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You can be a copy genius and an author

Copywriters are, of course, super bright, talented folks.

They can craft creative compelling copy.
Bash out a blog post.
And preen a press release to perfection.

But many of them also have a burning desire to write real booky books too.
So to shine a light on the book publishing folk in our Clever Copywriting Community, we’ve compiled a list of their awesome books.

Grab a cuppa tea, get your credit card ready and choose a book to take to bed this week.


How to Dress a Dummy by Cassie Lane

A sometimes cringeworthy and often funny coming-of-age tale following my transformation from bogan misfit to international model. This book follows my journey traipsing around the world as I grapple to find a version of myself I actually like. On a deeper level, I explore the many ways women are taught to internalise sexism, particularly in response to the beauty industry.

BUY How to Dress a Dummy


The Fighting Stingrays by Simon Mitchell

Charlie, Masa and Alf are best mates. Loyal and adventurous, they’re The Fighting Stingrays.

In between school, swimming and fishing on idyllic Thursday Island, they have a ripper time role-playing bombing missions and other war games. But when Japan enters World War II, the Fighting Stingrays are told that one of their own is now the real-life enemy.

Drawn into a dangerous game of cat and mouse in the Torres Strait, their friendship and loyalties are tested as the threat of invasion looms closer.


BUY The Fighting Stingrays


Write Better by Amanda VanElderen

If you spend your days writing emails, want to write better sales copy, or are sick of your ransom notes being ignored, this is the book for you. Banish blank page blues with writing hacks, guidelines and secret passwords. This ain’t no textbook, baby

BUY Write Better


Downsize with Style by Bettina Deda

Downsize with Style is a practical style guide for empty nesters to create a beautiful home in a smaller space. The book is based on an easy-to-follow five-step process:

1. De-cluttering
2. Finding your style
3. Visualising your ideas
4. Space planning
5. Decorating

It also covers expert tips from international designers, real estate agents and removal specialists.

BUY Downsize with Style


Marrying Bipolar by Natasha David

Natasha’s experience watching her husband struggle with the complexity of mental illness has led her to understand the deadly role denial has to play for both sufferer and partners. In the process, the author addresses her own search for ways to address denial of the darkness that resides in all of us, and the compassion needed to heal and rebuild lives after enduring a traumatic life event.

BUY Marrying Bipolar


Life without Lanyards by Matt Fenwick

Tired of working in government? You have options.

Get guidance and learn from entrepreneurs who’ve left the public service and lived.

Learn how to leave on your terms.

BUY Life without Lanyards


The 12th Dog by Charlotte Calder

In the summer holidays, a game of backyard cricket brings the whole neighbourhood together. And no-one loves the game more than Arlo the dog. He’s the fastest fielder there is, but there’s a big problem: he never gives up the ball.

Forced to watch from the sidelines, Arlo is determined to get back on the team. He just needs to prove he’s a great cricketer after all.

The 12th Dog captures the joy of backyard cricket and the hilarity of owning a dog.

BUY The 12th Dog


Confessions of a Misfit Entrepreneur by Kate Toon

In Confessions of a Misfit Entrepreneur, Kate shares how she went from business nobody to business success. Packed with tips, hints, stories and strategies, it’s a hilarious, honest and non-fluffy guide to being the kind of entrepreneur you want to be.

BUY Confessions of a Misfit Entrepreneur


Slow Love and Faded Scars by Anne Robson


Slow Love and Faded Scars is a collection of stories and poems of love, longing, memory and hope. Earthy and sensual, yet with unexpected touches of humour, it’s raw and it’s sweet. It’s real and it’s engaging. Celebrate your scars and enjoy love in whatever form it presents itself.

Buy Slow Love and Faded Scars