The year in books – 2018 at Grammar Factory

Every year the Grammar Factory team is lucky enough to work with incredible entrepreneurs and business people – people who have a tonne of knowledge to share, and an audience they want to help, and just need a hand transforming that knowledge into a book.


So I’m excited to share the publishing projects we’ve worked on this year!


Curious about one book in particular? Jump straight to the title that takes your fancy using these links:


From Imp​​​​ossible to Possible | Beyond the Money | Sleep-Wrecked Kids | Future Proof Sales Strategy | Unlock the Cash in Your Backyard | Future Farm Blueprint | Welcome to Parenthood | Sleep and Grow Healthy | Innovation Feast | A Childfree Happily Ever After | Accelerate Your Wealth | Rest in Peace | Dance on the Ashes


Books published by Grammar Factory

From Impossible to Possible – Andrew Hollo

Andrew Hollo is Australia’s leader in creating synergies among disparate groups to solve complex and ambiguous problems. He has been extraordinarily successful in demanding, uncertain public sectors where change pressure is greatest: health, justice, human services, environment, infrastructure, regulation.

In his book, From Impossible to Possible, he helps public sector and non-profit leaders achieve alignment of ideas and people in their organisations.

Over two decades of consulting to all types of public sector agencies, Andrew has developed an impressive framework and strategic process that overcomes many of the common hurdles that stop government agencies and non-profits from doing their best work.

From Impossible to Possible is the first definitive, step-by-step guide for public value leaders who need to lead change to deal with new, complex realities. Andrew shares his knowledge and experience unreservedly to help you create dramatic impact in turbulent times – and be seen by others as credible and effective.

Since releasing his book, Andrew has distributed over 1,000 copies, created an online diagnostic based on the book's 11 chapters, and received tremendously positive feedback, with many people requesting multiple copies to send on to team members, peers and leaders in their organisations!

Learn more at www.workwell.com.au


Beyond the Money – Steve Mendl

Why do so many men struggle once they leave the workforce? Isn’t it what they’ve been working towards for their entire career?

When successful men make the move out of full-time work into the next stage of their life, many are challenged by the transition. Though they’ve got the finances sorted, money’s the first – and often only – thing they tend to concern themselves with beforehand, when it’s actually the last thing they need worry about. Beyond the money, there’s now an extra forty to sixty hours a week that they have failed to plan and prepare for.

In his brand new book (we just printed this month!), author, active retirement coach and transition specialist Steve Mendl gives successful men a practical guide for when they leave full-time work. Filled with case studies, exercises and tips for managing change, Beyond the Money helps these men make the leap into the next stage of your life.

Find out more at beyondthemoney.com.au


Sleep Wrecked Kids – Sharon Moore

Sharon Moore is an author, speaker, speech pathologist and founder of Well Spoken. She is on the transdisciplinary team for the Canberra Sleep Clinic, and helps improve young children's’ sleep by treating disorders of the upper airway with myofunctional therapy.

If you've been wondering why your child resists going to bed, wakes during the night or gets up super early, wakes up groggy, despite sleeping for a long time, or has your child been diagnosed with ADHD, or do has difficulty focusing, Sleep-Wrecked Kids may be the answer.

Sleep disorders are a major public health issue, with 25% to 40% of children in the age range 4-10 years suffering from sleep problems, which can kick-start a lifetime pattern of heath, behaviour and learning problems. On the other hand, when good sleep is the norm, kids can grow and thrive.

Sleep-Wrecked Kids teaches parents how to help their children get the sleep they need, every night.

Since publishing her book, Sharon has gotten 5-star Amazon reviews and hit the Amazon Australia bestseller lists. She has gotten great feedback from top sleep specialists around the world, and received international speaking engagements.

And she also got a traditional publishing deal with our New York publishing partner Morgan James Publishing, with her book being republished in the US in late 2019.

Learn more about Sleep-Wrecked Kids at sleepwreckedkids.com


Future Proof Sales Strategy – Steven Norman

Steven Norman is a seasoned B2B sales leader and general manager, with over 25 years’ experience in consumer, small business and enterprise sales.

In his new book, Future Proof Sales Strategy, he discusses the tremendous, unprecedented pressure facing the B2B sales profession, and shares how hard-pressed business and sales leaders can sort through the plethora of advice and sales tools out there, and find the right answers.

Future Proof Sales Strategy teaches sales and business leaders seven steps to transform their team’s performance and build a bulletproof sales machine – one they can point at a market with confidence, knowing it will generate revenue efficiently and profitably.

