become one of the most polarising issues of our time. Despite overwhelming evidence and fundamental science, some people still don’t accept that climate change is real and that human activity is contributing to it.
If you know anyone who challenges the science of climate change – or completely denies it’s happening at all – then this book is for you, and for them. Don’t worry, your friend is human after all, and such behaviour can be explained.
Arek Sinanian, an engineer, was one of Australia’s earliest practitioners in climate change risk assessment and in 2005, was accepted into the international roster of experts for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and became the only Australian on the prestigious six-person Accreditation Panel of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee.
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"A visually arresting and authoritative account of NSW during and after the Great War." – His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley, Governor of NSW
Longueville Media was delighted to be commissioned by the New South Wales Centenary of Anzac Committee to be the publisher on a major history book for our State: New South Wales and the Great War.
This accessible and visually stunning social history provides an unusual angle for a history of the Great War in that it looks at the impact of the war on those at home and those fighting abroad.
Leafing through its' pages is more like the experience of visiting a museum than settling down with a book. It comprises 52 double-page spread chapters that combine text, images of artefacts and objects from public and private collections, and photographs – many of which are previously unpublished.
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Energy Unlimited, Barbara Albert
"An incredible how-to guide for those leaders looking to bring their organisations along energy sustainability journey. Albert's writing is accessible, her insights are practical, relevant and clear." – Amazon customer review
If you would like to reduce or eliminate fossil fuels in your organisation but need to build a business case to get others on board or if you are an engaged community member who wants to find out more about renewable energy, then this book is for you.
Packed with case studies, critical success factors, illustrations, checklists and practical examples from the author’s experience Energy Unlimited provides a powerful, step-by-step framework that will walk you through the end-to-end process of converting to renewable energy
Visit the author's website, 100% Renewables
Your Business, Your Life, Peter Gialouris
You’re a business owner. Ever feel there’s never enough money, help, or time? And no way forward? You’re not alone.
You already know how to run your business. What you invariably lack is sufficient time to ensure your money and efforts work not just for your business but for YOU.
Your Business, Your Life helps you identify where to make changes to become more financially secure and independent of your business. Your business should work for you. By making sure it does, you will realise the rewards.
Every business owner should aim to become financially independent of their business.
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5 Minute Business, Mark Middo
"5 Minute Business is a bible for people wanting to start a online business fast and cost effectively" – Sydney Morning Herald
"I’m putting my money on 5 Minute Business becoming the go to book for anyone looking to turn an online business idea into reality FAST. I am recommending it to everyone I speak to, it’s simply a must read." – James Tuckerman, Editor and Chief Anthill Magazine
"I am in love with this book. I've read it twice. Great info. So practical. When he says it, it just makes sense!" – Amazon Customer
Since its release in 2013, 5 Minute Business fast became a cult classic for start up businesses that need to get started fast and cost effectively. Think Lean Startup meets the 4 Hour Work Week, this book generated over 42,000 downloads on Kindle within the first 3 days of its release.
As one of the first books to discuss growth hacking, the book delves deep into hacking the idea creation phase.
Visit the author's website, 5 Minute Business
Well Said, Amber Daines
Whether you are fronting a start-up, striving as a corporate leader, seeking to grow your brand or fuelling a not-for-profit group, Amber Daines’ latest book Well Said: How to be Heard in Business and Generate Real Influence and complementing six-part video series unpacks the proven steps to be heard successfully. With 25 original case studies of successful leaders and gamechangers from varied industries and Action Lists, Well Said enables you to easily master the tools and techniques essential to clarify and amplify your spoken words both in the workplace and beyond.
The book covers:
- Why speaking is the key to influencing others into action
- How to craft your story
- Knowing your key audience
- Identifying your message
- Tips to delivering pitches, speeches, TEDx talks, webinars and more it like a seasoned professional
- Choosing the right forum
- Getting your message heard
- Using traditional and social media to generate credibility and brand power
- Curating the best content for your clients and stakeholders
To purchase a copy of Well Said, visit the author's online shop.
Capture My Attention, Jordana Borensztajn
"I finally found a book, no, THE book which I could immediately connect with from page one. It clarified so many grey areas for me and left me bursting with usable ideas ... it delivers great quality content, in an entertaining way. I'll be watching out for her next book(s)." – Terry, Amazon Customer
"Jordana bottles energy and creativity in an enjoyable read that makes you laugh and teaches you how to stand out from the herd." – Ian Altman, Amazon
Every minute, every hour, every second millions of people around the world are posting, commenting and chronically oversharing online. So, how can you make your brand stand out among all this chaos? You need creative content.
One of the most powerful marketing tools is differentiation, and the best way to have an impact is by being creative. Capture My Attention is your complete guide to creating online content that will attract attention and make you stand out from your competitors.
