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The Essential Timber Guide

Everything you ever wanted to know about timber – and more!

The Essential Guide is designed for anyone wanting to know the characteristics of timber, whether it be about trees in their native habitat, how they are harvested for the building and furniture industries, what types of timber are best used in commercial, residential and hobby projects, and what types of pests timber may be subject to.

The Guide even provides several examples of how timber products have been wrongly applied in past projects, so that builders, and even DIY hobbyists can avoid making costly mistakes.

ISBN 9781922332875 (HB, 178pp);
152mm x 229mm
AUD $40 USD $28 CAD $30 NZD $44 GBP £20 EUR €25
ISBN 9781922332882 (eBook) AUD $20 USD $15 CAD $17 NZD $22 GBP £10 EUR €12



Whether you’re a hobbyist, tradie, building professional or work in the timber industry, Ed Scott’s Essential Guide will provide you with the knowledge and ability to understand the nuances of timber and wood-based products, enabling successful outcomes for timber projects, be they simple or complex.
The Guide is written in an easy-to-follow style and covers all the critical aspects of the conversion of trees through to end use products and applications picking up all the relevant factors and properties, physical and chemical, that can influence performance.

To round off the Guide, Ed gives actual case studies where issues in timber use have arisen and explains the causes of these and how they could have been avoided.

If you are into timber and wood-based products, this contemporary guide is a must read and reference.
– Colin MacKenzie, Technical Consultant, Timber Queensland


Beating Drug Addiction in Tehran

Dr Dolan’s book details the intimate lives of four Iranian women, their struggle with drugs and the daily grind they faced in their personal lives.

Surprisingly, Iran responded well to its AIDS crisis but forgot to include female drug users. While Dr Dolan delivered training to Iranian prison doctors, she met women who were addicted to drugs and were desperately in need of treatment. With her health professional colleagues in Iran, she set out to establish the first drug treatment clinic for women. She was granted access to areas and people not normally afforded to outsiders.

One of the most interesting aspect of the clinic was the safe room that allowed women to remove their hejabs, smoke cigarettes and reveal their life stories. Working at the clinic challenged assumptions Dr Dolan had of Iran and its people. She came away with insights that are rare even in the world of international development.

ISBN 9781922332325 (PB, 142pp);
152mm x 229mm
AUD $30 USD $24 CAD $26 NZD $33 GBP £18 EUR €20
ISBN 9781922332332 (eBook) AUD $16 USD $10 CAD $12 NZD $18 GBP £8 EUR €9


Dolan draws from her vast international experience, weaving together the history and epidemiology of drug use in Iran with a tapestry of incredible, heart-rending stories from Iranian women experiencing the darkest depths of addiction. For readers who thought that epidemiologists were just ‘bean counters’, you’re in for the shock of your lives.
– Steffanie Strathdee, PhD, Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences, Harold Simon Professor, UCSD Department of Medicine

This deftly crafted recollection recounts a decade-long quest to have methadone programs embedded in an Iranian prison. Kate’s multi-layered narrative takes us through the multitude of people, governments, policies, religions, moral imperatives and myths that swirl around any new drug and alcohol-related activity. Her mission was a matter of life and death.
– Jude Byrne, Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League

An Australian professor of public health recounts the struggles of establishing and maintaining a women’s drug treatment clinic in Tehran in this debut memoir.

In the mid-1980s, Dr. Kate Dolan was co-founder of the Australian Prostitutes’ Collective and the Australian Drug Information Collective. She and her colleagues discussed ways to respond to the HIV epidemic, including a program for
handing out free, sterile needles and syringes. In researching other countries’ similar programs, the author learned that a primary reason people shared syringes was because they were in prison. So when she traveled to Iran in the early 2000s to see its response to HIV, she toured the nation’s prisons and spoke with inmates. While Iran implemented “harm reduction” strategies for those taking drugs, Dolan noticed a neglected group—women. She set about starting a clinic in south Tehran to help women who used drugs. After several years of rejected funding requests, the clinic’s doors finally opened in 2007. The building’s highlight was the “safe room,” where clients could discuss difficulties frankly and remove their hijabs. As Dolan lived in Sydney and was raising twins, she only visited the clinic periodically. In this book, she focuses on four clients and their progress over a few years. Zahra, for example, was a pregnant teen trying to quit heroin. Dolan and the staff, as with most clients, fought for Zahra to continue treatment, but numerous issues impeded their efforts, like drug-using family members acting as enablers.

