Tag Archives: Ebook

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Updates for Kindle edition of our history book

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Hurricane Press has published a revised and updated edition of its best-selling ebook The Complete History of New Zealand (in less than two hours).

Peter Jessup’s 36,000-word summary of New Zealand’s story was first published as a print edition in 2011 and then as an ebook in 2013.

One of the benefits of digital publishing is the ability to update books. The Kindle edition of the book is available from Amazon, the world’s biggest distributor of ebooks.

For more information, see The Complete History of New Zealand (in less than two hours) – ebook edition.

 


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Football with a smile

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Waikato writer Jeff Neems is now a published author after Hurricane Press compiled a collection of his popular magazine column, Football Dad, and published them as an ebook.

Having enjoyed the humourous stories about a football-loving parent willing to go to great lengths to help develop the next generation of international players, Hurricane Press managing director Josh Easby asked Neems if he could make the work more widely available.

“Anyone who has tried to be a supportive parent for their kids’ sports activities will relate to Football Dad. It’s not just applicable to football – it could be about any sport, anywhere in the world.”

More details about Football Dad are here.


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Instant! Maori now available as ebook

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The highly successful Maori-English phrase book Instant! Maori is now available in ebook format.

Having sold tens of thousands of copies in print, the ebook edition has been published by Hurricane Press and is being distributed by Amazon, the world’s largest distributor of electronic books.

Instant! Maori, by Nick Theobald and Paul (Paaora) Walker provides a street-wise guide to speaking Maori in a way that’s sure to bring a smile.

More details about Instant! Maori here.


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Instant! Maori

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by Nick Theobald and Paul (Paaora) Walker

The English-Maori phrase book that’s fun – and helps you speak Maori in seconds!

Instant! Maori is an easy-to-use phrase book packed with hundreds of practical and down-to-earth words, sayings and phrases. Using phonetics, it enables readers to speak correct Maori in seconds. The content includes the short and long version of what to say on a Marae (Maori meeting house), how to introduce yourself and family, and heaps of practical phrases you can use every day.

This popular guide also has a sense of humour – sections include how to speak to your pets, a selection of pick-up lines and even provides verbal exit strategies if you find yourself surrounded by gang members!

With Instant! Maori in hand, you’ll be able to ask everything from will you marry me? to does my bum look big in this?, and all with perfect pronunciation.

The print version of this book has sold tens of thousands of copies in New Zealand and internationally, proving to be equally popular with tourists who want to enjoy and understand the Maori language, and language students (young and old) who want to speak their country’s indigenous tongue.

About the authors

Nick Theobald was born in Wellington and has produced six other highly successful Instant! phrase books: Cantonese, Mandarin, Thai, Japanese, Hindi and German.

Paul (Paaora) Walker was born in New Plymouth has B.A. in Maori from Waikato University. Affiliated to Te Atiawa and Taranaki, he lives in Auckland with his family.

  Preview this ebook and buy it from Amazon here:

 

Specifications
Authors: Nick Theobald & Paul (Paaora) Walker

ISBN: 978-0-9941359-0-2

ebook format

RRP US$2.99

 


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Football Dad

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By Jeff Neems

Football Dads are everywhere … and not just in football. They’re the parent who volunteers to help with their kids’ sports team – or who are left with the job when other parents go missing. 
This well-crafted volume of amusing columns comes from a father who has spent many hours travelling to and from games, tirelessly helping his kids as they take up The Beautiful Game.
Through Football Dad you’ll meet the oddballs he meets on the sidelines and in the clubrooms. Many a parent will recognise these characters … and smile.
Football Dad’s collection of stories were originally published in the award-winning football magazine The Range, published by WaiBOP Football in New Zealand. They have also appeared in FANZ, the official magazine of Friends of Football.

About the author

Jeff Neems is a football-loving dad who lives in the Waikato, New Zealand, where he has worked as a journalist and communications manager.

Specifications
Author: Jeff Neems

ISBN: 978-0-9941359-1-9

ebook format

RRP US$0.99

 


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New Zealand 50 Australia 0 (ebook Edition)

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by Jack Sharp

Unashamedly the most biased sports book ever published in New Zealand!