With hands-on strategies and techniques, plus workbook-style exercises, Capture My Attention will teach you:
- What creativity is, and how to apply it to your online content
- Finding your brand voice and using it
- Enhancing your content with visuals
- Adding humour into your content toolkit
- Boosting your own creativity
- Lessons from creative thought-leaders
This book is for anyone building their brand online, including marketers, business developers, small business owners, entrepreneurs, individuals, start-ups, and more. This practical, step-by-step approach to getting creative proves that no matter your skill set or background, everyone is capable of creating compelling content that can cut through the madness of the online world.
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Network Centred Leadership, Charles Carnegie & Dennis McDonald
"Simply a must have resource!" – Max, Amazon Customer
"... there are really some new thoughts here." – Steve K, Amazon Customer
Companies now face a more volatile, unpredictable and complex environment than ever before. Established businesses are breaking down and for many new growth models are not yet clear.
To deal with this new reality, many companies are rolling out new collaborative approaches and technologies that connect people in new and powerful ways. Many experienced leaders are confident they will be able to figure out how to use these new social approaches and platforms as they go along. They personally use Linked-in or Facebook and think it will be easy.
Unfortunately it is not. In most companies it is not clear how these new collaborative technologies will deliver better business outcomes. While nobody believes that it can happen to them, 70% of initiatives will fail. The result will simply be more confusion, frustration and cognitive overload.
The sad reality is that many leaders are still trying to apply management approaches that are decades old. They are at a significant disadvantage to the next generation of ‘digital native’ leaders who grew using social platforms and collaborative learning as their default position.
If you rely on email, ‘top down’ strategy development and situational leadership, then Network Centred Leadership is for you. It provides a practical leadership approach that can complement your existing approach and help protect your career.
Used well, it will help you to build effective teams, leverage new social platforms and lead successfully in today’s increasingly complex and interconnected world.
Visit the author's website, The Waypoint Group
Changing Shape, Martin Stewart-Weeks and Lindsay Tanner
"As expected, it is beautifully written with a great turn of phrase. If you are curious about the potential impact of Internet based digital technology on institutional evolution, then this book is for you." – Michael Gill, Amazon
"Wonderfully written and extremely well researched." – Darren Scott, Amazon
"Abounds with insights and useful perspectives for institutions navigating this 'age of turbulent and unpredictable transition' and leaders interested in progressing the 'networked mindset' " – Jason Romney, Amazon
Successful institutions in the digital world must rekindle their capacity, to remain alive and in motion. Institutions and technology don’t understand each other very well. That is both surprising and frustrating because they each change the shape, and influence the performance and potential, of the other in profound and sometimes unexpected ways.
The interaction of institutions and technology has always been important, but perhaps never more so than now, as we stand on the edge of the networked digital era whose possibilities, potential and risks we’ve barely started to understand, much less master.
In this book, Martin Stewart-Weeks and Lindsay Tanner explore the different ways in which digital technologies are changing the shape of many of the core institutions of government, business, education, and civil society. We think that will help us understand better how that interaction is creating new institutional forms to improve the way we tackle the big risks and opportunities – growth, sustainability, jobs, poverty and inequality, new infrastructure, better services, and stronger governance based on rising trust and legitimacy to name just a few – that will determine how we live, and how well we live, into an uncertain and volatile future.
Visit the author's website, Public Purpose
"... thoughtfully portrays how power structures are being twisted, bent and broken by people and institutions who are Internet-smart' – Alec Ross, Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
"This book is easy to read and hard to stop reading and has a thriller type of style to it." – Bookreader, Amazon Customer
"This book is an absolute must-read! Internet Wars is an insightful and thought-provoking examination of the ways the internet is rapidly changing our society. The writing is breezy and engaging and packed full of memorable stories." – Lauren, Amazon Customer
"A masterful account and analysis of the 'messy reality' of the internet and how it is changing the world - not always in a good way." – Alex Oliver
Vivid, bold and brisk, Internet Wars traces one of the most critical emerging power struggles of the 21st century, the battle to control the internet. Already exploitation of this super-network has helped create the world's most valuable company, toppled governments, led to the largest wealth transfer in history, and created the most extensive global surveillance system ever known. Google's Eric Schmidt described the internet as 'the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn't understand'. Yet only by understanding the broad currents of the internet's growth will we be able to secure its vitality and promise into the future.
Internet Wars is a call to action for a more informed debate about a contest that will profoundly affect us all for generations to come.
This book aims to give you the skills to build your own unique leader identity – the self-expression of who you are as a leader. It is a personal approach that asks you to consider how your core values and individual history affect your leadership, whatever your position. It questions how events in your life, and your multiple identities such as daughter or son, manager or team member, may have reinforced or undermined your ideas about your potential to lead, or what leadership means to you. It is a process that celebrates diversity; a journey where one size for leadership does not fit all.
Build Your Leader Identity has the potential to transform the way you think about yourself and your ability to become a more empowered, conscious leader in your chosen area.
Visit the author's website, Roar People