Dolan’s account treats Iran and its culture respectfully, noting intriguing differences without condemning any of them. For example, she was initially concerned about a midwife on the clinic’s staff, as this job in Iran concentrates on the expectant mother’s sexual health rather than aiding delivery. The author also adds personal touches, such as photographs, mostly from her days visiting prisons. In a particularly moving turn, she tells of returning home after an overseas trip only to be shaken by the tragic, sudden death of her partner, Margaret. While it’s understandable why Dolan, an Australian resident, didn’t step inside the Iranian clinic for the first two years, the lack of stories about the staff getting the facility off the ground is disappointing. Still, the author provides intriguing specifics about treatment, which predominantly involved methadone for those with heroin addictions. There were surprising hurdles as well, from the laborious process of securing money for the clinic to something as simple as the building’s electricity continually going out. Nevertheless, the latter half of the work becomes muddled. The timeline, for example, is confusing; at one point, Dolan had a chance to visit Iran again in 2012, then later it’s 2010 and, even later, 2009. Equally perplexing is Fariba, one of the four women the author spotlights. In a handful of scenes, details of her backstory repeatedly conflict, like her age when she first got married and the supposedly drug-free husband she ended up sharing opium with. But these missteps don’t mar Dolan’s unquestionable compassion, as she devoted years to helping others.

Despite some flaws, an absorbing look at treating women with drug addictions in Iran.

– Kirkus Reviews

Dr Dolan’s book details the intimate lives of four Iranian women, their struggle with drugs and the daily hardships they face in their personal lives. It affords the reader the opportunity to accompany the epidemiologist on one of her trips to Iran for an insider’s experience. In 𝑩𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑫𝒓𝒖𝒈 𝑨𝒅𝒅𝒊𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒊𝒏 𝑻𝒆𝒉𝒓𝒂𝒏, Dr Kate Dolan chronicles her unflagging efforts to give Iranian women experiencing the darkest depths of addiction a chance at recovery. She ends up giving them something more: dignity and respect. The book recounts the frustrating red tape and sourcing for funders and skilled staff to establish the first methadone clinic at Shoosh Square, a heavy heroin using area in Tehran.

𝑩𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑫𝒓𝒖𝒈 𝑨𝒅𝒅𝒊𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒊𝒏 𝑻𝒆𝒉𝒓𝒂𝒏 is an important reminder that the pernicious influence of heroin has no boundaries and in Iran, home of the “morality police”, drug use by females is common whether obtained by a street dealer or home-delivered.

Michelle McGraine, NetGalley


The Job Tree: Winning Your Next Job

Winning a new job can be a challenge. Jobs are changing worldwide. Technological change, globalization and economic disruptions like recessions all have an impact. Workforces are becoming increasingly mobile with frequent job changes.

This book will help you develop the skills and documents for successful job hunting. It provides expert advice, resources and support. It also helps you develop your resumé, social media bio and interview skills.

The book contains step by step guidance and tips on how to handle the complex field of job searching. The Job Tree will help you win your next job.

ISBN 9781922332509 (PB, 298pp);
152mm x 229mm
AUD $33 USD $24 CAD $26 NZD $33 GBP £18 EUR €20
ISBN 9781922332516 (eBook) AUD $17 USD $10 CAD $12 NZD $19 GBP £8 EUR €9


The book provides practical guidance to job seekers on how to secure the right job in an increasingly global market. It provides insights into employment opportunities in USA, UK, Europe, Asia and other regions, and strategies to successfully join the dynamic international workforce.

– Bob Firestone, The Ultimate guide to Job Interview Answers

Job seekers are continually looking for information, knowledge and skills that will set them apart from others in the job market. This publication will provide that resource…and fills a very significant gap that should have global interest.

– Professor Stuart Phinn, The University of Queensland, Australia

Globalisation, technology change, business changes and recessions affect jobs. This book explores the bigger picture of job change. It equips job seekers with the skills and job application resources to win their next job. A valuable resource!

– Emeritus Professor John van Genderen, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Unemployment, job loss and coping with a recession can all impact a person’s wellbeing. It can affect their emotions, mental, physical and spiritual health. This book looks at the big picture and overall wellbeing related to finding employment. It provides expert guidance and encouragement.

– John Robertson, Senior Pastor, Riverlife, Brisbane, Australia

This book provides a truly international perspective to help job seekers find their career job. I strongly recommend it to all job seekers who are looking for a good job in their own country or abroad. It is an important bridge to fulfilling employment.

– Professor Walter Musakwa, University of Johannesburg, South Africa 

I recommend The Job Tree as a useful resource to help those who are navigating changes in their work circumstances. It provides practical strategies to win a new job and addresses the importance of balancing the emotional, mental and physical well-being of job-seekers.

– Maria Kern, Health Therapy Centre, Brisbane, Australia


Tools for Hard Conversations in the Helping Professions

Tools For Hard Conversations will help professionals who routinely have hard conversations in the course of their work. It is a guide for how to have these types of conversations, while avoiding the compassion-fatigue and burnout that often comes with these roles. It goes into depth about the philosophies, approaches and practical tools that enable workers to help people more effectively without sacrificing their own well-being.

Often helping professionals, unduly influenced by the medical-model approach to mental health, which sees them as the expert who needs to fix their clients’ problems, are just looking for tangible tools to guide their practice and to help people find their own solutions.

The co-authors have developed and road tested a conversational map that can assist workers to enable change with the people they work with, positioning each client as the expert of their own life. With the help of extensive case studies, Tools For Hard Conversations enables workers and clients to walk away stronger from each therapeutic conversation.