This tried and tested framework targets every step of the sales process – from acquisition to retention, hiring the right team to accelerating performance, from stakeholder engagement to change management.

The end result? More deals, more profit, career growth and a seat with the C-suite.

Learn more at growthacumen.com.au/future-proof-sales-strategy


Unlock the Cash in Your Backyard – Iva Norris

Iva is the founder and director of the Premier Property Developments, which specialises in local real estate investments and developments. She has also invested in property in the United States and Brazil.

In Unlock the Cash in Your Backyard, she targets home owners who dream of a brand new house, retiring earlier, paying off their mortgage, or taking that dream holiday.

By developing the excess land in their backyards, all of those dreams are in reach, and Iva walks readers through a seven-step guide to subdivide and develop their land. 

If you want to achieve financial freedom for you and your family, Unlock the Cash in Your Backyard is your guide.

For more information, visit premierpropertydevelopments.com.au


Future Farm Blueprint – Liz Otto

Liz Otto is a rural consultant and founder of Plan for NRM (natural resource management). Liz is passionate about logical and practical planning that helps farmers realise their vision for sustainability. 

In Future Farm Blueprint, Liz helps readers cut through their current issues and find clarity in what they want to achieve. The Blueprint empowers confidence in their future farming system and broader business decision-making.

Readers will learn the four key stages to planning your Future Farm Blueprint, a logical approach to decision-making, how to write the right plan, what success in the paddock looks like, and how to engage others on their team.

Find out more at www.planfornrm.com.au


Welcome to Parenthood – Suni Sanchez

Becoming a parent? Childhood development researcher Suni Sánchez has you covered by finally writing the mythical parenting manual Welcome to Parenthood.

What most new parents do is wing it, hoping for the best and waiting for their kids to get older to fix any problems (at which point, it could be too late).

By contrast, Welcome to Parenthood teaches expecting parents to prepare ahead of time and know that they've done everything in their power to support their child’s mental, physical and emotional wellbeing, while also honouring their own individuality, plans, aspirations, goals and needs.

Welcome to Parenthood examines parenting as a social, emotional and even revolutionary activity. This book defines the 21st century family living space and seeks to see every child and parent in this world empowered, valued, accepted and acknowledged. Discover how to create a harmonious home environment where all members of the family thrive.

Since her launch, Suni has been invited to speak at Kinderling Radio and gave a talk at Mama Creatives. Suni has been featured on several blogs, one being Mumlyfe. Suni's book is now available at Harry Hartog bookshops and she's currently creating a course based on the book. She is also in discussions with a not-for-profit publisher in the US about publishing under their imprint, and her book was featured at the Frankfurt Book Fair! 

Get your copy on Amazon.


Sleep and Grow Healthy – Tim Simon

Are you struggling with your weight? Your moods? Your motivation? Is life just not quite the picture of balance and bliss you wish it could be?

The problem might be your sleep, with the latest research showing just how vital a role quality sleep plays in protecting against diseases, stabilising mental and emotional heath, regulating weight, enhancing productivity and creativity, and even making us more attractive.

Yet almost three-quarters of Australian adults are struggling with chronic sleep deprivation, and with it, a host of physical, emotional and mental problems that are making life less than optimal. Author Tim Simon was one of the casualties – until a time of crisis brought on a sleep epiphany and started him back on the path to a healthy and fulfilling life.

Now Tim is on a mission to share his sleep-centric approach to wellbeing. Drawing on expertise from health professionals and Tim’s own industry and personal experience, Sleep and Grow Healthy exposes the issues behind the modern sleep-debt crisis, reveals why sleep is the key to thinking, working, moving, eating and loving well, and shows you how to get the sleep you need to live the life you truly desire.

Tim Simon is a speaker, author and the National Sales Director of Regal Sleep Solutions. To help more people get a good night’s sleep, Tim has fostered relationships with more than 2000 health professionals across Australia, and works with these health professionals to develop high-end mattresses, beds, and bedding products. Tim also developed Regal’s signature Healthy Life Program in partnership with his father, Rob Simon, and postural expert Dr Michael Haworth.

For more information, visit sleepandgrowhealthy.com.au


Innovation Feast – Susie White

Is your business starved of successful new product innovation?

According to product innovator Susie White, you’re not alone. Over 45% of food and beverage products don’t last more than one year on the shelf, resulting in hungry businesses with no clue about what will drive their long-term growth.

Susie's book, Innovation Feast, will show you how to create and manage successful new product ideas using a comprehensive five-stage innovation framework.

Innovation Feast will help you answer those burning questions: How much should I innovate? Where should I focus my efforts? What type of new products should I make? How do I increase in-market success?

