Get the book up there for the world to see and you never know, maybe one of those big global publishers will snap it up. It’s happening already and e-books are morphing into million sellers everywhere.
We live in hope.
With that philosophy in mind Pukpuk Publications is proud to announce from its backyard headquarters that the following titles are now available on Amazon, the behemoth of internet booksellers. You can buy them either as e-books for your Kindle or as a hardcopy.
Fitman, Raitman & Cooks: Paradise in Peril by Francis Nii
In a society where traditional culture is rapidly breaking down and corruption and greed have become a way of life the boundaries between what is legal and what is criminal are blurred and stretched to the limit.
For the brothers Rasta Fitman and Abe Raitman Yobai and their cousin Ongi Cooks Diani, the only way they can see out of a meaningless and poverty stricken future in the village is to turn to crime.
Using the proceeds of a daring heist they enter the dark world of drug running. Soon they are joined by an Australian and two Asian businessmen. Life begins to look good but how long can it last?
Fitman, Raitman & Cooks: Paradise in Peril is a chronicle of the times with a distinctive Papua New Guinean voice that everyone should read and think deeply about.
Inspector Metau: The Case of the Angry Councillor by Phil Fitzpatrick
With only a couple of years to go before he retires Inspector Hari Metau is avoiding headquarters and heading for his favourite coffee shop in his battered old Land Rover when he comes across the body of a local ward councillor in the shallows of Port Moresby’s Ela Beach.
When Hari gets too close to the truth he is arbitrarily sacked from his job. Undaunted he presses on to a surprising end.
Inspector Metau: The Case of the Angry Councillor is an intricate examination of the many problems that bedevil Papua New Guinea; a country on the cusp of an economic boom but still riven by the old tribal traditions of sorcery and payback.
The Crocodile Prize Anthologies 2011 and 2012
They include short stories, poetry and essays by the new and up and coming masters of literature in Papua New Guinea. If you haven’t got copies you are missing out on history in the making.
The two anthologies have been completely reformatted, edited and updated without losing the spirit of the originals.
If you think that Papua New Guinean literature is a worthwhile cause what better way to support it than buying its fruits.
And for those Luddites, you can still get a hardcopy by mail. Contact email@example.com.
The Strategic Management of Communications by Keith Jackson
It is a planning methodology enabling organisations and individuals to maximise their influence over their environment.
Using corporate culture as its entry point, Keith Jackson draws on his long experience in communications in Australia, PNG and elsewhere to describe a better way to manage those tough issues that managers all too frequently encounter and which often seem unsolvable.
Use your search engine to find Amazon and look up each of these books, all available at very low prices. Amazon also enables extracts to be downloaded, so you can preview before you buy.