ISBN 9781922332011 (PB, 132pp);
140mm x 216mm
AUD $30 USD $24 NZD $33 GBP £18 EUR €20
ISBN 9781922332028 (eBook) AUD $16 USD $9 NZD $18 GBP £8 EUR €9



As a trainer of counsellors, I think this book is a stimulating resource for anyone interested in putting post-structuralist ideas into practice. I have met many people whose eyes simply glaze over when introduced to post-structuralism. All very interesting, they say, but how do you actually use it? What do you actually say to people? How could I use it in my situation? The authors address these questions in a readable and accessible way, providing a practical ‘SKILSS’ map that offers clear guidelines without being formulaic. As they suggest, it is not a matter of either-or. The helping professions exist in a structuralist or modern world, so the question becomes, how can we engage in constructive dialogue and offer useful poststructuralist contributions within it? The book will be valuable reading for both practitioners new to the field and, just as importantly, for those of us who want to re-acquaint ourselves with the energy and optimism that these approaches continue to offer.

– Roger Lowe, Senior Lecturer in Counselling, Queensland University of Technology


A Safe Place for Change, revised 2nd Edition

Since its first publication in 2012, A Safe Place for Change has been adopted by both universities and private colleges as a set or recommended text in programs across Australia and New Zealand. Students have enjoyed its easy-to-read style and its abundant examples of what ‘real counselling’ looks like. While Crago and Gardner emphasise the vital importance of the therapeutic relationship, they refer to a wide range of different models and theories in direct relation to what counsellors actually do—the element that is often lacking in ‘Models of Counselling’ courses.

Now A Safe Place for Change appears in its second edition, from IP. In this revision, the authors have enlarged their coverage of the neurological research that has revolutionised our knowledge of brain functioning and provided hard evidence of how the therapeutic encounter really does change clients. The authors also include a complete new chapter on how psychotherapy unfolds over the long term.

Although Crago and Gardner originally wrote for students, their book has a great deal to offer experienced practitioners. Psychologists and social workers, in particular, may be surprised to discover here key concepts that did not form part of their professional training. Here is the distilled wisdom of two lives spent in doing (and teaching) counselling and therapy.

ISBN 97819215231885 (PB, 212pp);
178mm x 254mm
AUD $45 USD $35 NZD $49 GBP £25 EUR €28
ISBN 97819215231892 (eBook) AUD $22 USD $16 NZD $24 GBP £12 EUR €14


This unique text is a welcome contrast to formulaic texts on counselling and therapy. It enables new counsellors and therapists to deepen their abilities to “be with” clients and develop a range of interventions and skills.
– Professor Ione Lewis in Psychotherapy in Australia

A Safe Place for Change is not obsessed with content and instructions, it is not limited to just one approach, but instead provides a holistic and integrated foundation on which to build further knowledge of both skills and theory. Highly recommended!
– Paul Bogacs, Lecturer and Counselling Strand Convenor, Avondale College of Higher Education

It is such a unique text in the way it clearly explains issues for the beginning therapist, and what this strange beast called “process” looks like.< /br>
– Kim Kownacki, Morling College

Your eBook Kit, 4th Ed

Your eBook Survival Kit, 4th ed.

A practical, no-nonsense guide into the essentials of composing and publishing eBooks. The Kit provides advice and step-by-step instructions on how to set up a file for conversion into the dominant formats of ePub, mobi (Kindle), optimized pdf as well as the new Fixed Layout formats suitable for spread-oriented books. You’ll then see how to package the files for uploading to online distributors such as Amazon, Apple and Google by starting with a master file that is similar to that created for print or print on demand (POD) production. The Kit also provides strategies for getting out the word about your title to the global community.

What’s new in the 4th Edition?

• Information on the new export features from Adobe InDesign (Creative Cloud Suite) that allow you to export your files with confidence to the key eBook formats
• an up-to-date review of the latest eBook Readers, smartphones, phablets and tablets in terms of their functionality for enhanced eBook files
• Step-by-step instructions on how to set up your book in Kindle Create and iBooks Author, and how to prepare, test and add interactive and multimedia elements to enhance your eBook
• How to streamline your workflow from Word or Pages via Adobe’s Creative Cloud Suite to shorten the conversion process
• Hands-on directions on how to use emulators like Sigil and Calibre to fine-tune your ePub files and convert them to Kindle friendly mobi files
• How to validate your files offline with a single click before uploading them to distributors like Google, Apple, Kobo and Amazon
• When to outsource tasks related to your book’s preparation and conversion to eBook formats, and how much you should expect to pay
• Up-to-date social media strategies for spreading the word about your book
• And much, much more!

ISBN 97819215231946 (PB, 134pp);
140mm x 216mm
AUD $25 USD $18 NZD $27 GBP £12 EUR €14
ISBN 9781922332158 (eBook) AUD $13 USD $10 NZD $15 GBP £6 EUR €7


Heartily recommend this as a worthwhile way to commence or continue your digital publishing journey. Outlining the current state of play, it also contains great information based on Dr Reiter’s hands-on experience, tips on how to set up your book, convert to a variety of formats and upload your title to the major ebook retailers. Buy it and read it!

– Anna Maguire, digiredo