Jack Sharp reminds us of the fifty biggest shellackings ever served to Australia by New Zealand’s greatest sports teams. Sports include rugby, league, football, netball, cricket, basketball, yachting, horse racing,hockey and a few surprises.

About the author

Jack Sharp loves his sport and serving it up to Australians.

You can preview and buy the ebook at Amazon here:

Specifications
Author: Jack Sharp

ISBN: 978-0-9876636-8-9

ebook format

RRP NZ$2.99


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The Complete History of New Zealand (in less than two hours) – (ebook Edition)

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by Peter Jessup

This is perfect for those who want history in a hurry — this tightly edited ebook provides a readable and simple summary of New Zealand’s history.

It’s ideal for visitors to New Zealand or for students cramming for a history exam.

At the average reading speed of 120 words per minute, we reckon you’ll have a decent grasp of our nation’s history in less than a couple of hours.

Note: Originally published as an ebook in 2013, the Kindle edition was revised and updated in June 2016.

You can preview and buy the ebook at Amazon here:

What the reviewers say

‘All you need to know about New Zealand’s past in the time it takes to watch a movie.’Hawkes Bay Today.

Peter Jessup

Peter Jessup

About the author

Peter Jessup has been writing about New Zealand history and sport for more than 30 years, as a newspaper journalist and author. He lives in West Auckland, New Zealand.

 

 

 

Specifications
Author: Peter Jessup

ISBN: 978-0-9876636-2-7

ebook format

RRP US$3.99

A print edition of this book is available for the New Zealand market. For trade sales inquiries, please contact Hurricane Press.


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The Green Guide to Beauty (ebook Edition)

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by Tania George Malone

Choosing the right beauty care products can be frustrating and confusing, especially if you want the most natural ways to look your best.

This easy-to-read guide provides more than 100 simple tips for finding beauty aids in everyday things.

Why put up with mass-produced cosmetics made by chemists when you can mix your own potions from your herb garden or ice box?

Which fruit, for instance, will spectacularly whiten your teeth?

How can you use coffee grounds or left over tea to enhance your natural look?

What the reviewers say

‘A great new book . . . a gem.’ — Dominion Post

‘A boon for lovers of all things natural.’ — New Idea

‘Full of tips to simplify and smarten your beauty routine.’ — Sunday Magazine

‘Would make a great little gift for someone special.’ — The Press, Christchurch

‘A little beauty.’ — Wairarapa Times Age

‘Full of tips to simplify and smarten your beauty routine.’ — Sunday Magazine

‘Super cute little beauty book.’ — Sunday News

‘Loads of tips.’ — HQ Beauty Magazine

‘Pocket pal for environmental enthusiasts.’ — Woman’s Day

‘Informative, locally–published, pocket–sized book of tips.’ — New Zealand Herald

‘Perfect Christmas gift .’ — M2 Woman

‘A must have!’ — Urban Living Magazine

‘Cool little book!’ — Thread website

About the author

Beauty writer Tania Malone George has been collecting natural beauty tips for years, in her role as a beauty editor for top women’s magazines.

Preview this ebook and buy from Amazon here:

 
 

 

Specifications
Author: Tania George Malone

ISBN: 978-0-9922556-9-5

ebook format

RRP US$2.99


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Whatever Happened to Our National Dish?

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by Justin Brown

If there’s one thing New Zealanders are passionate about (other than rugby) it’s the origins of its national dish, the pavlova. But for a nation so keen to worship this sugary dessert, it’s remarkably difficult for visitors to find it in restaurants.

In this collection of stories, author Justin Brown sets out to find the ‘real’ New Zealand (and a plate of pavlova).

Having turned 36½ and discovered by chance that’s the age of the ‘average’ New Zealander, Brown figured it was time he rediscovered the country he’d grown up in.

Brown’s findings reveal a side to the nation you might not have expected. His light-hearted approach will make you smile as he puts to the test theories about New Zealand life. Is it true that Kiwis never complain? Or that Aussies hate them? And will he find that elusive bowl of pavlova?

Essential reading for Kiwis – and anyone planning to go to New Zealand.

Other titles in the Myth New Zealand collection are The Greatest Place to Bring Up Kids?; Some of my Best Friends are Metrosexuals; Whatever Happened to 80 Million Sheep?; plus, Myth New Zealand (All the Stories from Series One), which includes two bonus chapters.