If your business is starved of successful new product innovation, this how-to book is a must-read to create food and beverages that people really want.

Within the first month of her launch, Susie achieved #1 bestselling status on Amazon Australia and hit the top 10 on Amazon US. Since then, she has been invited to speak at the 2018 Emerging Innovation Summit as well as become a guest lecturer at Melbourne University for the Masters of Food & Packaging. Susie also attracted three new fast-moving consumer good clients due to the book launch, which led to a 30% revenue increase in her consulting businesses, more than covering how much it cost to create and release her book!  

Find out more at eatdrinkinnovate.com.au/innovation-feast


A Childfree Happily Ever After – Tanya Williams

Are you getting to a certain age, and starting to feel the pressure to ‘settle down and have kids’? Do you know that you want a childfree future, but don’t know how to share that with your friends and family?

Or are you unsure about which path is right for you?

In A Childfree Happily Ever After, entrepreneur, fur-parent and childfree advocate Tanya Williams dives deep into the reasons why women choose to have, or not to have, children, including the social, cultural and biological factors that influence our decisions.

A Childfree Happily Ever After brings the childfree conversation to life, lifts the veil on how childfree women are treated in society, and shares true stories of women from all walks of life.

If you are childfree or unsure if you want to have children, this book will help you to respond to the judgement, find your voice and make a decision that’s right for you.

Since publishing her book, and hitting the Amazon bestseller lists in the US and Australia earlier this year, Tanya has been featured on the mainstream media as a commentator on the childfree conversation. She has been featured on Sunrise, news.com.au, MamaMia, Women's Agenda  and The Daily Mail, just to name a few.

Watch Tanya's full interview on Sunrise, and learn more about the book at childfreehappilyeverafter.com.au


Books edited by Grammar Factory in 2018

Accelerate Your Wealth – Dale Gillham

Accelerate Your Wealth is a compelling book on why readers should consider taking the bull by the horns and investing directly in the stock market. With his no-nonsense approach to trading, bestselling author Dale Gillham gives readers the confidence and know-how to achieve very rewarding returns.

Accelerate your Wealth provides readers with a roadmap to master the stock market with confidence, including: 

  • How to take control of your financial destiny 
  • How to stop losing and start making money 
  • Secrets to building a powerful portfolio 
  • The power of compounding your investments 
  • How to increase your probability of taking profits from the market 
  • Trading for a lifestyle 
  • Achieving financial independence 

Those who follow the strategies outlined in Accelerate your Wealth are able to achieve better returns than the majority of professionals and pocket the fees they would otherwise pay to have someone else manage their money.

Find out more on the Wealth Within website.


Rest in Peace – Zinta Harris

Zinta Harris is a specialist estates and business succession lawyer who helps everyday Australian families manage the fallout after the loss of a loved one.

In her new book Rest in Peace, where Zinta writes to those who are facing an inheritance war following the loss of a loved one.

We’ve all heard the horror stories of epic legal battles that follow the death of a family member. No-one really wins. Legal costs decimate hard-earned inheritances, and family relationships are destroyed forever. We often think it won’t happen to us until it does.

Rest in peace – How to Manage an Estate Dispute without Inheriting Heartache, helps readers navigate family estate contests in a healthy way that can prevent an all-out family war.

Zinta's formal book launch included Australian celebrity chef and guest speaker, Matt Golinski, who tragically lost his wife and three children in a house fire several years ago, and shared his story about managing tensions over funeral arrangements, commenting on how he wished that Zinta's book had been available to help him navigate that difficult time. Zinta hopes that her book will begin to change what has been historically been a family battleground, and help grieving families stay out of court by taking an early-intervention, holistic negotiation approach. 


Dance on the Ashes – Kylie Zeal

Kylie Zeal is a second-time Grammar Factory author, having released her first book Seven Freedom Elements in 2017.


In Dance on the Ashes, Kylie Zeal delivers resounding wisdom for modern women. After more than a decade of working with women from around the globe and understanding the ways women are disempowered, Kylie has written an inspirational and motivational book that guides the reader along the journey to empowerment.

Using eloquent and powerful prose, Dance on the Ashes will tune you into the calling of your soul and provide you with the wisdom and practical advice to follow that calling. This is a must-read for any woman who seeks to remove the stress associated with modern life and live with confidence.

Find out more at kyliezeal.com/books


And more to come!

These are just the books that have gone to print in 2018, but there are plenty more works in progress that will go to print in the coming months, which we’re very excited to share.

In the meantime, take a look at some of our other projects.


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