What the reviewers say about Myth New Zealand

‘A guidebook that explains what makes Kiwis tick’ – Jackie Russell, The Times

‘An insightful humourous meander through our history with a look into our future’M2 magazine

I borrowed it off a friend and I’m not giving it back’ – entertainer and author Max Cryer

‘Justin Brown is the natural heir to Max Cryer, except he’s shorter and can’t play the piano.’ – RNZ National broadcaster Jim Mora

‘A humorous and provocative look at New Zealand and the way we see ourselves today’ – Book critic Graham Beattie

‘I would like to say I have read it, but my wife nicked my copy and is laughing so much reading it , she will not give it back until its finished!’ – Photographer Brendon O’Hagan

‘Comical, thought provoking look at our country.’ – Nicky Pellegrino, Herald On Sunday

‘Interesting book by an interesting writer ‘– Best-selling author Paul Little

‘A fantastic book.’ – Broadcaster Andrew Dewhurst

‘New Zealand has been missing a Bill Bryson-esque writer for some years. With Myth New Zealand I think you’ll find Justin Brown can safely assume that mantle.’ – Andrew Frame

Justin Brown

Justin Brown

About the author

Justin Brown is a writer, broadcaster and entertainer based in Auckland, New Zealand. He has had more than 30 books published.

You can preview and buy the ebook at Amazon here:

Specifications
Author: Justin Brown

ISBN: 978-0-9922542-9-2

ebook format

RRP NZ$2.99


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Whatever Happened to 80 Million Sheep?

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by Justin Brown

New Zealanders have endured jokes about sheep for as long as they remember. It goes with the territory in a country where sheep once outnumbered people by more than 20 to 1.

But just as New Zealand’s image as a country overrun by woolly beasts is no longer valid, such is the case for many other facets of Kiwi life.

Is New Zealand still the land of milk and honey, where men worship the gods of rugby, racing and beer and the women know how to whip up a pavlova for dessert?

Author Justin Brown set out on a mission to find out what’s happened to modern New Zealand. Having turned 36½ and discovered by chance that’s the age of the ‘average’ New Zealander, Brown figured it was time he rediscovered the country he’d grown up in.

Brown’s findings reveal a side to the nation you might not have expected. His light-hearted approach will make you smile as he turns up some surprises – and the odd sheep joke.

Essential reading for Kiwis – and anyone planning to go to New Zealand.

Other titles in the Myth New Zealand collection are The Greatest Place to Bring Up Kids?; Some of my Best Friends are Metrosexuals; Whatever Happened to Our National Dish?; plus, Myth New Zealand (All the Stories from Series One), which includes two bonus chapters.

What the reviewers say about Myth New Zealand

‘A guidebook that explains what makes Kiwis tick’ – Jackie Russell, The Times

‘An insightful humourous meander through our history with a look into our future’M2 magazine

I borrowed it off a friend and I’m not giving it back’ – entertainer and author Max Cryer

‘Justin Brown is the natural heir to Max Cryer, except he’s shorter and can’t play the piano.’ – RNZ National broadcaster Jim Mora

‘A humorous and provocative look at New Zealand and the way we see ourselves today’ – Book critic Graham Beattie

‘I would like to say I have read it, but my wife nicked my copy and is laughing so much reading it , she will not give it back until its finished!’ – Photographer Brendon O’Hagan

‘Comical, thought provoking look at our country.’ – Nicky Pellegrino, Herald On Sunday

‘Interesting book by an interesting writer ‘– Best-selling author Paul Little

‘A fantastic book.’ – Broadcaster Andrew Dewhurst

‘New Zealand has been missing a Bill Bryson-esque writer for some years. With Myth New Zealand I think you’ll find Justin Brown can safely assume that mantle.’ – Andrew Frame

Justin Brown

Justin Brown

About the author

Justin Brown is a writer, broadcaster and entertainer based in Auckland, New Zealand. He has had more than 30 books published.

You can preview and buy the ebook at Amazon here:

Specifications
Author: Justin Brown

ISBN: 978-0-9922542-7-8

ebook format

RRP NZ$2.99